CL 50

Complete performance

CL 50 wheelset
CL 50 wheel
CL 50 wheel
Detail of CL 50 wheel rim
CL 50 wheelset
CL 50 wheel
CL 50 wheel
CL 50 wheelset
CL 50 wheel
CL 50 wheel
Detail of CL 50 wheel rim
CL 50 wheelset
CL 50 wheel
CL 50 wheel

CL 50

Complete performance

$1,750.00

Modern rim widths for modern tires

Tires are (finally) getting wider as riders everywhere begin to accept the superior efficiency and comfort benefits of wider tires. Using the same rim as our CLX 50, the CL 50 is perfectly suited for supporting new school rubber, with an inner rim width of 21mm. Additionally, the rim’s aerodynamic profile has been carefully shaped to optimize efficiency around wider tires.

A shape for all conditions

Just like the CLX 50, the CL 50 rim tests faster than shallow rims in ALL conditions, even heavy crosswinds. Aerodynamically, it outperforms many deeper-section aero rims without suffering the weight and handling drawbacks associated with deeper wheels. And it weighs a whole bunch less, too, making the CL 50 an ideal all-condition aero choice.

Faster, stronger hubs

The Aero Flange hubs found on each CL 50 wheelset are the basis of a fast, strong, light, slippery wheel. They are aerodynamically optimized, with wide bracing angles for increased strength and reduced spoke weight. In order to deliver exceptional durability and value, we hand lace hubs to rims with DT Swiss Competition spokes and finish the package with high quality DT Swiss 350 hub internals.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim type

Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready

Rim material

Carbon

Braking surface

Carbon Fiber (rim brake only)

Rim brake track height

12mm

Rim depth

50mm

Rim width

20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Rim: Radial

Disc: Two-cross/Radial (2:1)

Rear spoke pattern

Rim: Radial/Two-cross (2:1)

Disc: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)

Spoke count

Rim: Front/Rear: 16/21

Disc: Front/Rear: 21/24

Spoke type

DT Swiss Competition Race T-head

Nipple type

DT Swiss Pro LockBrass hexagonal

Spoke length

Rim Front Right/Left: 256mm/256mm

Rim Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 249mm/256mm

Disc Front Right/Left: 256mm/255mm

Disc Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 252mm/258mm

Hub
Front hub

Rim: Roval AF1, sealed cartridge bearings

Disc: Roval AFD1, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, quick-release or 12mm thru-axle end cap

Rear hub

Rim: Roval AF1, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed

Disc: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed, quick-release or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap

Other
Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Rim: Roval steel quick-releases, Roval tubeless plugs and valves, SwissStop Black Prince brake pads

Disc: Roval steel quick-releases, Roval tubeless plugs and valves, Front quick-release & 12mm end caps, Rear quick-release & 142x12 thru-axle end caps

Wheelset weight

Disc: 1515g

Tire pressure recommendations

General

Roval is consistently trying to improve our system weight limits. Our newest wheels and components now have an industry leading system weight limit of 275lbs (125Kg) and our older generation of wheels has a system weight limit of 240lbs (109Kg).

275lbs (125Kg) - Rapide CLX, Rapide C, Alpinist CLX, Alpinist CL, Terra Evo CLX, Terra CLX, Control SL (2020), Alpinist Cockpit, Alpinist Seatpost, Terra Seatpost, Traverse SL Handlebar.
240lbs (109Kg) - All products not referenced above.

All Roval wheels are designed and tested as a system. This allows us to tune each wheelset specifically for the intended ride experience and deliver the highest quality wheels. For this reason, we do not offer individual components for sale.

Roval Road Wheels

Our CLX 32, 50, 64, Terra CLX, Terra CLX EVO, C38, SLX 24 and all Contol and Traverse models are compatible. Rapide CLX and Alpinist CLX wheels are not compatible with tubeless road tires. By making them tube-type specific we were able to create lighter and better complete wheels systems for performance road riders. To render these wheels tubeless would have required extra materials, and that extra mass would have outweighed the benefits of tubeless tires.

The wider CL(X) 32, 50, and 64 are compatible with tires between 22-47C. The previous CL(X) 40 and 60 models are compatible with tires up to 38C. Note that many Roval road wheels have a larger inner width than traditional road rims. Most road tires end up about 2mm wider on these wheels than on a traditional road wheel.

The wider CL(X) 32, 50, and 64 are compatible with tires between 22-47C. The previous CL(X) 40 and 60 models are compatible with tires up to 38C.

All Roval road wheels use DT Swiss internals. Stock DT Swiss replacement freehub parts are compatible with the rear wheels. Freehub bodies for virtually all component groups are available from your local Roval dealer. Please direct questions for specific part numbers to support@rovalcomponents.com

SCS is a system developed by Specialized Bicycle Components to ensure an ideal chainline and crisp shifting on disc brake road bikes with short chainstays. Wheels with SCS hubs move the cassette inboard (closer to the center of the bike). Select Roval models – CL(X) 40 and CLX 64 – are available with SCS rear hubs for use on certain Specialized Tarmac, Roubaix, Diverge, and CruX Disc models. Endcaps are available to use these wheels in both QR and SCS thru-axle configurations.

Our current generation CL(X) 32, 40, 50, and 64 wheels, along with SLX 24 disc wheels, are compatible with traditional QR and thru-axle configurations. In the front, this is 9x100mm QR and 12x100mm thru-axle. In the rear, this is 9x135mm QR and 12x142mm thru-axle. The end caps for these configurations all ship with each aftermarket wheel.

We have partnered with Swiss Stop and optimized our brake tracks for their Black Prince brake pads. These brake pads are available for Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo configurations, and they're easy to find at either your local bike shop or online. Use of a brake pad other than the Swiss Stop Black Prince or the Roval “Red” pads will void your warranty and can be unsafe.

Roval Mountain Wheels

All Roval Mountain wheels use DT Swiss internals. Stock DT Swiss replacement freehub parts are compatible with the rear wheels. Freehub bodies for virtually all component groups are available from your local Roval dealer. Please direct questions for specific part numbers to support@rovalcomponents.com.

All Roval wheel small parts are available through your local Roval dealer. For technical questions please contact support@rovalcomponents.com.

This depends on a ton of variables. Trail type and conditions, rider weight and style, tire casing, and internal rim width all play a part in choosing the proper combination. As a general baseline, we recommend the following: 22mm internal rim width – 2.0 - 2.3” tire; 29-30mm internal rim width – 2.3 - 3.0” tire; 38mm internal rim width – 2.6 - 3.0” tire

Current generation Control and Traverse wheels (all wheel diameters and hub spacing types) are compatible with the plugs.

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How we made it

Wind tunnel
Wind tunnel

Using the aerodynamic data gleaned from the CFD process, our technicians created 3D printed models of the CLX 50 rim and tested them in our wind tunnel.  Working the physical model at various yaw angles, with a real tire mounted, installed in a real bike, the team generated drag data that was used to further optimize the CLX 50 rim design.

Systems approach
Systems approach

We engineer and build our wheels as an integrated whole to deliver performance that can’t be achieved by designing a rim and then sourcing third party parts for the rest. Example? We layup the CL 50 rims and drill spoke holes at precisely the angle the nipple will interface with the rim, ensuring reliability and the lightest weight possible.

Select variant

CL 50

Brake Type
Configuration

Wheelset

Size

700c

Rim Type

Clincher

Color

Carbon/Black

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