CLX 32

Performance doesn’t get any lighter

CLX 32 wheelset
CLX 32 front hub
CLX 32 rear hub
CLX 32 wheelset
CLX 32 front wheel
CLX 32 rear wheel
Detail of CLX 32 wheel
CLX 32 rear hub
CLX 32 front hub
CLX 32 wheel bag
CLX 32 Titanium Quick-Releases
CLX 32 wheelset
CLX 32 front hub
CLX 32 rear hub
CLX 32 wheelset
CLX 32 front wheel
CLX 32 rear wheel
Detail of CLX 32 wheel
CLX 32 rear hub
CLX 32 front hub
CLX 32 wheel bag
CLX 32 Titanium Quick-Releases

CLX 32

Performance doesn’t get any lighter

Starting at: $1,100.00

Millimeters that matter

The tubeless ready, 21mm internal width of the CLX 32 is optimized for use with modern, wider tires, providing them with the right amount of sidewall support to facilitate surefooted handling in all conditions. At a depth of 32mm, after exhaustive wind tunnel testing, this superlight road rim offers lively climbing and all-round performance, but aerodynamically outperforms many deeper, aero-specific rims.

Refinement through design

In order to achieve our weight and durability goals for the CLX 32, we burned through a massive pile of prototypes. Over 40 different layups were developed, and a staggering 143 rim prototypes were built and tested before we reached the final design. The result is one of the lightest road wheelsets on the market, a climber’s dream wheel, but one that also happens to be tough enough and durable enough to serve as a cyclocross workhorse.

Faster, stronger hubs

The Aero Flange hubs found on each CLX 32 wheelset are the basis of fast, strong, light wheel. Aerodynamically optimized, with wide-bracing angles for increased strength and reduced spoke weight, they also feature ultra-smooth CeramicSpeed bearings and the refined precision of DT Swiss 240 freehub internals.

Product Specifications

Technical specifications

Rim
Rim type

Clincher: Carbon, tubeless-ready

Tubular: Carbon

Rim material

Carbon

Braking surface

Carbon (rim brake only)

Brake track height

12mm (rim brake only)

Rim depth

32mm

Rim width

Clincher: 20.7mm internal, 28.1mm external

Tubular: 27.1mm external

Spoke
Front spoke pattern

Rim: Radial

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

Rear spoke pattern

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

Disc: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)

Spoke count

Rim Front/Rear: 16/24

Disc Front/Rear: 21/24

Spoke type

Radial/Two-cross (2:1)

Nipple type

DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal

Spoke length

Rim Front Right/Left: 274mm/274mm

Rim Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 265mm/274mm

Disc Front Right/Left: 275mm/272mm

Disc Rear Drive-Side/Non-Drive: 270mm/276mm

Hub
Front hub

Rim: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings

Disc: Roval AFD1, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, QR or 12mm thru-axle end cap

Rear hub

Rim: Roval AF1, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed

Disc: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, QR or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap

Other
Assembly method

Handbuilt

Extras

Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel QR, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve (clincher only), SwissStop Black Prince brake pads (rim only), 12mm thru-axle (disc only), QR end caps (disc only)

Weight

Rim clincher Front/Rear: 550g/730g

Disc clincher Front/Rear: 610g/740g

Rim Tubular Front/Rear: 490g/665g

Disc Tubular Front/Rear: 550g/680g

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

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 CLX 32 rims and drill spoke holes at precisely the angle the nipple will interface with the rim, ensuring reliability and the lightest weight possible.

Handbuilt
Handbuilt

There's no substitute for the hands-on experience and meticulous attention to detail that a human being brings to the craft of wheel building. While many wheels on the market are built by machines, Roval wheels are always built by people: from lacing the hubs, to equalizing spoke tension, to truing the wheel to lateral and radial perfection.

Select variant

CLX 32

Configuration
Rim Type
Brake Type
Size

700c

Color

Carbon/Black

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