Interestingly Roval have opted to make these new wheels suitable
for clincher tyres only - they're not tubeless compatible. That's
not the sign of a u-turn on tubeless tech, but simply a result of
their desire to keep weight to an absolute minimum. By staying with
clincher tyres they can use less material in the rims whilst
keeping a very respectable 109kg rider weight limit.
Both wheelsets feature DT Swiss freehub internals, using their
new EXP technology - a ratchet-based system that gives increased
axle stiffness, simplifies and strengthens the design of the
mechanism, and improves durability (as well as making freehub swaps
The Rapide CLX and Alpinist CLX are both priced at £1850 per
pair, complete with padded Roval wheelbags and Roval's Lifetime
Warranty. They're disc brake only, and at launch come equipped with
Shimano HG freehubs.