Specialized launches the cheaper Roval Rapide CL II wheels, the new Turbo tubeless tires

Here on Cycling news, we recently spent some time in the wind tunnel with 10 wheel sets and found that the difference between the best and worst was less than two watts at 30 km / h. With that in mind, our final advice was to “jump on the pitch” with a budget aero wheelset and spend the difference elsewhere. Anyone who heeds this advice might consider the new option, as Roval today unveiled a new, lower-cost version of its high-speed road racing wheels.

The new wheelset, known as the Rapide CL II, will use exactly the same rims as its more expensive sibling, the Rapide CLX II, but paired with a cheaper hub with cheaper spokes for a more affordable package. They are accompanied by three new tire offerings from the parent company Roval, Specialized.

Roval Rapide CL II: Aero and (more) affordable

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