Specialized Rapide CLX II Front Satin Carbon/Gloss Black
Since 2020, Rapide CLX wheels have won more races on the World Tour than any other wheels, and we just made them faster. Meet the new Rapide CLX II. Combining the aerodynamics of a deep-section TT wheel with the light weight of a shallower climbing wheel and mixing in the superior efficiency and sublime handling of a tubeless system—the Rapide CLX II delivers maximum speed for real-world riding.
We developed distinctly different shapes for the Rapide CLX II front and rear rims. The result is a wheelset that catches less drag than most 65mm wheelsets and brings a dramatic 25% improvement in stability over 50mm rims in wind gusts.
The Rapide CLX II utilizes a hooked rim (allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi, if that’s your thing) for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before. All in a wheel that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible.
Our AeroFlange hubs are aerodynamically optimized, with wide bracing angles for increased strength and reduced spoke weight. They also benefit from the reduced weight and increased strength of ceramic SINC bearings and the legendary durability of DT Swiss’ EXP freehub internals.
Rim: Rapide CLX Cabon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless
Rim Details: F- 51mm Depth, 35mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width: R- 60mm Depth, 30.7mm External Width, 21mm Internal Width
Hub: Roval Aero Hub (AFD01/AFD02R) Center Lock, DT Swiss 180 Ratchet EXP 36t internals (10 degs), 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub
Bearing Type: DT Swiss SINC Ceramic Bearings
Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head, Front: Radial/One-cross (2:1) 18 count, DS: 257mm, NDS: 252mm; Rear: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1) 24 count, DS: 243mm NDS: 249mm
Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm
Tire Size: 24mm - 38mm; Max Pressure: 24mm-35mm: Tubeless (110psi) Tubed (130psi), 36mm-38mm: Tubeless (60psi) Tubed (60psi)
Weight: Wheelset 1,520g, Front 710g, Rear 810g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve)
Assembly Method: Hand built at every step; from rim layup to the last nipple turn.
Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs/125kg