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Specialized Roval CLX 32 Front Road Bike Wheel

Specialized Roval CLX 32 Front Road Bike Wheel

Regular price £900.00
Regular price Sale price £900.00
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SKU#: 30017-7701

When we set out to create a lightweight wheelset we didn't want it to be "just another climbing wheel." We wanted to provide the lightest wheelset out there with the aerodynamic attributes of something twice its depth. One wheel that'll get you to the base of a climb quickly and up it as efficiently as possible, yet still be strong enough for day-to-day abuse. It was a tall order but in the end the CLX 32 gave us more than what we asked for.

Our design process started with a low overall weight at the forefront as we knew what weight we could hit with the information and technology we had available. With that weight in mind we then turned our focus to aerodynamics and began an iterative process of designing and testing over 150 individual rims to find the optimal shape. These innumerable Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models Win Tunnel hours and shots of espresso left us with a 32mm-deep shape that boasts more logged wind tunnel time than any other wheel in its category.

Once we found the most aerodynamic shape at the 32-millimter depth we came back to the weight focus and proceeded to experiment with over 40 different layup methods to reach our desired weight. And this made the CLX 32 lighter and faster than every other competitor in the lightweight wheel category.

For the CLX 32 clincher front we mated the rim to our Aero Flange (AF) series hub with DT Swiss Aero spokes in order to create the best overall wheel system. This resulted in a 553-gram 21mm-wide (internal width) front wheel with an extremely low inertia value. In cycling inertia relates to the amount of force it takes to accelerate or decelerate so wheels that are built with lightweight rims like the CLX 32 result in a lower inertia value that creates a lively wheel that allows you to accelerate decelerate and change direction with less effort. But why so wide? Well additional width does three primary things for a rim - it provides additional structural strength, it allows for a clean rim and tire interface when using wide tires (resulting in enhanced aerodynamics and faster rolling properties) and it better supports the tire in hard cornering. This boosts both predictable grip and confidence when things get twisty on the descents.

Each CLX 32 clincher front wheel also employs the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with our padded wheelbag, quick-release tubeless plugs, tubeless valve and SwissStop Black Prince brake pads.

Delivery & Returns

Fully Assembled Delivery from Dales Cycles

Dales Cycles is one of the only online cycle retailers in the Uk to offer a delivery option that truly reflects a 'fully built' bike arriving at your door. This premium delivery option is known as 'Ready to Ride' and costs £35* per bike.

'Ready to Ride' bikes come in a bespoke bike box, with a minimal packaging approach and all tools supplied, you really can be off and riding your new bike in less than a few minutes.

This unique premium delivery service eliminates the need for foam, bubble wrap and zip-ties too, so it’s also better for the planet. We recycle all this stuff, so where you can, please try and do the same. Apart from doing your bit for mother Earth, it will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can't buy!

Bikes are excluded from next day delivery to allow for assembly and quality checking by our team of professional bike builders.

 

Standard Delivery

In addition to our 'Ready to Ride' premium delivery service, we also offer a 'Standard Delivery' option on all bikes. Bikes ordered using this service will require some basic setup on delivery. An easy to follow setup guide is provided with all bikes.

Bikes are excluded from next day delivery to allow for assembly and quality checking by our team of professional bike builders.

 

Electric Bikes

Due to the extra weight of electric bikes, we are unable to ship these fully assembled. Instead, your bike will be built, configured and checked by our mechanics before being packed back into it's original box.

This method requires removing the front wheel, handlebars, pedals and seatpost, which will need to be reinstalled upon arrival.

To help with this we have a video guiding you through every step! However, if there's anything you'd like any help or advice, please contact us by calling 0141 332 2705 or by e-mailing sales@dalescycles.com

Bikes are excluded from next day delivery to allow for assembly and quality checking by our team of professional bike builders.

 

Delivery Cost

Bicycles

2-7 Working Days (Excludes Weekends & Public Holidays)
Standard Delivery: £20 per bike*
Premium 'Ready to Ride': £35 per bike*

Bicycles to Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Island will incur a courier charge of £20 and estimated delivery is 3-9 working days (excludes weekends and public holidays)

Parts, Accessories & Clothing

Items Under £20: £2.50 Delivery
Dispatched by Royal Mail
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)

Items Over £20: Free Delivery*
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)

  • Small items Dispatched by Royal Mail
  • Bulky/Heavy Goods Dispatched by DPD

*Bulky/Heavy goods (Bikes, Turbo Trainers, Workstands etc) to the Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland will incur a courier charge of £20

More help is on hand by calling 0141 332 2705 or by emailing sales@dalescycles.com where one of our helpful staff members will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

 

Delivery Time

We try our best to process orders as soon as we receive them, most orders will be dispatched within 24 hours and we aim to dispatch all orders within 1-3 working days of order confirmation.

Delivery times may be longer in circumstances where items need to be specially ordered due to size requirements or the item no longer being in stock and you would like an alternative or to wait on it arriving back into stock.

We will advise you of any possible delays when you place your order.

You will receive an email confirmation at various stages of your order process as well as upon dispatch.

 

Delivery Handling

We use either TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail Tracked Delivery Service for all deliveries.

A signature will be required to receive your order*

When we dispatch your order, you will receive an e-mail containing a TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail tracking number.

You can use these emails to access TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mails Track and Trace system on their respective websites. This will give you information regarding expected delivery times.

All orders are sent using either TNT Next Working Day, DHL Next Working Day, DPD Next Working Day or Royal Mail tracked service.

Depending on your location and the time of year, your order should arrive, at the latest, 3 working days after dispatch.

If your item has not been received after this time you can contact TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail directly, quoting your Tracking Reference number or contact Dales Cycles by emailing sales@dalescycles.com.

Although we can take no responsibility for any delivery delays or problems out-with our control caused by TNT, DHL, DPD, Royal Mail or any other carrier, we will do all we can to help resolve any delivery problems.

You will be responsible for the items as soon as they are delivered so please check your delivery before you sign for it and if your package is damaged please sign for it as such and contact us to let us know.

 

*Highlands & Islands Surcharge

Sometimes, we may need to apply a shipping surcharge at checkout for remote locations. This will be calculated automatically and applied where appropriate. 

For deliveries in the Highlands & Islands, our couriers tend to outsource the final leg of delivery, hence the increased cost.

International Delivery

We only ship to UK destinations.

 

 

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