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Specialized Roval CLX 50 Front Road Bike Wheel

Specialized Roval CLX 50 Front Road Bike Wheel

Regular price £900.00
Regular price Sale price £900.00
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SKU#: 30017-8201

First came our CLX 64. Then the 32s. And after racking up multiple wins in Grand Tours, Worlds and everything in between we knew that our best bet was to take the line to new heights or, well, new depths. We needed to design one wheel that was a true quiver killer. One wheel that had all the aerodynamic benefits of the 64 in a package that climbed like the 32 and that's where the all-new CLX 50 comes in.

When we set out to create the CLX 50 we had clear goals in mind - create wheels that are 48 to 54mm deep, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide and under 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32 while taking some aero guidance from the CLX 64 if we were going to create what we like to call "the unicorn wheel."

Even though the CLX 50 is similar in weight to many wheels in the "lightweight"? category aerodynamics came at the forefront of the development. With this we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modelling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast and light as possible. It took a while but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims built into wheels and put into the Win Tunnel.

In the tunnel we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C tire (measuring 26C) as tires can drastically affect testing. We chose a modern-width tire to design our rims around because they not only allow for less tire pressure (which results in more comfort and less rolling resistance) but are also just as aerodynamically efficient when paired with the correct rim width.

After finding the optimized rim shape that supported our svelte weight requirements we opted to lace the rims via 16 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes to our Aero Flange (AF) hub with the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings. And when it was time for final testing validation we were left with a 50mm-deep, 1375-gram clincher wheelset that's not only ~200 grams lighter than the competition's similar depth wheel but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than each wheel in its category.

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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