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All the details surrounding Roval’s secret new wheelset as Specialized goes public

The Roval Rapide CLX Team wheelset inside their presentation box, complete with tyres, wheel bag and accessories

Anyone with a keen eye on cycling tech may have spotted that Demi Vollering, Tim Merlier and a handful of other Specialized-sponsored pros have been winning races aboard a new version of the brand’s Roval Rapide CLX wheels recently. Subscribers to Cyclingnews will have also seen them in our recent Giro d’Italia tech gallery, and know that they’re set to be called the Rapide CLX II Team. 

Today, we can bring you all the details, as Specialized has lifted the covers, confirming the wheelset’s name, what makes them different, and most pressingly, why it made the switch to silver hubs. 

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