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Roval CLX 32 Disc—650b Set

While the CLX 32 rim is the lightest and most aero in its category, there's much more to it than that. It’s a durable, 2Bliss Ready, and wide-profiled carbon rim that’s ready to take on any adventure. Because of this, we developed the CLX 32 650b Disc wheelset. We wanted to create a lightweight wheel that works well with plus-sized tires—one that could also be used on anything from tarmac to gravel. And yes, while many opt to use mountain bike wheels for this application, there are various advantages to choosing the CLX 32 650b Disc.

First off, while most mountain wheels have hubs that are convertible to various axle standards, not many are convertible to the 12mm road thru-axle standard. Secondly, mountain wheels often come with either a SRAM XD driver, a Shimano 11-speed mountain, or 10-speed road freehub, making them incompatible with contemporary 11-speed road cassettes. And lastly, most mountain wheels use standard six-bolt disc brake hubs, rather than the Center Lock hubs found on most road applications.

With a 21mm internal width, however, the CLX 32 650b Disc features an inner width that’s consistent with many XC-oriented mountain bike wheels, so it pairs well with 650+ road and gravel tires. And with the 42-47mm tires associated with 650+, the tire and rim interaction is equally as important as the tire itself—too narrow of a rim and you’re left with an overly-rounded profile, too wide and the tread is too squared off. In either situation, you're going to get poor handling characteristics.

Each CLX 32 650b Disc set also uses the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and comes with our padded wheelbag, quick-release, tubeless plugs, and tubeless valves.

Rider Reviews

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My 6th set of Rovals was defective!

While fitting up new Specialized Pathfinder tires on brand new CLX32 wheelset, the bead exploded away from the main part of the wheel. Fortunately I wasn't injured, and wasn't hitting 50mph on a descent. Had to pay rim replacement cost on a faulty product. I've owned 6 sets of Roval wheels, 5 S-Works Helmets, 3 S-Works helmets, and 6 expensive Specialized bikes. I have NEVER been disappointed until now. Will not have to worry about future disappointment, no more specialized for me...


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Jeff

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Dream wheel set upgrade

These wheels make the switch to 650b incredibly enticing option. The wheels are both featherweight and robust, making them the ideal upgrade for your gravel bike. I've been running this set with Pathfinder Pro (47) tires on a Specialized Sequoia, and cannot get enough of them. Tubeless setup was a breeze (used one wrap of Stans tape and sealant) and they balloon to 46mm. Handling is fast and nimble, with plenty of cushion to float over uneven surfaces. Although they might not have the width of the recently announced Terra gravel wheels, you'll be hard pressed to beat this combination of weight and quality for under $1500.


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Gravel G.

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