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Roval Rapide C 38

Performance Upgrade Made Easy

The C38 brings carbon fiber high performance to the real world. It’s a versatile all-rounder equally at home crushing gravel washboards and summiting alpine passes. Optimized for use with modern wide tires, providing the right amount of sidewall support to facilitate surefooted handling in all conditions, the C38 wheelset is a great handling, lively climbing, robust all-road performer that also aerodynamically outperforms many deeper, aero-specific rims that cost twice as much.

Carbon wheels are a true performance upgrade to any bike, but too often the price tag puts them out of reach. The Rapide C38 shatters that barrier and brings a class leading Roval carbon rim and DT Swiss reliability together to provide riders with the best performance carbon wheel per dollar.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 20 Reviews

Great Carbon Wheels

My first carbon wheels were these C38s. Couldn't have started with better ones! The DT 370 rear hubs have an 18t ratchet that engages quickly but is very quiet. The wheels are fairly light, but they provided a great sweet-spot for aero and low-profile on my Aethos. Climbing on these wheels is a breeze and they'd be welcome even on bikes originally spec'd wit pricier hoops. Get a pair if you've never had carbon wheels, they'll be great!


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Mitch

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I feel faster with the C38

These wheels are stiff, light and look good. Since I started riding with them, I feel faster!!!

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João P.

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Rapide 38

First set of carbon road wheels. I definitely notice a difference in speed and rolling resistance. Feel faster and avg speed is faster.

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Ryan M.

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My Roval Rapide C38

Never had carbon wheels before. But I got a new Cervelo Caledonia frame that I was going to build up and decided on these; reasonable enough price point, and they had good reviews. I love them. Will never settle for less again. Very good climbers and I feel as if there is always a tailwind component on the level. I liked them so much that I bought another pair for my older Cannondale Synapse Carbon and they significantly lightened and energized that bike as well.

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Brad W.

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OK wheels

These wheels came with my Tarmac SL6, and are nice, but once I put a set of Enve wheels on it, I never wanted to use them again. Good looking, and great hubs.


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Reginald

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Nice wheelset

Bought these with my new Allez Sprint frameset to replace my old Allez Race frame with my Stans No Tubes superlight alloy wheelset. The new frame and wheels are waaaay smoother uphill, downhill, and on the flat. This combo is so comfortable to ride that it could be used as an endurance bike. There is only one place that my old bike is better, and that is uphill. The new setup has gained 1kg, and i can feel the difference up the hills, the old bike felt really responsive when climbing. Would have liked to have tried the Alpinist alloy wheels to see if the new bike could have replicated this feeling. Maybe not a bad thing to give up some weight for the resulting all round smoothness and ability to ride the bike longer and further?

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Pascal

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the best

the best product

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Johnny H.

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C 38’S

Bought these for my 2022 Allez Sprint Comp. Major difference in acceleration and holds the speed. Thank you to Village Bike Shop in Newport News, Va. for the advice on which wheels to get and help in ordering. Major upgrade.

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Joseph

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These wheels have provided a

These wheels have provided a noticeable performance improvement for my bike and my own performance. They represent a substantial upgrade and good value at a reasonable price point.

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James C.

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Excellent wheels and extremely quiet

Excellent wheels and extremely quiet free hub. Definitely helps in acceleration and hill climbs. Besides performance improvements, they look great.

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Raymond C.

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