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26th April 2021 / Comments (0)

New Roval Rapide C38 wheelset from Specialized

Roval C38

The performance-orientated carbon Roval Rapide C38 wheelset will happily see you race up climbs on smooth roads or attack gravel roads with washboard descents, according to Specialized, and all at a more wallet-friendly price.

The Roval Rapide C38 wheelset is available in disc brake only, and designed to be a carbon all-rounder, that’ll take you both on and off road, but still retaining performance as a priority. These weigh in at 1,560g for the pair, the same as the outgoing C38 wheelset, but at £100 less, retailing at £1,150 ($1,000).

Roval C38

The new Roval Rapide C38 wheels, as seen on the 2021 Specialized Diverge

Tubeless ready out of the box

As you’d expect from a modern wheelset, they’re tubeless ready, set up with tubeless tape and supplied with tubeless valves out of the box, and feature ‘standard’ thru axle measurements of 100x12mm front and 142x12mm rear. The 21mm internal rim diameter will support both larger volume gravel tyres and wider road rubber too, and the aerodynamic profile features a 38mm wide outer diameter, hence the name.

Roval C38

The Roval Rapide C38 wheels are supplied with tubeless tape and valves, making set up easier

DT Swiss componentry

Expect quality DT Swiss Competition Race Spokes and brass Pro Lock nipples paired with the amazing DT Swiss 370 Star 18t Ratchet rear hub with its lightning-fast engagement. Oh, and it’s all covered by a lifetime warranty, for total piece of mind, however you choose to use yours.

Roval C38

Specialized continue to use DT Swiss hubs and spokes for their Roval Rapide C38 carbon wheelsets

Check out more about the new release at Specialized.

Last modified: 26th April 2021

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