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 Post subject: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:32 am 
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Out of insanity I bought a Madone 9.5 and immediately offloaded the metron 40.

The bike is awesome but my Easton EC90 SL 38mm doesn't seems to do justice to the bike. Feels like the bike is faster the wheel.

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Absolute flat speed on 64 or a more all rounder 50?

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 Post subject: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 am 
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A friend of mine works for Specialized and just got a hold of the brand new CLX 50s. He too was thinking about getting the 64s and originally wanted them, but I think he made the right choice. The 50s (if the big S is to be believed) are just as aero as the old 64s but much lighter, in the 1350 gram range (have not weighed his pair). The biggest thing I think is the 50s are 21 mm internal width, so 25 mm tires plump out really wide to about 28-29 mm and fit very flush with the edges of the wheels. Something to consider if you have a bike with less clearance. You'll feel bad you got the old profile if you get the 64s, as you're buying something that is outdated the day they arrive.

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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:53 am 
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I was thinking about the same thing for my Disc ViAS and I ended up getting CLX50 Disc mainly because I saw these charts from the whitepaper and while the CLX64 are faster, it seems like they are not faster by a whole lot. Besides the CLX50s are lighter and should be more stable in the crosswinds (I am/was afraid about that one, because I don't really have much experience with deep rims).
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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:39 am 
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I can't get hold of the clx50 stocks here as of now and I plough my money on the clx64. I m so impressed by the wheel weight of CLX64. The weight is as advertised. 64mm tubeless clincher below 1.6kg with tubeless valves, tubeless stub and rim tape! Tomorrow test ride and shall see how it goes. Weight penalty is 100 grams off the Easton EC90 SL, both running same tires with sealant.


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Obviously not in your search but why not the Aeolus 5s, 7s or a 5/7 combo?


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Henryexige wrote:
I can't get hold of the clx50 stocks here as of now and I plough my money on the clx64. I m so impressed by the wheel weight of CLX64. The weight is as advertised. 64mm tubeless clincher below 1.6kg with tubeless valves, tubeless stub and rim tape! Tomorrow test ride and shall see how it goes. Weight penalty is 100 grams off the Easton EC90 SL, both running same tires with sealant.


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Hi Henry,

What tire are you using and what did you pump it up to? Can you measure the width of the tire about plumb up for me so I can get a sense if this setup fits my frame or not. The frame manufacture stated good up to 28mm tire but with these new wider wheels ( ~21mm internal and 29mm external) I am not sure about the fit anymore. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Schwalbe Pro One 25mm. I'll measure it later as i don't have the right equipment right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:04 pm 
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remember that a lot of S stuff is overrated


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:05 pm 
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bikemaniack wrote:
remember that a lot of S stuff is overrated

S stuff is specialized?


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:08 am 
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The 64 were designed to be integrated with the ViAS. I wouldn't use them on any other bike given that the 50s test as well and are lighter. On the ViAS I would only run the 64s.

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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:55 am 
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KWalker wrote:
The 64 were designed to be integrated with the ViAS. I wouldn't use them on any other bike given that the 50s test as well and are lighter. On the ViAS I would only run the 64s.


Well, that is always the branding stigma that is associated with certain make of bikes. Roval wheelset is one of the best I've used.
Owning the third pair now and they are a big bargain compared to the really overpriced Zipp 404 NSW. Both Vias and Madone are top of the game in aero in my opinion.

Just tested the wheel and it is amazing for sure. How to get the climb PR, I m still dazzled by it.


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:51 pm 
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IF I were buying now, the 50 is what to get. But, the 64 are great wheels. Very nice weight. We have both. I like the wider internal width 50 overall though.


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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
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 Post subject: Re: Roval CLX 50 or 64?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:13 pm 
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What I meant was that I would only use the 64 on the ViAS because they were designed for THAT specific bike and are heavier and not much, if at all, more aero than the lighter 50s.

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