Roval CL50 DISC OR CLX50 DISC

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ODC
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by ODC

My shop finally has these wheels in stock but I'm in doubt which one to choose.
If I am correct the differences are:
- DT 350 vs DT240 (but I don't find huge difference between them then the weight)
- Steel bearing vs ceramic speed bearings
- Round spokes vs aero spokes (not so important for me, but I know from the past that round spokes may make the wheel a little bit stiffer)
- 1600 euros vs 2400 euros

So is the CLX 800 euro's more worth for in my eyes just the ceramic speed bearing?

alexdi
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by alexdi

Not to me. I've seen conflicting reports on ceramic bearings. A few sources report their performance degrades rapidly.

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moonoi
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by moonoi

It isn't really worth the extra cost for the aero spokes and ceramic bearings, certainly having run wheels with ceramic and steel bearings I haven't really notice any real world difference to justify the extra cost.

andreas
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by andreas

So I'm currently facing the choice between new CL50 or slightly used CLX64 with a chip in the rim. To get the CLX64 I would have to sell the CL50, which would mean I'd have to put pay around $350 for the upgrade. Worth the money and risk?

Miles253
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by Miles253

I’ve been toying with the same purchase. Will ceramic bearings degrade in Summer use?
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