New Specialized Tarmac 2020

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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by Rodigan

That settles it: I've just pulled the trigger on an S-Works SL6 rim brake on eBay.

On the rebound from disk brakes and I think I got one just in the nick of time! :D

by Weenie

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by justRideIt

If the pro teams like Deceuninck Quicksteps are riding the new Roval Rapide CLX wheels (see picture below), and
- Roval Rapide CLX rims are only built for clincher tyres AND
- are not approved for tubeless setup...

What do the pros run as tires?

In the below picture, which seems to be on a training ride, it looks they are running Specialized's Turbo Cottons, i.e. clincher + tubes (standard butyl? latex? TPU?).
Totally makes sense on a training ride.

But: Any idea what the pros will race on? Or will the pro's Roval wheels be built with rims for tubular tires (which would not be available to us mere mortals)?
Maybe built with the tubular rims of the older CLX 50 wheels?

I'be surprised if a team like DQS ran tubed tires in the World Tour peloton.

Since the tubeless compatibility of the new Rovals has been botched, I can understand that they do not run their tubeless RapidAir tyres. Those were hyped full gas when they came out. Spesh marketing is very silent about them now ;)

2020 S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc @ 6.35-ish kg: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=159454

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