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Specialized Roval Rapide CLX 64 Carbon Clincher/Tubeless-Ready

$2,400, Specialized.com

The draw: Shallow rim performance on a deep rim

Though the Roval Rapide CLX 64 has a 64mm carbon rim, the weight and ride characteristics of this wheelset suggest something far shallower. Combined with a smooth, well-balanced ride and consistent braking, the Roval CLX 64’s low weight removes many of the downsides of running a deep rim in almost any course situation. Bonus: Unlike many of its peers, this tubeless-ready rim doesn’t require a team of strong-handed mechanics to mount the tire.

1,545 grams