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Roval clx, worth the money over Cl? And Reynolds Aero question...

Old 11-27-19, 02:59 PM
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Roval clx, worth the money over Cl? And Reynolds Aero question...

Iíve been looking for a deeper wheel for my 2018 TCR disc and Iíve narrowed it down to either Roval or Reynolds. My question on the Roval wheelset is, for a rider that doesnít race but wants a solid all around set is there a huge benefit on the clx over the cl?



Also, has anyone run the newer Reynolds blacklabel 46 aero wheels? If so, how do they compare to the Rovalís?
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Old 11-27-19, 05:39 PM
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No. Definitely not worth it.

Wheels are one of those places where you can spend a little money to get the low hanging fruit, and then spend a helluva lot more money for extremely minimal additional gains.

People tend to very easily forget that tubes/tires make a much bigger difference in performance than wheels.

A good pair of tubes/tires and low profile al wheels will be faster than a $3k pair of deep aero wheels with awful tires.

Physics is more important than marketing when it comes to real-world performance.
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Old 11-27-19, 07:49 PM
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No. Definitely not worth it.

Wheels are one of those places where you can spend a little money to get the low hanging fruit, and then spend a helluva lot more money for extremely minimal additional gains.

People tend to very easily forget that tubes/tires make a much bigger difference in performance than wheels.

A good pair of tubes/tires and low profile al wheels will be faster than a $3k pair of deep aero wheels with awful tires.

Physics is more important than marketing when it comes to real-world performance.
I hear ya. Iím trying to decide if I even need new wheels, well I know I donít need but I want. I currently run Giant slr 1 30mm carbon wheels with Schwalbe pro ones setup tubeless. They run and ride great, just looking for a little change.
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I'll start off by saying that I have a set of the CLX 50's are think that they are phenomenal. As in, I can't imagine a wheel can better than this, phenomenal. But, as to weather or not they are worth the additional cost compared to the CL...I think rubiksoval said it the best; it's a lot of money for minimal gains. I got a really good deal on the CLX's, so that's why I went with them.

Now, when comparing them and the Reynolds to your current SLR 1's, I think that it comes down to your riding style. If you do a fair amount of climbing, then you're probably be better off saving your money and sticking with the SLR's. The lighter weight is a big plus.
If you like to smash it on the flats, then go deeper. The extra weight won't matter much.

The SLR's are a solid wheel, so I don't think you'll gain anything in the stiffness/responsiveness departments by switching.
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Old 11-30-19, 09:28 PM
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Well I couldnít resist...stopped by my specialized store today and they had 25% off specialized products. So I picked up a set a cl50 wheels to try out. Probably a waste of cash, but I figured I work to enjoy my hobbies!
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Well I couldnít resist...stopped by my specialized store today and they had 25% off specialized products. So I picked up a set a cl50 wheels to try out. Probably a waste of cash, but I figured I work to enjoy my hobbies!
CL50s are probably the best value Spesh wheels. Only a 100gm heavier than the CLX50s, but they use the same rim as the CLX50s and are a lot cheaper. Good choice!
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