Roval wheels are easily the winningest wheels at the WorldTour level this season. We’ve thoroughly tested two existing models this year (CL 50 Disc and CLX 32 650b) and found them to perform at a very high level — well beyond their price points.

As gravel bikes have become more and more capable, tire clearance has continued to expand and the variety of wider rubber has increased. Tires like the Specialized Pathfinder Pro and WTB Byway have set a high standard — both tires roll fast, offer great traction and set up tubeless in a jiffy. Heading into 2020, Roval is stepping things up in a big way with two rim shapes for modern gravel riding. And, these wheels aren’t specifically built for a Specialized model, but will fit nicely on gravel bikes of all shapes, tire clearances and wheel sizes.

With these new rims, Roval engineers have designed exceptionally-light wheels that feature 25-30mm internal widths and adhere to MTB standards. Yup, the Terra EVO is a whopping 30mm between the beads! Check out these beauties.

Roval Terra Wheelset

With 25mm internal width, the Roval Terra is great for 28-42c tires.

Roval Terra EVO 700c Wheelset

The Terra EVO 700c wheels are perfect for 38-47c tires.

Roval Terra EVO 650b Wheelset

The 30mm internal width of the Terra EVO 650b is well-suited for 42c+ tires.

Roval Terra and Terra EVO Wheelset Features:

  • MTB-level durability
  • Road-level weights
  • Layup optimized for ultimate balance of ride feel, durability and weight
  • Tubeless-first design; the best fit and easiest installation
  • DT 180EXP hub internals offer light weight, stiffness, reliability and ease of service
  • Hooked bead for security with any tire choice
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 240 lb. rider weight limit
  • Tire compatibility for the widest range of options:
    • CLX: 700×28-42mm (1296 grams)
    • CLX EVO 700: 38-47mm (1303 grams)
    • CLX EVO 650: 42mm – 2.1″ (1357 grams)
  • Terra CLX and Terra CLX EVO Models will Retail for $2500

The extra-wide Roval Terra and Terra EVO wheelsets will arrive at dealers soon. Looking at the specs, it’s incredible that wheels this wide come in at such light weights, yet adhere to MTB strength standards.

More Info: Visit RovalComponents.com

All photos courtesy Roval. — muchas gracias!

 

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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