Disc brake road bikes are the next best thing, period. They are slowly taking over every tour, every crit race and now having been made ITU and UCI legal are even starting to emerge on bikes in the biggest race of all, the Tour de France. The Specialized Roval SLX 24 wheelset provides true durability through its premium aluminium construction and fantastic reliability with DT Swiss hub design and 12mm thru-axles.
Whether you need a reliable training set, a 'cross & crit killer, or an upgrade to your current rig, these wheels will satisfy your urge towards longevity. They utilize premium alloy for the build, so they'll take a beating and come back for more.
A wide 23.5mm external rim width mates well with wider tyres, resulting in clean rim/tyre profile for an enhanced aerodynamic benefit, as well as lower rolling resistance and increased stability in the corners.
For a pair of clinchers, the SLX 24 tips the scales around a respectable 1515 grams, making them more than suitable for any kind of riding, whether it be alpine climbs or all-out sprints.
THE POWER OF DISC BRAKES
You just can't beat the power of disc brakes. Wet, sandy, steep—you name the condition or terrain, and it will be met with consistent braking power and unrivalled modulation.
Rear SLX 24s feature DT Swiss 350 hub internals, ensuring lightening-fast freehub engagement and smooth rolling prowess with minimal friction or mechanical resistance.
These wheels are designed around thru-axles, (12mm Front / 12x142mm Rear), so you get incredible levels of stiffness, tracking ability on descents, and a tough sense of reliability that you can take to the bank.
Rim Type: Alloy, tubeless-ready
Rim Material: Alloy
Rim Depth: 24mm
Rim Width: 20mm internal, 23.5mm external
Front Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1)
Rear Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)
Spoke Count: Front/Rear: 24/24
Spoke Type: DT Swiss Competition Race T-head
Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
Front Hub: Roval AFD1, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, QR or 12mm thru-axle end cap
Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, sealed cartridge bearings, DT Swiss 350 internals, 11-speed, QR or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap
Assembly Method: Hand-built
Extras: Roval steel QRs, Roval tubeless plugs and valves, front QR & 12mm end caps, rear QR & 142x12 thru-axle end caps
Wheelset Weight: 1,515g