Performance Upgrade Made Easy The C38 brings carbon fiber high performance to the real world. It's a versatile all-rounder equally at home crushing gravel washboards and summiting alpine passes. Optimized for use with modern wide tires, providing the right amount of sidewall support to facilitate surefooted handling in all conditions, the C38 wheelset is a great handling, lively climbing, robust all-road performer that also aerodynamically outperforms many deeper, aero-specific rims that cost twice as much. Carbon wheels are a true performance upgrade to any bike, but too often the price tag puts them out of reach. The Rapide C38 shatters that barrier and brings a class-leading Roval carbon rim and DT Swiss reliability together to provide riders with the best performance carbon wheel per dollar.
Light, smooth, and durable Paradigm is perfect for the cyclist looking for reliable, durable performance at a great value and is packed with many of the features of our higher end wheels. Paradigm features a tubeless ready (TLR) design for easy tubeless conversion and stacked lacing which provides a better bracing angle for a stiffer wheel and more responsive ride feel. Choose Paradigm TLR road wheels for lasting durability and performance that won't break the bank. Product details - Tubeless ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to tubeless system upgrade - Offset spoke bed reduces wheel dish for stiff and stable performance - 6061 alloy rim 23mm outer, 19.5mm inner width, 3-pawl hub compatible with Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs - Includes Bontrager TLR rim strip, TLR valve stem, internal cam quick release - No rider weight restrictions
WHAT IT'S FOR, WHY IT'S GREAT From weekend hot laps to World Cup XC finals, the Control Carbon combines the low weight and strength found in our world-beating Control SL rim with the new DT Swiss 350 hubs. An unmatched level of durability, precision, and performance in this new Carbon Control wheelset that is purpose-built to open terrain, from gut-wrenching climbs to tear-inducing descents—a whole new era of riding. A high-performance wheel that excels everywhere from world cup xc races to your favorite weekend trail. The Control Carbon combines the low weight and strength found in our world-beating Control SL rim with the new DT Swiss 350 hubs and spokes. This level of quality, precision and performance has previously been found only on wheels costing twice as much. ASYMMETRY BEGETS SYMMETRY The asymmetric design of the Control rim offers some subtle but important benefits. With the spokes offset to one side of the rim, this allows us to reduce the spoke offset that usually occurs at the hub. In turn, this means we can generate greater bracing angles for the spokes between the hub and rim, while also minimizing the spoke tension differential that often occurs between drive- and non-drive side spokes. The end result is a wheel that is stronger, laterally stiffer, more durable, and in the case of the Control, allows us to utilize the same length spoke throughout the whole wheelset. MINIMUM WEIGHT, MAXIMUM DURABILITY, EASY SERVICEABILITY Striking a no-hassle balance between low weight and low maintenance, we chose DT Swiss 350 Classic hubs (15x110mm thru-axle front, 12x148mm thru-axle rear) as the basis for the Control Carbon wheels. With sealed bearings, a notoriously durable 36-tooth ratchet, and 28 spokes front and rear, dependability is assured. QUALITY THROUGHOUT, FROM HUB TO SPOKE TO NIPPLE TO RIM There is absolutely no point in laying up an awesome rim and pairing it with a quality hub, only to skimp on spokes and nipples. So, keeping strength and dependability foremost in our minds, we opted to hold the Control Carbon wheel together with the best: DT Swiss Competition Race spokes and alloy Pro Lock nipples.
We believe we've made the fastest all-around road wheels in the world. The Rapide CLX wheelset essentially combines the aerodynamic excellence of our UCI TT World Championship dominating CLX64 with the light weight and gentlemanly handling of our Polkadot-Jersey winning CLX32. The result is a wheelset that delivers maximum speed in conditions found in real-world riding; climbing performance, slippery efficiency of a dedicated aero setup, and stable, confident handling, regardless of wind conditions. - Assembly Method: Hand-built - Braking Surface: Disc brake only - Extras: Roval padded wheelbag. NoFault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty - Front Hub: Roval AeroFlange Disc, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge bearings - Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal - Rim Depth: 51mm - Rim Material: Carbon - Rim Type: Carbon, clincher (tube-type) - Rim Width: 21mm internal, 35mm external - Spoke Count: 18 - Spoke Pattern: Radial/Two-cross (2:1) - Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head - Weight: 649g
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