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Roval's trickle-down continues with the Rapide CL II wheels

The same rims as Roval's top-tier aero road wheels, different spokes and hubs.

The Bikes of Unbound: Pros and amateurs alike ready to tackle the mud

Take a look at what some of the riders will be using on Saturday as they make their way through the Flint Hills of Kansas.

Nerd Alert podcast: A little honesty goes a long way 

Discussing the latest in the world of cycling tech.

Did Kelderman's disc brakes break his spokes? No, and here's why.

Wilco Kelderman blamed disc brake induced spoke failure for his Giro GC demise. Could overheating disc brakes really break spokes or is t...

Revamped Roval Rapide CLX II and Alpinist CLX II wheels are tubeless at last

They looked tubeless-compatible when they debuted in 2020, yet they had to be run with tubes. Now there's an identical-looking second gen...

Finding the hidden Watts: Behind the scene with TotalEnergies and Specialized

Ever wondered how teams go about shaving those all important, and usually race winning or loosing watts?

Team bike: A look at TotalEnergies' Specialized Tarmac SL7

Here's the bike Peter Sagan and co will ride at TotalEnergies in 2022: the new Specialized Tarmac SL7.

10 products I loved in 2021: Dave Rome

Take my money! Oh wait, these products already have.

Roval Rapide CLX review: One speedy tube-only wheelset

A long-term review of Roval's self-proclaimed fastest road racing wheelset.

Why tubeless tyres can lead to looser spokes than those with tubes inside

Did you know that a tubeless tyre puts more compression force on a hooked rim than one run with a tube? Here's why.

The time of tubulars is coming to an end

It mightn't be long until even seasoned pro mechanics can barely remember the smell of tubular glue.

Roval unveils new, cheaper, and still tubeless Rapide C38 wheelset

Roval has updated its popular C38, but the major change is the drop in the price tag.

Roval announces new range of lightweight carbon fiber cockpit components

Roval has always been known exclusively as a wheel brand, but the label is now expanding into premium carbon fiber handlebars and seatpos...

Roval ditches tubeless with its new Rapide and Alpinist CLX wheels

We’ve seen a number of new road wheelset releases lately. Many are disc-specific and boast ever-wider external and internal rim widths th...

Tech gallery: The little things at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under

Details, details. Oftentimes, it's not the big things that separate pro race bikes from amateur ones; it's the attention paid to lesser t...

Hunt releases new Carbon Aerodynamicist rim brake wheels, admits Roval is faster

Aero testing, or at least the data, can so easily be tricked and tweaked to provide the desired outcome for one's brand. And so my attent...

New Roval Terra gravel and all-road wheelsets are super wide, wicked light

It’s now been nearly three years since I reviewed the Enve Composites SES 4.5 AR Disc wheelset, and I’ve been wondering aloud in that tim...

Roval debuts lifetime warranty for all wheels, plus coverage for used wheels

Roval Components has announced a new lifetime warranty policy for its entire line of road, mountain, cyclocross, and gravel wheels — incl...

Roval CLX carbon clincher review: 32 vs 50 vs 64

Roval was once a French company that sold innovative wheelsets during the ‘70s and ‘80s. That era came to a close when the brand was acqu...

Roval CLX 32 Disc wheelset review: Light and stable, but sub-par tubeless capability

Roval — the in-house wheel brand of industry powerhouse Specialized — recently revamped its road wheel lineup, and the new CLX 32 Disc su...

Cobbled Classics: Tom Boonen's Specialized Roubaix

Tom Boonen raced his last Tour of Flanders last weekend, and team sponsor Specialized made sure he was properly fitted for the occasion -...