The Roval Rapide 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.
Wider tires roll faster, and are more comfortable, than narrow tires. The tubeless ready, 21-mm internal width of the C 38 is optimized for use with modern, wider tires, providing them with the right amount of sidewall support to facilitate surefooted handling in all conditions. At a depth of 38mm, the C 38 rim is a great handling, lively climbing, robust all-round performer that also aerodynamically outperforms many deeper, aero-specific rims.
PREMIUM QUALITY HUBS AND SPOKES The C 38 uses an ultra-reliable, rapid engagement DT 370 star-ratchet freehub for smooth power transmission and long-term dependability. Similarly, DT Swiss Competition spokes were chosen to lace hub to rim, and finished with brass Pro-Lock nipples.
Hand built quality throughout The premium components that make up this wheel are assembled together into the final product by hand. They are laced, tensioned, checked, and tensioned again by practiced, professional craftsmen: an added layer of quality control that machines cannot match.
Rim type: Carbon clincher, 2Bliss Ready
Rim material: Carbon
Braking surface: Disc brake only
Rim depth: 38mm
Rim width: 21mm internal, 26.6mm extrernal
Front spoke pattern: Two-cross/Radial
Rear spoke pattern: Two-cross/Two-cross
Spoke count: Front/Rear: 24/24
Spoke type: DT Swiss Competition Race J-bend
Nipple type: DT Swiss Pro Lock Brass hexagonal
Front hub: DT Swiss 370 Disc for Roval, 100x12mm, Center Lock™