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ROVAL CLX 50 DISC CARBON CLINCHER REAR ROAD WHEEL

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£1,100.00

When we set out to create the CLX 50 Disc, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 45 to 55mm deep, 2Bliss Ready, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and around 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, while taking aero guidance from the CLX 64, if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." We implemented every lightweight trick in the book without sacrificing anything to durability. And from there, we performed a variety of studies on different wheel depths, deciding that meeting our strict weight and stiffness targets would be a big gamble with something too deep, which is where 50mm was born. After the depth was determined, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modelling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into our Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C (measuring ~26mm wide) S-Works Turbo tyre inflated to 100 PSI, as tyres can drastically affect performance. Testing wheels by themselves, not on a bike, is often seen as malpractice, but in our years of experience, the numbers show that the deltas between bike and wheel, and wheel alone, to be consistent. After finding the most optimised rim shape that supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub with DT Swiss 240 internals, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and a 12x142mm thru-axle, via 21 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. Now it was time for final testing validation. The result? A 50mm-deep, 1415-gram wheelset that's not only ~100 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth disc wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than every wheel in its category.

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, tubeless-ready
  • Rim Material: Carbon
  • Braking Surface: Disc brake only
  • Rim Depth: 50mm
  • Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external
  • Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)
  • Spoke Count: 24
  • Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head
  • Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagon
  • Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, QR or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap
  • Assembly Method: Hand-built
  • Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel QR, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve,142x12mm thru-axle & QR end cap
  • Weight: 770g
 
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When we set out to create the CLX 50 Disc, we had clear goals in mind—create wheels that are 45 to 55mm deep, 2Bliss Ready, aerodynamically optimized, ultra-wide, and around 1400 grams. This meant that they'd have to borrow some weight savings techniques that we developed for the CLX 32, while taking aero guidance from the CLX 64, if we were going to create what we like to call “the unicorn wheel." We implemented every lightweight trick in the book without sacrificing anything to durability. And from there, we performed a variety of studies on different wheel depths, deciding that meeting our strict weight and stiffness targets would be a big gamble with something too deep, which is where 50mm was born. After the depth was determined, we jumped headlong into Computational Fluid Dynamics computer modelling to arrive at various rim shapes that could make the CLX 50 as fast as possible. It took a while, but we narrowed the rim shape down to three contenders that were then CNC machined into rims, built into wheels, and put into our Win Tunnel. In the tunnel, we tested every wheel, ours and the competition's, with a 24C (measuring ~26mm wide) S-Works Turbo tyre inflated to 100 PSI, as tyres can drastically affect performance. Testing wheels by themselves, not on a bike, is often seen as malpractice, but in our years of experience, the numbers show that the deltas between bike and wheel, and wheel alone, to be consistent. After finding the most optimised rim shape that supported our svelte weight requirements, we opted to lace the rims to our Aero Flange (AF) hub with DT Swiss 240 internals, which features the legendary CeramicSpeed bearings and a 12x142mm thru-axle, via 21 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. Now it was time for final testing validation. The result? A 50mm-deep, 1415-gram wheelset that's not only ~100 grams lighter than the competition’s similar depth disc wheel, but is also measurably faster in every conceivable test than every wheel in its category.

  • Rim Type: Carbon clincher, tubeless-ready
  • Rim Material: Carbon
  • Braking Surface: Disc brake only
  • Rim Depth: 50mm
  • Rim Width: 20.7mm internal, 29.4mm external
  • Spoke Pattern: One-cross/Two-cross (2:1)
  • Spoke Count: 24
  • Spoke Type: DT Swiss Aerolite T-head
  • Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagon
  • Rear Hub: Roval AFD2, Centerlock, CeramicSpeed bearings, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, QR or 142x12mm thru-axle end cap
  • Assembly Method: Hand-built
  • Extras: Roval padded wheelbag, Roval steel QR, Roval tubeless plugs and tubeless valve,142x12mm thru-axle & QR end cap
  • Weight: 770g
 
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For anything else, spend over £35.00 for FREE DELIVERY.

 

Items showing as 'In Stock' are available for immediate dispatch from The Bike Shed Head Office in Crediton. 

Items showing as 'In Stock (2 - 5 Days)' are in stock, but are stored at a warehouse or another of our shops. It can take us 2 - 5 days to get the stock back to head office before it can be dispatched. Any order that doesn't make it back to head office by the next working day is upgraded to 1st class delivery free of charge.

 

Delivery to Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands is available: Items that can be sent via Royal Mail will be charged at the standard rate, larger items may vary. Please contact us for a quote. 

Delivery outside of the United Kingdom is available on request. Please contact us for a quote. 

All in stock items ordered before 1pm will be dispatched the same day via Royal Mail. For Express delivery or larger items, we use Parcelforce.

 

Clothing/Accessories/Parts  
Royal Mail (Under £35) £3.00
Royal Mail (Over £35) Free
Express Delivery - Parcelforce 24 £5.00
   
Bikes (excluding Trek & current year Whyte)  
Designated Day Delivery (Under £749) £29.00 per order
Designated Day Delivery (Over £749) Free
   
Wheels  
Express Delivery (Under £99) £5.00 per order
Express Delivery (Over £99) Free
   
Children's Bikes  
Designated Day Delivery (Under £500) £15.00 per order
Designated Day Delivery (Over £500) Free

Bike Delivery

All bikes are delivered via Parcel Force 48 (2 day Service) and can only be delivered on a week day (Monday - Friday) between 8:30am - 5:30pm. Unfortunately we are unable to advise a specific time window (e.g Morning or Afternoon delivery) however tracking information will be provided. 

Our bikes are prepared 'Ready to Ride' with the exception of fitting the pedals and straightening the handlebars - instructions will be included. We dispatch our bikes in full size bike boxes so everything including the gears are setup prior for minimum effort. 

Designated Day: Once you have made your purchase, we will contact you to arrange a convienant delivery date. Please note - Bikes purchased using finance must be delivered to the address on the finance application. 

For orders to the Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Scottish Highlands please contact us to confirm we can arrange delivery.

Trek, Brompton & current year Whyte bikes can be purchased online, but must be collected in-store. This is to ensure the customer receives a personal level of service and that their new bike is built and fitted correctly for maximum enjoyment.

For orders placed before 3pm and shipped via Royal Mail, we advise a delivery time between 2 - 3 working days.

For more information on Royal Mail First Class delivery please see their website.

For orders placed before 3pm and shipped via Express Delivery (Parcelforce 24), we advise a delivery time between 1 - 2 working days*.

All orders sent via Express Delivery require a signature upon delivery. If you're not home, a card will be left and you'll need to rearrange delivery with your local Parcelforce depot. 

For more details please visit Parcelforce's website.

Tracking information will be automatically emailed upon dispatch.

*Working day is Monday - Friday and does not include weekends

If choosing collect in-store, please ensure a telephone number is provided and make a note of your preferred collection location in the 'Add Comments About Your Order' section, in 'Step 4' when placing your order. This will help to speed up the fulfillment process. We will then contact you once your order is in store ready for collection. 

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We are happy to offer a 60 day returns policy for any item purchased from The Bike Shed website. All we ask is that the item(s) are returned unused and in the original packaging.

Unless we have incorrectly fulfilled an order, or your item(s) were damaged during transit, we will not refund any associated delivery charges or cover any delivery costs when posting the item(s) back to us. However item(s) can be returned to any Bike Shed store free of charge.

When your refund is processed, the funds will be returned to the original payment method. This may take up to 10 working days to appear as cleared funds.

 

Free delivery is offered when spending over £749 on bikes, and £35 on everything else. 

Bike finance, a quick and easy way to fund your new road, hybrid, mountain or electric bike with Bike Shed. 

Finance is available on a large range of bikes, clothing and accessories in all our stores and via mail order (via email or telephone) with a minimum transaction value of £350bike finance. A minimum of a 10% deposit is required for all purchases on finance.

0% Finance is available on all full priced items, as well as a hand picked selection of discounted models. If you are interested in a discounted bike, but are unsure whether or not it can be purchased with 0% finance, just ask. 

For the remainder of the discounted models, we can still provide finance, but there will be an interest charged. For further details on our bike finance charges, see below.

For full priced items, finance options are available in 6, 10, 12, 18, 24, 36 or 48 month payment periods.

  • 0% interest finance is available on terms up to 12 months.
  • 4.9% interest finance is available on terms of 18 or 24 months.
  • 9.9% interest finance is available on terms of 36 months.
  • 15.9% interest finance is available on terms of 48 months.

You can include as many parts, accessories, clothing etc as you wish as part of the purchase. The finance application will simply be calculated on the total purchase price for all items. 

Once the finance agreement has been accepted by V12 Retail Finance, we cannot modify the value of the loan without re-applying for finance. 

 

Application Examples

Available for transactions totalling over £350 where items are sold at original RRP.

Example:

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

12 Repayments of £142.43 @ 0%

Total Paid £1899.00

Available for transactions totalling over £350 where items are sold at original RRP.

Example:

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

24 Repayments of £98.60 @ 4.9%

Total Paid £1964.66

Available for ALL transactions totalling over £350.

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

36 Repayments of £59.11 @ 15.9%

Total Paid £2317.86

Available for ALL transactions totalling over £350.

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

36 Repayments of £47.43 @ 15.9%

Total Paid £2466.54

 

 

As a general rule, 0% Finance over 12 months, and 4.9% finance over 24 months is not available on sale and discounted models items, nor can it be used to top up a Cyclescheme voucher. However, we are happy to review each request on a case-by-case basis. If we're unable, we will calculate the best alternative rate that we can offer. 

 

To enquire about financing your next purchase, please contact us today!

 

To apply for finance you must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A permanent UK resident
  • In regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self employment, or in permanent residence with your spouse/partner who is in regular employment
  • In receipt of pension if you are retired
  • If registered disabled confirmation of sufficient income will be required
  • Loans subject to status. Available to UK residents 18 years and over. Full terms and conditions are available in store or by writing/emailing to The Bike Shed, Union Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3AW. Written details on request.

 

Cyclescheme is the UK's number one provider of tax-free bikes for the Government's Cycle to Work initiative. It's a brilliant programme where everyone wins - employees make big savings on new bikes, employers get a healthier workforce and save money too! Cyclescheme has a great track record in helping businesses of all sizes to set up and run successful Cycle to Work schemes.

How Much Can I Save Via Cyclescheme

Check out our personalised savings calculator!

Cyclescheme Savings Calculator

The cycle to work scheme is a government initiative which allows employees to hire bicycles tax free from their employers using salary sacrifice. As the payments into the scheme are made before tax and national insurance are calculated this leads to potential savings of up to 42%

Typical example for an employee earning £18,000 pa

Please Note: Savings will differ for each individual

If your employer is a member of a cycle to work scheme (Cyclescheme, Bike2Work etc) all you need to do is visit one of our stores, or contact us to ask us for a quotation. Quotes can be provided for bicycles and bicycle accessories only. Once we have issued you a quotation, simply forward it to your employer for approval. Once you have been approved, you'll soon receive a certificate which can be redeemed for your new bike. The process usually takes between 2 - 3 weeks

Cyclescheme is available for mail order however a delivery charge of £29 will apply. This charge cannot be include in your quotation and must be paid for prior delivery. 

Please note: Unless your employer has a consumer credit licence the maximum spend limit for a bicycle & accessories is £1000. You can purchase bikes over £1000 and pay the difference, however legal ownership of the bike will remain the employers regardless of how much extra has been paid.

For any questions regarding Cyclescheme please contact us

For more detailed information regarding the scheme please visit www.cyclescheme.co.uk

 

Please Note: Cyclescheme is not available on discounted items.

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