Lightweight launch: Specialized releases new Roval Alpinist SLX and Terra CLX II wheelsets

Gravel riders and roadies with a penchant for shaving off grams can make use of these hoops

Detail shots of Specialized's new Roval Alpinist SLX and Terra CLX wheels
(Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized has launched two new Roval wheelsets - one for gravel and one for road - which both claim to be some of the lightest in their respective fields.

The new Terra CLX II wheels are the "lightest, most durable edition of our ultra-premium Roval gravel wheels", according to the American company. They will tip the scales at just 1,250g, lighter than many road wheelsets, let alone the best gravel bike wheels.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.