Roval's new hooked wheels cost more than some bikes whilst Fulcrum is sporting wavy rims

New Roval Rapide CLX II Team wheels carry a hefty price and keep their hooked beads

(Image credit: Roval/Fulcrum/Ducati)

Roval’s latest wheels are the Rapide CLX II Team. It’s gone to great lengths to make the wheels lighter and more aero, saving a gram per wheel from the non-coated hubs and a whole second over 40km. It’s also kept the hooked tyre beads, as it reckons that there’s too much risk of tyre blow-off with hookless.

The latest cycling buzzword is all-road – the option to take your road bike off-tarmac, but still get along nicely on the blacktop. As you’d expect, there are a slew of products ready to help you get there and we have two in this week’s round-up.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.