Roval Components has launched its Terra wheel series.
“To create the models in the Terra line, Roval engineers carefully balanced the wide range of gravel riders’ needs to develop wheels with exceptional durability, class-leading weights, everyday functionality and uncompromising performance,” said a statement.
“Leveraging decades of experience in composite wheel design and manufacture, Roval brought the Terra line to life. Designed as a system Terra wheels integrate lightweight carbon fibre rims with dependable DT Swiss hub internals and spokes. Terra wheels feature generous, modern internal widths – 25mm and 30mm respectively, allowing riders to run a broad selection of widths, and perform reliably over a huge range of tyre pressures.
“Developing the Terra line presented new challenges to Roval engineers as they strove to make an exceptionally lightweight series of rims with exceptionally controlled and comfortable ride quality which also pass their standards for MTB use.
“In the end, they passed through 20 iterations of the layup before landing on the final result, which provides MTB-ready durability with road-bike weights and ride quality suitable for the diversity of challenges drop-bar riders face in the dirt.”
The 25mm inner width of the Terra CLX and CL can accommodate tyres from 28mm up to 42mm wide, at whatever pressure riders might want to pump into them, Roval has said. The Terra CLX EVO measures a 30mm between the rim walls.
Terra CLX wheels feature DT Swiss’ new 180exp internals, offering “lighter weight, greater stiffness and more reliable engagement”. Roval has chosen DT internals for all premium models due to the reliability and serviceability of the Star Ratchet system. The internals are housed in Roval’s AFD hubs, paired with DT Aerolite t-head spokes in a 2:1 lacing pattern for balanced spoke tension and a stronger overall wheel system.