The Roval Terra Gravel Wheel Series

Gravel bike ride on a dirt road in the mountains

Roval’s new Terra wheels bring leading-edge performance to the diverse needs of gravel and adventure riders. 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.

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 fiber 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 tire pressures. 

Terra CLX | A Gravel Story

Green gravel bike with Roval Terra CLX Wheels

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. 

Custom black gravel bike with Roval Terra CLX Wheels

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.

Wide and Wider: The 25mm inner width of the Terra CLX and CL can safely accommodate tires from 28mm up to 42mm wide, at whatever pressure you might want to pump into them. The Terra CLX EVO measures a massive 30mm between the rim walls. That’s wider than any other road wheel on the market, allowing safety and performance with tires up to 55mm wide. In either width, the rims are sized to optimize tire volume. Basically– if your frame has the clearance for it, these wheels will let you run just about any tire you damn well please.

Get Hooked: Hookless rims have become increasingly popular in MTB and some gravel applications as composite rims have come to the fore. Roval feels that it’s best practice to have a hook holding the tire bead securely, given the wide differential in tire size and potential for high pressures. This means adding a machining step after an already complex hand layup process, but that extra step allows Terra wheels to run just about any size tire at just about any pressure.

Gravel bikes on a dirt trail

Roval Designed, DT-Powered Hubs and Spokes: Terra CLX wheels feature DT Swiss’ new 180exp internals, offering lighter weight, greater stiffness, and more reliable engagement. Roval chooses DT internals for all premium models due to the reliability and serviceability of their 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. 

Terra CLX | One wheel to rule them all

Intertwining the DNA of Roval’s mountain and road technologies, the Terra CLX offers unsurpassed toughness to weight. 1296 grams for a wheelset is light by any measure, especially when the rims are laid up to deliver a smooth and durable ride. The 25mm internal rim width optimizes tire volume and profile, enhances ride quality, and allows riders to choose from a broad range of tire widths.

Roval Terra CLX carbon gravel wheels

The Terra CLX EVO: features a massive 30mm inner width – wider than any other road or gravel rim on the market, wider than a lot of mountain bike rims, too. This makes it a perfect candidate for riders looking to run seriously meaty tires – up to 55mm / 2.2”– without having to pay the weight penalty usually associated with wide rims and high durability. 1303 grams a set in 650b, 1357 grams a set in 700c. What kind of terrain is best suited to these brutes? All of it.

Roval Terra CLX gravel bike wheels

Terra Gravel Wheels Key Specs:

MTB-level durability

Road-level weights

Layup optimized for the ultimate balance of ride feel, durability and weight

Tubeless-first design; the best fit and easiest installation

DT 180EXP hub internals offer lightweight, stiffness, reliability, and ease of service

Hooked bead for security with any tire choice

Tire compatibility for the widest range of options:

CLX: 700×28-42mm

CLX EVO 700: 38-47mm

CLX EVO 650: 42mm – 2.1″

Terra CLX and Terra CLX EVO Models will Retail for $2500

Available from, Roval/Specialized Retailers, and the Specialized Global Website.

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