Specialized Rapide CL II

£850.00
This item is available and will be dispatched within 7-10 days
700c Front
700c Rear
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Part Number:

30021-5102

GTIN/UPC:

888818894437

The all-new Rapide CL II wheelset brings the Rapide CLX IIs speed, efficiency, incredible handling, and stability in any conditions to more riders. Built on the exact same rims as the Rapide CLX II to elevate all this performance with tubeless-done-right technology, the Rapide CL II makes that performance easier to catch at check-out and you almost impossible to catch on the open road.

Deep-section front rims are affected adversely by crosswinds. This negatively impacts handling, in turn causing a rider to slow down. By utilizing the first modeling algorithm designed around riders real-world reaction times and validated by on-road testing, we developed a front rim that both reduces drag AND increases stability by 25% in sudden wind gusts compared to our previous 50mm rims.

The rear wheel is the last thing the wind sees, so we developed that rim shape to minimize drag at the trailing edge of the bike. At 60mm deep with a 30mm external width, the Rapide CL II rear rim reduces turbulence and yields the greatest aerodynamic benefit. Since the rear wheel doesnt affect steering the way the front does, this deep section doesnt adversely impact handling. Together, they represent the fastest package for real-world race conditions.

The Rapide CL II is hand-built every step of the way, from the initial lay-up to the final tensioning on the nipples. Built on DT Swiss 350 hubs with 36t Star Ractch and Competition Race straight pull spokes, the result is a set of wheels designed as a complete system that weighs just 1590 grams a set, delivering incredible reliability, durability, and performance.

The reduced rolling resistance of a tubeless setup is undeniable, as are the benefits of improved handling and incredible puncture protection. The development of the Rapide CL II involved the most rigorous and extensive engineering and testing program weve ever undertaken and resulted in a wheelset that almost doubles current industry impact standards while managing to achieve the lightest weight possible. The Rapide CL II utilizes a hooked rim (allowing for real-world riding pressures up to 110psi, if thats your thing) for secure tire bead retention and an easier set up and mounting experience than ever before.

Wheels sold individually (front or rear).

Summit Cycles work will all major providers of the government backed Cycle to Work scheme. If you would like to buy a bike from us using the scheme your employer offers you will need to contact us to discuss the arrangements and eligibility of your purchase. Cycle to Work schemes are a great way to buy a bike and can offer a big saving on the price of your purchase but the ways that each individual scheme operate can vary so it is worth taking some time to find out exactly how your scheme works.

At Summit Cycles we aim to make our part of the process of buying by a Cycle to Work scheme as easy and as simple as possible. We can help you find the right bike and any accessories or extras you will need to make sure you are 100% ready to enjoy your purchased.

The best starting point is to speak with your human resources manager or the person responsible for administering the scheme your employer offers to find out who the provider is and the terms and conditions of the scheme they offer. You can often begin the application process by registering directly with the provider, often via their website. Many providers will ask us to provide a quote for the purchase so this is when you will need to speak to us to check eligibility and of course availability of your chosen bike but our staff can help you make the best choice, guiding you to the right bike and accessories and then raising the information you will need.

Processing can take a little time but often we can secure the bike you want with the payment of a deposit, refundable when the scheme provider issues confirmation certificate or payment.

You will find more on our cycle to work scheme page or get in contact with us via email [email protected] or phone 01970 626061 or call by the shop and speak to a member of our team.





  • Rim Type: Carbon, tubeless-first clincher
  • Spoke Count: Front/Rear: 21/24
  • Rim: Rapide CLX Carbon Clincher, 700c, Disc Brake, Tubeless.
  • Spoke Type: DT Swiss, Butted J-Bend
  • Nipple Type: DT Swiss Pro Lock hexagonal
  • Hub: DT Swiss 350 Straighpull Center Lock, Star Ratchet 36t internals (10 degs) , 100x12mm & 142x12mm, Shim. RD. 11SP HG freehub.
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss 350, Center Lock, Sealed Cartridge bearings
  • Bearing Type: DT Swiss Sealed Steel Cartridge Bearings.
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350, Centerlock, Sealed Cartridge bearings, DT Swiss internals, HG Freehub, 142x12mm thru-axle compatible
  • No-Fault crash replacement policy. Lifetime warranty.
  • Nipple: DT Swiss Hex Prolock Al 2.0x14mm.
  • Handbuilt
  • Weight Front/Rear: 690g/844g (Avg w/o tape or valves)
  • Weight: Wheelset 1,590g, Front 725g, Rear 865g (including 15g, tubeless rim tape and tubeless valve).
  • Extras: Roval Rim Tape, Spare Spoke & Nipple Kit, System Weight Limit: 275lbs / 125kg.
Colours Satin Carbon/Satin Black
Sizes 700c Front, 700c Rear
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2024
Barcodes 888818894437, 888818894543
SKUs / Part Numbers 30021-5101, 30021-5102

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