The Rapide CLX and Alpinist CLX are both exclusively disc-brake compatible and, unlike the brand’s existing range, forego tubeless compatibility entirely, with the company reasoning that the compromises made for them to be tubeless-ready would result in increased weight, which would have outweighed the benefits offered by tubeless tyres.
Maybe this is just related to what high end consumer roadies are buying that don’t race?
I’d imagine for a lot of pro teams teams that they are under the UCI minimum for some of their equipment, which lets them run sightlier heavier rim construction to run tubeless? (rather than literally adding weight to the bike)
With a 21mm internal, maybe more of a 25cc tire that balloons to 28 or 29mm external. That would be weird. I wonder how that changes crosswind handling. The front wheel is a design not seen before and this kind of stuff is the true benefit of disc brakes. Unlocked rim potential.