RECON WHEELSET RM26C05 All Mountain/Enduro

26er Hand-built Endro Downhill carbon fiber wheelset 38mm wide tubeless compatible

Buy & Configure

All wheels are 100% customizable at Light Bicycle. If your preferred specs are not listed, feel free to contact us (sales@lightbicycle.com) with your special requirements described.

WHEELSET SPECS

Our Pro series comes with a 5-year warranty (lifetime optional), while the non-pro with a 3-year warranty and crash replacement.

  • Size 26er
  • Series RECON
  • Use All Mountain/Enduro
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 31.6mm/38mm
  • Depth 32mm
  • ERD 511mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight AM 420+/-15g, HD 485+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 140kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tire Pressure 40psi max
  • Tire 2.3" ~ 3.1" recommended

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HUBS

We keep in stock the most popular axle sizes and colors of some well-liked hub models. If you want a special order, feel free to contact us (sales@lightbicycle.com).

  • Model DT SWISS 180, DT SWISS 240 EXP, DT SWISS 350, Hope Pro 4, Chris King ISO AB / ISO B, Industry Nine Hydra, Industry Nine 1/1, Bitex BX212F / BX212R
  • Front Axle Size 15 / 100mm, 15 / 110mm BOOST
  • Rear Axle Size 12 / 148mm BOOST
  • Driver Body Shimano MTB 10/11S, Sram XD, Shimano MTB 10/11S Alloy, Sram XD Alloy, Shimano Micro Spline, Shimano Micro Spline Alloy
  • Hole 28H, 32H

OTHER PARTS

Leave a note at checkout or contact us if you want spare spokes or nipples.

  • Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race, Sapim CX Ray, Oil slick J-bend
  • Nipples Aluminium Black, Aluminium Red, Brass Oil slick, Brass Black

TECH

Looking for the playfulness of 26'' wheels in a package tough enough to handle whatever the mountain throws at it? The AM632 (WM26C05) offers a wide profile, modern shape, and versatility to handle everything from a trail tire to a high volume all-mountain or reinforced enduro tire. The EN version has an extra wrap of 3k carbon fiber around the nipple bed, reinforced sidewalls to support G-Out forces, and increased rim stiffness, increasing suitability for aggressive riders over 200 pounds.

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WARRANTY

For Non-Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 3-year Standard Warranty.

For Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 5-year Pro Warranty as standard and an upgraded optional lifetime Premium Warranty with minimum charge.

Crash Replacement: It is applicable with the same period as the warranty time range that you purchased for the rims with 10% /25% discount for Non-Pro series /Pro series.

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WHAT IS IN THE BOX

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Gallery

Jim: Santa Cruz VP-Free w/Fox 40, Cane Creek DB w/titanium coil spring and with the 26er Hand-built Endro Downhill carbon fiber wheelset.
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Warren: Hello, I really love the yellow rims you guys built for me last year.I'd like to order a similar set for my 27.5 bike.
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Gonzalo 2021/07/08

Hello! I have already the hubs, it's possible to buy only the rim???


LightBicycle 2021/07/08

Hi Gonzalo, It is okay to order bike rims only. Which 26er bike rims do you like? Then we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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BRUNO 2020/06/10

Hi, I'm about to bring an old enduro bike back to it's glory so I'd like to buy the wheelset from you. I'm building it as a mullet bike 27,5 front/26 rear, however the hub axle size should be 15/110 boost and 135/5 qr. I'll be between 2.4 and 2.5 tyres with rimpact rim protection for some peace of mind and even though I never broke or bent a wheel in my life, I am a heavy rider, 120kg with gear, and I'll be riding double black diamond trails and bike park tracks. I think that a combination of the rm26c05 and rm650bc13 rims with the heavy duty option would be the best fit for me. As for the hubs I do love the Dt Swiss 240s straightpull same as my carbon wheelset of my Xc bike, however I'll be open to hear your opinion. Are the 28 dt Swiss competition spokes on alloy nipples strong enough?


LightBicycle 2020/06/11

Hi Sir, 1. The new EXP version 135*5qr conversion kit would have to wait till July (at least). 2. I would suggest going with DT 350 hubs if you prefer the ratchet system over pawls. The straight pull version only available in 28H. 3. If you don't mind the pawl system, the Industry Nine hubs would be also a good choice. But you should know that they are very loud hubs. Some people love it, some people don't. So just a heads-up to you. 4. We can make a reinforced version (heavier than the heavy-duty) for you if you are concerned about the durability. We will charge USD8-10 extra per rim for the customization. Let me know if it's ok with you. 5. The Sapim CX-Ray spokes are the most popular spokes we sell. But given the fact that you are a big guy and riding enduro, I would say DT competition race round spokes or sapim D-light round or sapim race spokes would be safer. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kenneth 2016/05/04

I am interested in your 26C05 wheel set , I will provide a set of SRAM XO hubs with 32 holes. I am a 200 pound rider and the wheels will be on a,long travel trail bike. Would you recommend the heavy rims? All the other specifics to the 26C05 set would remain the same , not including shipping could you quote a price for the build Thanks Kenneth


Light-Bicycle 2016/05/05

Hello Kenneth, Thanks for your inquiry. Pillar psr x-tra 1420 aero spokes are not strong enough. We recommend DT competition race round spokes or black sapim cx-ray bladed spokes. The price for wheelset with following specs is USD473 - Rims: RM26C05-38mm, AM version, 12K, matte, 32H, no decal - Hubs: the buyer will provide it - Spokes: black DT competition race round spokes - Nipples: black, brass or aluminum If it is with sapim cx-ray bladed spokes, the price will be USD537/pair, the wheelset weight will be 20g lighter. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Girth 2016/01/15

Hi, I am only after a rear wheel based on, Hope Pro 2 Evo 142 x 12 in Black, 26" 38mm All mountain rim, Matte, 3k, Dt Swiss competition spokes, Shimano 10sp Mtb free hub, 32 hole. If you could give me a quote for the wheel and for freight to Australia that would be great. Cheers, Girth


Light-Bicycle 2016/01/15

Hello Girth, Thanks for your inquiry. The 38mm wide 26er rear wheel with following specs is $479/pcs. Shipping with EMS is $43. All pricing in USD. Wheel weight 918 /-20g. -Rim: RM26C05, 3k matte, 32H, 420 /-15g. -Hub: Black, Hope pro2 evo 12*142mm TA, with Shimano mtb 10s -Spokes: Black, DT competition round -Nipples: Alloy or brass? Silver or black? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sage 2015/12/29

Could you for the sake of inquiry make one with green Industry 9 spokes?


Light-Bicycle 2015/12/30

Hi Sage, We have received your two inquires. Due to time difference, sorry for the late reply. Currently, only Novatec/ Hope/ DT Swiss hubs are available, not Industry 9 hubs. Sorry about that. Hope & DT Swiss are with good quality also, and idea for long-term use. If you like, we can build it as following specs. -Rims: RM26C05, 38mm width, HD version for your aggressive riding, 485 /-15g. Please find attached rim profile. Rim weave in UD matte is more popular. -Hubs: What hub axle size do you like for front & rear? Standard qr or thru axle? - Spokes: Pillar x-tra 1420 aero (4.3g for 260mm) or DT competition spoke (5.8g for 260mm). DT competition spokes are much heavier, but stronger. -Nipples: Alloy or brass? Black or silver? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Aaron 2015/12/27

Hi, I would like to see pictures of the difference between UD matte and UD gloss rims and 3k matte and 3k gloss please. 1: Also I want to know if you sell 38mm wide by 26" in a hookless design the same as 27.5..? I wanted to re-use my original hubs if possible from my bike (specialized enduro- with DTswiss hubs) but the front hub is a 27 spoke hub which i know is different from the normal 28 or 32 2: so I need to know if you can make a rim for me with 27 spoke holes instead of 28..? I need a quote for the cost of two options. Option A. -26"rims only 38mm dh 32 hole rear and 27 hole front Option B. -26" 38mm dh 32 hole rear 28 hole front with dt swiss 240 hubs straight pull black spokes super competion Thankyou for your time Aaron


Light-Bicycle 2015/12/28

Hello Aaron, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached pictures of the rim weave & finish. 3k/12k/UD are the 3 choices for cosmetic appearance. The rim strength & weight is virtually identical. UD Matte is the most popular. -Yes, the 38mm wide 26er rim is available. Rim profile attached for reference. You can use your original hubs to build the wheels. - For spoke count, we can manufacture from 16H to 36H. So, rim in 27H is fine. All the prices are the same if the rims with different spoke counts. For special count, you can not change or cancel the order, hope that is okay for you. - RM26C05 (38mm wide 26er HD rim) hookless: 485 /-15g, USD181/pcs -The 38mm wide 26er HD wheelset with DT 240S hubs & DT competition spokes is USD970/pair. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Owen 2015/12/01

What would you suggest for all mountain and some enduro racing use? Fully loaded inc. pack I'm approx 90kg. 26" wheels, must be 135/12 rear and 20mm through axle front. Tubeless ready. Blue/black graphics and details where possible.


Light-Bicycle 2015/12/02

Hello Owen, Thanks for your inquiry. We’d like to recommend 38mm wide 26er AM wheels as following specs. It is much wider and stronger. -Rims: RM26C05 tubeless compatible, AM version 420 /-15g. Please find attached rim profile. Rim weave in 3k matte & UD matte are more popular. Which do you prefer? -Hubs: Hope pro2 evo front 20mm thru axle/ 12*35mm thru axle. Blue? With freehub Shimano or Sram? -Spokes: Black, DT competition spokes. It is much heavier, but stronger. -Nipples: Alloy or brass? Black or silver? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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lcw 2015/09/21

Hello- Do you offer a true UST rim option (no holes on the inside, eliminating the need for rim tape when running tubeless). Thanks, -LCW


Light-Bicycle 2015/09/21

​Hello LCW, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, we can manufacture the 26er rims in UST version (without spoke holes on rim bed, only valve hole). Please find attached pictures. Is that what you like? RM26C05 (38mm wide 26er UST rim) hookless: 420 /-15g, USD173/pcs Please find attached rim profile. Rim weave in 3k matte & UD matte are more popular. Do you like it? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Elmer 2015/09/20

Hi, when is the Hope pro 2 evo 12x150mm rear hub gonna be back in stock? Thanks


Light-Bicycle 2015/09/21

​Hello Elmer, Thanks for your inquiry. The black Hope pro2 evo 12*150mm in 32H is available. What is the front hub axle size you like? For rims, it is hookless 38mm wide 26er rim (420 /-15g). Please find attached rim profile. Rim weave in 3k matte & UD matte are more popular. Do you like it? For spokes & nipples, it is black Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 spoke & Pillar PT 734 nipple (black/blue/gold/green/red/silver). Thanks, Light-bicycle


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A 2015/08/28

Could you recommend me a tyre compatible with this wheel, please? Thanks.


Light-Bicycle 2015/08/28

Hello AH, Thanks for your inquiry. The 38mm wide 26er wheels can work with 2.1’’-2.7’’ width tyre. We can build the wheels as following specs. -Rims: Hookless 38mm width, 420 /-15g. Please find attached rim profile. Rim weave in 3k matte & UD matte are more popular. Do you like it? -Hubs: Novatec & Hope hubs are available. What hub axle size do you like for front & rear? Standard qr or thru axle? -Spokes: Black, Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 aero -Nipples: Pillar PT 734. Do you like black/blue/gold/green/red/silver? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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andi 2015/08/08

Hello, i am interested in the 26 dh version but i need a 12*157 mm rear hub and i see that there is no option like this type from hope or novatech hubs. Do you have rear hubs that would fit the 157*12 rear spacing?


Light-Bicycle 2015/08/10

Hello Andi, Thanks for your inquiry. We can build the 26er wheelset with Novatec 12*157mm thru axle as following specs. -Rims: Hookless 38mm wide 26er DH rims, 480 /-15g. Please find attached rim profile. Rim weave in 3k matte & UD matte are more popular. Do you like it? -Hubs: We have Hope & Novatec with 12*157mm thru axle for Shimano 8/9/10s. What hub axle size do you like for front? -Spokes: Black, DT competition spoke -Nipples: Black, DT brass nipple Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Gr 2015/07/28

hello, What are the differents between AM and DH version ?


Light-Bicycle 2015/07/28

Hello Greg, Thanks for your inquiry. Both AM & DH versions are stiff, but DH is stronger with extra carbon material. May I know your weight? Then we can check whether AM is ok for your riding or not. RM26C05: Hookless 38mm wide 26er rims. Please find attached rim profile. AM: 420 /-15g, USD173/pcs DH: 480 /-15g, USD181/pcs For rim weave, do you prefer 3k, 12k or UD? Matte or glossy? 32H? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Baylen 2015/07/13

Hi there. I have a 2013 Specialized Enduro comp 26' mtb. Im looking at a new carbon rear wheel as i recently cracked mine. What hubs would fit my bike? Can you guys sell just a rear wheel? If so how much would a rear wheel be?


Light-Bicycle 2015/07/14

Hello Baylen, Thanks for your inquiry. We can build the 26er rear wheel as following specs. -Rim: Hookless 38mm wide 26er AM rim, 430 /-15g. Please find attached rim profile. For rim weave, do you prefer 3k, 12k or UD? Matte or glossy? 32H? -Hub: We recommend the Hope pro2 evo hub. Hope hub is with good quality. Most of our customers choose Hope hub. Do you like it? What hub axle size do you like for rear? QR or thru axle? -Spokes: Black, Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 aero -Nipples: Pillar PT 734. Do you like black/blue/gold/green/red/silver? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Leroy 2015/07/09

Hi, Do you have hubs that fit a canondale Lefty for the front?


Light-Bicycle 2015/07/10

Hello Leroy, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, we have black Project 321 lefty hub & Circus monkey lefty hub for Cannondale. For rear hub, Novatec & Hope hubs are available. Which do you prefer? Then we will quote accordingly. For rims, it is hookless 38mm wide 26er rims (420 /-15g). Please find attached rim profile. For rim weave, do you prefer 3k, 12k or UD? Matte or glossy? 32H? For spokes & nipples, it is black Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 spoke & Pillar PT 734 nipple (black/blue/gold/green/red/silver). Thanks, Light-bicycle


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James 2015/06/29

Hi there, Thinking of getting some of your carbon wheels in 26inch, can I decide on what hub you fit? Cheers james


Light-Bicycle 2015/06/30

Hi James, This is Carolin from Light-Bicycle. Thanks for your inquiry. Please find the attached cross-section drawing of the 38mm wide 26er DH rim. For the rims, do you prefer UD, 3k or 12k? Matte or glossy? 32H? http://www.flickr.com/photos/light-bicycle/sets/72157631432948364/detail/ There are Novatec hubs, DT swiss 240s, DT swiss 350 and Hope pro 2 evo hubs. Which hub do you like? What axle size do you need for the hubs? Do you need the rear hub for Shimano 10s or SRAM XX1? For the spokes, they are black bladed Pillar Aero PSR X-TRA 1420, black round DT competition and black sapim cx-ray spoke. The prices are the same for the Pillar and DT spoke. The Sapim spoke will be more expensive. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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