65mm deep carbon 700C 25mm wide road rim clincher U shape tubeless compatible with high TG resin surface

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    OVERVIEW

RIM

Brake System This is a required option.

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Non Disc - High TG Surface: Rim Brake 700C road rims use an advanced High TG resin system with a layer of graphene to help dissipate heat. The braking power and reliability is significantly improved over a basalt braking surface.

Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface: Our new resin system and construction method, combined with the 3k rim track, withstands over 280°C, dissipates heat, and lowers rim temperatures faster in between braking efforts. Gain confidence-inspiring brake performance on the steepest descents and wettest conditions with our matching brake pads. Also, graphene added to the rim brake track allows for greater resistance to overheating with improved heat dissipation and reduced temperature accumulation during heavy braking. The grooved track helps evacuate trapped moisture between pad and rim in wet conditions, and brings more resistance and force at the lever when conditions are dry.

Disc: The disc version does not have a rim brake track and features a unique disc specific layup process. Our new layup is about 10g ~30g lighter by reducing the unnecessary material and utilizing elements of our Flyweight construction method.

Non Disc - High TG Surface

Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface USD +30

Hole Count This is a required option.

Please note that our valves are drilled for presta and spoke holes are made for external nipples by default. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

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Finish This is a required option.

Matte is slightly lighter and a more subtle finish (most popular). Glossy has a shine to it.

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Weave This is a required option.

The layup schedule is predetermined for each model, but you can choose the outer layer.
3k/12k/UD are the 3 choices for cosmetic appearance.The rim strength & weight is virtually identical.
UD Matte is the most popular and has a subtle look.
3k weave has a more traditional carbon fiber look.
More info about Weave >>

12K

3K

UD

Center Channel Hole This is a required option.

WITH HOLES: This is the traditional method. Holes are drilled in the center channel to allow the nipples to easily be fed through the rim. Tubeless tape is required to seal the rim.


WITHOUT HOLES: No holes are drilled in the center channel. Feeding the nipples through the rim is more challenging, but it allows for a tubeless setup without the need for tape. This kind of system is known as "road tubeless" and was made popular by Mavic. Some companies still refer to it as "UST style", however, UST is actually a specific interface between the tire and rim which was developed by a partnership between Mavic, Michelin, and Hutchinson.

With Holes

Without Holes

Decal This is a required option.

Road rims use super light waterslide decals (glossy black). The decal is very thin and applied under a clearcoat so they are non-removeable.

Pictures about light-bicycle decal >>

If you want custom graphic, Please email us, we will design for you. There will be extra cost for custom graphic on rims.

Pictures about custom graphics >>

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Stealth (Grey)

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Valve Stem This is a required option.

We include enough valves to cover your individual rim purchase. We use a lightweight black alloy anodized valves with an oversized concave collar for easy gripping. A rubber o-ring goes in between the rim and the collar to help seal the rim and match the contour of the rim profile. The valve core is removable so you can add sealant without removing your tire.
Link to tubeless valve instructions

None

Add Valve Stem USD +7 each

Tubeless Tape This is a required option.

One 10 yard roll of tape will be included. It is typically covers 2 rims with two laps each or 4 rims with one lap each.The high tensile tubeless tape features a natural rubber adhesive that does not leave a residue on the rims. On mountain bike rims, one layer of 18mm width tape is strong enough to seal the access holes which makes for the lightest tubeless setup.
Instructions of tubeless rim tape

None

Add Tubeless Tape USD +6 each

Brake Pads This is a required option.

4 pads will be included. These high performance brake pads are designed for carbon bike rims only and offer excellent stopping power even in the wet.
Instructions of brake pads

None

Add Brake Pads USD +10

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In Stock, typically ships within 2 business days

In Stock, typically ships within 2 business days

Non-Stocked, typically ships within 1-2 weeks Go to rim inventory page

Non-Stocked, typically ships within 1-2 weeks Go to rim inventory page

Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + PCS

Weight: 540.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 162+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model R65
  • Size 700C
  • Use Road
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 18.35mm/25.85mm
  • Depth 65mm
  • ERD 510mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 540+/-20g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 135kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±8°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure 130psi recommended max
  • Tire 21C-38C recommended
Featuring our new U-shaped profile and an incredibly aerodynamic 65mm depth, the R65 is the perfect partner for your time-trial, triathlon, or crit racing bike. These build up into some of our stiffest and most aerodynamic wheelsets and maintain top speed like no other. The 25mm outer width keeps things aerodynamically optimized with smoother rolling for your 25C ~ 28C tires.

High TG: Our new resin system and construction method, combined with the 3k rim track, withstands over 280°C, dissipates heat, and lowers rim temperatures faster in between braking efforts. Gain confidence-inspiring brake performance on the steepest descents and wettest conditions with our matching brake pads.


Graphene Brake Track : Graphene added to the rim brake track allows for greater resistance to overheating with improved heat dissipation and reduced temperature accumulation during heavy braking. The grooved track helps evacuate trapped moisture between pad and rim in the wet and brings more resistance when conditions are dry so less force at the lever is required. At this stage, with this newest brake track, you could order road Non-disc rims only directly online, however, please contact us at sales@lightbicle.com if you want to order a complete wheelset with that.


AeroTek: Our latest aerodynamic profile decreases lateral wind resistance and is both more stable and faster in a crosswind. A wider profile allows for larger and more efficient tires to be used without an aerodynamic penalty. Traditionally a tire can form a lightbulb shape when mounted on a narrow rim, but the airflow is much smoother with our wider rims.


DuoTek: Our clincher rims are manufactured in two pieces and then joined together. When designing the rims, our engineers, in every detail, demanded fewer joints. Fewer joints mean higher strength and stability.


TuffTek: A high-grade customized epoxy resin is used in our prepreg, creating a stable base for all of our road rims. Epoxy is less brittle than polyester resins and offers excellent flexural strength. Our consistent resin system, coupled with a precise layup schedule, allows for an extremely reliable and durable product.


Tubeless : All of our rims are tubeless compatible with bead seat retention. In most cases a floor pump is all that is needed to seal our rims. The bead shape is tailored to each rim width to achieve the best fit. Our hookless and clincher profiles have a smooth radius to reduce the chance of a pinch flat.


T700: Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.


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.

Know more about the warranty policy >>

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Rob Haddock : It took a little while, but have finally built the rims up. They look amazing and the builder was super impressed with the stiffness! Bring on the racing...
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Eric handy : Just built my wheelset from the Light Bicycle R65 rims for my new bike. They look great and made for an awesome ride!
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Richard Rodeghier : The rims look great, I’m waiting for spokes to build them.
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Cliff Cook : This past weekend I took some pictures of my 2017 Diamondback Serios with my Light Bicycle wheels. I absolutely love my wheels and I think they look great on my bike.
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Lance 2019/09/16

Hi there. Can you do drilling for internal nipples on these? So a 2 or 2.5mm hole? Thanks, Lance


LightBicycle 2019/09/17

Hi Lance, Yes, we can make these wide gravel bike rims drilled for internal nipples (no extra charges added). For internal nipples, it is with smaller holes to make the nipples not visible. The diameter of the holes is 2.5mm. Which I can create the order for you (internal nipple option is currently not available online). Or you can leave a message on the order when you place the order through our website. We will double check with you to make sure everything is correct. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Meta 2019/07/16

Hi, Would you be able to deliver a pair of these within 2 weeks to Switzerland? (need it for racing)


LightBicycle 2019/07/17

Hi Meta, As nearly all of our orders are highly customized, we stock very few rims with us in the warehouse, and we need to make the 65mm road bike rims 700C with full hand-made which requires about 12 days plus 5 days for DHL shipping Two weeks are too tight for us. Turnaround 20 days is much more practical. Is it okay for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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John 2019/03/12

Can u build. 65mm clincher rear wheel with 24h located hub, what's the total cost shipped to 38651 (usa) ? Can I'd be here in less than 30 days ? Thanks


LightBicycle 2019/03/12

Hi John, 1. Yes, we can build only the rear road clincher wheel for you. What specs do you like to have exactly? DT Swiss 240S/350 or Novatec hub? 2. Shipping cost for one rear wheel to the USA by EMS is USD50. 3. Lead time=10~12d (manufacturing & wheel building) + 7~10d (delivery). Usually won't over 30 days. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jon 2018/07/03

Can this rim shape be a tubular? Looking for 60-70mm deep for a track wheelset and this in a tubular version would fit the bill.


LightBicycle 2018/07/04

Hi Jon, Our U-shape series rims only have tubular depth have 65mm and 88mm. The 65mm deep tubular road bike rim will be the perfect fit for you. You can see the rim profile from the attachment. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jason 2018/03/15

Hello, I'm interested in pairing a 55mm U front with this 65mm U rear, laced 20 radial front and 24 2:1 lacing rear. Will the angled nipple drilling support this? Is this suitable for my 75kg weight?


LightBicycle 2018/03/16

Hi Jason, We can build the wheelset you want. Your weight is totally ok with this build. The rim is usually with +/-5 or 6 degrees drilled. The 2:1 lacing won't affect the wheels. Below is the quotation for your ref. Quotation The wheelset is USD711/pair with below specs --Rims: Front: RRU55C02, 25mm wide, 55mm deep, UD, matte, 20H, radial lacing, with brake surface Rear: RRU65C02, 25mm wide, 65mm deep, UD, matte, 24H, 2:1 lacing, with brake surface --Hubs: black DT SWISS 350, front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR, Shimano road 11s, J-bend --Spokes: Black Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420, J-bend --Nipples: black alloy Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mathew 2017/10/21

Hello. I want to build a wheelset for my disc road bike. Does disc brake version rim has rim brake track? What I want is a seamless, smooth and continuous rim surface.


LightBicycle 2017/10/23

Hi Mathew, Thanks for your inquiry! Sorry for the late reply. It was weekends last two days. For disc break, there will be no brake track. The rims are smooth and continous rim surface. There is no any step at the rim edge. Please find attached rim pictures for your reference. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Josh 2017/10/16

Hi, Are you able to do custom spoke drilling for these rims? I require it as a 21h Josh


LightBicycle 2017/10/16

Hi Josh, Thanks for your inquiry! We can manufacture RRU65C02 rims with 21H as you require, but we need to check your weight and see if 21H is strong enough for you. What about your tire width? Then we can check which rim is better for you. Do you want to space spokes in 2:1? For 21H(2:1), are they all evenly spaced? If yes, we have two choice for evenly spaced(as attached), and they are different in the valve hole position. Please tell us which spoking way you like. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Joel 2017/08/05

I have one sets of DuraAce WH-7900, 16/20 H hubs that i will use for my wheel build for your 65mm Clinchers, but im not shore what Aero spokes i need, what can you recommend for those ? Is the Sapim Cx_Ray maybe to weak ? DT Swish also have one model called "DT Aero Comp" that i think is little stronger but there is more spokes on the market, my weight is 87kg Best Regards Joel


LightBicycle 2017/08/07

Hi Joel, Thanks for your inquiry! Actually, sapim cx-ray bladed spokes are really durable. Most of our customers use it for mtb riding also. We haven't heard of sapim cx-ray bladed spokes broken. For your weight, it is okay to use sapim cx-ray bladed spokes on U65mm clincher wheelset. Sapim cx-ray bladed spokes are really durable and well-known. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tom 2017/06/03

Hello, What is the maximum tire size you would recommend for this rim? kind regards, Tom


LightBicycle 2017/06/05

Hello Tom, Thanks for your inquiry. The recommend tires width for U65mm brake rims are 25C ~ 32C. But most of our customers use 25C and 28C, you can have a try. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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CPE 2017/02/04

Hello, Will you please send a rim cross-sectional drawing for the RRU65C02?


LightBicycle 2017/02/05

Hello CPE, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached rim profile of RRU65C02 and let us know if there is any questions. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Eki1080 2017/04/23

Can I have the ERD specific measure? can you send me the cross sectional drawings as well? thanks


LightBicycle 2017/04/24

Hello Sir, Thanks for your inquiry. The U65mm rim ERD is 510mm (not including nipple head dimension). Rim profile attached for your reference and let us know if there is any questions. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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