FALCON rim R65 Road

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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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
  • Series FALCON
  • 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 (with 25C) 130psi max
  • Tire 21C-38C recommended

Read more for actual road tire width

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 >>

Gallery

LB : R65 Non Disc - High TG Surface matte 3K 28H external hole With Holes HUB-R Sturmey-Archer T-S2C 162mm 2-Speed J-bend Coaster Brake Black 28H 22T NBK SPOKE Sapim CX Ray Black J-bend uncertain NIPPLE Sapim Aluminium Black Polyax Secure Lock External
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LB : R65 (RRU65C02) Non-Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface 32H matte UD R55 (RRU55C02) Non-Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface 32H matte UD
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Lance : 65mm x 25mm rims, Bitex hubs, 24 spoke-2x, Sapim Race spokes, Sapim brass nipples, Sapim HM washers.
United States
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LB : Special custom decals with Light Bicycle logos R65 matte UD 24H With brake surface
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LB : 2 to 1 spoke pattern rear R65 glossy 20H Internal hole With Holes Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface 12K Twill Vertical R65 24H glossy Internal hole With Holes Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface 12K Twill Vertical HUB-F QR / 100mm Non Disc 20H J-bend Black Bitex RAF10 NBK HUB-R 24T Non Disc J-bend Black Bitex QR / 130mm Shimano Road 11S 24H RAR9 NBK SPOKE Black J-bend uncertain Sapim CX Ray NIPPLE Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Internal Aluminium Black The logo on Bitex hubs is removed out of special requests.
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Rob : 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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COMMENTS

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Marc 2020/07/24

Hello LB, I am after a wheelset for my fixed gear bike, running 100mm front / 120mm rear axle length. The R65 would be a perfect rim but I see you do not offer a fixie/track build option in your menu. Is there a LB track hub as a build option? Thank you and regards, Marc.


LightBicycle 2020/07/24

Hi Marc, Have you checked out our hub list? Let me know which hub you prefer and I will send you the quote for R65 track wheelset 700C. https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Light-Bicycle-Bike-Hub-List-of-2020.html Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Luuk 2020/04/27

Hi, I was wondering how a 25 and 28 mm tyre would fit. do you have pictures of this sort of rim with both tyre sizes? Luuk


LightBicycle 2020/04/27

Hi Luuk, Yes, we do have some tires tested on 700C road bike wheels. Which tire do you have? You can check out the actual tire weight on this page https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Claimed-Weight-vs-Actual-Weight-of-Bike-Tires.html. And the tire fitting on this page https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Road-Bike-Tire-Width-Charts.html. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stefan 2020/03/12

Hey, are the 700c 622mm or larger?


LightBicycle 2020/03/13

Hi Stefan, Yes, the 700c rims' BSD is 622mm (ISO standard). So you should match a 700c-622 tire to the rim 65mm deep 700C. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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RD 2020/02/05

I am looking at maybe purchasing a pair of either R65 or R88 rims for my time trial bike. Is it possible to get a quote for the TPD delivery for those items to the United Kingdom?


LightBicycle 2020/02/06

Hi RD, We just sent the quotation with shipping cost for these 700C bike rims to your email address. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Alexander 2019/12/29

Hi there, I am inquiring about a wheel set build, I am really interested in the 65mm and 88mm combo for the triathlon bike that i have. I currently have the 45mm wheel set made by your company for the road bike and I love them. Please contact me if you can, thank you! -Alex


LightBicycle 2019/12/31

Hi Alex, Yes, we can build a mixed depth combo 700C wheels road rim brake for you. The single wheel option is not available online currently, so I will create an invoice for you for this order. What hubs do you want to build with? DT Swiss 240S or 350 hubs? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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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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