FALCON rim WR45 disc CX/Gravel

700C 32mm wide 45mm deep carbon road disc rim clincher New Gen Aero Shape tubeless compatible

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    OVERVIEW

RIM

Brake System This is a required option.

Disc

Version This is a required option.

Version Standard Flyweight
Weight Standard 42g - 70g lighter
Material Toray T700 Toray T800 and T700
Layup Standard Layup New layup for weight saving
Max Weight Loaded 135kg 90kg

Standard

Flyweight USD +12

Bead type This is a required option.

hook

hookless

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.

16H

18H

20H

24H

28H

32H

36H

Finish This is a required option.

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

glossy

matte

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 (matte colors). 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 >>

Blank (No decal)

Stealth (Grey)

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

White

Yellow

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

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Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + PCS

Brake System This is a required option.

Disc

Version This is a required option.

Version Standard Flyweight
Weight Standard 42g - 70g lighter
Material Toray T700 Toray T800 and T700
Layup Standard Layup New layup for weight saving
Max Weight Loaded 135kg 90kg

Standard

Flyweight USD +12

Bead type This is a required option.

hook

Hole Count This is a required option.

ROAD Product
Road rim brake: Stocked in 20h and 24h
Road disc: Stocked in 24h and 28h

MTB Product
MTB rims: Stocked in 32h. Only XC Flyweight rims are stocked in 28h as well as 32h
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 contact us.

24H

28H

Finish This is a required option.

matte

Weave This is a required option.

UD

Decal This is a required option.

NA warehouse offers road rims and flyweight rims using super light waterslide decals (glossy black). The decal is very thin and applied under a clearcoat so they are non-removeable.

Non-removeable glossy black waterslide graphics

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.

We use a tubeless tape with high tensile strength and only one lap is required so it is very light. It uses a natural rubber adhesive that does not leave any residue on the rims.

If you would like to purchase an additional roll of tape (not installed), then you can find that in the accessories section here- Buying Tubeless Rim Tape

None

Apply Tubeless Tape USD +8 each

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Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + PCS

Weight: 450.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 179+

Weight: 450.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 179+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model WR45 disc
  • Size 700C
  • Series FALCON
  • Use CX/Gravel
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 25mm/32mm
  • Depth 45mm
  • ERD 549mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight Standard 450+/-15g, Flyweight 408+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit (on flat ground) Standard 135kg, Flyweight 90kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±8°
  • Spoke Tension 115 ~ 130kgf front, 120 ~130kgf rear
  • Tire Pressure (with 28C) Hook: 80psi, Hookless: 50psi max
  • Tire 28C~50C recommended

Read more for TL tire pressure charts

Read more for actual road tire width

TECH

As one of our widest road rims designs, the WR45 is the answer for the gravel rider trying to squeeze out every aerodynamic advantage from their setup.

Designed with racing in mind, the WR45 features a deep U-shape profile that cuts through crosswinds and decreases lateral resistance. With a 45mm deep and stiff profile, the WR45 is designed for experienced bike handlers looking for an aero edge or larger riders.

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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.

Learn More >>

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WHAT IS IN THE BOX

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Gallery

Stefan : I am very happy with my brand-new Light Bicycle WR45 rims. Starting with my order up to delivery the customer service of the Light Bicycle sales team was top notch, always very prompt, friendly and supportive including perfect spoke calculations. I have laced the rims with Chris King R45 disc hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. All in all the rims suit my needs perfectly, as they are very light and super-stiff. Will surely order rims again from Light Bicycle as soon as the need arises. Highly recommended!
Austria
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LB : WR45 Disc Standard hook matte UD 28H external hole Without Holes
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LB : Rims: WR45 Disc Standard hook matte UD external hole Without Holes Hubs: DT SWISS 240S 12 / 100mm straight-pull Center lock 24H DT SWISS 240S 12 / 142mm Shimano Road 11S 24H 36T Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Black Nipples: Sapim Brass Black Polyax Secure Lock External
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Steven : The WR45 rims have been brilliant. Built them up on DT swiss 350 hubs, and have been running them with 38c challenge gravel grinders on my Trek Crockett CX bike.
UK(Britain)
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LB : WR45 Disc Flyweight hook satin UD 24H external hole Without Holes WR45 Disc Flyweight hook satin UD 24H external hole Without Holes HUB-F Center lock 12 / 100mm 24H straight pull Black DT SWISS 240S NBK HUB-R 12 / 142mm Center lock 36T straight pull Black DT SWISS 240S 24H NBK Shimano Road 11S Alloy SPOKE Sapim CX Ray NIPPLE Aluminium Black
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Dan : WR45 wheelset. For reference they are running wtb riddler 37. The wheels have transformed the bike. Absolute dream.
Australia
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COMMENTS

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Matthew 2020/03/26

As a 15yo 65kg road and cross rider trying to build a super light aero wheelset do you think the flyweights would be strong enough? Thanks


LightBicycle 2020/03/26

Hi Matthew, The WR45 road disc rim with flightweight version is strong enough for 65KG rider.Do you like rims only or complete wheelset 700C? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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