FALCON WHEELSET AR46 DISC Road/CX/Gravel

700C Gravel-Optimized-Aero-Shape 46mm depth hand-built carbon road disc wheels - 28mm wide and 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.

  • Rim Model AR46 disc
  • Size 700C
  • Series FALCON
  • Use Road/CX/Gravel
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width Hook 21mm/28mm, Hookless 22.5mm/28mm
  • Depth 46mm
  • ERD 548mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 435+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit (on flat ground) 130kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 115 ~130kgf front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tire Pressure (with 25C) Hook: 110psi, Hookless: 70psi max
  • Tire 23C~43C recommended

Read more for TL tire pressure charts

Read more for actual road tire width

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, Industry Nine 1/1, Chris King R45D, Novatec D411SB / D412SB, Industry Nine Torch, Carbon-Ti X-Hub, Onyx Vesper
  • Front Axle Size 12 / 100mm, 15 / 100mm, QR / 100mm
  • Rear Axle Size 12 / 142mm, QR / 135mm
  • Driver Body Shimano Road 11S, Shimano Road 11S Alloy, Sram XDR Alloy, Sram XDR, Campy 11S Alloy
  • Hole 24H, 28H

OTHER PARTS

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

  • Spokes Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420, Sapim CX Ray, Sapim CX Sprint-Rear drive side/ CX Ray-Other sides, Sapim D-Light, Sapim Race
  • Nipples Aluminium Black, Aluminium Red, Brass Black, Aluminium Blue, Aluminium Gold, Aluminium Green, Aluminium Lime, Aluminium Orange, Aluminium Purple

TECH

Featuring a wide 28mm external width, this tubeless ready wheelset offers a wide and stable platform for everything from road to gravel tires.

With the 21mm internal width and 46mm depth, the 46mm wheels are well suited as an aerodynamic gravel race wheels or a deep dish cyclocross wheelset. The width is versatile enough for 25-28c road tires and lighten up your road bike to give you an edge at the next Gran Fondo!

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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

Timothy: AR46 with Chris King CL 28 hubs and Sapim Laser spokes (final build coming in 2021). Looking natty! (Rim Finish: Glossy UD)
Canada
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Light: RIMS: AR46 disc Recon series matte UD 700c 24/24H tubeless-ready HUBS: Hope RS4 Purple SP CL 12/100mm 12/142mm Shimano Road 11S SPOKES: Sapim CX Ray NIPPLES: Brass Black Wheelset Weight: 1539.32 grams
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Light: Rims: AR46 Disc hook Satin Finish UD Weave 24/24H Tubeless Hubs: Onyx Vesper 12/100mm C-lock Anodized-Purple Onyx Vesper 12/142mm C-lock Anodized-Purple Shimano Road 11S Alloy Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Black J-bend Nipples: Sapim Aluminium Black external Weight: 1746.28 grams
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Peter: My AR 46 have arrived and I’m really pleased with them. Nicely finished and beautiful rims that I’m going to use for my next winter project. Thanks, Lightbicycle! When the bike is finished I will send some pictures. Peter from Holland.
Netherlands
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Daniele: Finished the wheels with HOPE RS4 hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes. The customer told me it’s the best wheelset he ever rode in his career (his 60 yo)
France
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Michael: My LB AR46 wheelset (I9 Torch silver hubs with silver nipples and Sapim CX-ray spokes) mounted up to my custom '20 Trek Madone SLR7.
United States
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COMMENTS

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Liam 2020/12/04

I'm after a set of disc road wheels. These ones look great - 28mm wide, 46 deep, and extremely light. But the description says they're for road, cx and gravel, but "gravel optimised". Does that mean a different set of wheels would be a better choice / faster for road?


LightBicycle 2020/12/07

Hi Liam, Can you describe the wind condition on your side? AR46 road disc wheels 700C provides better aerodynamics in no wind. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Paul 2020/10/17

Outstanding customer service. Quick to reply and answer customer's concerns questions and provide alternatives to meet customer's needs, as well as (*"ABC"...Always Be Closing...") *Glen Ross. The AR46 is my 2nd pair from Light Bicycles. Continue the outstanding job.


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Angelo 2020/09/01

Hello, is it possible to have a customization (and the quotation) whit different rims for front and rear: front: AR36 DISC-28mm wide-36mm deep rear: AR46 DISC-28mm wide-46mm deep HUB: Novatec D411SB / D412SB AXLE: 12 / 100mm - 12 / 142mm Freehub: Shimano Road 11S Brake System: centerlock Spoke: Sapim CX Ray Nipple: Aluminium Black Bead type: hook Finish: matte Weave: 3k Center Channel Hole: With Holes Decal: Stealth (Grey) Valve Stem: None Tubeless Tape: Add Tubeless Tape Expedition: to Italy whit prepaid Taxes Thanks in advance, Angelo


LightBicycle 2020/09/02

Hi Angelo, Yes, we can custom build a mixed depth wheelset 700C 28mm wide for you. We just sent it throught email to you. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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B5000 2020/08/27

Love this wheelset - it's been excellent in all conditions. Wondering if you will ever make a flyweight version?


LightBicycle 2020/08/28

Hi Bryant, Yes, we can custom make a lighter version road disc for you if you want. May i know your weight please? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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RP 2020/07/15

Hi, What is the approximate shipping cost to New Zealand?


LightBicycle 2020/07/15

Hi RP, Currently, we only have FedEx that available for New Zealand shipments. Do you like AR46 road disc wheelset? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Buco 2020/05/26

Hello, what is the diameter of the spoke hole in the rim? Thanks


LightBicycle 2020/05/27

Hi Buco, The spoke access hole on the rim bed is 8mm by default. The nipple hole on the inner side of the rim is 4.5mm for the external nipples and 2.5mm for the inner nipples. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jim 2020/03/03

Can you do Cannondale offset 6mm wheels


LightBicycle 2020/03/03

Hi Jim, Yes, we could do the Cannondale offset 6mm offset on rear wheel for you. May i know your 700C disc wheelset specs here? Then we can work on invoice accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Eddy 2020/02/15

Vorrei acquistare questa ruota: Coppia ruote 700C-FALCON Set ruote AR46 disco-28mm larghezza-46mm profondità, come devo fare per effettuare l'ordine? Assale anteriore 12/100 posteriore 12/142 ruota libera shimano 11v , sistema frenante centerlock, mozzo nero


LightBicycle 2020/02/15

Hi Eddy, Thank you for your reaching out! We can work on invoice for road disc wheelset AR46 for you. Which hubs do you like? DT Swiss 350 or 240S? Then we can work on invoice accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Lou 2020/02/12

Is it possible to purchase a wheelset from LightBicycle with the RRU45CO2d rims, RED Novatec hubs (D791SB/D792SB), RED nipples, and Sapim CX-Ray spokes 28 spokes front and rear? If so, here is what I would like.... - Rims: RRU45C02d, UD matte 28H, no brake surface (for disc), with RED lightbicycle decal - Hubs: RED Novatec D791/D792, J-Bend, front QR/100 / rear QR/135, Shimano road 11S, 6-Bolt - Spokes: black Sapim CX-Ray bladed - Nipples: RED aluminum What would be the price, including shipping, in Canadian Dollars? Thank You.


LightBicycle 2020/02/12

Hi Lou, Thanks for your reaching out! We had sent you R45 road disc wheelset with Novatec hub price to your email address. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Vandit 2019/12/19

Hello - I am interested in a pair of 40-46mm lightweight road disc wheels, with 28mm external/21mm internal rim width and using U-shaped hubs (not V-shaped). I was looking at this one, but it appears to be a V-shaped rim: https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-Gravel-Optimized-Aero-Shape-46mm-depth-hand-built-carbon-road-disc-wheels---28mm-wide-and-tubeless-compatible.html Would you have anything that fits my needs? Thank you!


LightBicycle 2019/12/24

Hi Vandit, We will have new 28mm wide 35mm and 45mm 700C rims in two months. They will be more close to U shape. If you are not urgent, you can wait for these two new models. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kieran 2020/01/09

Hi LightBicycle Love your products, range and customisation options by the way. I’m also interested in the upcoming 45mm deep u shaped rims with a 28mm rim width. Is it possible to be advised when they are available, I rarely check your website. Many thanks, K


LightBicycle 2020/01/10

Hi Kieran, The AR46 (28mm wide, 46mm deep) rim was between the U-shape and V-shape profile. The fact is that we tested many shapes during our developing process, and turns out this shape is with the best aero and stiff performance among all other designs we made. And so far, this shape has proved to be a great rim for road/CX/gravel use by so many riders and became our best seller. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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