700C Gravel-Optimized-Aero-Shape 56mm depth hand-built carbon road disc wheels - 30mm wide and tubeless compatible

Buy & Configure

Global warehouse ship to most countries while the North America warehouse only ship to the United States and Canada

GLOBAL OPTIONS
NORTH AMERICA OPTIONS
  • 1

    HUB

  • 2

    SPOKES/NIPPLES

  • 3

    RIM

  • 4

    ACCESSORIES

  • 5

    OVERVIEW

HUB

Hub Brand This is a required option.

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Novatec 287g 27 9 4 4 Inexpensive Three China NOVATEC
Bitex 258g 24 9 4 4 Light Two China BITEX
DT 350 374g 18/36/54 7 8 7 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China DT SWISS
DT 240S 317g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King 326g 45 2 10 10 Rebuildable bearings Nine China CHRIS KING
Industry Nine 327g 60 3 9 9 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Onyx 434g Infinite 2 9 9 Silent, sprag clutch Eighteen+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX

* For the rank: 1 Worst, 10 Best.

* POE = Points of Engagement

* DT hubs come standard with an 18t star ratchet but are upgradeable to 36 or 54t.

* Average weight will vary slightly depending on axle and freehub combination.

DT SWISS 240S

DT SWISS 350

Chris King R45D

Novatec D411SB / D412SB

Front Axle This is a required option.

Front-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 100mm

15 / 100mm

QR / 100mm

Rear Axle This is a required option.

Rear-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 142mm

QR / 135mm

Freehub Body This is a required option.

Shimano 11 speed road freehubs come with a spacer ring. If you have an 11 speed road cassette then you do not need to use this spacer. If you have a 8/9/10 speed cassette, you will need to use the space behind the cassette. Campy 10 and 11 speed use the same freehub body.
Sram XD-R Freehubs do not need a spacer if you have an XD-R (Road) cassette. Mountain bike XD cassettes can be run with a spacer on an XD Freehub.

Shimano Road 11S

Sram XDR

Spoke Head This is a required option.

J-bend version: use J-bend hubs and spokes
Straight pull version: use straight pull hubs and spokes

straight pull

J-bend

Brake System This is a required option.

6-Bolt is the more common traditional option.
Centerlock uses a unique interface and it is also convertable to 6-bolt. If you need the conversion kit, please contact us.

6-bolt

Center lock

Hub Color This is a required option.

Black

Matte Mango

Front Holes Count This is a required option.

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

24H

28H

Rear Holes Count This is a required option.

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

24H

28H

Ratchet This is a required option.

DT Swiss hubs use star ratchets and are available in 3 different models with varying points of engagement.

18T - Deepest teeth, slowest engagement, least amount of maintenance, suitable for powerful riders.

36T - Happy medium, doubles the engagement points.

54T - Super fast engagement, but shallow teeth require more careful re-greasing and the thru-axle should be checked every ride.

18T

27T

36T

45T

54T

Spoke This is a required option.

Brand Model Type Thread Diameter (mm) Weight(g) Gauge Riding Style Available(Warehouse Location)
Sapim Race Double Butted 2.0 - 1.8 - 2.0 5.7g (260mm) 14G Heavy Duty North America, China
Sapim D-Light Double Butted 2.0 - 1.65 - 2.0 4.8g (260mm) 14G Versatile North America, China
Sapim CX-Ray Aero 2.0 - 0.9/2.3 - 2.0 4.4g (260mm) N/A Light Aero North America, China
DT SWISS Competition Race Double Butted 2.0 - 1.6 - 2.0 4.8g (260mm) 14G Versatile China
Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 Aero 2.0 - 0.95/2.2 - 2.0 4.4g (260mm) N/A Inexpensive Aero China

Sapim D-Light – The best all-around and most popular spoke for carbon wheels. Lightweight but incredibly strong.
Sapim Race – Our strongest and stiffest spoke. These spokes are suitable for heavy or extremely aggressive riders who need a stiffer wheel.
Sapim CX-Ray – The lightest spoke in our lineup is still quite strong due to the elasticity and amazing fatigue life.

DT Competition Race - All Mountain and XC spoke used by the Chinese location as a substitue for the D-Light (depending on availability)

Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 - An inexpensive bladed spoke, great for road and cyclocross riding.

Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420

Sapim CX Ray

Nipple This is a required option.

Nipple Brand Model Material Color Length Available
(Warehouse Location)
Sapim Double Square Secure Lock Alloy Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gold, Lime, Purple, Orange 16mm Norh America
Sapim Polyax/ Polyax Secure Lock Alloy Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gold, Lime, Purple, Orange 14mm China
Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Brass Black 16mm China
DT Swiss DT SQUORX (PRO HEAD PRO LOCK) Alloy Black, Red 15mm China
DT Swiss Standard PRO LOCK Brass Black 14mm China

Aluminium Black

Aluminium Red

Brass Black

Brake System This is a required option.

Disc

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 (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 >>

No

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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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.

- + Pair

Hub Brand This is a required option.

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Novatec 287g 27 9 4 4 Inexpensive Three China NOVATEC
Bitex 258g 24 9 4 4 Light Two China BITEX
DT 350 374g 18/36/54 7 8 7 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China DT SWISS
DT 240S 317g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King 326g 45 2 10 10 Rebuildable bearings Nine China CHRIS KING
Industry Nine 327g 60 3 9 9 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Onyx 434g Infinite 2 9 9 Silent, sprag clutch Eighteen+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX

* For the rank: 1 Worst, 10 Best.

* POE = Points of Engagement

* DT hubs come standard with an 18t star ratchet but are upgradeable to 36 or 54t.

* Average weight will vary slightly depending on axle and freehub combination.

DT SWISS 240S

Industry Nine Torch

Onyx Classic

Front Axle This is a required option.

Front-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 100mm

15 / 100mm

QR / 100mm

Rear Axle This is a required option.

Rear-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 142mm

QR / 135mm

Freehub Body This is a required option.

Shimano 11 speed road freehubs come with a spacer ring. If you have an 11 speed road cassette then you do not need to use this spacer. If you have a 8/9/10 speed cassette, you will need to use the space behind the cassette. Campy 10 and 11 speed use the same freehub body.
Sram XD-R Freehubs do not need a spacer if you have an XD-R (Road) cassette. Mountain bike XD cassettes can be run with a spacer on an XD Freehub.

Shimano Road 11S Alloy

Sram XDR Alloy

Campy 11S Alloy

Spoke Head This is a required option.

J-bend version: use J-bend hubs and spokes
Straight pull version: use straight pull hubs and spokes

J-bend

Brake System This is a required option.

6-Bolt is the more common traditional option.
Centerlock uses a unique interface and it is also convertable to 6-bolt. If you need the conversion kit, please contact us.

6-bolt

Center lock

Hub Color This is a required option.

Anodized-Black

Anodized-Black Matte

Anodized-Blue

Anodized-Green

Anodized-Orange

Anodized-Purple

Anodized-Red

Anodized-Silver

Black

Blue

Gold

Green

Lime

Orange

Pink

Powdercoat-Black Aura

Powdercoat-Blue Baby

Powdercoat-Blue Candy

Powdercoat-Gold

Powdercoat-Green Antifreeze

Powdercoat-Green Fluorescent

Powdercoat-Green Kawasaki

Powdercoat-Pink Fluorescent

Powdercoat-Purple Candy

Purple

Red

Silver

Turquoise

Front Holes Count This is a required option.

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

24H

28H

Rear Holes Count This is a required option.

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

24H

28H

Ratchet This is a required option.

DT Swiss hubs use star ratchets and are available in 3 different models with varying points of engagement.

18T - Deepest teeth, slowest engagement, least amount of maintenance, suitable for powerful riders.

36T - Happy medium, doubles the engagement points.

54T - Super fast engagement, but shallow teeth require more careful re-greasing and the thru-axle should be checked every ride.

18T

36T

54T

60T

Sprag Clutch

Spoke This is a required option.

Brand Model Type Thread Diameter (mm) Weight(g) Gauge Riding Style Available(Warehouse Location)
Sapim Race Double Butted 2.0 - 1.8 - 2.0 5.7g (260mm) 14G Heavy Duty North America, China
Sapim D-Light Double Butted 2.0 - 1.65 - 2.0 4.8g (260mm) 14G Versatile North America, China
Sapim CX-Ray Aero 2.0 - 0.9/2.3 - 2.0 4.4g (260mm) N/A Light Aero North America, China
DT SWISS Competition Race Double Butted 2.0 - 1.6 - 2.0 4.8g (260mm) 14G Versatile China
Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 Aero 2.0 - 0.95/2.2 - 2.0 4.4g (260mm) N/A Inexpensive Aero China

Sapim D-Light – The best all-around and most popular spoke for carbon wheels. Lightweight but incredibly strong.
Sapim Race – Our strongest and stiffest spoke. These spokes are suitable for heavy or extremely aggressive riders who need a stiffer wheel.
Sapim CX-Ray – The lightest spoke in our lineup is still quite strong due to the elasticity and amazing fatigue life.

DT Competition Race - All Mountain and XC spoke used by the Chinese location as a substitue for the D-Light (depending on availability)

Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 - An inexpensive bladed spoke, great for road and cyclocross riding.

Sapim CX Ray

Sapim D-Light

Sapim Race

Nipple This is a required option.

Nipple Brand Model Material Color Length Available
(Warehouse Location)
Sapim Double Square Secure Lock Alloy Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gold, Lime, Purple, Orange 16mm Norh America
Sapim Polyax/ Polyax Secure Lock Alloy Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gold, Lime, Purple, Orange 14mm China
Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Brass Black 16mm China
DT Swiss DT SQUORX (PRO HEAD PRO LOCK) Alloy Black, Red 15mm China
DT Swiss Standard PRO LOCK Brass Black 14mm China

Why no brass option? The North America warehouse uses Sapim double square secure lock alloy nipples. The oversized head offers 100% thread engagement and a significant increase in strength. The corrosion-resistant anodized treatment makes the need for heavy brass nipples irrelevant. If you want black brass nipples regardless, you can let us know in the notes section at checkout

Aluminium Black

Aluminium Red

Aluminium Blue

Aluminium Gold

Aluminium Green

Aluminium Lime

Aluminium Orange

Aluminium Purple

Brake System This is a required option.

Disc

Finish This is a required option.

matte

Weave This is a required option.

UD

Decal This is a required option.

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

Non-removable 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

Add Tubeless Tape USD +6 each

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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.

- + Pair

Weight: 1452.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 523+

Weight: 920.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 416+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR56 disc
  • Size 700C
  • Use Road/CX
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 23mm/30mm
  • Depth 56mm
  • ERD 527mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 460+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 135kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 115 ~130kgf front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure 130psi recommended
  • Tire 23C~50C recommended

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The 30mm external and 23mm internal width 56mm deep disc road bike wheels provide the perfect platform for anything from a 23C to 50C road, gravel, or cyclocross tire. This incredibly stiff and aerodynamic 56mm carbon clincher is just as at home on your road race bike as it is on your gravel rig. Whether you're sprinting for primes or tackling a 200-mile gravel epic, the versatile AR56 disc are the deep road bike wheels that are up for the challenge.

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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COMMENTS

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Marcin 2019/10/06

Hi, I found some different information on your website. Can you verify this? In description here you wrote that on this rim we can install tires 28C to 50C but in label above there is information that for this wheel we can use 23C to 50C. So, what is correct? Best regards Marcin


LightBicycle 2019/10/07

Hi Marcin, Thanks for your correction! 23C~50C is the correct one for this 30mm wide road disc wheelset.I will have our guys correcting it these days. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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John 2019/09/25

Can these wheels come with hidden nipples and no rim bed holes.


LightBicycle 2019/10/01

Hi John, Yes, it is okay to manufacture the AR56 road disc wheels with internal nipples. The nipples will be hidden inside. And it is okay to make wheels without spoke access holes on rim bed. We can work on invoice for you if you are ready to order. Or you can place the order through our website and leave a message on the order. Then we can see it and will double check with you to make sure everything is correct. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Juno 2019/09/21

Hi, I wanted to order an AR56 wheelset using the Global Options. I have 2 questions: 1) Could I get the front wheel with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and the rear wheel with Sapim Race spokes? 2) I want to get the wheels with Stealth (Grey) decals under the clearcoat. Could I buy an additional set of stickers in Orange that I could affix and remove later?


LightBicycle 2019/09/23

Hi Juno, Please find our reply as below. 1. Yes, it is okay to build this road gravel wheels disc with front sapim cx-ray spokes, but rear with sapim race spokes. 2. It is okay to manufacture grey decal under clearcoat. But we do not have orange road wheels stickers here. I am sorry about that. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Ian 2019/09/15

Hi, Do you do the logos in black? If so, would I just select "no logo" when purchasing and put that request in the notes? Thanks. Ian


LightBicycle 2019/09/16

Hi Ian, Yes, we can make the logo in black on these 30mm wide gravel road disc wheelset. You can just leave your requirement when you check out or allow me to create the order for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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