FALCON WHEELSET AR36 Road/CX/Gravel

700C V-shape 36mm depth hand-built carbon road 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 AR36
  • Size 700C
  • Series FALCON
  • Use Road/CX/Gravel
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width Hook 21mm/28mm, Hookless 22.5mm/28mm
  • Depth 36mm
  • ERD 568mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 440+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 125kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±5°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) 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, Novatec A291SB-SL / F482SB-SL, Bitex RAF10 / RAR9, Carbon-Ti X-Hub
  • Front Axle Size QR / 100mm
  • Rear Axle Size QR / 130mm
  • Driver Body Shimano Road 11S, Campy 11S, Sram XDR
  • Hole 20H, 24H

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
  • Nipples Aluminium Black, Aluminium Red, Brass Oil slick, Brass Black

TECH

The most versatile option in our road lineup, together with its sibling AR36 disc, the 36mm can handle cyclocross, road racing, and all-day gravel rides. The mid-depth rim profile has a reassuring stiffness, building confidence through ruts and railing corners. It remains compliant for long-distance and weighs at just 440g per rim.

This wide tubeless ready platform has a 21mm internal width, suitable for a wide range of tire choices.

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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

Light Bicycle: AR36 (RR36C02) Non-Disc grooved graphene surface satin UD 28H external nipple hole without Spoke access holes With water drain hole Weight: 881 grams
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Light Bicycle: Rims: AR36 700c Falcon 20/24H Hubs: Bitex RAF10 RAR9 QR / 100mm QR / 130mm J-bend Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Nipples: Sapim Aluminium Black Decals: Stealth/Grey Weight: 1306 grams
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Ron: Staggered 36/46mm 28 wide loving it!
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Light Bicycle: Rims: AR36 non-disc 700c falcon 20/24H Hubs: Bitex RAF10/RAR9 J-bend QR / 100mm QR / 130mm Spokes: Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 Nipples: Sapim Brass Black
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Scott: They arrived! They look good and ride even better.
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Panda: The wheelset has been great! Here's the configuration. RR36C02 wheelset. Hub Novatec 411SB/412SB Center Lock Straight Pull Shimano freehub, Spokes Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 bladed 28Fx28R black, Nipples Sapim Polyax Black
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COMMENTS

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Mike 2020/10/21

Hi there, Can you make any of you gravel wheelsets in 26inch wheel size and for the rim brake? If yes, weight-wise they need to carry between 80kg to 120kg of the load (If I take my daughter to the nursery) Mainly road/city use with occasional off-road/gravel. I'm planning to use 28mm (26x1 1/8) tyres and potentially something 26 x 1.5 for winter. Can you lace them to QR/100mm front and QR/135mm in the back? I suppose that we are looking at minimum 28H front and 32H back. Also do you use Americal Classic hubs: (for example Micro 58 front and 210 rear)? Kind regards, Mike


LightBicycle 2020/10/21

Hi Mike, We have attached RM26C02(23mm inner/30mm wide), hook version. For this rim, it is okay to have rim brake version.https://www.lightbicycle.com/wider-mtb-26er-carbon-bike-rim-26-inch-rims.html We have Industry Nine hydra or Torch hubs from 100mm QR/rear 135mm QR. We do not have American Classic hubs. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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kenny 2019/09/10

Is there any way to order a wheelset with a fixed gear/track hub in the rear?


LightBicycle 2019/09/11

Hi Kenny, Sure, we have DT Swiss and Novatec track hubs here. We can build track wheels with this 700C rims for you. We sent quotation to your email, Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Michael 2019/08/14

Hi Light Bicycle Support Team, may I ask, would it possible to order the AR36 Rim-Brake Rim with silver Industry Nine Torch Classic Road Hubs? Thanks a lot! Regards Michael


LightBicycle 2019/08/15

Hi Michael, we can build the AR36 road disc wheelset with Industry Nine hubs for you even though the option is not available online currently. We send you the wheelset price to your email address directly. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Gary 2019/06/27

I'm looking to purchase a set of wheels. Will I be charged customs or duty taxes if they are shipped to the United States. The North American division does not have the choice hubs I'm looking for. Also, I received a 3% discount code and it does not seem to be valid.


LightBicycle 2019/06/27

Hi Gary, 1. What hub are you looking for? I can check the availability for you if you want the road 28mm wide 700C wheelset to be shipped from North America warehouse. 2. Yes, there will be customs fees charged by your local authority. But we usually lower the declared value to USD220 for one wheelset so you can pay less tax. Let me know if this work for you. 3. Have you activated the coupon code by share to Facebook? You can copy the code only when it's activated. There are some conditions for the activation, You will need to use the same device for sharing and coupon code application. But, I can use the discount for you if you can send me a screenshot with your post. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Gary 2019/06/14

I'm looking to build up a set of wheels for cyclocross. 33mm tubeless tires.. Do I need hook or hookless rims?


LightBicycle 2019/06/15

Hi Gary, If you are not running under 80psi, then go with hook version to make the tire sit tight onto the rim, if you are running under 80psi, you can choose hookless. But we do really recommend you to go for hook version. There are really less people choosing hookless for cyclocross wheels. It is more safe when you ride higher tire pressure. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sam 2019/06/09

I'm trying to work out whether to get the hook or hookless rims. I ride on the road only and run 28mm tyres. Tyre pressure is typically around 65psi. Do the hookless rims provide a better aero profile for the tyre than the hooked? Is either stronger than the other for a) hits and b) potential damage from tyre levers during rim fitting? Regards


LightBicycle 2019/06/10

Hi Sam, For more than 65PSI on road disc wheelset, we do recommend hook version. And most customers order hook. There are really few customers choosing hookless. For hook, it can hold higher tire pressure to prevent from tires blowing off. For hook and hookless the aero performance is the same. For RR36C02 rims/wheels, they are easy to mount/take off tires. Our engineers do not need brake levers at all. For using brake level, if it is rubber levers, it will not damage the rims normally. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jake 2019/05/19

Does light bicycle have rim brake wheels?


LightBicycle 2019/05/20

Hi Jake, Yes, we canufacture this 700C wheelset hat you are interested in a rim-brake version. Here's the quote for your ref, you can add the item to your cart at https://www.lightbicycle.com/site/share-cart?id=414 Or do you like to have other specs for the wheelset? Let me know and I will quote accordingly. You can click global and choose "non disc" hubs. Then this wide road wheelset will be with rim brake accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Nathan 2019/04/06

Hi, I would like to buy a set of RG922 rims with onyx hubs that have a XD free hub body with 6 bolt brakes and 12/142 mm axle. Thanks Nate


LightBicycle 2019/04/09

Hi Nate, I saw our sales have arranged invoice for RG922 gravel wheelset with Onyx hubs for you, and you have placed the already. Thank you so much for your support! Thanks, Lightbicycle


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James 2019/02/20

Hi. Can you please quote me for the following wheelset configuration? Thanks so much. RIMS: WR36C02 HUBS: INDUSTRY NINE FRONT AXLE: 15/100 REAR AXLE: 12/142 FREEHUB BODY: SRAM XDR ALLOY SPOKE HEAD: J-BEND BRAKE SYSTEM: 6-BOLT HUB COLOR: BLUE FRONT HOLES; 28H REAR HOLES: 28H RATCHET: 60T SPOKE: SAPIM CX RAY NIPPLE: ALUMINUM BLACK BEAD TYPE: HOOKLESS FINISH: MATTE WEAVE: UD DECAL: NONE VALVE STEM: NONE TUBELESS TAPE: YES


LightBicycle 2019/02/21

Hi James, We have lots of Industry Nine hubs in our US warehouse. I have forwared your inquiry to our US team and they will contact you ASAP. Or you can call +1 (253) 216-2535 for urgent service. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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David 2019/02/10

I’m looking at the wr6c02, but wanted to get a hub with an xd driver (or even better would be an XDR driver, and Novatec is fine). Is this possible? 15x100 and 12x142, centerlock, 28 hole. Spain spokes and brass nipples. Matte and UD weave, hookless. With valve stems, tubeless tape, and an extra spoke of each length used. If possible, can I get a quote? Thanks


LightBicycle 2019/02/16

Hi David Currently, we only have XDR freehub is only available for DT Swiss 240s/350. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Rosario 2018/10/18

I would like to have some clarifications: 1. except the weight difference, is there any difference in terms of performance (rolling resistance) between the DT Swiss 240 and 350? 2. For a road "racing" bike is better a ratchet 18 or 36? Please clarify why... 3. what's the difference between Pillar and Sapim spokes?


LightBicycle 2018/10/20

Hi Rosario, Please check our reply as below. 1. DT Swiss 240S hubs are with higher end parts inside than 350 hubs. 2. The 36t or 54t provides a noticeable amount of extra engagement points which helps when ratcheting your freehub during slow speed technical situations. It will help the wheelset feel more responsive overall. The 18t is more reliable as the grooves are the deepest in the star ratchet, whereas the 54t has the shallowest grooves and the 36t is right in between those 2. If you put out a lot of torque and don't like messing with your equipment, stick with the 18t, but if you want more engagement the 36/54t offer a noticeable performance gain. 3. Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420: An inexpensive bladed spoke, great for XC and trail riding. Sapim CX-RAY: Our most durable bladed spoke. Its low weight, aerodynamics, and flexibility make it a popular choice for racing at all levels. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Rosario 2018/10/21

Thanks for your reply. Having high end parts doesn’t always mean having better performance. I would be grate if you can be more specific letting me know if the 350 hub is less efficient and has less performances than the 240 s. For example I mean putting same output power on the flat...is the speed of the 350 and 240 the same? Thanks


LightBicycle 2018/12/08

Hi Rosario, DT 240S hubs are lighter than 350 hubs. The DT 240S have stainless bearings. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Andrew 2018/11/17

Do you offer a 24h front and 28h rear (2-cross for both) build option for this set? Doesn't allow that combo when selecting build options. Thanks so much! Cheers, A.


LightBicycle 2018/11/17

Hi Andrew, It is okay to build this road disc wheelset front 24H/rear 28H. The price is the same. You can leave a message on the order that you like front 24H/ rear 28H. Then we will see it and double check with you after getting your order. Or you can leave your wheelset specs here, we can work on invoice accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


LightBicycle 2018/11/19

Hi Andrew, It is okay to build this road disc wheelset front 24H/rear 28H. The price is the same. You can leave a message on the order that you like front 24H/ rear 28H. Then we will see it and double check with you after getting your order. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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stefan 2018/11/05

hello do you also have the cx-ray spokes and the nipples in silver available? thanks.


LightBicycle 2018/11/09

Hi Stefan, Sorry, we have only black ones. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Morten 2018/11/05

Hi, do build rear wheels that fit Cannondale AI frames (the rim must be moved 6 mm to the left)? Regards Morten


LightBicycle 2018/11/06

Hi Morten, According to the Cannondale official website, the AI system requires put the drivetrain 6mm to the right. Which means the wheelset must be adjusted accordingly. Otherwise, the whole set won't be balanced. We've built a lot of offset wheelset for the Cannondale AI system for our customers for now. So we are well experienced in this. Are you looking for a wheelset for your AI frames? I understand that you are looking at the WR36C02 (28mm wide, 36mm depth). The wheelset was designed for gravel road riding. Are you planning on using it for your bike project? What would be the tire width you use? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Lucas 2018/09/30

Hi, are the aluminium nipples you use for these wheels Sapim-brand? Thanks. Regards, Lucas


LightBicycle 2018/10/07

Hi Lucas, If you choose the spokes with Sapim cx-ray, we will use Sapim alloy nipple. Choosing DT competition race spokes, we will use DT alloy nipples. Which spokes do you prefer? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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