700C V-shape 36mm depth hand-built carbon road wheels - 28mm 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
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    HUB

  • 2

    SPOKES/NIPPLES

  • 3

    RIM

  • 4

    ACCESSORIES

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    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

Novatec A291SB-SL / F482SB-SL
(Non-disc Only)

Bitex RAF10 / RAR9
(Non-disc Only)

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.

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.

QR / 130mm

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

Campy 11S

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.

Road-Rim-High-TG-Surface-Grooved-Graphene-Surface

Disc: The disc hub has optional 6-bolt or center lock version.The matched disc rim does not have a 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(Rim brake): By default, the rim brake 700C road rims come with an advanced High TG surface whose braking power and reliability is significantly improved over a basalt braking surface.

Our newest Grooved Graphene Surface is ready now. The price is $30 added for each rim. If you would like to update with newest brake tracks, please contact us at sales@lightbicycle.com.

Non Disc

Hub Color This is a required option.

Black

Red

White

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.

20H

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

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

24T

27T

36T

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

Bead type This is a required option.

Rim width (hook): 28mm external/21mm internal
Rim width (hookless): 28mm external/22.5mm internal

Both hook and hookless rims are built using the same dimensions and materials. The max tire pressure for hooked version of the rim is 160psi. The hookless version of the rims features more impact strength and a max tire pressure of 80psi.

The hookless version is designed with low pressure impact resistance in mind. If you are planning to run a tire pressure above 80psi, the hooked version would be a better choice.

hook

hookless

Brake System This is a required option.

Road-Rim-High-TG-Surface-Grooved-Graphene-Surface

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

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

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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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: 1361.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 505+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR36
  • Size 700C
  • 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
  • Tyre Pressure Hook: 130psi, Hookless: 80psi (recommended max)
  • Tire 23C~43C recommended

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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.

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 >>

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Panda Cub : 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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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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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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