700C V-shape 46mm 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: 1392.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 515+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR46
  • Size 700C
  • 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 460+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 130kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • 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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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's disc version AR46 disc 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!

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 >>

Gallery

P. McKnight : CAAD10 (2015) - Best upgrade so far! Rims arrived flawless and hooked up to GP5000 tires with no issues.
China
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Jusuf Lazami : Thanks for all your hard efforts, here is ARTAN's Bike and The 46mm Rims built, on Foto. Hope you would like to have it shared. cheers so much. Jo
Germany
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Luc Beaudet : I received my 2 pairs of wheels today. Those are perfect. Thanks Luc
Canada
1
David Downing : Absolutely love my new 46mm wheels! Paired with 25mm GP5000s they ride and handle amazingly well. Fantastic braking performance with the grooved graphene brake track. Could not be happier with my purchase!!
United States
7
David Adams : I just wanted to upload these to show of my bike with the Lightbicycle/CX-RAY/Hope RS4 wheelset and say how pleased I am with them. I have bombed down some pretty rugged trails on these rims and they are great with fantastic tracking! I love this bike and how it rides which is in no small part down to the wheels! Hope you like it.
Switzerland
2
Australia
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COMMENTS

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Martin 2019/07/15

Hi, I am looking for a second set of wheels for my rim brake carbon frame bike to use for weekend training rides 40-80km, and organised rides 90-150km. Please can you let me know if the WR46C02 would be suitable? I weigh 65kg, and live in an area of Sydney that can be windy at times. I will probably be using 25mm tires. Pleaser can you also let me know if shipping costs include Australia GST or will I have to pay custom fees? Thanks Martin


LightBicycle 2019/07/17

Hi Martin, Thanks for inquiry on our website. 46mm deep road wheels could receive negative cross-wind affect significantly if windy days are times and times in your living area. So we recommend the similar but lower 36mm wheelset WR36C02 for you. Due to the free trade agreement between Australia and China on act since Jan 1st, 2019, you do not need to pay customs fees. We did not hear about such charges occur since then. Hope it helps. Please let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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igs 2019/07/12

What spoke count would you recommend for 220 lbs riding weight (rider + bike total)?


LightBicycle 2019/07/12

Hi Sir, For 220 lbs rider, it is not heavy weight. It is okay to have front 24H/rear 24H or front 24H/rear 28H. Do you like 28mm wide 46mm deep disc wheelset or non disc? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tjerk 2019/04/13

Hello, how much does the shipping to germany cost for a carbon clincher wheel set? And how much will the custom duties be? Do you take care of the customs clearance? Best regards Tjerk


LightBicycle 2019/04/13

Hi Tjek, Currently, we provide 2 kinds of shipping methods to Germany for one wheelset. TPD delivery: USD155, tax pre-paid duty, don't need to pay customs tax and VAT cost, 7~12 days roughly for delivery EMS delivery: USD78, need to pay Customs fee if necessary. We will also declare the low value to help you reduce the tax cost, 7~12 days roughly for delivery. ​ Which do you prefer? For WR46C02 700C road wheelset, do you like disc or non disc? What hubs and spokes do you like? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Chris 2019/03/31

Hi, I'm looking for a pair of aero road wheels for my rim brake road bike. can you use disc hubs to future proof the wheels and provide hub adapters to use either quick release or thru axles? thanks chris


LightBicycle 2019/04/01

Hi Chris, Yes, we can include conversion kit to your 28mm wide road disc wheelset. It will be USD66/set. Could you confirm to me which conversion kit do you like to have? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Chip 2019/01/26

Hello, I am looking for a new set of bicycle wheels. Here is what I want if you can do this. If so, can you create me an invoice? A rear, six bolt disc made from the WR56C02 A front, six bolt disc made from WR46C02 Both: DT Swiss 240 QR Shimano Straight pull 6 bolt 18T ratchet Sapim CX Ray Hook Matte finish Thanks, Chip


LightBicycle 2019/02/28

Hi Chip, It is okay to build wheelset with front RR46C02/rear RR56C02 road disc gravel wheelset. The wheelset is USD873/pair for front 24H/rear 24H. We can work on invoice for you if you are ready to order. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Byeh 2018/12/04

Hi, I was wondering if you would recommend 24 or 28 spokes for me as I am a 64Kg rider. I would like to use the wheelset for mixed cyclocross and gravel riding as well as road riding. Also I would like run a variety of pressures from 40/45 psi for off road and 60+psi for road. Also can you build the wheelset with internal spoke nipples?


LightBicycle 2018/12/04

Hi Byeh, 1. It's alright for you to build 24H front and 28H on the back for this cyclocross wheelset. 2. Our recommendation tire pressure would be 40psi for hookless design. If you are planning on riding mix, sometimes with high pressure, I would say the hook version of RR460C2 (28mm wide, 46mm deep) would be the better option for you. 3. Yes, It is okay to build wheelset with internal nipples. The price is the same. For internal nipples, the spoke hole is smaller, the nipples are hidden inside the rim. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Terrie 2018/11/09

I read that these would be available as a superlite rim in November are they available?


LightBicycle 2018/11/10

Hi Terrie, There will be light and wider road disc rims at the end of this year. Are you looking for disc rims? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Rob 2019/01/01

Was wanting more info on this wider and lighter wheelcoming out this year that you talked about in this response?


LightBicycle 2019/01/02

Hi Rob, Yes, our new road disc rim is under development. Hope you can understand that develop a new rim requires plenty of work before launching. Mind if I ask you some questions in return? What would be the ideal rim profile for you? What good will the width and depth rim provide? What kind of riding you usually do with the disc road rim? Gravel only? Some XC mixed maybe? We would love to hear your opinion regarding this. Would you kindly share with us? We would be more than appreciated for that. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Marlon 2019/04/19

You are developing a lighter version of the current 28mm by 46mm deep rim? For disc brake? Or the current iteration Is the new model?


LightBicycle 2019/04/23

Hi Marlon, For customized lighter version, it will be only around 30g lighter than current road disc version. Is it okay? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Chris 2018/10/08

Hi, I would like your rims built up with the 28mm wide 46mm deep road rim with breaking surface on disc brake hubs which I can later convert from q/r to through axle if I change my bike. Do hope hubs convert? Happy to have round double butted spokes. Thanks.


LightBicycle 2018/10/08

Hi Chris, Is it your bike disc or non disc? Do you like to order RR46C02 rims with brake surface or without(for disc)? What is your bike front & rear axle size? Then we can check hubs is convertable for your bike. For spokes, we have sapim cx-ray bladed spokes. It is aero spokes. If you like round spokes, we have black DT Swiss competition race or sapim D-light spokes. Which do you prefer? Thanks, Lightbicycle


LightBicycle 2018/10/08

Hi Chris, Is it your bike disc or non disc? Do you like to order RR46C02 rims with brake surface or without(for disc)? What is your bike front & rear axle size? Then we can check hubs is convertable for your bike. For spokes, we have sapim cx-ray bladed spokes. It is aero spokes. If you like round spokes, we have black DT Swiss competition race or sapim D-light spokes. Which do you prefer? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Henry 2018/07/01

Hi guys, Is it possible to get these built from the factory with internal nipples? Best, H


LightBicycle 2018/07/03

Hi Henry, Yes, we do manufacture carbn fiber bike rims with internal nipples. You can place the order online and leave a message on the message box when you checkout. Or I can make an invoice for you with the internal nipples' request. Which way do you like? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Adrian 2018/06/13

Looking at these 700c wheels clincher. Just not sure on a few things: What is the standard set up for a 2011 and a 2014 bikes? I run 25mm tires, Shimano. Not sure how to tell axel width required? Do you have stock? How long would it take to get them to Vancouver Canada, or to Blaine Washington USA? I would want the plainest black decals.


LightBicycle 2018/06/14

Dear Adam, 1. Normally, you can get these specs data from the bike supplier. Are you bike a disc or non-disc? Usually, for non-disc road bikes, the standard axles setup is front 100mm*QR/rear 130mm*QR. For disc bikes, the standard axles setup is front 15*100mm/rear 12*142mm. The figure refers to the diameter of the hubs. But my suggestion is to figure out your axles size for sure. In case it's not the standard case. 2. There are two version for RR46C02, hook, and hookless. If you are running under 40psi, you can go with the hookless version. If running over 40psi, you should go with the hook version. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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J 2018/10/19

Is 40psi really the limit to use these rims hookless? Could you build a set with the 46 deep front and 56 deep rear hookless?


LightBicycle 2018/10/20

Hi J, 40psi is the tire pressure we recommend to you that keep tire safely on the rim and make sure your rims at their best performance during riding. If you are riding above 40psi, my suggestion is to go with the hook version. In case the tires came off during the riding process. According to our experience, people usually riding under 40psi for gravel riding. Yes, we can build a mixed cyclocross or gravel wheelset for you. But you should know that the RR56C02 only available in hook version. What kind of configuration are you looking for? Is there a performance brand you like to have? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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