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FALCON WHEELSET AR46

700C V-shape 46mm 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 AR46
  • Material Toray T700 & T800 Premium Carbon Fiber
  • Size 29”/700C (ETRTO 622mm)
  • Series FALCON
  • Intended Use Road/CX/Gravel
  • Bead Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Capable Yes
  • Inner/Outer Width Hook 21mm/28mm, Hookless 22.5mm/28mm
  • Depth 46mm
  • ERD 548mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Rim Weight 460+/-15g
  • Profile Symmetric (0mm)
  • Max Cyclist Weight (on flat ground) 130kg/ 287lbs
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf front, 125~135kgf rear drive side
  • Max Tire Pressure (with 25C) Hook: 110psi/ 7.58bar, Hookless: 75psi/ 5.17bar
  • Recommended Tire Width 23C~43C

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

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!

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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

Elias: AR46 rim brake, 21/28mm Satin finish Custom laced to Bontrager Aeolus hubs 18 spoke front and 24 spoke rear 1452 grams for the set Rims are of excellent quality and fantastic finish.
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Luke: I've been riding Light Bicycle RR46C02 (now called AR46) rims on my Eriksen custom road/gravel bike for over 4 years now and love them. They built up nicely and have never needed truing since I built them. On dirt, I've been riding the EN733 (now Recon EN733) rims on my Ibis Mojo 3 for 4 years and have had zero issues. Rock solid and great customer service, I love the stealth look and all the customization that Light Bicycle offers. I'm looking forward to my next set of rims when I go to hookless road and to 29er mountain!
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David: My Salsa Warbird was bought as a frameset which I then custom built with parts selected for performance and comfort for big gravel and offroad rides. So Shimano Ultegra R8020 for shifting with the RX800 clutch mech. Hope RX4 brake calipers, Praxis 48-32 crankset with 4iiii power meter. I added comfort on rear with an Ergon Cf3 seatpost and up front fitting a Redshift Shockstem and Salsa Carbon handlebar. I wanted a nice fast tubeless wheelset with Carbon rims which had a wide internal width for wide gravel tyres and hookless! After searching online at the time Lightbicycle were one of only a very few that could deliver a wheelset with these requirements so I chose the mid depth 46mm laced with 28 CX-Ray spokes to a Hope RS4 straight pull hubs to match the Hope brake calipers! I currently have the amazing Rene Herse Snoqualamie Pass 44's on the wheelset. The wheels really compliment the frameset and help to get the best out of it when railing it offroad on gravel type road's and on road too! All in all a great wheelset and glad I chose Lightbicycle.
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Thomas: Custom Caletti titanium road frame. Sram Red 22 mechanical group set with FSA super compact crank. Light Bicycle AR46 rims on Bitex hubs 20/24, rim brake, Sapim Xray and Sprint spokes, Sapim red alloy spoke nipples. Michelin Power Road tires, 25mm In the first few rides on my LB wheels I have set PRs on a two-mile climb and a six mile mostly flat time trial. The wheels are light (1370 grams), fast, and look very good.
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Brandon: Frame - Fuji SL 1.5 carbon Tires - Schwalbe Pro One Wheels - AR46 rims & Bitex RAF10 RAR9 hubs & foil gold decals
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Light: Rims: AR46 20/24H 3k matte tubeless Hubs: Hope RS4 QR/100mm J-bend Blue Hope RS4 QR/130mm J-bend Blue 44T Shimano Road 11S Spokes: Sapim CX Sprint-Rear drive side/ Sapim CX Ray-Other sides Nipples: Sapim Brass Black Universal External Weight: 1569 grams
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COMMENTS

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Tom 2020/11/18

Hi, Can you do the AR56, 28mm wide rim brake wheel set? It doesn’t appear as an option on the site? Assuming, you can, would this wheel, coupled with a 25mm tyre fit on a bike with a max tyre width of 28mm (caad12). What about with a 28mm tyre? Thanks


LightBicycle 2020/12/10

Hi Tom, Yes, we can make the AR56 wheelset 700C disc for you. I noticed that you were on the page of the AR46 wheelset. My apologies if there's any confusion caused by our site. The tire range for AR56 (30mm wide) is 23-50c. Which tire do you like to use? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Saverio 2020/10/25

Vorrei conoscere il prezzo di acquisto di questi cerchi


LightBicycle 2020/10/28

Hi Saverio, Are you planning on getting AR46 rims 700C road disc only? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mark 2020/09/04

Please provide quote AR 46 with DT 240 hubs and c-xray spokes, rim brake standard quick release axle


LightBicycle 2020/09/04

Hi Mark, My apologies, the old version DT SWISS 240 hubs are run out. Will DT Swiss 240 EXP hubs work for you? If the price is too high, how about DT350 for your wheels road disc 28mm wide? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Casey 2020/08/10

how do i order FALCON WHEELSET AR46 Road wheel set with different hubs? i was wanting blue hubs. either industry 9, Chris king, or white industries. i was wanting to know weight and price.


LightBicycle 2020/08/10

Hi Casey, Yes, we can build with different hubs for you with the rims you want. Disc or non disc? Can you be more specific about your request so I can quote and calculate this road wheelset weight for you accordingly? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Ira 2020/05/26

Hello, I see most of your wheels have QR/100 and QR/130 Front/Rear axles. Do you offer a configuration for HH12-100 and HH12-142 Front/Rear axles as well? I am trying to get a quote to build the following: Rim Model: AR56 Size: 700c Type: Clincher (Tubeless Ready) Front Axle Compatibility - HH12-100 Rear Axle Compatibility - HH12-142 Spokes - Straight pull (Aero spoke) Spoke Count 24 - Front / Back Hub - Please offer a couple options (Shimano body) Decals - Red if available, if not then black


LightBicycle 2020/05/27

Hi Ira, We separated the disc and non-disc (rim brake) wheels to 2 catalog list. The wheelset you are looking at is the rim brake wheelset page. So you can only see the QR spacing option. We do have the disc wheels at the link below. You can compare the options as you wish. https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-Gravel-Optimized-Aero-Shape-56mm-depth-hand-built-carbon-road-disc-wheels---30mm-wide-and-tubeless-compatible.html Thanks, Lightbicycle


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David 2020/02/29

Hi, I was selecting spec for the 700C-FALCON-wheelsetWheelset AR46-28mm wide-46mm deep couldn't find the option to get the wheels built (there was a reference to it but no option). Where in the order process do you select the option to get the wheels built? Thanks David


LightBicycle 2020/03/02

Hi David, What configurations are you looking for this road wheelset 700C? We only put out the most popular options online, which you can see the options listed after clicking the "Global Options" button. The options are logically linked because not all options are available for all component brands. You can let us know your options, then we can quote accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Viktor 2019/10/06

Hi, is it possible to buy these wheels with FS522SB-11S + AS511SB Novatec hubs (i.e. straight pull)? Also, what would be the shipping costs to Germany for the whole wheelset or a pair of these rims?


LightBicycle 2019/10/07

Hi Viktor, We do build this 28mm wide road disc wheelset with Novatec FS522SB-11S + AS511SB straight pull hubs. We just sent quotation to your emaill address. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Lucas 2019/09/23

Hi, I suppose these rims are the best to use with 28mm tires right? Do you know how much it would cost to ship to Canada?


LightBicycle 2019/09/24

Hi Lucas, We did some tire installation test on the most popular tires on the market currently. Here' re the tires we mount on the AR46 (28mm wide, 46mm deep) road disc bike rim and the result for your ref, let me know your thoughts on this. --Vittoria Rubino Pro Endurance 700x28c, used 60psi, used 1 tire lever. --Continental GP5000 700x28c, used 60psi, Used a lever, possible by hand --Continental Gatorskin 700x28c, used 60psi, Relatively easy to install. Lever used --Continental Grandsport 700x28c, used 60psi, Relatively easy to install. No lever used --Schwalbe Pro One 700x28c used 60psi, Relatively easy to install. Lever used --Michelin Power Endurance 700x28c, used 60psi, used 1 tire lever. On the other hand, our WR series (Falcon Pro series) rims WR38 (32mm wide, 38mm deep), WR50 (32mm wide, 50mm deep) are easy to install above tires. So you should probably go with the WR rims if you are planning on using mentioned 700c*28 tires. Please let us know which you prefer. Then we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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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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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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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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