700C V-shape 56mm depth hand-built carbon road wheels - 30mm wide and tubeless compatible

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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

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    SPOKES/NIPPLES

  • 3

    RIM

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    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 Low Good Good Inexpensive Three China NOVATEC
Bitex 258g 24 Low Good Good Light Two China BITEX
DT 350 374g 18/36/54 Low Better Good Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China DT SWISS
DT 240S 317g 18/36/54 Medium Best Best Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
DT 180 290g 36 High Best Best Super Light, EXP One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King 326g 45 High Best Best Rebuildable bearings Nine China CHRIS KING
Industry Nine 327g 60 Medium Better Best Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Onyx 434g Infinite High Better Best Silent, sprag clutch Eighteen+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX

* 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 by default. 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 by default. 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.

EXP - With only a singlel spring, making the hubs faster and lighter, more complete engagement of the ratchet teeth for more precise contact, and therefore a longer lifespan.

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

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: 1452.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 523+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR56
  • Size 700C
  • Use Road/CX
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 23mm/30mm
  • Depth 56mm
  • ERD 527mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 490+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 135kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) 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 road bike wheels and its disc version AR56 disc provide the perfect platform for anything from a 23C to 50C road, gravel, or cyclocross tire. Available as both a road disc rim and rim brake specific wheel, 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 are the deep road bike wheels that are up for the challenge.

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

Lim : Custom build : Specialized Allez Sprint Disc - Sagan Collection Overexposed LTD Light-bicycle RR56C02 Laced to DT Swiss 240s Hub - 54T Continental GP5000 28C Enve Ses Aero Road Handlebar Shimano Ultegra R8020 Groupset Absoluteblack Oval Road Chainring Shimano XTR RT-99 Rotors SUMC X11SL Oil Slick Chain K Edge Chain Catcher Specialized Power Saddle
Singapore
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Deepak : THANKS SO MUCH for managing to get them to me in time. They look great. Not yet ridden them. Just set them up.
United States
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Jet : Hi, here are pics of my Scott Addict with Lightbicycle wheels. DT Swiss 350 disc, WR56C02 road disc rims, CX Ray Spokes, 28 Spoke rear, 24 spoke front.
United States
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noodle soup : FTR my 56mm deep hoops (23.09mm internal, 30.47mm external) and 30mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires, measured 31.65mm @ 60psi.
United States
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Jeremy Kaltenrieder : I appreciate your work. Look forward to receiving the parts and rebuilding... And riding!! Just need the front wheel so i can also photograph and promote my new light bicycle wheelset! ;-) decided to fit and ride the rear wheel today...
Australia
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Erico : They are great, perfectly built, everything as expected! Here's that post : https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=152443&p=1460712#p1460712 Thank you.
Brazil
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COMMENTS

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Craig 2019/05/08

Hello! I would like these wheels in a 12K twill weave, is this possible or only 12K plain weave? Thanks in advance


LightBicycle 2019/05/09

Hi Graig, Yes, we can make 12k twill of the RR56C02 wide gravel bike rim if that is what you desire. Have you figured out the configurations of the wheelset yet? List me the details and I will create the invoice for you since the weave you want is not available online. Below is the picture of 12k twill for your ref in case you want to see how it turned out. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Lois 2019/04/08

Hello, is it possible to choose a XDR Freewheel? Thank You for the answer


LightBicycle 2019/04/09

Hi Lois, Yes, XDR freehub is available for DT SWISS 350 and DT Swiss 240S hubs. Road disc wheelset (USD784/pair) --Rims: RR56C02, 30mm wide, 56mm deep, UD, matte, 28H, --Hubs: black DT SWISS 350, front 15/100mm, rear 12/142mm, XDR freehub, J-bend, 6-bolt --Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --Nipples: black alloy Thanks, Lightbicycle


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jeremy 2019/03/14

Which caliper brakes suit best, if i dont want to use disc brake? Because all the shimano calipers are limited to 28mm rim width.


LightBicycle 2019/03/15

Hi Jeremy, We found shimano BR-R8000 brakes are okay for wider tires like 28C. Please find attached pictures. But we are not sure whether you bike can fit 30mm wide wheelset. Our RR56C02 road disc rim is 30mm wide. You will have to check with your bike. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Dr 2019/03/07

Hi, Where are you based? I see that USA prices are much higher than the global? Any reason?


LightBicycle 2019/03/08

Hi Dr Deepak, We can ship from CN(China) and CA(Canada). The main reason why North America warehouse price higher is that they absorb tax and shipping cost (hub option is different as well). you can see more details about the differences between two warehouse at https://www.lightbicycle.com/express-delivery Are you interested in RR56C02 30mm wide road disc wheels? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Miles 2019/03/01

Hello guys, I'm interested in a price for the following spec: Disc thru-axle DTSwiss 240 internals Bladed spokes 23mm/30mm rim Minimal graphics Would you be able to help me out? Many thanks


LightBicycle 2019/03/02

Hi Miles, Here's the quote for your reference. RG922 gravel wheelset is USD877/pair with below specs: --RIMS: RG922, 29mm wide, UD, matte, 24H, no brake surface --HUBS: Black DT SWISS 240s, front 15*100mm/rear 12*142mm, Shimano Road 10/11s, straight pull, center lock --SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray, SP --NIPPLES: Black alloy. internal nipples How do you mean by minimal graphics? Do you mean you only want the graphics on the valve side? We can do that for you if you like. I can create the order for you when we settle all details. Let me know how you would like to proceed. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Pat 2019/02/20

Hi I’d like a set of your wheels would you make a set with a 15mm thru axle dynamo hub with a WR56C02?


LightBicycle 2019/02/21

Hi Pat, It is okay to build WR56C02 road disc wheelset with 15mm thru axle dynamo hub. We can get below dynamo hubs. Which model and what spoke count do you like? What about rear hub? What rear hub spec do you like? http://www.sp-dynamo.com/ Then we can quote accordingly based on your hub specs. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Rob 2019/01/15

Hi, I had some of your wheels on my last MTB and I am now looking at some for my road bike. I am looking at the WR56C02 but unsure what specification I need. My bike is disc brake and has 100x12 front and 142x12 rear. I am looking to save weight on the bike but my budget is very tight, what recommendation can you make? I am either looking at these wheels or some from a UK supplier called Parcours at 830 GBP, do you know what taxes I would have if looking to import your wheels? thankyou


LightBicycle 2019/01/16

Hi Rob, For your budget, we recommend DT Swiss 350 hubs and Novatec hubs for your road disc wheelset. We sent the wheelset specs and quotation through email to you. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Markus 2018/12/27

Hello, I'm very interested in this wheelset, but would like to have a assymetrical Version. Is there something planned? Thanks a lot in advanced, Markus


LightBicycle 2018/12/29

Hi Markus, The only asymmetrical road bike rim we have that close to the 56mm rim you saw. It is 25mm wide/50mm deep. If you are interested in, we can send you the rim profile for your check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kirk 2018/11/15

Hi, can you put together a price for me with these rims(rr56co2) and i9 hubs? 12x100 front and 12x142 rear. With Black Friday deal


LightBicycle 2018/11/15

Hi Kirk, We sent the RR56C02 road disc wheelset quotation for your check in your email. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Olivier 2018/09/28

Hi, I am looking for a wheel with this exact profile, but in a U shape. Are you planning to offer it in the near future? Thanks


LightBicycle 2018/09/28

Hi Olivier, According to our lab testing result, RR56C02(30mm wide, 56mm deep gravel rim) will be at it's the best performance with V-shape. So we won't publish the U-shape version of this model. We can discuss more by mail. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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