Falcon Wheelset AR24 Gravel

700C disc bike wheels 27mm wide 24mm deep clincher for cyclocross road and gravel bikes

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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

  • 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 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 240S EXP 299g EXP 36 Medium Best Best Quiet and reliable
(EXP 36)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
DT 180 290g EXP 36 High Best Best Super Light, EXP 36 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 China/N.A. INDUSTRY NINE
Onyx 434g Infinite High Better Best Silent, sprag clutch Eighteen+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX
Carbon-Ti 270g 56 High Better Best Extreme Light Nine China Caron-Ti

See more about Light Bicycle's INFOGRAPHIC HUB OPTIONS

* 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 180

DT SWISS 350

Chris King R45D

Novatec D411SB / D412SB

Industry Nine Torch

Carbon-Ti X-Hub

DT SWISS 240 EXP

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, Quick Release skewers are offered with QR hubs.

12 / 100mm

15 / 100mm

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, Quick Release skewers are offered with QR hubs.

12 / 142mm

QR / 135mm

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

Shimano Road 11S Alloy

Sram XDR

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.

6-Bolt is the more common traditional option.
Centerlock uses a unique interface and it is also convertable to 6-bolt. If you need the conversion kit, please contact us.

6-bolt

Center lock

Hub Color This is a required option.

Black

Matte Mango

Orange

Red

Turquoise

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.

24H

28H

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

28H

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 36 - With only a singlel spring, making the hubs faster and lighter, more complete engagement of the 36 ratchet teeth for more precise contact, and therefore a longer lifespan.

18T

27T

36T

45T

54T

56T

60T

EXP 36

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.

Disc

Version This is a required option.

Version RM29C06(d) Standard RM29C06(d) Flyweight
Weight 360+/-15g 280+/-15g
Material Toray T700 Toray T800 and T700
Layup Standard Layup. Good for rear and front New layup for weight saving. Best for front
Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years crash replacement with 10% discount
3 years warranty
3 years crash replacement with 10% discount
Max Weight 100kg 90kg

Standard

Flyweight USD +15

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

Decal This is a required option.


The new graphics are included and available in 7 colors. The decals are now easily replaceable so you can keep your rims looking fresh.

Stealth (Grey)

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

Yellow

No

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

27mm wide gravel carbon wheels

Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + Pair

Weight: 1119.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 611+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR24 disc
  • Size 700C
  • Series FALCON
  • Use Gravel
  • Type Hookless Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 22mm/27mm
  • Depth 24mm
  • ERD 593mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight Flyweight 280+/-15g, Standard 360+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit (on flat ground) Flyweight 90kg, Standard 100kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±5°
  • Spoke Tension 115 ~ 130kgf front, 120 ~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure 20-40psi
  • Tire 28C~50C recommended

Read more for actual road tire width

Teleport to the rim page.

The Flyweight rim targeted specifically towards racers who seek every possible edge on the race course. Our goal was to produce the lightest possible rim without sacrificing performance.


Drawing on our engineers’ years of experience and countless revisions in each step of the manufacturing process, we are able to produce a strong and stiff gravel rim while dramatically reducing the weight.


Construction: We used a special uni-directional pre-preg with a very low fiber areal weight. This is an exclusive process to our Flyweight rims. To further reduce the weight we used a blend of Toray T700 and T800 specific layups. We opted for a new subtle ultralight waterslide graphic in glossy black with a matte finish overtop in the spirit of keeping these as funny cyclocross cross riding oriented rims.

Manufacturing process: Our air bladders are made from a special material which produces smoother walls, result in a lighter rim, and are completely removed without harsh chemicals. They are removed through the valve hole with a unique process so that the rim does not have to be patched like traditional manufacturers use. This significantly improves the strength of the rims. Read More about our process


Hand-Built: Each wheelset is painstakingly built by hand to tension within 5% variance. Each spoke's tension rating is recorded in our system, as is the roundness and lateral tolerance.


Tubeless ready: beadlock design making this light weight road rims better tubeless setup and better sealing.


Angled Holes: Angled spoke holes allows the nipple to pull straight in line with the spoke for reduced stress. This results in fewer broken spokes and nipples.


Wider: Idea for wider tyres, disc brake equipped road bikes, road races, gravel races and cyclocross.


Flyweight layup: It is with Hybrid construction of Toray T-800 and T-700 lightweight gravel layup for weight saving.


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

Saad : Finally got my wheels in and went on a 40-mile gravel ride which I always get dropped on with my 650b wheels with the 2.35” mtb tires that the Open Wide comes with as well as tried 42mm wtb resolute. This wheelset with 45mm WTB riddlers saved me a couple lbs but this has been the first ride where I was leading the pack on both flats and climbs. I’m amazed and would highly recommend getting a set of these ultralight wheels.
United States
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LB : RM29C06 Flyweight glossy UD 28H external hole RM29C06 Flyweight glossy UD 28H external hole HUB-F DT SWISS 240S 15 / 110mm BOOST J-bend 6-bolt Black 28H NBK HUB-R DT SWISS 240S 12 / 148mm BOOST Sram XD J-bend 6-bolt Black 28H 54T NBK SPOKE Sapim CX Ray Black straight pull uncertain NIPPLE Sapim Aluminium Red Polyax Secure Lock External
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Michael : Hello Grace! The time has come - the cyclocross season is in the starting blocks! And finally I can race my wheels, which I built in May
Germany
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Greg : I'm very excited for this build. The more people that can enjoy it, the better! I still have a lot of incoming parts, and work to assemble. But in the north east United States, it's time for skis! I have nothing but time and excitement for this bicycle project. You are more than welcome to share pictures of the complete project that I will send once finished.
USA
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Andreas : Thank you Light-Bicycle team! Two beauties are born!! The superlight Flyweight disc rims with Novatec alu/carbon hubs and straightpull sapim cx ray's. At 1196g for front and rear they perform absolutely superb on my cyclocrossbike!!
Switzerland
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Erik : These are the best wheels I have ever ridden. After almost 3000 miles on my rims they are still perfectly true and strong. I recently hat the rear rim re-laced to a boost 148mm hub to fit my 2016 Orbea Occam TR 29 carbon and it is still perfect. I have had numerous friends on ENVE rims have multiple problems but I have yet to experience any of my own. They are a better price and better quality than everything else I have ridden so far.
USA
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COMMENTS

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Jean 2020/07/01

Hi , looking for Your most comfortable And light carbon Préférable clincher Wheel set for my road bike with rim brakes . I like climbing and fast rides. What do you suggest .


LightBicycle 2020/07/01

Hi Jean, Could you kindly answer a few questions for me before I make any recommendations for you? 1. What's your weight? 2. What tire are you plan to run? 3. Is there any chance that you will run with high pressure? over 80psi? rim brake or disc? 4. Do you have an ideal estimated weight range for the wheelset 700C? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sean 2020/05/22

Hey I like this picture of the team in the comments section. Would you care to match names to the photo? Then we could "know" you a bit better. Great products, go team!


LightBicycle 2020/05/23

Hi Sean, We are intended to update our team photos because our team grows over the past year. We add some new members to the sales team. But we've been very busy because of the huge increase in orders coming in the past few months. We also intended to update our team member page next. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Valtteri 2020/04/23

Hello! I'm looking for something truly light, as I'm giving my bike a diet to lose weight and I'd like to gain more performance out of my riding. I ride on gravel and tarmac, and occasional steep hills. So something fast but also comfortable on longer rides. Out of curiosity, how would wheels like the AR24 disc, as they seem to be your lightest, handle on long mixed road rides? I am not looking to race them. I'm also interested in the AR28 and WR35 disc models. How would these compare?


LightBicycle 2020/04/24

Hi Valtteri, 1. Yes, AR24 is the lightest rim we have. In fact, it's one of our oldest model (on the market for many years now). It was intended to design for XC riding (MTB model RM29C06) at the time. But as the disc road bike industry changes, road rims become wider and wider nowadays. Some of our customers use this XC rim as gravel rim. The reason why we put AR24 under the gravel category recently is that people always ask for lighter road rims. That been said, the AR24 only available in the hookless bead version, so you cannot run high pressure with it. 2. AR28 gravel bike rim(22mm internal, 29mm outer width, 28mm depth) on the other hand, was a specific design for gravel riding. You might notice that AR28 is an asymmetrical rim with a 2mm offset. This will help the wheels become more balanced. 3. We do have another superlight rim released recently, it's the AR35 (21mm internal, 28mm outer width, 35mm depth). The flyweight version is only 350+/-15g. The other highlight of this model is the manufacturing technologies (first launched in 2018) that applied to the rim. The rim comes out of the mold as a finished product by using a special release agent and high accuracy mold. The rim won't need any post-production because the finish itself is strong and without flaws. You can easily notice the carbon fiber texture. This requires high accuracy and meticulous production. The outcome for rim performance is stronger and high scratch resistance. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Keith 2020/04/17

Looking for a light, low profile, disc brake climbing wheel. The AR 24 recommends tires above 28C. What if I run 23-25C?


LightBicycle 2020/04/17

Hi Keith, For 22mm internal width rim, 23-25c tires would be a bit narrow to fit, which the 700C rim wouldn't hold the tires on as good. So it would be better to keep the tire within the range 28~50c. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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