FALCON PRO WHEELSET AR45 DISC CX/Gravel

700C tubeless bike wheels 28mm wide 45mm deep clincher for cyclocross road and gravel bikes

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 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 240S

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 Standard Flyweight
Weight Standard 52g - 80g lighter
Material Toray T700 Toray T800 and T700
Layup Standard Layup New layup for weight saving
Max Weight Loaded 135kg 90kg

Standard

Flyweight USD +12

Bead type This is a required option.

hook

Finish This is a required option.

Our Recon Pro and Falcon Pro rims feature BlackTek and come out of molds as a finished product, with a scratch resistant and near flawless finish, eliminating the need for sanding or painting.

paintless

Weave This is a required option.

UD

Rim Warranty This is a required option.

For Recon Pro Series ( MTB rim), Falcon Pro (road rim) and Drift Pro (fatbike rim), 5-year warranty is set as standard, and optional Lifetime Premium Warranty are kindly offered to purchase with minimum charge respectively.

5 Years

Lifetime USD +50/rim

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.

The stock graphic is a glossy black waterslide for a subtle look. Avery vinyl logo-kits are available in 11 colours. The vinyl is replaceable and easy to install.

No

Black

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

White

Yellow

Silver

Gold

Turquoise

Purple

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

All Road 45 carbon wheels for bicycle

Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + Pair

Weight: 1479.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 791+

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RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR45 disc
  • Size 700C
  • Series FALCON PRO
  • Use CX/Gravel
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 21mm/28mm
  • Depth 45mm
  • ERD 550mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight Standard 460+/-15g, Flyweight 380+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit (on flat ground) Standard 135kg, Flyweight 90kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±8°
  • Spoke Tension 115 ~ 130kgf front, 120 ~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure (with 25C) Hook: 60psi (max)
  • Tire 23C~43C recommended

Read more for actual road tire width

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TECH

Featuring a wide 28mm external width, these tubeless ready Falcon Pro rims offer a wide and stable platform for gravel tires.


With the 21mm internal width and 45mm depth, the AR45’s are well suited as an aerodynamic gravel race rim 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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LB : Hubs: DT Swiss 240s EXP SP Centerlock 12/100mm 12/142mm Shimano road 11s Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Nipples: Aluminum black Rims: AR45 Paintless Flyweight
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LB : Wheel Specs: AR45 disc 24H UD Standard hook With Holes external hole paintless AR45 disc 24H UD Standard hook With Holes external hole paintless HUB-F Carbon-Ti X-Hub 12 / 100mm straight pull 6-bolt Blue 24H NBK HUB-R Carbon-Ti X-Hub 12 / 142mm Shimano Road 11S straight pull 6-bolt Blue 24H 56T NBK SPOKE Sapim CX Ray Black straight pull uncertain NIPPLE Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Brass Black External
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LB : AR45 24H UD Without Holes hook external hole Flyweight paintless 5 Years Disc AR45 24H UD Without Holes hook external hole Flyweight paintless 5 Years Disc HUB-F 12 / 100mm 6-bolt 24H straight pull Silver Carbon-Ti X-Hub NBK HUB-R 6-bolt straight pull QR / 135mm Shimano Road 11S 24H Silver Carbon-Ti X-Hub 56T NBK SPOKE Sapim CX Ray Silver straight pull uncertain NIPPLE Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Aluminium Silver External
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LB : AR45 24H matte UD hook With Holes external hole 3 Years Disc Flyweight AR45 24H matte UD hook With Holes external hole 3 Years Disc Flyweight HUB-F 12 / 100mm Center lock 24H straight pull Black Carbon-Ti X-Hub NBK HUB-R Center lock straight pull Black 12 / 142mm 24H Sram XDR Carbon-Ti X-Hub 56T NBK SPOKE Black uncertain straight pull Sapim CX Ray NIPPLE Sapim Polyax Secure Lock Aluminium Black External
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COMMENTS

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Sharon 2020/07/03

Hi there, I am looking to purchase 2 sets of wheels and was wondering if you offer a discount for group buys of 2 orders? Thanks, Sharon


LightBicycle 2020/07/04

Hi Sharon, Yes, you can list your road disc wheelset specs here. Then we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stephen 2020/06/08

Hello. How much for AR 45 clincher with 28 Spokes front and rear with dt swiss 240 hubs please?


LightBicycle 2020/06/09

Hi Stephen, We only have the new EXP version of DT SWISS 240s available now. But you should know that we only purchase 24H spoke count for the road disc hubs. If you like 28H old DT Swiss 240s option, we will have them around July. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Amram 2020/05/29

Hello, I'm interested in the 45 clincher model. Are all of them for disc? Do you have any model specific for rim brakes? Thank you so much


LightBicycle 2020/05/30

Hi Amram, We don't have the rim brake version at the moment. It will be ready around one month later. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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George 2020/05/29

Request for quote. Seeking for a set of carbon road wheels, black matt in color, 45-50cm. These will be going on my wife’s low power e-bike 240 watt. She is not a racer, we just want a nice looking aero wheelset. The e-bike has 160cm disk brakes, center lock , thru axle, and has boosted sizing so the hubs need to be 12 X 110 & 12 X 148. This is the set up for the Specialized Turbo Carbon Creo. What would be best price for these wheels keeping in mind that we are NOT seeking for super strength, or ultra light race wheels. Thank you.


LightBicycle 2020/05/30

Hi George, I will get back to you on the 12/110mm hub when I confirm the details from DT SWISS. We only have the standard boost 240 EXP hubs in our hands at the moment. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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