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Build Your Falcon Pro WHEELSET AR25 DISC

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.


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WHEELSET SPECS

RIMS

Our Pro series comes with a 5-year warranty (lifetime optional), while the non-pro with a 3-year warranty and crash replacement.

  • Model AR25 disc

    Rim Introduction >>

  • Material Toray T700 & T800 Premium Carbon Fiber
  • Size 29"/700C (ETRTO 622mm)
  • Series FALCON PRO
  • Intended Use Gravel/Road
  • Bead Type Hybrid Hook
  • Tubeless Capable Yes
  • Inner/Outer Width 24mm/29.2mm
  • Depth 25mm
  • ERD 588.2mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Rim Weight 250+/-20g
  • Profile Asymmetric (2.1mm)
  • Max Cyclist Weight (on flat ground) 90kg/ 198lbs
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±9°
  • Spoke Tension 120~135kgf front disc side and rear drive side
  • Max Tire Pressure (with 28C) 70psi/ 4.83bar
  • Recommended Tire Width 28C ~ 50C

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, Industry Nine 1/1, Chris King R45D, Novatec D411SB / D412SB, Industry Nine Solix, Carbon-Ti X-Hub, Bitex BX312F / BX312R, Onyx Vesper
  • Front Axle Size 12 / 100mm, 15 / 100mm, QR / 100mm
  • Rear Axle Size 12 / 142mm, QR / 135mm
  • Driver Body Shimano Road 11S, Shimano Road 11S Alloy, Sram XDR Alloy, Sram XDR, Shimano Micro Spline Road Alloy, Campy 11S Alloy
  • Hole 24H, 28H

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 Sprint-Rear drive side/ CX Ray-Other sides, Sapim CX Ray, Berd PolyLight in Black, Berd PolyLight in White, Sapim D-Light, Sapim Race
  • Nipples Aluminium Black, Aluminium Red, Brass Oil slick, Brass Black, Aluminium Silver, Aluminium Blue, Aluminium Gold, Aluminium Green, Aluminium Lime, Aluminium Orange, Aluminium Purple

TECH

As the lightest 700c gravel wheels we've developed, the AR25 disc is designed to transform your ride feel with the super lightweight (sub-1100g) and the proper compliance to absorb the shocks from the gnarly ground. Nimbleness and stability, you can eat your cake and have it.

The innovative hybrid hooks allow you to run at a higher pressure, compared to hookless shape, without risking blowouts. Ride more, ride safely. The rims are designed tubeless-ready: compatible with both tubed and tubeless setups.

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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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As the lightest 700c gravel wheels we've developed, the AR25 disc is designed to transform your ride feel with the super lightweight (sub-1100g) and the proper compliance to absorb the shocks from the gnarly ground. Nimbleness and stability, you can eat your cake and have it.

The innovative hybrid hooks allow you to run at a higher pressure, compared to hookless shape, without risking blowouts. Ride more, ride safely. The rims are designed tubeless-ready: compatible with both tubed and tubeless setups.

  • Overview

    As the lightest 700c gravel wheels we've developed, the AR25 disc is designed to transform your ride feel with the super lightweight (sub-1100g) and the proper compliance to absorb the shocks from the gnarly ground. Nimbleness and stability, you can eat your cake and have it.

    The innovative hybrid hooks allow you to run at a higher pressure, compared to hookless shape, without risking blowouts. Ride more, ride safely. The rims are designed tubeless-ready: compatible with both tubed and tubeless setups.

  • Specs

  • Tech

  • Warranty

  • In The Box

James : This is GREAT news. Compared to the Elves Orome Valar wheelset, the LB wheelset is 1mm wider, 6mm deeper & weighs about 100g less! This project will be a Black Friday build so I will save this conversation for future reference. I love Light Bicycle. I am a customer for life.
United States
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Dmitriy : I'm complete my bike and testing wheels for some time. First impression is very positive.
Kazakhstan
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Yu : When used on my racing bike, they are very stable, comfortable, and even have good aerodynamics. The whole bike weighs 5.98kg.
China
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James : Here is the completed bike, I wrapped the bars & put it on a scale. The weight is 7430g.
United States
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Jose : The Wheels are really light, the bike rides completely different, much faster.
Brazil
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Jimmy : AR25 with Carbon Ti Hubs. They are on a steel Rock Lobster big tire CX frame with Enve carbon fork. Groupset is Campagnolo Chorus 12 Speed. Running Rene Herse Steliocoomb 38x700c tires. These wheels are incredible. They are super light at just over 1000 grams. The dirt roads in the mountains around LA are steep. These wheels make climbing feel easier and the stiffness allows me to descend with confidence and really bomb down. These are some of the best wheels I’ve ever ridden, and definitely the best gravel wheels I’ve ever had. Would definitely recommend it!
United States
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Light Bicycle : Rims: AR25 Disc Hybrid Hook UD Crystal Painting 24/24H With Drain Holes With Access Holes Hubs: Extralite Cyber SPD-3 Bright Silver Anodized 12/100mm 12/142mm straight pull 6-bolt 32T Sram XDR Spokes: LB Flyweight Carbon Spoke (Regular Edition-Bladed) Nipples: Sapim Polyax Double Square Secure Lock aluminum black external Lacing: LB Unique G4 Pattern
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Mitch : New AR25 wheel build with gold powder coat paint CX-Ray spokes. 1005 grams.
United States
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COMMENTS

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Max 2023/11/01

Hi! The specs on these AR25 look very appealing - however, what are the limitations of the hybrid hook system compared to a traditional hooked rim? Do hookless compatible tyres have to be used? What is the maximum inflated pressure when using a 28mm tyre with a tubeless setup? Thanks, Max


LightBicycle 2023/11/02

Hi Max, Thanks for reaching out! The recommended max tire pressure for the hybrid hook is 70psi. The hybrid hook is better at keeping the tires on the rim. You can use a tubeless tire on the rim. 28c tires are well within the tire recommended usage range. The AR25 road disc has become the most popular rim since its release. They are used by varies riders. How much tire pressure will you ride? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Avi 2023/10/31

Hi I'm very interested in the Falcon pro AR25 wheelset. Wondering what the total rider + carrying load/weight is for this wheelset? Thanks Avi


LightBicycle 2023/10/31

Hi Avi, May i know your weight and bikepack weight? Do you ride aggressively? Then we can check whether AR25 wheels 700C are okay for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Billy 2023/09/28

Even though this is the lightest wheelset I've owned, I can attest to their toughness for gravel use. I purchased Falcon Pro rims built with DT Swiss 240 hubs, Sapim CX Rays spokes, traditional spoke pattern, with drain holes and they weighed in at 1030g. Very close to claim weight of 1022g. Over the last three months I've ridden these wheels on Colorado gravel roads, with washboard and loose rock, and even on some singletrack worthy of a mountain bike. I also raced these wheels in August at Gravel Worlds Long Voyage - 300 in Lincoln, NE for 23 straight hours with no mechanical issues. Although, I don't run high pressure in my gravel bike tires, I was attracted to these rims because of the hybrid hook. This relieves any stress about my tire unseating from the rim on a rough course. The wait time to receive wheels from Light Bicycle is longer than usual but, I appreciate the quality and will definitely buy from them again. Thanks


LightBicycle 2023/10/03

Hi Billy, Thank you for your message. We appreciate you a lot for the feedback. We are working on the production time for the AR25. Quality and humanized service are the goals we pursue. Good suggestions from our customers are our motivation for continuous improvement. Look forward to seeing you again! Light Bicycle


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Harrison 2023/08/14

I was wondering if you could do the AR25 wheels with the carbon ti hub disk brake with the Berd spokes and would the wheel be heavier or lighter with no spoke holes?


LightBicycle 2023/08/14

Hi Harrison, Thanks for reaching out! Sorry, the Berd spokes can not be built with Straight pull Carbon Ti disc hubs and can not be set up with No Access Holes. We could offer other hubs as an option, I have sent you an email, please check it. Light Bicycle


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Tommy 2023/08/07

Can you make a set with Carbon-Ti SP 6 Bolt 24/24h and Sapim Laser?


LightBicycle 2023/08/08

Hi Tommy, Thanks for reaching out! Yes, we could build the AR25 wheelset with 6-bolt Carbon-Ti hubs, I have sent a quote to you. Please find the email. Looking forward to your reply :D Best Regards, Light Bicycle


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Oleg 2023/08/03

Can you built these wheels with DT Swiss 240EXP, 36, Shimano, centerlock, but with LB Flyweight Carbon (Regular Edition-Butted). Paintless. What will be the weight?


LightBicycle 2023/08/04

Hi Oleg, Thanks for the inquiry! These specs are still available, I sent a quote to your email, please check it. Best regard, Light Bicycle


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Dan 2023/06/12

Do you offer any Campag N3W freehub options for Ekar?


LightBicycle 2023/06/12

Hi Dan, Yes, we do have wheelset with Campag N3W free hub. Do you like AR25 road disc wheelset with DT Swiss hubs or Carbon Ti hubs? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stephen 2023/04/24

Hello. These wheels look promising. I am looking for a carbon rim gravel wheelset build that will be more compliant on rough and chunky gravel descents. Is the carbon weave on this wheelset more for stiffness or compliance? Also, which spokes would you recommend for DT Swiss 240s and such gravel riding: long climbs and descents, and preferably durable? Thank you.


LightBicycle 2023/04/24

Hi Stephen, Thanks for reaching out! The road disc AR25 is more compliant for gravel riding if build with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. May I know your weight and tire pressure you run with? Tire size would be also helpful. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Marci 2022/12/01

Hi, I like your AR 25 wheelset and the weight is pretty impressive. I have a few questions about the rim: How durable is it despite its weight? I ride 30-70% paved-unpaved roads, and sometimes the unpaved road is rocky, single-track-like. Should I worry about the rim being damaged from a bump or a stone throw? Is the wheelset hand built? Is there a break-in process for the spokes? Do you check the spoke tension carefully? Thanks, Marci


LightBicycle 2022/12/01

Hi Marci, Thanks for reaching out! 1. AR25 700C disc was designed for gravel riding. So it would be a perfect fit for you. We are manage to reduce the weight by cutting unnecessary weight, upgrade materials and well-designed layup. The fact is that we have a XC version with the same design, but different layup to fit the XC trails' condition. We can make the rear rim stronger if you are worry. But it should add some weight because of the extra materials. 2. All of our rims are 100% handmade and wheels are 100% hand build. 3. The AR25 rims are one of our pro rims, so it come with a default 5-year warranty. As for the spokes, most of our road wheels are built with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. They are really reliable. It might break during crash accident. 3. We are actually very strict with our spoke tension. And we will pack with a wheel building specs in the box for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Aaron 2022/09/25

Hello, Do you have any future plans of possibly creating a road version of this wheelset, maybe with a hooked rim and 21-23mm internal? I can see this design as being very good on days with a lot of climbing even if the wheelset weight went up to 1100g.


LightBicycle 2022/09/26

Hi Aaron, We do have 21-23mm internal road rims 700C with hooked design available. The AR35, AR45, AR375, AR465, WR38, WR50, WR65. Currently, we don't have any plan to make a 25mm deep road rim. The hybrid hook design of AR25 was meant for gravel use tire pressure. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Ronald 2022/09/19

Hello, I am interested in the Falcon Pro Wheeleset AR25 Disc with Novatec Hubs. I would need the front to be a 12mm Thru-Axle and the rear to be 135mm Standard QR, would this be possible? What would be the price? Thank you.


LightBicycle 2022/09/19

Hi Ronald, Yes, we can build the wheels 700C AR25 disc with 135*QR rear hub. Can you confirm the full specs and delivery information so I can prepare and send you the order via email? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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