AM728 asymmetric rim profile carbon 27.5 inch mtb rims

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    OVERVIEW

RIM

Version This is a required option.

AM - This model is mid-weight and suitable for all mountain and trail riding. Can be used for light-duty enduro.
EN - This version has additional reinforcement and is suitable for more aggressive riders. It's the best choice for Enduro style riding.

AM728

EN728 USD +5

Hole This is a required option.

Please note that our valves are drilled for presta and spoke holes are made for external nipples only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

16H

18H

20H

24H

28H

32H

36H

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

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

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 valve 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 vavle core is removeable so you can add sealant withoutn 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

Asymmetric carbon rims

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.

- + PCS

Version This is a required option.

AM - This model is mid-weight and suitable for all mountain and trail riding. Can be used for light-duty enduro.
EN - This version has additional reinforcement and is suitable for more aggressive riders. It's the best choice for Enduro style riding.

AM728

EN728 USD +5

Hole This is a required option.

ROAD Product
Road rim brake: Stocked in 20h and 24h
Road disc: Stocked in 24h and 28h

MTB Product
MTB rims: Stocked in 32h. Only XC Flyweight rims are stocked in 28h as well as 32h
Please note that our valves are drilled for presta and spoke holes are made for external nipples only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please contact us.

32H

Finish This is a required option.

matte

Weave This is a required option.

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

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

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 valve 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 vavle core is removeable so you can add sealant withoutn removing your tire.
Link to tubeless valve instructions

None

Add Valve Stem USD +7 each

Tubeless Tape This is a required option.

We use a tubeless tape with high tensile strength and only one lap is required so it is very light. It uses a natural rubber adhesive that does not leave any residue on the rims.

None

Add Tubeless Tape USD +8 each

Asymmetric carbon rims

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.

- + PCS

Weight: 410.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 154.00+

Weight: 410.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 174.00+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 650B
  • Use All Mountain/Enduro
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 28mm/34mm
  • Depth 28mm
  • ERD 546mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight AM 410+/-15g, EN 460+/-15g
  • Offset 2.6mm (asymmetric)
  • Weight Limit 125kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±5°
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tyre Pressure ≤35psi recommended
  • Tire 2.1" ~ 2.7" recommended

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Our 34mm wide AM728 rims have become our most popular asymmetric product thanks to its versatility. The 28mm inner width offers a wide and stable tire profile for your enduro tires, without becoming square-edged. You can easily get away with running 2.2’s or 2.5’s, but 2.3” - 2.4” tires are the sweet spot. The EN version has an extra wrap of 3k carbon fiber around the nipple bed, and reinforced sidewalls support G-Out forces, and increased rim stiffness, increasing suitability for aggressive riders over 200 pounds.


More air volume, a wider stance, and the bead seat retention system will keep your tires in place on race day and provide an incredibly solid tubeless platform. Wheel stiffness is further increased with a deep profile, allowing for cornering and charging through rough terrain with more speed and confidence than ever before.

Hookless: Carbon fiber flows continuously over the bead area to provide the best impact resistance and a significant strength increase compared to a clincher rim.


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


T700: Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.


Precise layup: Each rim carries its own layup schedule documents which are followed meticulously by the layup workers. Our Engineering team creates a unique fiber orientation which amplifies the desired riding characteristics for a given rim.


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.


U-Shape: U-shape profile spreads the force of impacts and creates a more robust product.


Bead lock: The small ridges on either side of the drop channel help secure tubeless tires in place. The bead lock makes it easier to seal up tubeless tires with a floor pump, and they are incredibly hard to burp.


Asymmetrical: The profile allows for equalized spoke tension which creates a stronger wheel that stays true.


Tubeless: While the rims are optimized for a tubeless setup with the addition of tubeless tape, they also work with tubes.


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

Vincent Haulet : Have a good day, and thanks a lot for your product which are very strong and I speak a lot of your wheels around me during the race.
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Pete : My custom built carbon framed Santa Cruz Bronson with All Mountain rims.
UK
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Jonas Höhne : Just a thanks for the rims.They are awesome!
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Matthew Holland : Asym 34mm 650b
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COMMENTS

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Brian 2018/12/24

I'm trying to use coupon code H8VYJMAC for buying rim EN728 but it says it is invalid


LightBicycle 2018/12/25

Hi Brian, The coupon code is for global warehouse(China) now. If you purchase from North American warehouse, the code can not work. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Dan 2018/12/26

Thanks for sharing this. I missed the coupon by 12 hours so I’ll be buying elsewhere.


LightBicycle 2018/12/26

Hi Dan, I am sorry about that! If you miss the coupon, we can work on invoices with the same discount for you. Do you like to order AM728 rims? How many? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Ryan 2017/06/11

Hi, I am looking for a pair of EN728 32H rims, what is the max psi and spoke tension ? Thanks. Ryan


LightBicycle 2017/06/12

Hi Ryan, The max tire pressure for this rim is 75psi. And the recommended tire pressure is 20psi ~ 30psi, you can have a try. The max spoke tension is 180kgf. Normally, we use below spoke tension for wheels building. Non-drive side: 80 ~ 90kgf, Drive side: 110 ~ 120kgf Thanks, Lightbicycle


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fuji 2017/04/13

Hello, how long ship to hong kong? thanks


LightBicycle 2017/04/14

Hello Fuji, Thanks for your inquiry. UD matte 28H/32H EN728 are in stock and will ship within 2 business days. EMS delivery takes another 2~3 days to arrive. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Dan 2017/02/12

The AM728 rims don't look asymmetric in diagrams? are they?


LightBicycle 2017/02/13

Hello Dan, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached rim profile for reference. It is offset by 2.6mm. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sake 2016/12/15

Hello, I already have a set of Hope pro 4 evo hubs. Do you know what spoke length I will need when buying these rims? Thanks in advance.


LightBicycle 2016/12/17

Hello Sake, Due to the complexity and variations with calculating spoke lengths, we cannot guarantee the spokes will be the perfect length for your wheels. For this reason it is best to confirm the spokes length with your own builder. If you still like us to calculate the spokes length for your reference, please confirm below details. • Hole count • Front and rear axle width • Straight pull or J-bend? • Spoke nipple length? 14mm? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sake 2017/01/07

Hi, the hole count is 32 widths are 15x100 and 12x142 the hubs are J-bend spoke nipples are 14mm yes thank you


LightBicycle 2017/01/09

Hello Sake, It will be great if you answer your reply via email. Then I will create the purchase link based on our email record when you are ready to order. Thank you! Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jaco 2016/11/06

I would like to order EN728 32h with dt swiss 240s boost hubs, and dt revolution spokes. Can you please let me know what the spoke lengths would be for drive and non-driveside? Thanks!


Light-Bicycle 2016/11/07

Hello Jaco, Thanks for your inquiry. We can build the wheels directly if you order the rims/ hubs/ spokes here. Does that work for you? The price is much expensive is you buy the parts separately. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Francesco 2016/10/05

Already buyed an EN728 wondering if you coul give me spokes lenght for 32 hole hub kong rear 142x12 by Tune


Light-Bicycle 2016/10/09

Hello Francesco, Sorry for the late reply. We were on National Day vacation during Oct 1st ~ 7th. For spokes length, it will be great if you confirm with your own builder. Because different builders and lacing pattern will use different spokes length. Or please let us know the following and we can calculate the spoke length for your reference. • Hub manufacturer name and model • Hole details as attached picture showed • Straight pull or J-bend? . Lacing pattern? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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simon 2016/09/12

hello. could i run tire width of only 2.1 inches on these ID28mm rims? regards Simon


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/13

Hello Simon, Thanks for your inquiry. The recommend tires size for AM728 is 2.1'' -2.7''. So you can run the 2.1'' tires. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Jem 2016/09/08

My body weight is 57kg and I am riding a 160mm travel full suspension bike. Will the 28holes AM728 be strong enough for Enduro use?


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/09

Hello Jem, Thanks for your inquiry. You are not a large rider, so 28H rim is suitable for you. If you ride aggressively, then go with the EN728. The enduro version is a heavier weight due to the additional reinforcement. The thicker walls can handle heavier and more aggressive riders making this the best choice for Enduro style riding. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Ron 2016/09/05

I purchased a EN728 and AM728 hoops to build up. what spoke length do you use for Hope PRO 2 hubs 32H in a 3cross lace pattern? Also can a local purchase be made for what I need? Thanks


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/06

Hello Ron, Thanks for your support. I checked with our builder, and below are the spokes length we use for EN728 and AM728 wheels built with Hope pro2 32H hubs. -Lacing pattern: 3 cross for front & rear -Front wheel: 264mm-NDS and 266mm-DS -Rear wheel: 265mm-NDS and 265mm-DS Due to the complexity and variations with calculating spoke lengths, we cannot guarantee the spokes will be the perfect length for your wheels. For this reason, it will be better if you double check the spokes length with your own builder. Because for different builders and lacing pattern, the spokes length will be different. It is best to source the spokes locally, however we can also sell them if they cannot be purchased locally. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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