Hand-built AM735 asymmetric rim profile carbon fiber mtb 650B wheels

Buy & Configure

Global warehouse ship to most countries while the North America warehouse only ship to the United States and Canada

GLOBAL OPTIONS
NORTH AMERICA OPTIONS
  • 1

    HUB

  • 2

    SPOKES/NIPPLES

  • 3

    RIM

  • 4

    ACCESSORIES

  • 5

    OVERVIEW

HUB

Hub Brand This is a required option.

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Hope 487g 44 6 6 7 Easy service Six China/N.A. HOPE
DT 350 477g 18/36/54 7 8 7 Reliability, value One China/N.A. DT SWISS
DT 240S 395g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King ISO 508g 72 2 10 10 Rebuildable Bearings
(18t option)
Nine China CHRIS KING
Tune King/Kong 334g 24 2 8 9 Light Nine China TUNE
Tune Princess/Prince 298g 24 1 7 9 Super Light Nine China TUNE
Onyx Classic 623g Infinite 2 8 8 Silent, sprag clutch Twenty Three+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX
Industry Nine 101 410g 90 6 7 7 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Industry Nine Hydra 402g 690 3 9 9 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE

* For the rank: 1 Worst, 10 Best.

* 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

Hope Pro 4

Tune Fat King / Fat Kong

Hope Pro 4 Fatsno

DT SWISS 350 Big Ride

Chris King ISO AB / ISO B

Tune King / Kong

Tune Princess Skyline / Prince

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.

15 / 100mm

15 / 110mm BOOST

15 / 110mm RS-1

15 / 135mm

15 / 142mm

15 / 150mm

20 / 110mm

Lefty 1.0

QR / 100mm

QR / 135mm

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.

12 / 142mm

12 / 148mm BOOST

12 / 150mm

12 / 170mm

12 / 177mm

12 / 190mm

12 / 197mm

QR / 135mm

QR / 170mm

QR / 190mm

Freehub Body This is a required option.

Sram 9/10 speed and Shimano MTB 9/10/11 speed cassettes use the same Shimano Freehub.

The new Shimano XTR M9100 cassette uses the splined freehub.

Only the Sram 11/12 speed cassettes use the Sram XD freehub driver. SRAM has XX1, XX1 Eagle, X01, X01 Eagle, X1, GX, GX Eagle which all use the Sram XD freehub body.

If you are unsure, please contact us and we'll reach out to confirm your order.

Shimano MTB 10/11S

Shimano Micro Spline XTR

Sram XD

Shimano Road 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.

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

Black / Silver

Blue

Froggy Green

Froggy-Green

Gold

Green

Matte Mango

Matte Slate

Orange

Red

Silver

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 only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

28H

32H

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 only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

28H

32H

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.

18T

24T

36T

44T

54T

72T

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.

DT Swiss Competition Race

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

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

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

carbon-plus-wheels-paintless

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

Hub Brand This is a required option.

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Hope 487g 44 6 6 7 Easy service Six China/N.A. HOPE
DT 350 477g 18/36/54 7 8 7 Reliability, value One China/N.A. DT SWISS
DT 240S 395g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King ISO 508g 72 2 10 10 Rebuildable Bearings
(18t option)
Nine China CHRIS KING
Tune King/Kong 334g 24 2 8 9 Light Nine China TUNE
Tune Princess/Prince 298g 24 1 7 9 Super Light Nine China TUNE
Onyx Classic 623g Infinite 2 8 8 Silent, sprag clutch Twenty Three+
(Custom Available)
North America ONYX
Industry Nine 101 410g 90 6 7 7 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Industry Nine Hydra 402g 690 3 9 9 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE

* For the rank: 1 Worst, 10 Best.

* 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

Hope Pro 4

Industry Nine 101

Industry Nine Hydra

Onyx Classic

Onyx Vesper

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.

15 / 100mm

15 / 100mm Torque

15 / 110mm BOOST

15 / 110mm RS-1

15 / 110mm Torque

20 / 110mm

20 / 110mm BOOST DH

20 / 110mm Old DH

Lefty 1.0

Lefty 2.0 Supermax

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.

12 / 142mm

12 / 148mm BOOST

12 / 150mm

12 / 157mm

12 / 157mm Super BOOST

QR / 135mm

Single Speed

Freehub Body This is a required option.

Sram 9/10 speed and Shimano MTB 9/10/11 speed cassettes use the same Shimano Freehub.

The new Shimano XTR M9100 cassette uses the splined freehub.

Only the Sram 11/12 speed cassettes use the Sram XD freehub driver. SRAM has XX1, XX1 Eagle, X01, X01 Eagle, X1, GX, GX Eagle which all use the Sram XD freehub body.

If you are unsure, please contact us and we'll reach out to confirm your order.

Shimano MTB 10/11S Alloy

Shimano MTB 10/11S Steel

Sram XD Alloy

Sram XD Steel

Shimano Micro Spline XTR Alloy

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

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.

3-color-options-of-Onyx-racing-hubs

If you don't see the color option you're looking for, please choose another option listed online and proceed to checkout, and leave us a note with your preference in the checkout notes or by emailing sales@lightbicycle.com once ordered.


Powdercoat Options: Black Chrome, Blue Baby, Blue Candy, Gold, Green Antifreeze, Green Fluorescent, Green Kawasaki, Black Aura, Orange Fluorescent, Pink Fluorescent, Purple Candy, Red Candy, White Frost, Yellow Cardinal, Yellow Fluorescent.

Anodized-Black

Anodized-Black Matte

Anodized-Blue

Anodized-Green

Anodized-Orange

Anodized-Purple

Anodized-Red

Anodized-Silver

Black

Blue

Gold

Green

Lime

Orange

Pink

Purple

Red

Silver

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 only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

32H

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 only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

32H

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.

18T

36T

44T

54T

690T

90T

Sprag Clutch

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.

Sapim CX Ray

Sapim D-Light

Sapim Race

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

Why no brass option? The North America warehouse uses Sapim double square secure lock alloy nipples. The oversized head offers 100% thread engagement and a significant increase in strength. The corrosion-resistant anodized treatment makes the need for heavy brass nipples irrelevant. If you want black brass nipples regardless, you can let us know in the notes section at checkout

Aluminium Black

Aluminium Red

Aluminium Blue

Aluminium Gold

Aluminium Green

Aluminium Lime

Aluminium Orange

Aluminium Purple

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

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.

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

Yellow

Black

White

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.

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.

If you would like to purchase an additional roll of tape (not installed), then you can find that in the accessories section here- Buying Tubeless Rim Tape

None

Apply Tubeless Tape USD +8 each

carbon-plus-wheels-paintless

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 929+

Weight: 910.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 668+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 650B
  • Use All Mountain
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 35mm/41mm
  • Depth 27mm
  • ERD 547mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 455+/-15g
  • Offset 2mm (asymmetric)
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±7°
  • Weight Limit 140kg
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tyre Pressure 20-40psi recommended
  • Tire 2.4" ~ 3.1" recommended

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Built to handle a host of new wide format tires all the way up to a full-on 3.0" Plus tire, with our durable BlackTek finish, updated profile, and new manufacturing process, the AM735 is sure to stand the test of time.


Utilizing our updated asymmetric profile and new manufacturing process, you're getting a very modern plus wheelset that is not only strong and scratch resistant, but also quite versatile.

ExoTek: ExoTek-applied rims are designed to come out of the molds as a finished product which requires the most high quality manufacturing processes. The new resin system has superior consistency and forms the smoothest and most durable finish we’ve ever created. From a lengthened fatigue life to more robust interlaminar bonds, ExoTek raises the bar in performance and aesthetic.


EcoTek : Built from the highest grade of steel, we’ve engineered a completely new series of molds and developed a process that delivers a near flawless product. More time is taken through the layup and assembly process so that no post-production finishing is required. This new process is more environmentally friendly because it requires less heating cycles, no sanding, and no painting.


BlackTek : Rims featuring BlackTek come out of the molds as a finished product. Traditionally, rims are wet-sanded to remove imperfections like excess resin and then sprayed with a clearcoat. BlackTek rims come with a factory finish and the outer carbon layer is never disturbed after the curing cycle is completed. This is the most hard wearing and scratch resistant finish we have ever produced.


Asymmetric : Over the years, we’ve optimized an asymmetric profile that maintains the outright impact performance of a symmetric design but enjoys the benefits of offset spoke holes. This design significantly equalizes spoke tension between drive and non-drive spokes which results in a stronger wheel build that stays true longer.


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.


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 >>

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COMMENTS

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Ron 2019/04/02

Can I get wheels built with 32 straight gauge spokes? I weigh will be about 245 lbs with hydration pack on bike and I ride aggressively so I need something strong.


LightBicycle 2019/04/03

Hi Ron, Yes, 32H AM735 650B mtb rim is available, since you are concerning about your weight and aggressive riding, We can even make a 36H rim for you if you like. We can also make a reinforced version rim for you by adding extra carbon fiber to the rim if you don't mind the extra weight of the rim. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Matt 2019/01/26

Was needing a new set of rims for my bike, wanted to shed a few lbs. at the same time. My buddy who bought a set recommended you guys. Could you give me a price quote for my request. Thank you


LightBicycle 2019/01/26

Hi Matt, Thanks for your inquiry! May i know your tire width, your weight and your riding style please? It will be great if you can let us know your budget. Then we can recommend 650B wheelset accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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