Hand-built AM927 asymmetric rim profile carbon fiber mtb 29er wheels

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

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    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
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

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

20 / 110mm

Lefty 1.0

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

QR / 135mm

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

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

Blue

Froggy Green

Gold

Matte Mango

Matte Slate

Orange

Red

Silver

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.

Sapim D-Light

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 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

carbon-wheels-29er-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

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

Lefty

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.

Anodized-Black

Anodized-Black Matte

Anodized-Orange

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

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 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

carbon-wheels-29er-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: 1365.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 889.00+

Weight: 800.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 628.00+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 29er
  • Use All Mountain
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 27mm/33mm
  • Depth 24mm
  • ERD 591mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 400+/-15g
  • Offset 2mm (asymmetric)
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Weight Limit 130kg
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tyre Pressure ≤60psi recommended
  • Tire 2.1" ~ 2.7" recommended

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Our swiss army knife of mountain bike wheels: technical XC race, light enduro, endurance, or just good plain mountain biking! The AM927's are really light, fast, compliant, and can create a quiver-killer wheelset.


A sensible 27mm internal width keeps things modern, but doesn't overkill in the stiffness or width department. Want to run 2.1" tires for an XC race one day, 2.3's for an all day epic, then burly 2.4's for some double black trails the next? No problem! The AM927's are a great choice for riders wanting a versatile lightweight wheel that feels at home on a wide range of terrain.

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.

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COMMENTS

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Saviour 2019/06/12

hi, I just bought a Scott Spark 960, and upgraded the cassette, crank and shifter to SRAM NX Eagle (12 speed). Now my next upgrade are the wheels. Which do you suggest for my bike as it is a 29er ? These are are my specs at the moment-Rims Syncros X-23 / 32H /tubless ready Front hub: Formula CL71 /15*100mm Rear hub : Formula CT1702 / 141*5mm tyres Maxxis Forekaster 29*2.35 / 60 tpi. my type of competitions are cross country and a bit rough terrain.


LightBicycle 2019/06/13

Hi Saviour, 1. I noticed that your the rear hub you currently have is with 5/141mm thru axle. Normally, the standard MTB rear hub is 12/142mm. Not sure if the standard size hub will fit your frame. Pls check with this to make sure the hub will fit. If not, I would suggest you purchase our rims and spokes, nipples using the same hubs. 2. Our AM927 29er bike rim would fit your 2.35" tires just fine. The mtb 29er rim is from our Recon Pro series which is very strong and stiff, which would be great for your riding conditions. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Chris 2019/05/03

Hi Light Bicycle, I am looking at a new set of mtb 29er wheels and wondering if Brass nipples make a difference on carbon rims as opposed to the aluminum ones apart from weight. I look forward to your response. Many Thanks. Chris


LightBicycle 2019/05/06

Hi Chris, Normally, brass nipples are more durable and stronger than alloy nipples but the color option is limited in black and silver. On the other hand, alloy nipples are very light (around 1/3 of brass nipples), so they usually would use on road wheels. If you are riding aggressive or on hard terrain and don't mind the extra weight, we would recommend brass nipples. We usually build our wheelsets with Sapim Polyax nipples to match Sapim spokes. The Polyax nipples are as strong and durable as brass nipples according to SAPIM. You can learn more about the nipples from SAPIM's official website. What hubs do you like for 29er wheels? We can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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David 2019/04/05

Can you build an SP 15x110 dynamo hub into the wheel build?


LightBicycle 2019/04/06

Hi David, ​Do you mean SP 15*110mm hub for RS-1 fork? Or 15*110mm shutter precision hub? We have both hubs here. What rear hub do you like? Which mtb 29er rims do you like? Then i can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Geoffrey 2018/11/17

Hello, I'm moving to Beijing next year. Will I be able to buy your wheels in a Beijing bike shop?


LightBicycle 2018/11/19

Hi Geoffrey, We don't sale our products at Chinese bike shop currently. But you can purchase the 29er rims/wheels on our website and ship to Beijing. The domenstic shipping cost would be much lower than shipping worldwide. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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