Hand-built carbon 27.5 inch mountain bike 650b plus wheels 50mm wide beadless tubeless compatible

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

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    HUB

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    SPOKES/NIPPLES

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    RIM

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    ACCESSORIES

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    OVERVIEW

HUB

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

Spoke hole drilling This is a required option.

Centered drilling is the most popular.

centered

offset

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

27.5 inch mountain bikes

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

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

Spoke hole drilling This is a required option.

Centered drilling is the most popular.

centered

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

27.5 inch mountain bikes

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: 900.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 376.00+

Weight: 900.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 436.00+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 650B
  • Use Plus
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 45mm/50mm
  • Depth 22.5mm
  • ERD 557mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 450+/-20g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Drilling Offset ±4mm
  • Weight Limit 140kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±5°
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tyre Pressure ≤35psi recommended
  • Tire 2.8" ~ 3.1" recommended

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With a huge 45mm internal width and the ability to run anything from a 2.8” tire right up to a monstrous 3.2”, the XC745 will give you the smooth rolling traction you’ve always wanted.


Typically, stock alloy plus wheelsets are built with heavier spokes to make up for their lack of stiffness. With a vertically compliant rim and significant side stiffness, lighter spokes are used to reduce overall wheel weight. Upgrading to our plus wheelset can easily save more than a pound off of a stock wheelset! Breath new life into your ride and bring a new level of responsiveness, stiffness, and control.

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


Hand-Built: Each wheelset is painstakingly built by hand to tension within 5% variance. Each spoke's tension rating is recorded in our system, as is the roundness and lateral tolerance.


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.


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.


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

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COMMENTS

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Rob 2017/11/10

Trying to build a 27.5 plus wheelset for a pivot switchblade. Front axle is 15x110 Boost QR thru axle. Rear axle is 12x157 Super Boost Plus thru axle. Is that possible? Didn't seem like that rear axle was an option on the website.


LightBicycle 2017/11/11

Hi Rob, It is okay to build 27.5mm plus wheelset with front 15*110mm boost/rear 12*157mm. We have Hope pro 4 hubs with front 15*110mm boost/rear 12*157mm thru axle size. Is it okay for you? Do you like wheelset with sapim cx-ray bladed spokes? Sram XD driver? 32H? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tobi 2017/04/24

Hi I search DT swiss 350 Boost 15/110 12/148 Hubs with Centerlook. Do they have them too? greeting


LightBicycle 2017/04/25

Hello Tobi, Thanks for your inquiry. Currently, only DT 350 6-bolt boost hubs are available. For DT 350 center lock version, it will be ready around this June. Or we have DT 240S J-bend center lock 32H boost hubs in stock, does that work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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S. 2017/01/24

Hi, how come when I pick Lefty for the front hub it drops all the options for the rear? They have nothing to do with each other. I have a lefty front but need a boost 148 rear. Thanks


LightBicycle 2017/02/08

Hello S. Fresh, Sorry for the late reply. We were on Chinese New Year vacation in the last 10 days and just get back to office today. We are able to build the wheels with front lefty hub/ rear 148mm boost hubs. Sorry, not all axle options are available on our website. When you are ready to order, we will create the purchase link for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Claude 2017/01/13

Hey guys do you ship to Germany an what is the shipping price when? THX


LightBicycle 2017/01/14

Hello Claude, Thanks for your inquiry. The delivery cost is around $78 ~ $85 for one plus wheelset to Germany by EMS. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kreisel 2017/01/04

Hi! Is it possible to get the wheelset with front hub 15x110mm and rear hub12x157mm? Thanks, Kreisel


LightBicycle 2017/01/05

Hello Kreisel, Thanks for your inquiry. Hope pro4 front 15*110mm boost/ rear 12*157mm thru axle are available. Does it work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Paco 2016/12/04

Do these have a beadlock? If not how difficult is it to get the tire to seat and any concerns for burping? Thanks


LightBicycle 2016/12/05

Hello Paco, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, our 650B plus rim has a bead lock. Rim profile attached for your reference. The small ridges on either side of the drop channel help secure tubeless tires in place. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Paco 2016/12/05

Great! Are the decals the old ones or the new replaceable ones like on the AM928? Thanks


LightBicycle 2016/12/06

Hello Paco, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, our 650B plus rim has a bead lock. Rim profile attached for your reference. The small ridges on either side of the drop channel help secure tubeless tires in place. Hope and DT Swiss hubs are available. What hubs axle size do you like for front and rear? Then we will quote accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Roy 2016/11/29

我想購買一對650b plus 淨框,32h,ud


LightBicycle 2016/11/30

Hello Roy, Thank you for your inquiry! Please check our quotation as below. RM650BC14 (50mm plus): 450 /-20g, $200/pcs Delivery cost: $23.10 for two rims to Hong Kong by EMS. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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jeff 2016/11/05

G'day I want to order these wheels but I have to get them shipped individually to avoid import duty, I know there will be an extra shipping cost to Sydney Australia and that's fine. Front and back wheels are the same. Details are:- rims 650bc14 45mm int 50mm ext, hubs dtswiss 240S straightpull 28 hole 15 x 110 front, 12 X 148 rear, shimano freehub 11 spd, 6 bolt rotor, sapim cx ray spokes, brass black nipples, matte finish, UD weave, include valve stems and tubeless tape. With the decals can you do 'Yeti" turquoise ? Thanks Jeff Beake


LightBicycle 2016/11/10

Hello Jeff, Thanks for your inquiry. For Australia customers, most of them do not need to pay for tax. We can help to work on it. Don't worry. For the custom decals, we can not make the text “Yeti” on rims, it is not allowed. What kind of text do you like instead? Then we can design graphics accordingly for you. Normally, it is around $70 ~ $120 for the custom decals. Our standard light bicycle decals are available at no charge in a variety of colors if you would like this custom charge removed. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Albert 2016/10/13

How much for just the front wheel? -Hope hub, dt swiss comp spokes, aluminum black nipples, rim painted yellow. Thanks!


Light-Bicycle 2016/10/13

Hello Albert, Thanks for your inquiry. The 50mm wide 650B plus front wheel with Hope hub and DT Swiss spokes/nipples is $394/pcs.Is it attached yellow painting you like? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Jason 2016/09/18

Hi, what sort of tire pressures are people running on these wheels with 3.0" tires?


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/19

Hello Jason, Thanks for your inquiry. The recommended max tire pressure for 650B plus rim is 45psi. Most of our customers run with 15psi ~ 25psi on these wheels with 3.0" tires. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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