RECON WHEELSET AM740/EN740 All Mountain/Plus

Hand-built carbon AM740 asymmetric 27.5 inch mountain bike 650b wheels 46mm wide tubeless compatible

Buy & Configure

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.

WHEELSET SPECS

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

  • Size 650B
  • Series RECON
  • Use All Mountain/Plus
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 40mm/46mm
  • Depth 28mm
  • ERD 545mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight AM 480+/-15g, EN 530+/-15g
  • Offset 2mm (asymmetric)
  • Weight Limit 135kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±8°
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tire Pressure 35psi max
  • Tire 2.8" ~ 3.1" recommended

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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, Hope Pro 4, Hope Pro 4 Fatsno, Chris King ISO AB / ISO B, Industry Nine Hydra, Industry Nine 1/1, Onyx Classic, Onyx Vesper
  • Front Axle Size 15 / 100mm, 15 / 110mm BOOST, 15 / 135mm, 15 / 142mm, 15 / 150mm, 20 / 110mm, QR / 100mm, QR / 135mm, 15 / 100mm Torque, 15 / 110mm RS-1, 15 / 110mm Torque, 20 / 110mm BOOST DH, 20 / 110mm Old DH, Lefty 1.0, Lefty 2.0 Supermax
  • Rear Axle Size 12 / 142mm, 12 / 148mm BOOST, 12 / 150mm, 12 / 170mm, 12 / 177mm, 12 / 190mm, 12 / 197mm, QR / 135mm, QR / 170mm, QR / 190mm, 12 / 157mm, 12 / 157mm Super BOOST, Single Speed
  • Driver Body Shimano MTB 10/11S, Sram XD, Shimano MTB 10/11S Alloy, Sram XD Alloy, Shimano Micro Spline, Shimano Micro Spline Alloy, Shimano MTB 10/11S Steel, Sram XD Steel
  • Hole 28H, 32H

OTHER PARTS

Leave a note at checkout or contact us if you want spare spokes or nipples.

  • Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race, Sapim CX Ray, Oil slick J-bend, Sapim D-Light, Sapim Race
  • Nipples Aluminium Black, Aluminium Red, Brass Oil slick, Brass Black, Aluminium Blue, Aluminium Gold, Aluminium Green, Aluminium Lime, Aluminium Orange, Aluminium Purple

TECH

As more bikes become compatible with massive 2.8-3.2” tires, AM740’s are the opportunity to upgrade your ride into a plus bike, while still experiencing the incredible traction and stiffness only a lightweight carbon wheelset provides.

Not only are carbon plus wheels dramatically lighter than alloy, they are stronger as well. Running your alloy rims at low pressure usually means plenty of dents and a sluggish ride. Fortunately, AM740 solves both these problems with an incredibly durable and stiff profile, unleashing a new level of performance from your plus bike.

E-bike Approved! This wheel's Enduro Version is designed to be compatible with mid-drive e-bikes.

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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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Gallery

Gino: This is my self-made wheelset with the rims EN740 (RM650BC22) outside 46mm / inside 40mm 28mm high. These rims I have on all my e-bikes. For me they are the best I have ever ridden !!!
Switzerland
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Lasse: Rims: AM/EN740 (RM650BC22) Amazing rims. The quality is outstanding and the look is amazing. I bought the AM740 rims on hope pro 4 hubs for my Kona unit. They are super responsive and corner amazingly I can highly recommend.
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Light Bicycle: EN740 (RM650BC22) matte 3K 32H offset With Holes external hole Light Bicycle 2015 decals, Red
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Gino: My Carbon Rims is the EN 740 / 650B in 12K is the Best Rim for my Specialized Kenevo eBike
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COMMENTS

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MountainGoat 2020/07/24

Ordered the AM740 with Industry 1/1 hubs and Sapim Dlite spokes. Received them in a timely manner and have a few rides on them. I have a Pivot Mach 429 Trail and it can run both 27.5+ and 29" wheels, Both sizes were ordered at the same time but the 29" (Recon Pro AM927) haven't come in yet. Both wheelsets are built up the same with only difference being the rim itself. I am thrilled by the quality of the AM740 wheels with 2.8" tires. They roll better than my old 27.5+ wheels, certainly lighter and I have considerably less flex. Tubeless was a cinch! No burping, No problems whatsoever!!!! Hopefully this is the way both wheelsets go for years to come.


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hilmi 2019/03/31

Hi, I would like to get new rims for my old roadie. Currently running a Shimano 11s tiagra. Bike mainly used for road to and fro work where its mostly tarmac but bumpy. I'm a 105kg guy. could u recommend me a built for my kind of ride? looking to upgrade from my stock alu rims.


LightBicycle 2019/04/01

Hi Hilmi, What tire width do you use? 25mm wide ? Is it disc or non disc? Do you like road deep rims or shallow rims? Then we can recommend accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Lorenzo 2018/11/22

Hi, I am interested in the following wheelset built on AM740 rims REINFORCED, as I ride an ebike (2.8 tires) in very rocky terrain (my weight is 85kg, ebike 23kg): Front axle:15 / 110mm BOOST Rear axle: 12 / 148mm BOOST Freehub body:Shimano MTB 10/11S Brake system:6-bolt Front holes:28H Rear holes:28H Hub Color:Black Hub :Hope Pro 4 Finish:matte Weave:UD Also, could you please give me a price for TPD delivery? Thank you, L.


LightBicycle 2018/11/23

Hi Lorenzo, Yes, we can make a stronger version for you considering your riding condition. With extra carbon fiber, the estimated weight of the rims would be 630±25g. Is it ok with you? 28H would be a little risky to ride on rocky terrain, especially with an e-bike. I would recommend you go with 32H spoke count. For E-bike wheelset, it is better to choose DT competition 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes or sapim race 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Bill 2018/08/29

The bike I’m looking out runs a 152 spacing on the rear hub can you build a rear wheel to fit that


LightBicycle 2018/08/29

Hi Bill, Do you mean 12*157mm spacing? DH or super boost? We have both of them. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Bill 2018/08/29

I’m looking at a pivot switchblade that has one 57 x 12 rear hub spacing can you build that?


LightBicycle 2018/08/29

Hi Bill, Do you mean 12*157mm DH or 12*157mm super boost? We have both of them. Please check which you like. Then we can quote accordingly for you. Do you like rear 650B wheel only or front+rear wheels? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kirk 2018/05/31

Hello. I am a 200lb rider. I am wondering if I should get the AM740 or the EN740. I am not an extremely aggressive rider on a full suspension 130mm travel bike.


LightBicycle 2018/05/31

Hi Kirk, Basing on your weight, my suggestion is to go with the enduro version (EN740), 650B enduro rim. The additional carbon fiber makes the rims stronger and stiffer. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Peter 2018/05/26

Is it possible to order for Cannondale AI standard? 6 mm offset. /Peter


LightBicycle 2018/05/28

Hi Peter, Yes, we can make a wheelset for your Cannondale AI frame with 6mm offset. We actually build quite some wheels with AI 6mm offset for our customer in the past. Which fork do you use? What we built for our customers are like the attachment suggests. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Max 2018/01/14

Hello, Is it possible to order a set with 29 am928 front and 650b am740 rear? Thanks Max


LightBicycle 2018/01/15

Hello Max, Thanks for your inquiry. It is okay to order front AM928/ rear AM740 wheelset. Do you like to put this wheelset on 29er or 650B bike? What is the tire width you use? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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david 2018/01/09

I would like to order : Front axle:15 / 110mm BOOST Rear axle:12 / 148mm BOOST Freehub body:Shimano MTB 10/11S Brake system:6-bolt Front holes:28H Rear holes:28H Spoke head:straight pull Hub Color:Black Hub Brand:DT SWISS Hub Model:350 Spoke:Sapim CX Ray Nipple:Aluminium Black Spoke hole drilling:centered Finish:matte Weave:UD Decal:blue Valve Stem:Add Valve Stem Tubeless Tape:Add Tubeless Tape Ratchet: 54, are available? and for an enduro use with an E-mtb wuith plus tyres are suitable? Thank you


LightBicycle 2018/01/10

Hello David, Thanks for your inquiry. We can build the AM740 wheelset with DT 350 boost hubs and Sapim cx-ray spokes. May I know what your electric bike weight is? What is your weight? Then we will check if we need to add some carbon fiber to enhance the rims’ strength. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tom 2017/06/10

I would like to order : Front axle:15 / 110mm BOOST Rear axle:12 / 148mm BOOST Freehub body:Shimano MTB 10/11S Brake system:6-bolt Front holes:28H Rear holes:28H Spoke head:straight pull Hub Color:Black Hub Brand:DT SWISS Hub Model:240S Spoke:Sapim CX Ray Nipple:Aluminium Black Spoke hole drilling:centered Finish:matte Weave:UD Decal:red Valve Stem:Add Valve Stem Tubeless Tape:Add Tubeless Tape Is the wheelset currently avavilable? Thank you


LightBicycle 2017/06/12

Hello Tom, Thanks for your continued support. The DT 240S straight pull 6-bolt boost hubs will be available within 10 days. Does it work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stephen 2017/05/07

Hello guy's just looking for recommendation really, thinking of going carbon rims on my enduro bike, I do a lot of uplift days & aggressive trail rides at home (peak district in Derbyshire, UK) I'm looking at 40mm AM wheel sets are they up to the job? I'm 6ft & about 175lbs & ride at least 3 times a week with some all day rides too! Oh & lead time to the UK for delivery too! many thanks Steve.


LightBicycle 2017/05/08

Hello Stephen, Thanks for your inquiry. The AM740 is design for plus bike but suitable for aggressive mountain bike riding also. May I know what the tire width you use normally? Then we will double check if the AM740 is the best choice. Because I think our AM733 is more suitable for your riding. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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JT 2017/04/24

Is the AM740 suitable for riders over 200#? I'm typically very easy on my wheels (trail rides less than 3 hours, no jumps, etc), but I'm still ~220#.


LightBicycle 2017/04/25

Hello JT, Thanks for your inquiry. According to your info, you don’t take aggressive riding, so the AM740 is suitable for your riding. But the AM740 is a plus rim. May I know what your riding terrain is normally? What the tire width you use? Then we will do some recommendations and quote accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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jerry 2017/04/24

good afternoon, I would like to know the price for 2 ea. AM740 rims only, UD Matte 32 hole no decals and drilled for presta. Thank you, Jerry


LightBicycle 2017/04/25

Hello Jerry, Thanks for your inquiry. AM740 (46mm plus asymmetric): 480 /-15g, $269.24 each Delivery cost: $50 for two rims to USA by EMS. All pricing in USD. Rim specs: UD mate, 32H, no decals, for Presta valve. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Matt 2017/04/23

Hello! Will you be getting the Hope Pro 4 12/148 Boost in Red anodized? Looks like currently only available from you in Black and Orange anodized. Thanks


LightBicycle 2017/04/24

Hello Matt, Thanks for your inquiry. We can get the Hope pro4 boost hub in red also. If you like to order, we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Eric 2017/02/01

Hi! Is it possible to build these wheels AM740 DT with competition strait pull. Rear: 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 on the drive side and 2.0 / 1.6 / 2.0 on the disk side. Front: 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 on the disk side and 2.0 / 1.6 / 2.0 on the other side. I know you have weight toleranses on the rims. What is the lowest possible weight on a AM 740 rim? Is there any problems with aluminium nipples combined with carbone rims? White decal. Regards Eric


LightBicycle 2017/02/04

Hello Eric, Thanks for your inquiry. -Currently, only DT competition spoke straight pull 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0 are available. Does that work for you? -The lightest AM740 32H rim we stocked is 471g. But we cannot guarantee the lightest rim weight, we only can pick up the rims under 480g for you. -Normally, brass is a little heavier but less brittle. But we can build the wheels with alloy nipples. It is much lighter but the brass is much stronger. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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