FALCON rim AR46 Road/CX/Gravel

Road bicycle rims 28mm wide 46mm deep aero clincher road rim brake available

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.

RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR46
  • Size 700C
  • Series FALCON
  • Use Road/CX/Gravel
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width Hook 21mm/28mm, Hookless 22.5mm/28mm
  • Depth 46mm
  • ERD 548mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 460+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 130kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tire Pressure (with 25C) Hook: 110psi, Hookless: 70psi max
  • Tire 23C~43C recommended

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TECH

Featuring a wide 28mm external width, this tubeless ready rim set offers a wide and stable platform for everything from road to gravel tires.

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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

Darren : Received the wheels the other day. Have had a few rides on them and am quite pleased.
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Justin : AR46 rim brake wheels. These have been excellent upgrades. I laced these to a pair of Hope Pro RS4 hubs with DT Swiss spokes. Tires are Conti GP5000 clinchers. My next wheels will be, without a doubt, from Light Bicycle!
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Ron : Staggered 36/46mm 28 wide loving it!
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Tan : I have received the wheels and installed them. Did 2 rides with them. All I can say is, they are fantastic! Lightened my bike down from 8.2kg to 7.8kg!
Singapore
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LB : Rims: AR46 700C Falcon 20/24H Hubs: Novatec A291SB-SL/F482SB-SL J-bend 100QR 130QR Spokes: Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420 Nipples: DT SWISS Brass Black
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Ianis : Really happy with my AR46 set that arrived today! Specs : Carbon-Ti hubs, flyweight front, satin UD finish with grooved track, 20-24 CX-rays, no holes, hooked. The pair is 1280 g. Tubeless tires clapped on the first time with a regular floor pump. The feeling on the road is excellent (stiffness, braking, efficiency), so I'm really happy overall!
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COMMENTS

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Erik 2020/08/14

Hi, Can you do custom spoke holes? I need a 22 hole rim. Thanks, Erik


LightBicycle 2020/08/15

Hi Erik, It is okay to manufacture bike rim with 22 hole. Do you like RR46C02 rim brake rim? For 22H, are all spoke holes evenly spaced on the rim? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Joshua 2020/06/30

Hello, What is the ERD of AR46 Rim? Thank you https://www.lightbicycle.com/Road-bicycle-rims-28mm-wide-46mm-deep-aero-clincher-road-rim-brake-available.html


LightBicycle 2020/06/30

Hi Joshua, You can find ERD data from the "SPECS" section on every rim/wheelset page. For the AR46 (28mm wide, 46mm deep)28mm wide wheels, the ERD is 548mm (not including nipple head dimension). You can find Calculating ERD on below link also. https://www.lightbicycle.com/support/technology Thanks, Lightbicycle


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MARCO 2019/10/16

I would like to build a set of AR46 700C in tubeless configuration: 1. Are the rims drilled on both sides of rim? 2. What are the spoke hole dimensions? 3. I plan to use Industry Nine Torch series hubs, 28 hole for both, with Sapim CX-Ray J bend spokes, what spoke and nipple length do I need to purchase? 4. Do I need to use rim tape to seal for tubeless? Thank you.


LightBicycle 2019/10/17

Hi Marco, Thanks for your inquiry! Please check our reply as below. 1. Do you mean the spoke holes with angle drilling left/right? Yes, it is drilled with left or right angle, to make it better for wheel building. 2. For spoke hole dimension, it is 4.5mm for external nipple, and 2.5mm for internal nipples, and 8mm spoke access holes on rim bed. 3. Is it your Industry Nine Torch hubs disc or non disc? 28H for both front and rear? Then we can calculate the spoke length accordingly for you. 4. If you choose with spoke access holes on rim bed, then you will have to use rim tape to ride tubeless. If you choose "no spoke access holes on rim bed:, then you will not have to use rim tape. Which do you prefer for RR46C02 700C bike rims? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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MARCO 2019/11/02

My Industry Nine Torch hubs are for rim brakes, 28 holes front and rear. No spoke access holes on rim bed option. I would like to buy the rims, spokes and nipples, valve extenders for correct rim depth from you, what spoke and nipple color options do I have? Please quote. Thank you.


LightBicycle 2019/11/05

Hi Marco, 1. Yes, you can purchase these 28mm wide road rims with rim brake, spokes, and nipples only from us rather than a complete wheelset, considering you already have the hubs in hand. 2. The most popular spokes we offer is the Sapim CX-Ray, and Sapim Polyax alloy nipples to match the spokes. We sent quotation through email to you. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Joel 2019/10/02

Hi. I would like rims only RR46C02 , rimbrake with hook , grooved, 12k , glossy , white decals , no rim tape no valves. Drilled for upside down nipples , 24H straight pull front , 28H rear rim 2 or 3 times crossed depending what would be best as I am 90kg . Will be paired to White Industries T11's cx-rays. To be send to Athens , Greece. Please send me a quote. Thanks, Joel


LightBicycle 2019/10/03

Hi Joel, Thanks for your inquiry! We just sent you the RR46C02 28mm wide rim brake rims 700C to your email address. Please check. Also, we provided tax included delivery to Greece. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Dan 2019/06/19

Hi, I am looking to buy the RR46C02 rims. I have current wheels with DT 240 road disc hubs. Could you tell me the spike lengths required for 28 hole? Are you able to sell the spokes with the rims?


LightBicycle 2019/06/20

Hi Dan, It's ok to order RR46C02 road cyclocross rims and spokes only rather than a full set of wheels. Here's a quote and spoke length for your ref. QUOTES --RIMS($ 159*2): RR46C02, 28mm wide, 46mm deep, UD, matte, 28H, hook version. --SPOKES & NIPPLES($2.8*56): Black Sapim CX-Ray, Straight pull SPOKE LENGTH for 28H wheelset is as below for your reference. --FRONT: 278mm(drive side), 277mn(non-drive side), hub features Black DT SWISS 240S 12 / 100mm Center lock 28H straight pull --REAR: 276mm (Drive side), 278mm(non-drive side), hub features: Black DT SWISS 240S 12 / 142mm Shimano Road 11S Center lock 28H straight pull Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Dan 2019/06/20

Thanks for the response. I just want to confirm that these rims are ok with 25mm tires. I currently run Conti 4000.


LightBicycle 2019/06/21

Hi Danny, ​ Yes, the RR46C02 (21mm inner and 28mm outer width) wide road disc rim is compatible with your 25c tires. Our recommended tire width range is 23~43c. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mike 2019/05/27

Hi, Will you be making a flyweight version of the RR46C02? One built using BlackTek & ExoTek? Thanks


LightBicycle 2019/05/28

Hi Mike, Currently, we only have two models in the Falcon Pro series road disc rims that apply with our new technologies. WR38 (32mm wide, 38mm deep) & WR50(32mm wide, 50mm deep) Attaching with the rim profile for your ref. You can also check them out at https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-road-bicycle-rims-32mm-wide-38mm-deep-symmetric-clincher-road-disc-brake-available.html https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-road-bicycle-rims-25mm-internal-32mm-external-wide-50mm-deep-symmetric-clincher-road-disc-brake-available.html For RR46C02 road bike rims, they are not okay to manufactured in black Tek and Exo Tek right now. The molds are different. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Szilard 2019/02/28

Hello guys, I am planning on getting a carbon wheelset. I would be using them for fixed gear crits and in the velodrome. I am 82-85kgs. What would you recommend rim wise? I like these 46mm deep rims and was thinking to have 24 spokes at the front and 28 rear. Also do you have any track hubs you could build these rims with? Thanks for your answer! Best, Szilard


LightBicycle 2019/03/01

Hi Szilard, Yes, we have Novatec track hubs as attached. Is it what you are looking for? The price for wheelset with following specs is USD608.6/pair - Rims: RR46C02, 28mm wide/46mm deep, UD matte, front 24H/rear 28H, no brake surface(for disc) - Hubs: black Novatec track A565SBT/A566SBT, J-bend - Spokes: black sapim cx-ray bladed - Nipples: black aluminum Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sean 2019/02/21

Hi, What color are the graphics on these rims (? Are they black or grey? If grey, is there an option to just have a black Light Bicycle logo near the valve stem opening, and nothing else. Thank you! Sean


LightBicycle 2019/02/22

Hi Sean, Yes, we do have the graphic in black, we sent to your email address. And yes, we can make only the value decal for you as you like. What specs do you like to have of the rim RR46C02? You can order online and mark the decal request on the message box, or I can create an invoice for you instead. Let me know how you would like to proceed. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mike 2019/02/21

Could this rim be ordered in 32H? I'm a heavy rider and I think I would constantly be truing a 28H rear wheel


LightBicycle 2019/02/22

Hi Mike, Yes, you can order 32H RR46C02 road disc, we even offer 36H for people who need it. You can choose your specs by clicking the "Global" button below and start to configure your order. Let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help. If you prefer to place an order by mail, I can create the invoice for you if you tell me the exact specs you need. Let me know how you would like to proceed. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Chip 2019/01/24

Ideally, I would like the u shaped with a 56 deep rear and 46 deep front. Both at least 28mm external width. Is this possible? I am a heavy rider (96kl) but ride about 6000 km a year.


LightBicycle 2019/01/24

Hi Chip, It is okay to order front RR46C02/rear RR56C02 wheelset. Please find attached rim profile. RR46C02: 28mm wide/46mm deep RR56C02: 30mm wide/56mm deep What hubs and spokes do you like for wheelset? Then we can quote accordingly for you. Is it front 12*100mm/rear 12*142mm road disc? 24H or 28H? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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