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FALCON RIM AR46

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

    UCI-Approved >>

  • Material Toray T700 & T800 Premium Carbon Fiber
  • Size 29”/700C (ETRTO 622mm)
  • Series FALCON
  • Intended Use Road/CX/Gravel
  • Bead Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Capable Yes
  • Inner/Outer Width Hook 21mm/28mm, Hookless 22.5mm/28mm
  • Depth 46mm
  • ERD 548mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Rim Weight 460+/-15g
  • Profile Symmetric (0mm)
  • Max Cyclist Weight (on flat ground) 130kg/ 287lbs
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf front, 125~135kgf rear drive side
  • Max Tire Pressure (with 25C) Hook: 110psi/ 7.58bar, Hookless: 75psi/ 5.17bar
  • Recommended Tire Width 23C~43C

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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

Light: Rims: AR46 Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface Hook 20/24H Satin 3K Twill Vertical external hole No Access Holes No Drain Holes Hubs: Carbon-Ti X-Hub Straight-Pull QR/100mm QR/130mm Black Shimano Road 11S 56T Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Nipples: Sapim Aluminium Black
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Elias: AR46 rim brake, 21/28mm Satin finish Custom laced to Bontrager Aeolus hubs 18 spoke front and 24 spoke rear 1452 grams for the set Rims are of excellent quality and fantastic finish.
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Luke: I've been riding Light Bicycle RR46C02 (now called AR46) rims on my Eriksen custom road/gravel bike for over 4 years now and love them. They built up nicely and have never needed truing since I built them. On dirt, I've been riding the EN733 (now Recon EN733) rims on my Ibis Mojo 3 for 4 years and have had zero issues. Rock solid and great customer service, I love the stealth look and all the customization that Light Bicycle offers. I'm looking forward to my next set of rims when I go to hookless road and to 29er mountain!
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David: My Salsa Warbird was bought as a frameset which I then custom built with parts selected for performance and comfort for big gravel and offroad rides. So Shimano Ultegra R8020 for shifting with the RX800 clutch mech. Hope RX4 brake calipers, Praxis 48-32 crankset with 4iiii power meter. I added comfort on rear with an Ergon Cf3 seatpost and up front fitting a Redshift Shockstem and Salsa Carbon handlebar. I wanted a nice fast tubeless wheelset with Carbon rims which had a wide internal width for wide gravel tyres and hookless! After searching online at the time Lightbicycle were one of only a very few that could deliver a wheelset with these requirements so I chose the mid depth 46mm laced with 28 CX-Ray spokes to a Hope RS4 straight pull hubs to match the Hope brake calipers! I currently have the amazing Rene Herse Snoqualamie Pass 44's on the wheelset. The wheels really compliment the frameset and help to get the best out of it when railing it offroad on gravel type road's and on road too! All in all a great wheelset and glad I chose Lightbicycle.
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Oleg: I’ve been using LB rims on all my bikes: road, gravel, MTB, cyclocross and recently my 24” trials bike too! Best value for money rims on the market and have never failed. And with the recent customisation available you can make them uniquely yours!
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Thomas: Custom Caletti titanium road frame. Sram Red 22 mechanical group set with FSA super compact crank. Light Bicycle AR46 rims on Bitex hubs 20/24, rim brake, Sapim Xray and Sprint spokes, Sapim red alloy spoke nipples. Michelin Power Road tires, 25mm In the first few rides on my LB wheels I have set PRs on a two-mile climb and a six mile mostly flat time trial. The wheels are light (1370 grams), fast, and look very good.
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COMMENTS

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Jeremy 2022/07/07

Hi ! Is there a Flyweight version available of this rim? (non disc, grooved graphene brake track) If so, what would be it's weight? Thanks a lot ! Jérémy


LightBicycle 2022/07/07

Hi Jeremy, It is okay to customize lighter version of AR46 rim brake 700C for you. May i know your weight and riding style? Then we can check how much weight of the rim can be for your riding. Thanks, Lightbicycle


LightBicycle 2022/07/08

Hi Jeremy, Yes, we can make a lighter version of AR46 700C road disc. The flyweight version is 430g But the lightweight version is not for everyone. So can you tell me your riding condition and your weight? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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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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Joshua 2018/12/19

Can these be drilled with smaller holes to suit internal spoke nipples?


LightBicycle 2018/12/20

Hi Joshua, Yes, we can make custom rims with internal nipples for you. The drilling hole diameter is 2.5mm. Then the nipples will be hidden inside the rim. Usually, we use 10mm long internal nipples. You can see the wheels built with internal nipples from the attachment. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stinoo 2018/11/03

Hi, I'm still pondering over these rims. Is there any chance you will come out with a higher version of these? Somewhere in the 50-60mm range would be perfect. Thanks,


LightBicycle 2018/11/03

Hi Stinoo, Actually, we have this version rim in 56mm depth. Please check below information and below link. RR56C02 road disc rim: 30mm wide, 56mm depth https://www.lightbicycle.com/Road-bicycle-rims-30mm-wide-56mm-deep-aero-clincher-road-disc-brake-available.html Do you like rims only or wheelset? We have quite a few hubs option here for you if you like to build wheels. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stinoo 2018/11/03

I'm running 25mm tires, the RR56C02 is getting to wide. Even the RR46C02 is already on the wide side. A 19mm inner x 27 outer would be ideal. I don't like the profile of your U rims as much, not as aero nor as lightweight.


LightBicycle 2018/11/05

Hi Stinoo, Or you can check our U shape RRU45C02 or RRU55C02 road tubeless rim profile as attached. They are 27mm at the widest area. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Francois 2018/10/09

Hi much does RC46C02 in configuration: Disc with hook


LightBicycle 2018/10/10

Hi Francois, Do you like this RR46C02 road disc rim with hook version. Right? The weight is 435g+/-15. Do you like to order this? Or you want to build a complete wheelset with the rims? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Rasmus 2018/09/06

How could this rim possibly be lighter than the lower and narrower 45mm U-shaped 25mm wide clincher rim?


LightBicycle 2018/09/07

Hi Rasmus, Yes, RRU45C02 road rim is much wider at the lower bottom of the rim. So, it results in slightly heavier rim weight. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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