Road bicycle rims 30mm wide 56mm deep aero clincher road rim brake available

Buy & Configure

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

GLOBAL OPTIONS
  • 1

    RIM

  • 2

    ACCESSORIES

  • 3

    OVERVIEW

RIM

Brake System This is a required option.

Road-Rim-High-TG-Surface-Grooved-Graphene-Surface

Non Disc - High TG Surface: Rim Brake 700C road rims use an advanced High TG resin system with a layer of graphene to help dissipate heat. The braking power and reliability is significantly improved over a basalt braking surface.

Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface: Our new resin system and construction method, combined with the 3k rim track, withstands over 280°C, dissipates heat, and lowers rim temperatures faster in between braking efforts. Gain confidence-inspiring brake performance on the steepest descents and wettest conditions with our matching brake pads. Also, graphene added to the rim brake track allows for greater resistance to overheating with improved heat dissipation and reduced temperature accumulation during heavy braking. The grooved track helps evacuate trapped moisture between pad and rim in wet conditions, and brings more resistance and force at the lever when conditions are dry.

Disc: The disc version does not have a rim brake track and features a unique disc specific layup process. Our new layup is about 10g ~30g lighter by reducing the unnecessary material and utilizing elements of our Flyweight construction method.

Non Disc - High TG Surface

Non Disc - Grooved Graphene Surface USD +30

Hole 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.

16H

18H

20H

24H

28H

32H

36H

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

Center Channel Hole This is a required option.

WITH HOLES: This is the traditional method. Holes are drilled in the center channel to allow the nipples to easily be fed through the rim. Tubeless tape is required to seal the rim.


WITHOUT HOLES: No holes are drilled in the center channel. Feeding the nipples through the rim is more challenging, but it allows for a tubeless setup without the need for tape. This kind of system is known as "road tubeless" and was made popular by Mavic. Some companies still refer to it as "UST style", however, UST is actually a specific interface between the tire and rim which was developed by a partnership between Mavic, Michelin, and Hutchinson.

With Holes

Without Holes

Decal This is a required option.

Road rims use super light waterslide decals (glossy black). The decal is very thin and applied under a clearcoat so they are non-removeable.

Pictures about light-bicycle decal >>

If you want custom graphic, Please email us, we will design for you. There will be extra cost for custom graphic on rims.

Pictures about custom graphics >>

No

Stealth (Grey)

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

White

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 valves 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 valve core is removable so you can add sealant without 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

Brake Pads This is a required option.

4 pads will be included. These high performance brake pads are designed for carbon bike rims only and offer excellent stopping power even in the wet.
Instructions of brake pads

None

Add Brake Pads USD +10

aero-benefit-graphene-rim-brake-road-wheel

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.

- + PCS

Weight: 460.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 163+

PREVIOUS NEXT You missed some options. You missed some options.

Added to cart! View cart or continue shopping.

RIM SPECS

  • Rim Model AR56
  • Size 700C
  • Use Road/CX
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 23mm/30mm
  • Depth 56mm
  • ERD 527mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 490+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 135kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure 130psi recommended max
  • Tire 23C~50C recommended
The 30mm external and 23mm internal width 56mm road disc rim provides the perfect platform for anything from a 23C to 50C road, gravel, or cyclocross tire and makes tubeless set up a breeze. This incredibly stiff and aerodynamic 56mm road rim is just as at home on your road race bike as it is on your gravel rig. Whether you're sprinting for primes or tackling a 200-mile gravel epic, the versatile AR56 is up for the challenge.

High TG: Our new resin system and construction method, combined with the 3k rim track, withstands over 280°C, dissipates heat, and lowers rim temperatures faster in between braking efforts. Gain confidence-inspiring brake performance on the steepest descents and wettest conditions with our matching brake pads.


Graphene Brake Track : Graphene added to the rim brake track allows for greater resistance to overheating with improved heat dissipation and reduced temperature accumulation during heavy braking. The grooved track helps evacuate trapped moisture between pad and rim in the wet and brings more resistance when conditions are dry so less force at the lever is required. At this stage, with this newest brake track, you could order road Non-disc rims only directly online, however, please contact us at sales@lightbicle.com if you want to order a complete wheelset with that.


AeroTek: Our latest aerodynamic profile decreases lateral wind resistance and is both more stable and faster in a crosswind. A wider profile allows for larger and more efficient tires to be used without an aerodynamic penalty. Traditionally a tire can form a lightbulb shape when mounted on a narrow rim, but the airflow is much smoother with our wider rims.


DuoTek: Our clincher rims are manufactured in two pieces and then joined together. When designing the rims, our engineers, in every detail, demanded fewer joints. Fewer joints mean higher strength and stability.


TuffTek: A high-grade customized epoxy resin is used in our prepreg, creating a stable base for all of our road rims. Epoxy is less brittle than polyester resins and offers excellent flexural strength. Our consistent resin system, coupled with a precise layup schedule, allows for an extremely reliable and durable product.


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.


T700: Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.


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

Al Mills : The bike is a Focus Paralane with Ultegra groupset fitted with AR56 disc matte UD rims with 24 spokes. The decals are white with matte clear coat over top. The spokes are Sapim CX Ray fitted to DT SWISS 350 Straight Pull Center lock black hubs. The rear hub is for Shimano 11 speed with 36 teeth. Tires are Schwalbe Pro One Evo MicroSkin Tubeless 700c 28c.
Australia
1
peter henning : Bike is a Lemond Victoire with a mix of Dura-Ace derailleurs and 105 shifters. Wheel build is the Light Bicycle AR56 rim 24h front and 28h rear laced with DT double butted spokes with Sapim double square blue alloy nipples on Hope RS4 hubs. I have been building wheels for 20 years and have been impressed with the quality and finish of these rims.
Australia
1
Kjarsten : Super rad wheels. This article by a third party tester is an interesting read and the wheels scored very well. https://www.hambini.com/blog/post/bicycle-wheel-aerodynamics-which-one-is-fastest/ I have put around 2000 miles on them and still running great. 26mm inflate to 28mm wide. 28mm will inflate to 30mm wide.
United States
1
Hong Kong
0
Konstantin Kleine : LB Rims build with Sapim CX Ray & Novatec Carbon Hubs. Fit perfectly to the black/yellow Merlin frame & are used for training & triathlons.
Germany
6
Denis : InterCityBike DFXL Velomobile 25kg
Switzerland
1

COMMENTS

K

Kalle 2019/08/22

Hi, i’m wondering if you reccomend to build these rims with nipple washers? Thanks


LightBicycle 2019/08/22

Hi Kalle, We do not use nipple washers here for building raod and mountain bike wheels. The spoke holes’ wall strength is strong enough. But if you insist to use washers, it is okay if you do not mind weight adding. Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

R

Rupert 2019/07/11

For the rim-brake version of these rims are they 30mm wide at the brake track? Have you had any feedback over compatibility with brake calipers? My understanding is that brake calipers are not usually designed to fit anything wider than 25mm


LightBicycle 2019/07/12

Hi Rupert, Please let us know your caliper model, then we can check whether your brake is wide enough for 30mm wide disc wheelset. Thanks, Charlie


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

A

Anthony 2019/04/17

Hello, I was curious about order a set of RR56C02 rims. I wanted to get white graphics on a matte UD rim, but I only want the "light bicycle" rectangle around the valve and not the stripes on the sides. Is that something that is possible? Thanks for your time, Tony


LightBicycle 2019/04/18

Hi Anthony, It is okay to get only white valve logo on RR56C02 road disc rims. Don't worry. We will make graphic file for your check to make sure everything is correct. And also take pictures of rims for your check before shipping. ​Do you like UD matte 24H or 28H? 2pcs? Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

J

Jan 2019/04/06

Hi, Can you tell me how the 28c tire can get on this rims? I'm thinking about combining these rims with continental GP 5000 tl but I'm not sure if it will fit my fork. Currently, I'm running GP 4000SII in 28c with 18mm internal width rim and it is very tight from the top and the sides. Or maybe you have data from combining these rims with different tires? Any info and pictures will be very helpful.


LightBicycle 2019/04/08

Hi Jan, For RR56C02 30mm wide road disc rim, it is with 23mm inner width. It will be not tight for you to mount continental GP 5000 28C tire at all. For mounting tires on rims, there are some tips. We can send you a video how to mount tires. All our engieeners are thin, not strong. But they mount tires without any tools here. Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

W

Will 2019/03/28

Hi there, I'm interested in a set of wheels made with these rims for the following specification: RIMS Disc Gloss 12k No logos 28 H (Front and rear) Asymmetric drilling on rear HUBS Centrelock disc brake DT Swiss 350 OPTION Can the front be build with Shutter Precision SP-PL-7 (Black) front hub, how much extra? SPOKES J bend CX-Ray Brass nipples Black Thanks very much for your time Cheers, Will


LightBicycle 2019/03/29

Hi Will, We can build RR56C02 road gravel wheelset as below for you. --RIMS: RR56C02, 30mm wide, UD, matte, 28H, no brake surface, no decal --HUBS: Front-black Shutter Precision SP-PL-7, 12/100mm, center lock, J-bend Rear-black DT SWISS 350, 12/142mm, Shimano Road 11s, center lock, J-bend --SPOKES: black Sapim CX-Ray, J-bend --NIPPLES: black alloy For rear asymmetrical drilling, do you mean the spoke hole are not on the center line, with 2mm offset? For road wheels, we do not recommend asymmetrical drilling, it will affect the aerodynamics。 Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

K

Kari 2019/02/04

Hi! I'm about to order a set of RR56C02 wheels. However when trying to configure with 28H for rearwheel only that seems not to be possible? I'm looking to use either DT 350 or 240 hubs. Which rear hubs are available with 28? Thanks!


LightBicycle 2019/02/05

Hi Kari, Thanks for your inquiry! Yes, we have DT Swiss 240 road disc hubs with front 24H/rear 28H, front 28H/rear 28H. Which do you prefer? The price for wheelset with following specs is USD900/pair -Rims: RR56C02, road disc, UD matte, front 24H/rear 28H, no brake surface -Hubs: black, DT Swiss 240S, front 12*100mm/rear 12*142mm, J-bend, center lock, shimano road 11S, 18T -Spokes: black sapim cx-ray bladed -Nipples: black aluminum The delivery cost is USD78 for one wheelset to Germany by EMS. We have another delivery, it is named TPD delivery. It is tax & VAT included. It is USD155 by TPD delivery, but you will not have to pay tax or VAT. Which do you prefer? Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

K

Kai 2018/11/09

Hi there, I am excited to see the dimensions on these new rims, they are some of the very few rim brake rims available that will maintain a proper aero profile with a 28mm tire. I am also very excited to see the reference to the "Grooved brake track", as I have been hoping and waiting that LB would introduce a textured track to improve wet braking, as so far only the "Big (overpriced) Brands" have offered that feature. My question is, do you have any more information and photos of these new brake tracks? The pics above only seem to show the disc brake version of the rim, and I am curious to see what the new braking surfaces look like. Also, can you provide any more info on how you are using graphene? Is it graphene powder added to the liquid resin, or do you have carbon plies that have graphene integrated into them? Is the graphene only used in the brake track, or the whole rim? Since heat related failures have historically been a problem with carbon clinchers it would nice to know more about the improvements you've made and if they have finally put that industry wide problem behind us.


LightBicycle 2018/11/10

Hi Kai, We sent pictures for rims brake with texture to your email address. For graphene material, it is added into the resin and used on the whole rim. Please let us know if there is any other questions. Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

E

Evan 2018/11/02

Would the RR56CO2 be suitable for a tandem? Rider weights total about 300 lbs, plus say 35 for the bike and water, etc. We were thinking 36 hole. Eyelets needed? Thanks


LightBicycle 2018/11/03

Hi Evan, Yes, our this road disc rims will work on a tandem bike. We would add more carbon fiber to the rims to reinforce the wheels. But it would require USD20 for each rim, will it be ok with you? What will be the tire width you using? Our recommended tire width for RR56C02 is 28~50c. Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

A

Adrian 2018/10/02

Hi, I really like the depth and weight of these rims, and I fully intend to get a set for my gravel bike. However, for my road bike, I think they'll cause 28mm tires to become too large for my frame so I wanted to ask if you could do these rims with a slightly narrower internal width? Like the 46mm/36mm versions that have the 21mm internal width?


LightBicycle 2018/10/08

Hi Adrian, For RR56C02 gravel rim, we recommend to use 28C~50C tire size. We do not recommend to use 25C. But some customers do use 25C on these rims/wheels. They do not complaint the tire match problem. We think it should be okay for them to use 25C tires. Thanks, Lightbicycle


A

Adrian 2018/10/08

Thanks for the response. What is the cheapest total cost, including shipping and tax, to the UK for a pair of these rims? I’m a repeat customer (I now 4 sets of your rims at the moment) and you’ve previously been able to offer a loyalty discount. Is there any way to keep the tax and paypal fees etc. to a minimum? Thanks Adrian


LightBicycle 2018/10/09

Hi Adrian, Our quotes are included the PayPal fee now. We will certainly offer a discount for a repeat customer like you. Appreciated for your loyalty. We just sent you this road disc rim/gravel rim cost to your email address. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


A

Adrian 2019/03/15

Hi I’ve previously bought a set of the RR56C02 rims and I’m very happy with them (as am I with my other 6 sets of Light-Bicycle rims). I’d now like to buy a further set of the RR56C02 rims, for disc-brake, in gloss UD finish. However, I need this set in 24H with a 2-to-1 drilling (I’m using industry nine torch 24h hubs, which have 16 spokes on one side and 8 on the other). Can you quote me your cheapest price (with any loyalty-discount) for a set of 2 rims, shipped to the UK. I’m interested in using the TPD method to avoid unknown import tax. Thanks, Adrian


LightBicycle 2019/03/16

Hi Adrian, 1. Yes, we can manuface RR56C02 road disc rim 2:1 lacing for you. Will you confirm to me whether if the spokes all evenly spaced? If yes, We have two choices for evenly spaced, and they are different in the valve hole position. Pls tell us which spoking way you like. Let me know if you have any other special request for the poke drilling. We sent the spoke lacing pattern for your check through email. Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

A

Adrian 2018/09/28

Hi, would you consider making this rim in a width that was suitable for 25mm tires? I intend to run them on a frame that has tight tire clearance and given the 23mm internal rim-width i think 28mm tires would balloon up too much. Also, the current 23mm internal width means it wouldn’t be safe to run 25mm tires on these rims. Ideally I’d like this exact rim but with an internal rim-width that was as wide as possible while still being compatible with 25mm tires.


LightBicycle 2018/10/07

Hi Adrian, Sorry for the late reply, we just got back from our national vacation. I will highly recommend our RRU55C02 (25mm wide, 55mm deep). We have improved our disc road rims technology so the disc version could be 20~30g lighter than the old ones. The result of the tech revolution is that RRU55C02 is reaching 490g+/-15 each rim. Still be heavier than RR56C02 you are looking at. Also, the U-shape would be more aero and a better fit for your frame. As for the narrow internal width version for RR56C02, I don't think we would launch anything like that anytime soon. For RR56C02, it is okay to use 28mm tires. Thanks, Lightbicycle


REPLY

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.

LEAVE COMMENTS

We are here for you if you need any assistance.

Please leave your name here.

E-mail is required for further contact.

Please enter a message.