U shape 35mm depth Hand-built 700C carbon 25mm wide clincher road bicycle wheels for tubeless compatible

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Ships from Canada/United States warehouse to North American countries only. Contact us if you have special requests.

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    OVERVIEW

HUB

Hub Brand This is a required option.

DT SWISS 240S

DT SWISS 350

Novatec A291SB-SL / F482SB-SL
(Non-disc Only)

Bitex RAF10 / RAR9
(Non-disc Only)

Novatec D791SB / D792SB
(Disc Only)

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Novatec 287g 27 9 4 4 Light Three China NOVATEC
Bitex 258g 24 9 4 4 Light Two China BITEX
DT 350 374g 18/36/54 7 8 7 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China DT SWISS
DT 240S 320g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China DT SWISS
Industry Nine 400g 60 3 9 9 Loud, engagement Eleven North America INDUSTRY NINE
Onyx 434g Infinite 2 9 9 Silent, sprag clutch Eighteen+ (Custom Available) North America ONYX

* For the rank: 1 Worst, 10 Best.

* POE = Points of Engagement

* DT hubs come standard with an 18t star ratchet but are upgradeable to 36 or 54t.

* Average weight will vary slightly depending on axle and freehub combination.

Front Axle This is a required option.

12 / 100mm

15 / 100mm

QR / 100mm

Front-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

Rear Axle This is a required option.

12 / 142mm

QR / 130mm

QR / 135mm

Rear-hub-axle

If the size you need is not listed, please contact us and we'll reach out to you to confirm your order.

Freehub Body This is a required option.

Shimano Road 11S

Campy 11S

Shimano 11 speed road freehubs come with a spacer ring. If you have an 11 speed road cassette then you do not need to use this spacer. If you have a 8/9/10 speed cassette, you will need to use the space behind the cassette. Campy 10 and 11 speed use the same freehub body.
Sram XD-R Freehubs do not need a spacer if you have an XD-R (Road) cassette. Mountain bike XD cassettes can be run with a spacer on an XD Freehub.

Spoke Head This is a required option.

straight pull

J-bend

J-bend version: use J-bend hubs and spokes
Straight pull version: use straight pull hubs and spokes

Brake System This is a required option.

6-bolt

Center lock

Non Disc

Non-disc: 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.

Hub Color This is a required option.

Black

Red

White

Front Holes This is a required option.

20H

24H

28H

32H

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.

Rear Holes This is a required option.

24H

28H

32H

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.

Ratchet This is a required option.

18T

24T

27T

36T

54T

DT Swiss hubs use star ratchets and are available in 3 different models with varying points of engagement.

18T - Deepest teeth, slowest engagement, least amount of maintenance, suitable for powerful riders.

36T - Happy medium, doubles the engagement points.

54T - Super fast engagement, but shallow teeth require more careful re-greasing and the thru-axle should be checked every ride.

Spoke This is a required option.

Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420

Sapim CX Ray USD +46

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.

Nipple This is a required option.

Aluminium Black

Aluminium Red

Brass Black

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

Finish This is a required option.

glossy

matte

Matte is slightly lighter and a more subtle finish (most popular). Glossy has a shine to it.

Weave This is a required option.

12K

3K

UD

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 >>

Decal This is a required option.

No

stealth

blue

green

magenta

orange

red

white

yellow

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 >>

Valve Stem This is a required option.

None

Add Valve Stem USD +7

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

Tubeless Tape This is a required option.

None

Add Tubeless Tape USD +6

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

Brake Pads This is a required option.

None

Add Brake Pads USD +10

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

carbon-wheels-clincher

In Stock, typically ships within 2 business days

In Stock, typically ships within 2 business days

Non-Stocked, typically ships within 1-2 weeks

Non-Stocked, typically ships within 1-2 weeks

Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + Pair

Weight: 810.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 575.00+(3.5% paypal fee included)

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 700C
  • Use Road
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 17.9mm/25mm
  • Depth 35mm
  • ERD 570mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight Non Disc 435+/-15g, Disc 405+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 125kg
  • Spoke Tension 135kgf
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±5°
  • Tyre Pressure 130psi
  • Tire 23C~38C recommended
MTB carbon rim profile

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Whether you’re chasing KOMs, racing criteriums, or preparing for your first Gran Fondo, the U35’s are ready to take you to the next level. The deep profile is easy to handle in crosswinds, and comfortable to ride on rougher roads or rolling terrain.


Coming in at only 435g per rim, the U35 is designed to help you soar up the climbs while still given you that aerodynamic edge when the road becomes flat. The 17.9mm internal width works with anything from a 23mm to 33mm road or Cyclocross tire.

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.


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, 15 Months Warranty
For Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 3 Years Warranty. Light Bicycle is pleased to offer the options to purchase an extended 5-year Premium warranty or lifetime Premium warranty with minimum charge respectively.

Crash Replacement: It is applicable with the same period as to warranty time range that you purchased for the rim in terms of 15-month/ 3-year/ 5-year/ Lifetime, with 10%+ discount subject to rim model.

Know more about the warranty policy >>

Gallery

Argin : Love my new wheels!
United States
1
manni : 35 mm x 25mm tubeless on c59 colnago. Ride perfectly.
Australia
1
Brian Holtzclaw : New wheels arrived earlier this week. Got them set up on my BMC Teammachine last night. They look fantastic. Had my first ride with them this morning in the wheels were awesome!!
USA
1
Rhys Nordstrom : I received my wheels very promptly and have now installed them on my bike and have done some riding (~200km).Just wanted to say I am very happy with how well constructed the wheels are and the ride/feel they provide.Thank you for all your assistance (and the other people I dealt with) and for making the process of the purchase so easy.
Australia
1
Albert : Fantastic wheelset, this is the 35 mm depth, great allrounder. KOM busters.
Japan
2
peter wise : Awesome carbon road bike equipped with Ultegra groupset. Now it has some great wheels.35mm U shaped clinchers, novatec hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes, a very cost effective lightweight wheelset.
New Zealand
1

COMMENTS

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Andrea 2017/08/30

Hello, can you build a wheelset with: 35mm U shaped rim without brake track (for disc) 24/24H Sapim CXRay Novatec 411/412 hubs for 6 holes disc? Finish is UD matte. What would be prices and weights for these wheels (delivered in Italy) all included? Thank you and best regards.


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Joe 2017/04/05

Can you get the road bike wheelsets without the braking surface? My road bike has disc brakes.


LightBicycle 2017/04/06

Hello Joe, Thanks for your inquiry. We can manufacture the road rims without brake tracks for disc wheels. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Robert 2017/03/10

Please could you send a drawing of the RRU35C02 and RRU45C02 rim cross sections. Also, is it possible to supply a wheelset with 35mm deep front wheel rim and 45mm deep rear wheel rim?


LightBicycle 2017/03/11

Hello Robert, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached rims profile of U35mm and U45mm. We can build the wheels with front U35mm/ rear U45mm rims. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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PJC 2017/01/18

Hello, Is it possible U35 disc 28h with dt 240 and cx-ray with shipping to Canada ? Thanks


LightBicycle 2017/01/19

Hello PJC, Thanks for your inquiry. Sure. The U35mm disc wheelset built with DT 240S disc standard hubs and Sapim cx-ray spokes is $970/pair. The delivery cost is $78 for one wheelset to Canada by EMS If you would like to place an order, please confirm the full order details (weave, finish, hole count, decal requirements, hubs axle size), then I can create the purchasing link for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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simon 2017/01/12

hi guys, Just enquiring: is the braking surface on the U Shaped rim a high temp resin or a basalt surface of similar rims? I have had previous rims -(others) and they squeal and pulse under braking. Can you cost up a U rim in 35 front, and 50 rear Shimano on Novatec A/F rear, Pillar suitable for 85kg - 28 spoke set up..? thanks Simon


LightBicycle 2017/01/13

Hello Simon, Thanks for your inquiry. Our U-shape rim is with special material and New high TG resin, it will provide better braking surface performance than basalt braking surface. For 50mm depth rim, it is V-shape. We suggest you to try our U-shaped 45mm or 55mm wheels. Please find our quotations as below. All pricing in USD. -U35 front/ U45 rear wheelset (with Novatec A291/F482 SL version 28H hubs): $558/pair -U35 front/ U55 rear wheelset (with Novatec A291/F482 SL version 28H hubs): $566/pair If you would like to place an order, please confirm the full order details (weave, finish, hole count, decal requirements), then I can create the purchasing link for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Charles 2016/11/23

Dear all, can you build a wheelset with: 35mm U shaped rim without brake track (for disc) 24/24H Sapim CXRay Novatec 411SB/412SB CL or Hope RS4 Centerlock hubs? What would be prices and weights for these wheels (delivered in France) all included? Thank you very much!


LightBicycle 2016/11/24

Hello Charles, Thanks for your inquiry. Currently, only Novatec 411SB/412SB straight pull center lock 24H hubs are available, not Hope RS4 center lock hubs. Please find our quotations as below. All pricing in USD. WRU35C02 (with Novatec disc hubs, Sapim cx-ray spokes): weight 1436 /-25g, $675/pair Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tommy 2016/10/24

LB, I configure this bike with Bitex hub and total weight is somehow lighter than using DT240s, is that correct? Total weight with Bitex is Weight: 1352.14g /-25. While with DT240s, weight is 1414g. Do you mind posting a screenshot of the actual weight on the scale of both front and back wheel, please? Tommy


Light-Bicycle 2016/10/25

Hello Tommy, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, Bitex are the lightest hubs we have here. It is much lighter than DT 240S non disc hubs. -Bitex RAF10/ RAR9: 259g/pair -DT 240S J-bend non disc hubs: 320g/pair We can take pictures of the wheelset weight before shipping. Does it work for you? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Tommy 2016/10/25

But are you confident of the listed weight ie. that the final weight won't be far from there? Sorry, I climb mountains a lot so weight is very important for me. Cheers, Tommy


Light-Bicycle 2016/10/26

Hello Tommy, It will be great if you reply us by email directly And once you are ready to order, we will create the purchase link based on the record we discussed. Thank you. Yes, we are sure that the final weight is with a tolerance /-25g, so it won’t be far from there. Any question please feel free to contact us. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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immanuel 2016/09/27

Hi , can you build this wheelset ? 35mm U shape rim Bitex bx306FG 15x100 Bitex bx 306R 10x135 alu nippels pillar straightpull ? or this details with Novatec D411SB / D412 sb or Novatec D411Cb / D412 CB hubs ? Regards Immanuel Immanuel


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/28

Hello Immanuel, Thanks for your inquiry. Recently, only Novatec D411SB/D412SB 24H/24H hubs are available. Does that work for you? Regarding the rear hub, is that 10*135mm thru axle? With freehub Shimano ROAD 11s? The U35mm wheelset built with Novatec Novatec D411SB/D412SB and Pillar x-tra 1420 straight pull hubs is $631/pair. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Scott 2016/09/24

Are the dt 240 hubs that you use convertible between QR and thru axle?


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/27

Hello Scott, Thanks for your inquiry. For DT 240S hubs, do you like road or MTB? Because only DT 240S mtb hubs are available to be converted between QR and thru axle, but you have to buy the convert kit separately. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Erik 2016/09/22

Hello! Is it possible to get the wheels built with brass nipples on the drive side (right side) of the rear wheel, and aluminium nipples everywhere else?


Light-Bicycle 2016/09/23

Hello Erik, Thanks for your inquiry. Sure. We are able to use brass nipple on the U35mm rear wheel’s drive side, and use alloy nipples on everywhere else. Please let us know the wheelset specs, we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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