U shape 45mm depth Hand-built 700C carbon 25mm wide clincher road bicycle wheels for tubeless compatible

BUYING OPTIONS

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

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    SPOKES/NIPPLES

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    RIM

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    ACCESSORIES

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    OVERVIEW

HUB

Spoke This is a required option.

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.

Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420

Sapim CX Ray

Nipple This is a required option.

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

Aluminium Black

Aluminium Red

Brass Black

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

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

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 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

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

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.

- + Pair

Weight: 890.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 338.00+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 700C
  • Use Road/CX
  • Type Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 17.9mm/25mm
  • Depth 45mm
  • ERD 550mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight Non Disc 475+/-15g, Disc 445+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 130kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 100 ~110kgf (radial) /115 ~130kgf (disc) front, 120~130kgf rear
  • Tyre Pressure 130psi recommended
  • Tire 23C~38C recommended

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At only 475g with an aerodynamic 45mm deep profile, the U45 is our jack-of-all-trades rim. Whether you are chasing KOMs on the mountain or racing your buddies to the next checkpoint, this wheel is for you.


With a 45mm depth, this wheel offers all the aerodynamic benefits of a much deeper profile in a lighter package that’s easier to control in crosswinds. If there’s climbing to do, these could be your best choice.

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, 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

steve becraft : Here is the first pic of my bike with your rims on it. They ride great, very happy! The rims are laced with Sapim X-ray spokes on 16 hole front and 20 hole rear Dura Ace hubs and Swiss Stop Yellow King brake pads.
USA
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Steve : -Light Bicycle 35/45 deep, 12mm thru-axles, disc brakes, DT240s hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes-Schwable Pro One tubeless tires - 25c-Workswell frame-SRAM Force groupset (53/39 and 11/32)-TRP Hy/Rd brakes and XTR rotors-3T Aeronova bars with Lizard Skins DSP tape-Fabric Scoop Flat Pro Carbon saddle
USA
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JMG : Custom logo light weight 45mm aero road setup for the Ridley X-Night CX ride in glossy 12k. (Rim Model WRU45C02)
USA
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Sylvain LUCCHINA : wheels recieved, mounted, tested (a bit) : i'm happy i've ordered another pair. Very good quality ! https://vimeo.com/126343982 WR50C02--------12k matte, 24H/24H, Novatec D711/D712 for Shimano 8/9/10, black hubs,spokes & nipples WRU45C02-------UD matte, 20H/24H, Novatec A291/F482 for Shimano 11s, white hubs, black spokes & red nipples
France
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Frederick Tan : I finally received the wheels in perfect condition. I have not tried them on as there are still a lot of snow on the road. Hopefully, I will be able to ride sometime in late April.
Canada
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Patrick Javier : Here is the complete bike with my new Light Bicycle U-Rim "4.5" UST wheelset (45mm front/55mm rear). I'm using Maxxis Padrone TR 25mm tubeless road tires, they went on very easy without any tools! I spent an entire evening installing tubeless tyres on my Shamal wheelset, in conparison this was a breeze. The ride was very comfortable, but wheels still ultra responsive. It was quick on flats, spun up quickly, and light enough for hills. No flex or rub at all under power in hills or sprints. These are very nice all around wheels, the fit and finish is excellent.
Singapore
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COMMENTS

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agee 2019/02/10

hi! from S.korea! Could you build using Tune's Mig/Mag hubs? and could you hlep me calculate estimate price?? Front : 18Holes, Rear : 24 Holes Front : CX-Ray Rear : NDS : CX-Ray DS : CX-Sprint With Sapims brass nipples Hubs, Spokes and nipples are silver color! Thanks!


LightBicycle 2019/02/12

Hi Agee, Do you like Tune MIG70/MAG170 or MIG45/MAG150? Then we can get road wheelset price accordingly for your reference. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Odd 2018/12/09

HI! Do you build wheels with internal nipples? I cant se that as an alternative.. how much extra do you charge to do that?


LightBicycle 2018/12/10

Hi Odd, Yes, we can build 700C wheels with internal nipples for you without any extra fee. It's not available online currently. You can leave a message on the order that you like internal wheels. Then we can double check with you and manufacture accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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CAK 2018/11/12

Can I get this wheelset without inner spoke holes. If so what is the rim weight?


LightBicycle 2018/11/13

Hi Cak, We can make UST rims or road wheels (without drilling holes on the rim bed) for you. We send some UST rims photos to your email address for your ref. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Helen 2018/05/04

Hi there, do you offer any kind of warranty or crash replacement scheme for your wheels? I'm interested in 45/25 carbon clinchers. Thanks! Helen


LightBicycle 2018/05/05

Hi Helen, Yes, we offer one year crash replacement for road rims. Actually, road wheels will mostly not much crash crack. Only mtb riding will have some crash mostly. Don't worry about it. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Diego 2017/11/18

Hi! Could you quote for me a TRACK wheelset with this specs (i am 50kg rider): * Clincher with V-shape 46mm (quote a 50mm too) rim depth * UD carbon weave in matte finish - no decals * black Pillar spokes * black aluminium (quote with brass too) nipples * rim brake compatible (v brake) *shipping to Brazil (EMS)


LightBicycle 2017/11/18

Hi Diego, The price for the wheelset with following specs is USD596/pair. -rims: RR46C02, clincher, hook, 25mm wide,25mm deep, UD matte front 20H/rear 24H, with brake surface, no decal -hubs: black Novatec A565SBT/A566SBT, front 10*100mm/rear 10*120mm, j-bend -spokes: black Pillar PSR X-TRA1420 bladed -nipples: black aluminium The delivery cost is USD134 for one wheelset to Brazil by EMS. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Craig 2017/11/04

Looking at getting the 45mm U road wheel set but really want gold nipples on the spokes! Is this something you can do? If so how do I order it?


LightBicycle 2017/11/07

Hi Craig, Sure, we can get gold nipples. Please find attached pictures. If you like to order, you can list your order specs here. We can work on invoice accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mark 2017/06/27

Hello, with dt240s hubs and the 45mm deep rims, what weight ride do you recommend? I'm 70-75kg.also ,how low would they take to make and send to Japan? How long is guarantee? Do you give free spokes too? And 可以打折扣吗? $990! Thanks a lot


LightBicycle 2017/06/28

Hello Mark, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached rims profile of U45mm and U55mm. According to your info, you are not a large rider, so the U45mm wheels are strong enough for your riding. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kurt 2017/06/23

I am a returning customer and looking for road bike wheels for disc brakes, centerlock. I need 12mm thru axle. It seems like the only option are the dt swiss 240 hubs. They are too expensive. Is it possible to get cheeper alternatives? Regards Kurt


LightBicycle 2017/06/24

Hi Kurt, Thank you for your continuous support! We have DT 350S road disc hubs with front 12*100mm/rear 12*142mm. What spoke count do you like? 24H or 28H? What spokes do you prefer for wheelset? Then we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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kev 2017/06/08

hi am interested in a wheelset 28mm wide rim, 46mm depth novatec hubs u shaped and tubeless for rim break am round 80kg could you please quote me and do you know delivery and tax for the uk please


LightBicycle 2017/06/09

Hello Kev, Thanks for your inquiry. The 28mm wide 46mm V-shape wheelset with following specs is $640/pair. All pricing in USD. If you prefer U shape wheels, we have U45mm wheels for you also. -Rims: RR46C02 tubeless compatible, 460 /-15g. 20H/24H? UD matte or 3k matte are what we recommended. Does that work for you? -Hubs: Black, Novatec A291/ F482 SL version for Shimano road 11s -Spokes: Black, Sapim cx-ray spoke -Nipples: Alloy or brass? Black or red? Recently, we are working with TPD delivery which provides a pre-paid customs service. Shipping with TPD delivery is $155.90, then you don’t need to pay any other tax. Does that work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Adam 2017/03/28

Hi, I'm looking at the 45mm U wheelset with 12mm thru axle on both front and rear wheels. The only option available is the DT Swiss 240S. The Novatech D771SB hubs are only available from you with a 15mm thru axle, but can be purchased by themselves with a 12mm endcap. Is it possible to get a wheelset with the 12mm Novatec hubs? If not is it possible to convert them afterwards? Thanks, Adam


LightBicycle 2017/03/29

Hi Adam, Due to time difference, sorry for missing your call online. For hubs, do you like front 12*100mm thru axle/ rear 12*142mm thru axle? Please confirm the hubs axle size then we will check with hub agent accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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