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

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

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    RIM

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    ACCESSORIES

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    OVERVIEW

HUB

Hub Brand This is a required option.

Model Weight POE Cost Reliability Quality Unique Feature Color Options Warehouse Location Website
Novatec 287g 27 9 4 4 Inexpensive 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 317g 18/36/54 3 10 9 Quiet and reliable
(18t option)
One China/N.A. DT SWISS
Chris King 326g 45 2 10 10 Rebuildable bearings Nine China CHRIS KING
Industry Nine 327g 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.

DT SWISS 240S

DT SWISS 350

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

Bitex RAF10 / RAR9
(Non-disc Only)

Chris King R45D

Novatec D411SB / D412SB
(Disc Only)

Front Axle This is a required option.

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.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 100mm

15 / 100mm

QR / 100mm

Rear Axle This is a required option.

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.

By default, no Quick Release skewers are offered with hubs.

12 / 142mm

QR / 130mm

QR / 135mm

Freehub Body This is a required option.

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.

Shimano Road 11S

Campy 11S

Sram XDR

Spoke Head This is a required option.

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

straight pull

J-bend

Brake System This is a required option.

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

Disc: The disc hub has optional 6-bolt or center lock version.The matched disc rim does not have a 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(Rim brake): By default, the rim brake 700C road rims come with an advanced High TG surface whose braking power and reliability is significantly improved over a basalt braking surface.

Our newest Grooved Graphene Surface is ready now. The price is $30 added for each rim. If you would like to update with newest brake tracks, please contact us at sales@lightbicycle.com.

6-bolt

Center lock

Non Disc

Hub Color This is a required option.

Black

Matte Mango

Red

White

Front Holes 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.

20H

24H

28H

Rear Holes 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.

24H

28H

Ratchet This is a required option.

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.

18T

24T

27T

36T

45T

54T

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: 1422.00g+/-25

Final total: USD 505.00+

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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 21C-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. 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 >>

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James Loar : Thank you. It's a village called Hoveringham on the outskirts of Nottingham. I'm always in a good mood when riding my bike, its freedom. Of course, you are more than welcome to share on your website. Wheels are amazing and I will definitely be buying from you again in the future.
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Brian W : I'm running 35w 25D LB wheels w/ super silent Onyx hubs on my Stanton Switch9er hardtail and these wheels are fantastic. I ride hard on technical terrain in BC (Vancouver Island) and have ridden these for 2 years. They've never let me down, never needed to be trued and continue to look great. I just bought new LB wheels for my road bike! Why spend huge money on branding when you can buy LB wheels and just focus on great quality (and have money left in your wallet!). Keep up the great work LB and thanks for all your great service. Brian in BC
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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.
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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
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COMMENTS

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Seth 2019/06/13

Hi, I'm looking for a new wheelset and I have a few questions about your return/warranty policy: - If I buy your product, and I am not satisfied with it, can I send the wheelset back and get a guaranteed refund? - If I crash my wheelset that I purchase from you, can I return it and get a discount on a replacement set of wheels? Thanks


LightBicycle 2019/06/17

Hi Seth, 1. Yes, just send back the product in good condition for a refund if the wheelset is new(without riding). 2. A crash replacement with very good discount works well there in common practice. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jonathan 2019/04/21

I usually run 25mm tyres. Will this pair of wheels be suitable or should I get the 28mm outer width wheels for better aero dynamics?


LightBicycle 2019/04/22

Hi Jonathan, I am Nancy from Lightbicycle. We talked online on weekends. I know your ride 25mm tires. From our research and test, the rim width has to be slightly wider than tire width. Then it has better aerodynamics. So, we recommend you to go for RR46C02(28mm wide/46mm deep) rims/wheels. Do you like 700C complete road wheelset or just rims only? We can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicyle


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Peter 2019/03/26

Am around 76kg, on carbon rim brake frame, basically riding relatively on flat road for speed. Sometimes, i do like to go for a climb but the gradient we have here is only 11% max and is just around 200m only. Am not sure does it justify for my below requirement or you have better suggestion. Which wheelset do you recommend? WRU45C02 or WR46C02 Can i go for spokes of 16 front, 20 rear? Possible to request without inner spoke holes?


LightBicycle 2019/03/26

Hi Peter, 1. Yes, we can make UST road wheels without spoke access holes on rim bed for you like the attachment. 2. Is it windy at where you ride? What about crosswinds? The WR45C02 provide better aerodynamics in no wind and lighter, the WR46C02 on the other hand with rounded "second" leading edge allows for more attached airflow, which reduces drags and increases balancing side force. You are a light rider and riding not aggressive, both wheelsets work well for you. 3. Do you have any specific hub(Front 16H, rear 20H) that you like to build the wheelset with? Power way R13 hub red okay for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jason 2019/03/20

Keen on these wheels, however I would like to confirm details for a disc brake build. https://www.lightbicycle.com/U-shape-45mm-depth-Hand-built-700C-carbon-25mm-wide-clincher-road-bicycle-wheels-for-tubeless-compatible.html Wanting straight pull hubs as well, aero spokes, clincher. 12mm through axle, 100mm front, 142mm I see also you say 0 offset (symetrical), I assume this is for a rim build, and a disc build will be Asymetrical, yes? Cost and delivery to Australia?


LightBicycle 2019/03/20

Hi Jason, Thanks for your inquiry! For RRU45C02 rims, the rim profile is designed as symmetrical. We do not have asymmetrical for road rims yet. For road rims, asymmetrical rim profile will affect the aerodynamics. So, normally most brands do not manufacture road rear rim with asymmetrial. Please find our quotation as below. It is USD681.40/pair. - Rims: RRU45C02, UD matte, 24H, disc - Hubs: black DT Swiss 350 road disc, front 12*100mm/rear 12*142mm, straight pull, centerlock, shimano road 11S, 18T - Spokes: black sapim cx-ray bladed straight pull - Nipples: black aluminum If it is with DT Swiss 240S road disc hubs, it is USD859.40/pair. The delivery cost is USD58 for one wheelset to Australia by EMS delivery. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Batu 2019/03/02

Hi, Do you ship to Turkey? If so, are there any payment methods other than PayPal? Because PayPal doesn’t operate where i’m from.


LightBicycle 2019/03/04

Hi Batu, Yes, we can ship to Turkey. The shipping cost would be USD116.5 for one bicycle wheelset by EMS delivery. For payment method, we normlly accept paypal, bank transfer or western union. Which do you prefer? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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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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