carbon MTB 650B wheel mountain bike 27.5 wheels

  • Front axle:
    15 / 100mm15 / 110mm BOOST20 / 110mmLeftyQR / 100mm
  • Rear axle:
    12 / 142mm12 / 148mm BOOST12 / 150mmQR / 135mm
  • Freehub body:
    Shimano MTB 10/11SSram XD
  • Brake system:
    6-boltCenter lock
  • Front holes:
    28H32H
  • Rear holes:
    28H32H
  • Spoke head:
    J-bendstraight pull
  • Hub Color:
    BlackBlueOrangeRed
  • Hub Brand:
    DT SWISSHopeProject 321 / DT SWISSProject 321 / Hope
  • Hub Model:
    240S350Lefty / 240SLefty / Pro 4Lefty SuperMax / 240SLefty SuperMax / Pro 4Pro 4
  • Ratchet:
    18T36T44T54T
  • Spoke:
    Pillar Aero X-TRA 1420DT Swiss Competition RaceSapim CX Ray
  • Nipple:
    Aluminium BlackAluminium RedBrass Black
  • Finish:
    glossymatte
  • Weave:
    12K3KUD
  • Decal:
    stealthbluegreenmagentaorangeredyellow
  • Valve Stem:
    NoneAdd Valve Stem
  • Tubeless Tape:
    NoneAdd Tubeless Tape
Unit Price: $564.00
Pair
Use
mountain bike wheels
Size
650B/27.5er
Material
full carbon Toray T700
Type
beadless / hook less clincher
Weight
1457g+/-25 (with DT 240S hubs)
Tubeless
ready
Spoke Hole
28H or 32H
Hub(recommend)
DT Swiss 240S hubs
Spoke
Sapim CX-RAY
Nipples
Sapim Polyax secure lock
Inner width
24mm
Outer width
30mm
Depth
20mm
Max weight limit
120kg
Max tyre pressure
40psi
Finish
matte/glossy
Decal
Weave
Warranty
1 Year
Standard
En Standard

Update: We already updated the clincher hooked rim to clincher hookless rim since October 31, 2014.
Most of rims specifications are the same between hooked and hookless rims. But there are slightly different, especially for the ERD and the inner width.


Learn more about the detail about hubs ( MTB hub and road hub ).

Please contact us if you need other hubs, spokes and graphic design for products.We can make according to customers requirement.

  • Manufacturing process
    Our air bladders are made from a special material which produces smoother walls, result in a lighter rim, and are completely removed without harsh chemicals. They are removed through the valve hole with a unique process so that the rim does not have to be patched like traditional manufacturers use. This significantly improves the strength of the rims. Read More about our process here
  • Hand-Built
    Each wheelset is painstakingly built by hand to tension within 5% variance. Each spoke's tension rating is recorded in our system, as is the roundness and lateral tolerance.
  • Precise layup
    Each rim carries its own layup schedule documents which are followed meticulously by the layup workers. Our Engineering team creates a unique fiber orientation which amplifies the desired riding characteristics for a given rim.
  • Angled Holes
    Angled spoke holes allows the nipple to pull straight in line with the spoke for reduced stress. This results in fewer broken spokes and nipples.
  • Bead lock
    The small ridges on either side of the drop channel help secure tubeless tires in place. The bead lock makes it easier to seal up tubeless tires with a floor pump, and they are incredibly hard to burp.
  • Tubeless
    While the rims are optimized for a tubeless setup with the addition of tubeless tape, they also work with tubes.
  • Hookless
    Carbon fiber flows continuously over the bead area to provide the best impact resistance and a significant strength increase compared to a clincher rim.
  • T700
    Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.
Our air bladders are made from a special material which produces smoother walls, result in a lighter rim, and are completely removed without harsh chemicals. They are removed through the valve hole with a unique process so that the rim does not have to be patched like traditional manufacturers use. This significantly improves the strength of the rims. Read More about our process here
Each wheelset is painstakingly built by hand to tension within 5% variance. Each spoke's tension rating is recorded in our system, as is the roundness and lateral tolerance.
Each rim carries its own layup schedule documents which are followed meticulously by the layup workers. Our Engineering team creates a unique fiber orientation which amplifies the desired riding characteristics for a given rim.
Angled spoke holes allows the nipple to pull straight in line with the spoke for reduced stress. This results in fewer broken spokes and nipples.
The small ridges on either side of the drop channel help secure tubeless tires in place. The bead lock makes it easier to seal up tubeless tires with a floor pump, and they are incredibly hard to burp.
While the rims are optimized for a tubeless setup with the addition of tubeless tape, they also work with tubes.
Carbon fiber flows continuously over the bead area to provide the best impact resistance and a significant strength increase compared to a clincher rim.
Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.
Seth Waterfall : WM650BC02 with DT Swiss hubs on a 2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP. The wheels dropped over 1.5 lbs off of the stock bike.Thanks Light Bicycle!
Neal Pederson : PS: my daughter won USA Downhill Nationals yesterday on LB' wheels. Here is an article mentioning both myself and her winning together (Neal & Michelle Pederson): http://www.mbaction.com/Main/News/Gwin-And-Kintner-2013-Downhill-National-Champs-6996.aspx
From Denmark
J. Krarup : Have had these rims for almost a year now and I have had no problems what so ever. Great product and great service.
From Japan
Yasu : I'm very satisfied with your service. Thank you for a great product. And Just now,I am ordering cyclocross wheel. :)
From Australia
Glen : 650b wheelset:hope-15/D882-12*142, UD, matte,32H
Andy Cooper : The wheels are absolutely phenomenal - they're smooth, roll nicely and were very easy to install tubeless tires onto. Once again, thank you for a great product.
Steve : (2017-03-05)
I have just used your system to build up a set I like. 650BC02. 15/100, 12/142, Shimano MTB 10/11s, Centre lock, 28,28,straight pull, Black DT Swiss 240s, Pillar, Aluminium Black, Matte, UD, white, valve stems, tape. Weighs 1357.16 grams and costs $925.00 Excellent, except I want a much higher engagement hub. Can you do this build but swap the DT swiss hubs for Industry Nine Torch Classic Hubs 120 point - 3 degree engagement - 6 pawl freehub? Please? I really hope so! Steve
LightBicycle : (2017-03-06)
Hello Steve, Thanks for your inquiry. DT hubs come standard with an 18t star ratchet but are upgradeable to 36 or 54t. There will be extra cost needed. For LB Global, only Hope and DT Swiss hubs are available, not I9 hubs. Does that work for you? For LB North America, we have I9 hubs for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle
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John : (2017-02-12)
I have 2016 Yeti SB5 27.5. mostly trail riding, few rock gardens. sram gx . I weigh 190 lbs. what wheels do you recommend? thx
LightBicycle : (2017-02-13)
Hello John, Thanks for your inquiry. According to your details, we’d like to recommend the 34mm wide 650B asymmetric wheels. It is much wider and strong enough for your riding. For hubs, do you like DT 240S/ 350 or Hope hubs for wheels? Then we can quote accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Rick : (2016-10-17)
Hi, I have a Santa Cruz 5010. I like to upgrade my Stan's Arch wheelset to your carbon rims. I ride all mountain. I need a light wheelset that can withstand jumps about 4-5 feet high and rock gardens. However, I want to make it as light as possible because I do a lot of climbing from 3,000-5,000 feet each ride. I weigh 165 pounds. Please advise on model.
Light-Bicycle : (2016-10-18)
Hello Rick, Thanks for your inquiry. According to your details, we’d like to recommend 35mm wide 650B wheels. It is much wider, stronger, and durable for rock gardens riding or long climbing riding. Thanks, Light-bicycle
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Mike : (2016-04-24)
Hi team, looking at a 650b lightweight wheelset for my cross country hardtail, lightweight rider that is not hard on gear. What would you recommend? Also are you able to build with Chris King hubs or DT240s? Cheers Mike
Light-Bicycle : (2016-04-25)
Hi Mike, If you use the wheels for XC riding only, I recommend you 27mm wide 650b rim(RM650BC09) and the weight is 320 /-15g only. https://www.lightbicycle.com/XC-650B-mountain-bike-hookless-27mm-wide-cross-country-rim-tubeless-compatible.html It's OK to build the wheels with Chris King hubs or DT 240s hubs. Could you please fill out this form? Then I will make the price quotation and tell the wheels weight accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Dan : (2016-04-05)
Hi, I have a 2015 Pivot Mach 6 with 27.5 wheels (DT 275 370S Spline X392) I am about 82kg and ride various trails, but no downhill. I am looking for a lighter, stiffer wheelset ready to go. I want discrete colours and no/limited decals. What do you suggest?
Light-Bicycle : (2016-04-05)
Hello Dan, Thanks for your inquiry. May i know the tire size that you will use? Do you ride aggressively or gently? We can check which rims are better for you. For decal, do you like you like rims without any graphic? Thanks, Lightbicycle
Dan : (2016-04-05)
My wheels are 650b. Mid-range riding not too aggresive. Prefer no decals but this is not too important.
Light-Bicycle : (2016-04-07)
Hello Dan, Thank you for your reply. It will be great if you can reply us through email. May i know the tire size that you will use? Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Andreas : (2016-03-23)
Hi Just received my Santa Cruz Nomad. Looking for carbon wheels on my new bike. Will be riding enduro events. Weighing inn at 87 kg and 195 cm. What kind of setup will you recomend ? Andreas
Light-Bicycle : (2016-03-24)
Hello Andreas, Thanks for your inquiry. According to your details, we’d like to recommend the 38mm wide 650B wheelset as below. -Rims: RM650BC13, 38mm width, 455 /-15g. Rim weave in UD matte and 3k matte are more popular. -Hubs: Novatec/ Hope pro4/ DT Swiss are available. Hope and DT Swiss are with better quality. -Spokes: Black, DT competition round -Nipples: Black, brass Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Megan : (2016-02-29)
40PSI seems really high, is this accurate? I weigh 120 and currently run 25 max. I
Light-Bicycle : (2016-03-01)
Hello Megan, Thanks for your inquiry. 40psi is the max tire pressure. But our recommend tire pressure is 20-30psi. Do you like 30mm wide 650B wheels? If so, we can build it with Novatec/ Hope/ DT Swiss hubs. Most of our customers choose the Hope and DT Swiss which are with better quality. Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Eric : (2016-02-08)
any of your rims tandem friendly?
Light-Bicycle : (2016-02-09)
Hello Eric, Thanks for your inquiry. What kind of riding will you use? May i know your weight please? Do you ride aggressively or not? Then i can check which 650B rim is better for you? Thanks, LightBicycle
Oliver : (2017-03-16)
150Kg total, not super aggressive XC
LightBicycle : (2017-03-20)
Hello Oliver, Sorry for the late reply. Because we didn't work during weekend. We have double checked with hubs agent, and they don't offer tandem hubs. Sorry for the inconvenience. Or you can buy the rims only and build the wheels at your local shop. Then you can get the hubs you like for wheels building. What do you think of this? Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Steve : (2016-01-19)
Hi LB, when the Hope Pro 4 hubs come in will you be offering the Straight Pull version in your wheel sets?
Light-Bicycle : (2016-01-20)
Hello Steve, Thanks for your contact. The Hope Pro 4 hubs and wheelsets will be available late March. If you sign up for our Newsletter, we will be announcing their arrival there. The sign up form is located at the bottom of our website. If you prefer Straight Pull version, you can take pre-orders on this, then we will arrange purchasing. Does that work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle
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Thomas : (2015-11-06)
This is an addition to my previous E-mail. I realized I didn't specify a rim diameter. 650B please. Thanks!
Light-Bicycle : (2015-11-07)
Hello Thomas, Thanks for your inquiry. According to your details, you are not a big rider, and we’d like to recommend the 27mm wide 650B XC light rims. Please find attached rim profile. RM650BC09 (27mm wide 650B rim) hookless: 320 /-15g, USD163/pcs Most of our customer choose rim weave 3k matte & UD matte. Do you like it? Spoke count in 32H? Thanks, Light-bicycle
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