enduro downhill mtb 26er carbon rims 38mm wide hookless tubeless compatible strongest

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RIM

Version This is a required option.

The HD version has extra layers for increased stiffness and sidewall reinforcement. Ideal for large and aggressive riders.

+ $10.00 per rim
+ 40 - 50g per rim

All Mountain

Heavy Duty USD +5

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

Decal This is a required option.


The new graphics are included and available in 7 colors. The decals are now easily replaceable so you can keep your rims looking fresh.

Stealth

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

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

26er carbon rims

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: 420.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 154.00+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 26er
  • Use All Mountain/Enduro
  • Type Hookless
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 31.6mm/38mm
  • Depth 32mm
  • ERD 511mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight AM 420+/-15g, HD485+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 140kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tyre Pressure ≤35psi recommended
  • Tire 2.3" ~ 3.1" recommended

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Looking for the playfulness of 26'' rims in a package tough enough to handle whatever the mountain throws at it? The AM632 (RM26C05) offers a wide profile, modern shape, and versatility to handle everything from a trail tire to a high volume all-mountain or reinforced enduro tire. The EN version has an extra wrap of 3k carbon fiber around the nipple bed, reinforced sidewalls to support G-Out forces, and increased rim stiffness, increasing suitability for aggressive riders over 200 pounds.

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.


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


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


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.


U-Shape: U-shape profile spreads the force of impacts and creates a more robust product.


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.


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

James : Santa Cruz Blur TRc
Australia
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Geoffrey Daymond : This is when i laced up my hadleys for the first time myself. So happy with my first wheel build.these were 26er down hill HD 38mm wide. Best wheels i have ever owned
Australia
1
Thomas : Finally finished the winter upgrade of my Liteville 301 Mk 11. Total weight now is 13kg.w.o. pedals. Hammered down the great trails of the Val Venosta in Italy. All good with the wheels just I was shaken up. Can recommend the rims of LB to anyone.
Germany
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Folken : Zerode G2 with LB RM26C05 "UST style" rim without nipple installation holes in the rim bead. Tubeless setup is easy AF
Finland
1
Ray Chan : RM26C05 on SantaCruz V10.5
Hong Kong
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Steve : RM26C05 (DH) with Sapim washers and Schwalbe Procore: Schrader holes drilled to 8.2mm and ist getting pretty close at the Schrader valve stem ;P
Germany
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COMMENTS

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Morné 2018/06/15

Hi Do you recommend using nipples washers when lacing these rims? Thanks Morné


LightBicycle 2018/06/15

Hi Morne, We do not use nipple washers here for building wheels. The spoke holes’ wall strength is strong enough. But if you insist to use nipples, it is okay if you do not mind weight adding. Sapim nipple washers are okay if you like. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mitch 2017/04/26

Would love to buy a set of 26" x 40mm (inside) rims. please please please


LightBicycle 2017/04/27

Hello Mitch, Thanks for your inquiry. Please find attached rim profile of our new 26er plus rim. RM26C06 (46mm plus): 450g /-15, $195 each Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jose 2017/03/19

Hello, What is the difference between the 26CO5 and the RM2605 rims? I will use the rims for Enduro style riding...


LightBicycle 2017/03/20

Hi Jose, Both 26C05 and RM26C05 are the same. It refers to 38mm wide 26er rim. Do you like to compare the RM26C03 and RM26C05? If so, may I know if you ride aggressively? What the tire width you will use? What is your weight? Then we will do some recommendations. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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nigel 2017/01/09

Hi, Do you plan to build a 40mm / 50mm 26 rim? I am quite interested in converting my 650b bike to 26 ? Cheers


LightBicycle 2017/01/09

Hello Nigel, Thanks for your inquiry. Are you looking for 26 plus rim? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Ray 2016/07/20

Hi, I've just ordered a 26er DH rim, what is the max and min pressure use with tubeless tire the rim? I found 2 max pressure on the product page (70 and 40 psi). Thanks.


Light-Bicycle 2016/07/20

Hello Ray, Thanks for your support. The max tire pressure for our RM26C05 rim is 70psi, and the recommend max tire pressure is 40psi. If the tire pressure is under 40psi, that is fine. But if you inflate over 70psi, the tire or the rim will be damaged. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Patrick 2016/07/10

Can I get a pair of these with the newer black and grey decals like on the-26er Hand-built Endro Downhill carbon fiber wheelset 38mm wide tubeless compatible? Thanks


Light-Bicycle 2016/07/11

Hello Patrick, Thanks for your inquiry. Sure. Please find attached picture. Is that what you like? It is free. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Will 2016/05/18

I am looking at the 26" RM26C05 Carbon Wheels. Do you have or can you get i9 hubs?


Light-Bicycle 2016/05/19

Hello Will, Thanks for your inquiry. Currently, only Hope and DT Swiss hubs are available. Does that work for you? Currently, we do not have any I9 hubs. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Frank 2016/05/17

What's the effective diameter (internal diameter) of these Rims? I'm trying to figure out the correct spoke length.. thanx


Light-Bicycle 2016/05/18

Hello Frank, Thanks for your support. The 38mm wide 26er rim ERD is 510mm (not including nipple head dimension). Thanks, Light-bicycle


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martha 2016/05/16

Hi Can this rim take 3" tyres?


Light-Bicycle 2016/05/17

Hello Martha, Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, the RM26C05 is okay to work with the 3’’ tyres. Below is a link for reference. https://www.lightbicycle.com/tire-size-chart-for-bicycle-rim.html Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Fuzz 2016/04/23

Hi do you guys ship to singapore? Would you care to provide the shipping cost and the hubs offered with wheel builds? Thanks


Light-Bicycle 2016/04/25

Hi Fuzz, It's OK to ship the wheels to Singapore. Could you please fill out this form? Then I will make the price quotation and tell the wheels weight accordingly. https://www.lightbicycle.com/custom-mountain-wheels.html Thanks, Light-bicycle


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