New Light Weight Road Disc Rim
Starting immediately, all of our new road disc rim feature a layup that drops between 25g and 30g from each rim without compromising stiffness or strength. This means the disc wheels have more responsive handling, a lower rotating weight for faster accelerations, and a lighter overall weight to have you scaling the hills faster than ever before.
For some customers who ride aggressively, they are requiring stronger rims. According to customers'suggestion, we'd like to manufacture wider 26er carbon rim for MTB downhill and all mountain. The width will be 35mm wide and 30mm deep, this rim will be manufactured by new process, to make sure this new rim will be strong enough, to make it a read DH rim and AM rim. Do you like the new bike rims 26er with bead hook or without bead hook? All customers can mail us about your suggestion, like suggestions for rim width, depth, weight ,hookless, etc. All the information will be good for us to manufacture the rim perfect for customers. For hookless, it is new design. And specialized has used this design. It looks like the new design is popular. For hookless rim, it is easier for manufacturing. It's known that clinchers do offer an advantage in rolling resistance but is difficult to make a durable carbon bead hook. Please find as below. It is our design for the new mountain bike 26 inch rim. New 26er hookless rim Type: AM and DH rim Outer width:35mm Depth: 30mm Standard version: 360g/pcs+/-15 Reinforced version: 400g/pcs+/-15, or 430g+/-15 Tubeless: compatible Manufacturing process: the same new process as mountain bike 650B rims To make the tubeless 26er hookless rim stronger, we did the creative attempt—removed the bead hook. This design makes the 26er hookless rim stronger and less susceptible to damage when riders smash into rocks on the trail or land awkwardly off a jump. With the hook gone, engineers set out to tighten the seal between rim and tire. It's very necessary because the sealant had less material to cling to, making it easier for air to escape. The fix is simple but effective: the new rim has a wider inner shoulder, which gives the tire's bead more surface area to seal against. There's also a more robust rim strip that prevents sealant from leaking through the rim's spoke holes. Without the hook, we were also able to thicken the rim wall, making it even stronger. It also means that one potential weakness is removed. Together, these improvements keep the tire from blowing off the rim once it's inflated. All your suggestions are helpfull for us to make the rim good enough for mountain bike downhill and AM wheels. Newly update This new 26er rim for all mountain & downhill bike is already started to sell: New 26er 33mm wide enduro MTB all mountain downhill carbon rim tubeless compatible >>
Here is a list of hubs we stock and some more details to help you choose the best fit for your bike and riding style. For ROAD hubs (Novatec A291SL/F482SL, Powerway R36, DT Swiss 350 and 240s), they are for Shimano 11s and will come with a spacer for Shimano 8/9/10 speed. Novatec A291/F582 are for Campagnolo 10/11 speed. Bitex RAF10/RAR9 Shimano freehubs are ok for 10/11s, and Campagnolo freehubs are also ok for 10/11s. The quick release is NOT included with DT hubs and Bitex hubs , but customers can order light Ti-quick release skewers separately from us.
Aligning a bicycle wheel also is called truing a wheel. Because the fibers around the spoke face of the rim are 100% intact, spoke tension is distributed more uniformly around the rim. This makes it easier to build a wheel with even tensions, as well as produce a higher quality wheelbuild that will require less maintenance down the road. There is a trend in road bicycle wheels and triathlon wheels, they are becoming fat.There are many benefits for using wide rims. First, you can use a wider tire at little-to-no aerodynamic penalty. When the rim width is more close to tire's width. This airflow tends to be smoother than the lightbulb shape of a wide tie- narow rim. Why a wider tire is better? They reduce the risk of pinch flatting at given tire pressure.As well,you can use lower air pressure which absorbs more road shock, and reduce the rolling resistance. Wider tires tend tob have better grip on web or irregular road surface. In the past, road racers using 21mm tires at 150 psi (10 bar) for everyday usage. By 2012, we’ve seen nearly a universal adoption of 23 and 25mm tires by the Pro Peloton, at pressures from 90 to 115 pounds. Now, they often use up-to-28mm tires and even lower pressure. Second, the wide rims improve handling or cornering.For example, suppose there is a 23mm tire. Mount this tire on both a 19mm wide and 23mm wide rim. The tire’s contact patch on the 19mm rim is long and narrow, and with the 23mm rim is short and wide (relatively). The wider rim increases air volume slightly, and makes the tire’s sidewalls more vertical. In theory, the tire casing has to deflect less to make the same size contact patch – easy enough. Below is showing the ranges of tire size that is recommended for each rim size. For example, a narrow 13c clincher rim measures 13mm on the inside walls. This generally correlates to an outside width of 18.5-19.5mm, but it varies depending on manufacturer and rim wall thickness. An "average" road rim used to be a 13c or 15c, and many of the new wide rims are 17c. A 17c rim generally lends to an outside measurement of about 23mm. Please find as below for rims and tires width list. European Tire and Rim Technical Oraganization Standards Manual - 2007 Tire section width Rim width (mm) 18 20 23 25 28 32 35 37 40 44 47 50 54 57 60 62 13C * * * * 15C * * * * 17C * * * * * * * * * 19C * * * * * * * * 21C * * * * * * * * * * 23C * * * * * * * * * 25C * * * * * * * 27C * * * * * * 29C * * * *
The team at Light Bicycle is committed to producing a better carbon 650b rims & 650b wheels. Therefore, after months of testing and rider feedback on the newly released 27.5 carbon rim, Light Bicycle has moved to completely overhaul the manufacturing process greatly improving the strength and reliability of the 650b bikes rims. During the redesign, we focused on five main improvements, carbon length/layup, carbon base ring removal, air bladder removal, internal uniformity improvement, and enhance testing protocols. 1.The standard carbon layup procedure involves forming the rim out of three pieces, this simplifies and accelerates production however there are a few drawbacks in comparison to using a single piece in forming. Swapping over to single piece construction took a good amount of work but the benefits are worth it. Based on the single point of overlap the new rims are both stronger and lighter. 2. Another standard trend that we decided to change is that of using a pre-cured carbon ring as a base to build the wheel from. Again this simplifies and accelerates production, increasing uniformity during the old way of manufacturing. However there are a few notable drawbacks, chief among them performance loss with weight and ruggedness. When using a pre-cured ring in forming, the ring has to be heated again when going through final curing. This can impact the strength of the rim, so normally the ring is made extra thick to preserve strength at the cost of weight. With our new process we completely changed the layup schedule and manufacturing, forgoing the standard pre-cured ring. This takes a little longer and more effort but we have found the results to be excellent. In spoke tension testing the new rim could maintain twice the resistance while still shaving weight overall. Curing carbon ring 3. A third major difference in the manufacturing process is centered on air bladder removal. In the past due to the type/thickness of bag, a square hole was used in removal. This square notch was a weak point even after a carbon patch was installed and main rim structure was not as strong as it could be. With a change to the bag material we were able to use a smaller round hole for removal. At the end of the curing process the hole is then used as a standard spoke hole eliminating any excess loss of material or inherent weakness. 4. One of the major goals of the redesign was to improve internal uniformity of each rim. If a rim is not uniform it’s inevitable that there will be weak points that result. After the layup rescheduling, removal of the pre-cured carbon ring from the process, and change in the air bag removal the resulting rim is a huge step forward in strength and uniformity. 650B carbon rim cross section 5. Finally to top off the new 650b rims design we needed to be able to get true insight into the changes that were being made therefore we expanded the quality assurance testing. Several new tests as well as expansion on existing tests took place. List of current testing regiment is below. Test item Standard Remarks Lateral stiffness 5mm↓ Testing weight: 4.72kg Tire pressure 0.5mm↓ rim width formation Tire pressure 60psi Spoke tension 300KG↑ No visible crack Breaking test 300KG↑ No visible crack Impact test 600mm/22.5KG No visible crack Inspection item Standard Inner width 23+/-0.15mm Spoke hole diameter 4.5+/-0.15mm Valve hole diameter 6.4+/-0.15mm Appearance clean, even, no stain abnormal noise Shaking, nothing left in the rim Number of holes 24, 28, 32, 36… Weight standard +/-15g Flatness 0.3mm↓ Roundness apex – nadir ≦ 0.6mm 650b rim lateral stiffness test 27.5er rim lateral stiffness test 650b rims width check after tire pressure 650b rim spoke tension test 650b rims impact test New Update : All wide 29er all mountain rim, 27.5er rim and New 26er DH rim(33mm wide&30mm deep rim) are now all used new process. And For new process rims, only can be available for Light-bicycle. We haven't sold to any other local trade companies.Learn more about: How to distinguish rims with new & old manufacture process
Butted Aero Model T(mm) ØD1(mm) w(mm) ØD2(mm) α H(mm) L(mm) Weight(260mm) PBA 1425 9.0 2.0 2.5 1.05 95° 6.2 160-310 5.7 g PBA 1422 9.0 2.0 2.2 0.95 95° 6.2 160-310 4.7 g PBA 1420 9.0 2.0 2.0 0.95 95° 6.2 160-310 4.3 g SPEC Material Sandvik T302 (18/10) Advantage Pillar cold drawn technology.Double butted with three Blade options.Up to 30% weight saving without compromising strength. Thread Rolled (BC 56, DIN 79012)FG 2.3 Application Race/MTB/Down Hill Breaking Strength Spoke Tension According above datas and our client feedback, we find the PBA 1420 spokes are strong enough, and the weight is lightest, comparing to PBA 1425 spokes and PBA 1422 spokes. So we choose PBA 1420 spokes for wheelsets currently. Pillar psr x-tra 1420 spoke VS CN Aero424 spoke We have do some research on pillar 1420 spokes and CN 424 spoke these weeks. Both pillar 1420 spokes and CN 424 spokes are light, around 4.0g/pcs to 4.3g/pcs. But CN 424 spokes are much thinner and much cheaper（the price is only half of pillar 1420 spoke) , we have got some to test and if the spokes are ok, we can use it and make the wheelset price lower for customers. But while we build one wheelset, two pieces CN 424 spokes are broken. So, we decide not to use CN 424 spokes, still use pillar 1420 spokes. For pillar psr-xtra 1420 spokes,there are detail testing data on Pillar Spoke website like breaking strength, spoke tension breaking strength & spoke tension. But for CN 424 spokes, the data is not clear on CN Spoke website. Pillar PSR X-TRA 1420 spokes are really better than CN Aero424 spokes. We will keep on looking for better spokes with good price for customers,like DT super comp and Sapim CX-ray spokes. Sapim spokes are much expensive than pillar spokes, and we will try to contact the agent to get better price.
What is the difference for 3k, UD and 12k ? The main type of carbon fiber used for the manufacture of bicycle parts are normal tow (under 12000 fibers) carbon fiber, like T700, or commonly known as 3k, 12k weave, and UD(uni-direction) carbon fiber. carbon rim 3k 12k ud carbon fiber weave 3k carbon fiber weave 12k carbon fiber weave UD Bicycle components, specifically carbon frames & rims are made using various grades of carbon fiber characterized mainly by their tensile strength and tensile modulus. Tensile strength is the amount of force needed to cause the fibers to break, while the tensile modulus is a measure of the carbon fiber's stiffness. The cost of carbon fiber goes up with the increase in tensile strength, or increase in tensile modulus. And for carbon fiber weave also determines the cost of material with larger weave prepreg (eg.12k) costing less, due to the lower cost of manufacturing. Carbon fiber layer(prepreg) has maximum strength only along the lengths of the fibers. That is why almost all the inside prepreg are using uni-directional carbon fiber while making carbon rims & frames. But the inside layup charts are still not identical. For example, the orientation are different( some are placed at 0 degree, some are 45 degree, 90 degree). This is very important to make carbon rims & frames with good strength & performance. That is also why using uni-directional fiber instead of woven carbon fiber (eg. 3k, 12k) creates stronger frames & rims. Thus, the main use of woven carbon fiber is for appearance. But there is one mechanical benefit for 3k woven carbon fiber. Putting the 3k woven carbon fiber around hole area, it can prevent carbon fiber from laminating while machining holes. For the weight difference, woven fiber has some area pass across each other. So, woven fiber is heavier than UD fiber. But, for rims, the size of carbon fiber is not large and only one layer different, the weight difference of woven fiber (3k &12k) and UD fiber is not big. Also, all rims have a weight range, for rims, it is +/-15g. So, sometimes, 3k rims & frames are lighter than UD. For big size product (like frame), 3k frame will be heavier than UD. And for 12k, the weight different is not much difference. carbon rim weave 3k matte carbon rim weave 12k matte carbon rim weave UD matte For more clear pictures of weave 3K 12K UD , please click this link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/light-bicycle/sets/72157631432948364/detail/
There are a few customers like to know the benefit of 38mm vs 50mm carbon road bike rims. The shape is almost the same for carbon tubular/clincher 38mm rims & 50mm rims . They are both aero wheels/rims. The 38mm is lighter, but the 50mm is stiffer. The .38 have a bit faster jump and the .50 hold speed better. If you live in a pretty windy place, the 50mm could prove to be a bit much to handle in any sort of cross winds. But the differences are small between these two rims. Rim / wheel stiffness / spoke count & tension/air pressure/rider weight & rider skill does effect ride quality also. It depends a little bit on the conditions you'll usually encounter. If it tends to be gusty, even 38mm carbon rims may be a handful at times. If it's pretty calm, you may be OK with 50. Some would go with 38mm set if I could only take one wheel to a race / crit. They seem more manageable & therefore use-able in more conditions, therefore more bang for buck in the long run. Some buys a set of 50mm and a 38mm front. Ride 50mm on calm days and swap in the 38 if it is too windy. Ask yourself what kind of riding you do and how your current rims/wheels serve you and buy the rims/wheels that fill a need. Welcome to comment if you have any other suggestion. This will be good for all of us.
Carbon fiber rim is black. If you like your rims to be nice & special with your own graphic design, we can do decal stickers on rims accordingly. If you need any assistance in designing, we are glad to offer help. Otherwise, we offer FREE customed rim decals if you like your stickers on rim to be with words "Light-Bicycle". Any style are all OK. If you need any assistance in designing, please feel free to contact us. For more clear sample pictures of carbon rim customed decals, please click this link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/light-bicycle/sets/72157631704846817/detail/
We find there are quite a few customers like our carbon mtb wheels to be built with DT 240s & DT bike spoke. And we have contacted with DT agent in China. It is ok to order DT hub from them. We are only carbon rims manufacturer, not good at spokes and hubs. We like to get suggestions from all customers. Which model of dt swiss hubs & spokes are good for mtb wheel & road wheel? 240s dt swiss? For spokes, is it aero spokes? DT competition spokes or dt comp spoke? Also, hubs for mountain bike wheel, we are going to order dt 240 hubs, central locked. Is that ok? Which size of hub axle do your guys prefer? Front 9mm/rear 10*135mm, front 15m/rear 10*135mm, and front 15mm/rear 12*142mm? These hubs & spokes will be used for our mtb 29er wheels, mtb 26er wheels and mtb 650b wheels Welcome to provide suggestion and then we can place an order for hubs & spokes accordingly. Then we can provide carbon rims with hubs DT swiss wheels. We do will provide good carbon rims tubeless mtb 29er, 26er and 650b rims, also for road carbon bicycle rims and bicycle wheels.