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Light Bicycle Flyweight Carbon Spokes: Lightweight & Lightning Fast

In comparison to their steel counterparts, carbon spokes feature a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio that maximizes wheel stiffness while keeping things lightweight. We’re excited to announce our Flyweight Carbon Spokes: lightweight, lightning fast, and without limitation. Designed to work with your hub choice, making our wheels more customizable than ever.

Your Hub, Your Choice Standard-Edition

Your Hub, Your
Choice Standard-Edition

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Our spokes are laced, not bonded

There’s nothing worse than having a broken spoke put an early end to race day. That’s why we designed our Flyweight Carbon Spokes for mechanical building rather than integral bonding. Spokes can be laced and replaced on the fly like normal steel spokes, and new carbon spoke wheelsets come with three spares.

Our spokes are laced, not bonded

There’s nothing worse than having a broken spoke put an early end to race day. That’s why we designed our Flyweight Carbon Spokes for mechanical building rather than integral bonding. Spokes can be laced and replaced on the fly like normal steel spokes, and new carbon spoke wheelsets come with three spares.

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The hub of your choice

Many carbon-spoked wheels on the market come with a single hub option, which goes against our Full-Custom nature. A major difficulty in the hub compatibility of a carbon spoke is the slightly wider midsection of the spokes, which can make threading through the holes of most hubs difficult. To solve this, we’ve designed a segmented hub-end construction: by simply unscrewing and re-screwing the spokes to hubs from Bitex, DT Swiss, Carbon-Ti, or any other straight pull brand.

The hub of your choice

Many carbon-spoked wheels on the market come with a single hub option, which goes against our Full-Custom nature. A major difficulty in the hub compatibility of a carbon spoke is the slightly wider midsection of the spokes, which can make threading through the holes of most hubs difficult. To solve this, we’ve designed a segmented hub-end construction: by simply unscrewing and re-screwing the spokes to hubs from Bitex, DT Swiss, Carbon-Ti, or any other straight pull brand.

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Built to last

The maximum tensile strength of the Flyweight Carbon Spokes is well above 310kg, higher than that of many aero steel spokes. The high-strength spokes, along with the reinforced rim bed, complete a strong and durable build. The aluminum nipples specific for the Flyweight Carbon Spokes have a self-locking mechanism to prevent loosening.

Built to last

The maximum tensile strength of the Flyweight Carbon Spokes is well above 310kg, higher than that of many aero steel spokes. The high-strength spokes, along with the reinforced rim bed, complete a strong and durable build. The aluminum nipples specific for the Flyweight Carbon Spokes have a self-locking mechanism to prevent loosening.

Aero + Stiff + Light = Lightning Fast Race-Edition

For race focused riders hoping to chase the podium, we suggest our special-edition AR465 disc carbon spoke wheel build. These wheels blend our top-performing products: the aero-optimized X-Flow profile with the Flyweight Carbon Spokes.

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Lighter, stiffer

With about 39% weight reduction and a 51% boost in max tensile strength, these race-edition Flyweight Carbon Spokes have been engineered to give you a snappy and responsive feel while weighing in at less than 1300g. Lightweight and stiff, riders can have their cake and eat it too. This wheelset is handbuilt in a 2:1 pattern for extra durability and three spare spokes are provided for repair or replacement.

Let us know if you want to get the spokes custom-painted. By default, the spokes come with no colored paint.

Lighter, stiffer

With about 39% weight reduction and a 51% boost in max tensile strength, these race-edition Flyweight Carbon Spokes have been engineered to give you a snappy and responsive feel while weighing in at less than 1300g. Lightweight and stiff, riders can have their cake and eat it too. This wheelset is handbuilt in a 2:1 pattern for extra durability and three spare spokes are provided for repair or replacement.

Let us know if you want to get the spokes custom-painted. By default, the spokes come with no colored paint.

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Less drag

The rims feature our innovative X-Flow profile which keeps drag to a minimum while still offering up a ton of lateral stiffness. The 21mm inner width is suitable for everything from a 23c road tire right up to a 43c gravel. There are two rim options: Flyweight UD and Flyweight Braided UD.

Less drag

The rims feature our innovative X-Flow profile which keeps drag to a minimum while still offering up a ton of lateral stiffness. The 21mm inner width is suitable for everything from a 23c road tire right up to a 43c gravel. There are two rim options: Flyweight UD and Flyweight Braided UD.

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LB Speed hub

Our new LB Speed hubs feature a distinctive flange construction to adapt to the special-edition Flyweight Carbon Spokes. We’ve used our decade of experience working with high-performance hubs from DT Swiss, Onyx, and Industry Nine to research and compare the top manufacturers before finding the right partner to bring our Speed hubs to life.

LB Speed hub

Our new LB Speed hubs feature a distinctive flange construction to adapt to the special-edition Flyweight Carbon Spokes. We’ve used our decade of experience working with high-performance hubs from DT Swiss, Onyx, and Industry Nine to research and compare the top manufacturers before finding the right partner to bring our Speed hubs to life.

Build Your Wheels Now

Light Bicycle carbon spokes are currently available from our Global location (ships worldwide). The ordering process is simple - just head to any product page to configure your new wheels.

Specifications

Flyweight Carbon Spokes (Standard) Flyweight Carbon Spokes (Race-Edition)
Material: UD carbon Material: UD carbon
Spoke weight: 3.9g (260mm) Spoke weight: 2.8g (264mm)
Neck type: straight pull Neck type: straight pull
Area of application: road, CX, gravel Area of application: road, CX, gravel
Model (for the 1st phase*): AR46 disc, AR465 disc, AR55 disc, R45, AR465 rim-brake, AR56-28mm rim-brake Model: AR465 disc (Please note that the special edition AR465 disc wheelset is currently offered as a Quick Buy option. Hand-built and shipped within 3 days of your order.)

*Want to use our carbon spokes on a different rim? Let us know in the comments!

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Disc brake specific

700C tubeless bicycle wheels 28mm wide 46.5mm deep clincher for cyclocross road and gravel bikes

700C-FALCON PRO-WHEELSET
AR465 DISC-28mm wide-46.5mm deep

USD: 851+ Standard 1479g+/-25

700C Gravel-Optimized-Aero-Shape 46mm depth hand-built carbon road disc wheels - 28mm wide and tubeless compatible

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AR46 DISC-28mm wide-46mm deep

USD: 515+ Standard 1392g+/-25

700C tubeless bike wheels 28mm wide 55mm deep clincher for cyclocross road and gravel bikes

700C-FALCON PRO-WHEELSET
AR55 DISC-28mm wide-55mm deep

USD: 811+ Standard 1539g+/-25

Rim brake specific

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

700C-FALCON-wheelset
R45-25mm wide-45mm deep

USD: 505+ Standard 1422g+/-25

700C tubeless bicycle wheels 28mm wide 46.5mm deep clincher for road rim brake bikes

700C-FALCON PRO-WHEELSET
AR465-28mm wide-46.5mm deep

USD: 824+ Standard 1374g+/-25

700C V-shape 56mm depth 28mm wide hand-built carbon road wheels - 30mm wide and tubeless compatible

700C-FALCON-WHEELSET
AR56-28MM-28mm wide-56mm deep

USD: 523+ Standard 1432g+/-25

Do you want to see Flyweight Carbon Spokes on other wheels? Let us know in the comments or send us an email.

COMMENTS

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Bo 2022/07/27

You list the max load for the AR465 flyweight at 90kg. If the wheel were fitted with your new carbon spokes, which offer a higher tensile strength, does the max load capability increase?


LightBicycle 2022/07/29

Hi Bo, The 90kg limit is a safety concern for the rim. if you are heavier than the suggested weight. Ian might occur for the rim to crack when a impact occurs. But the carbon spokes do make the system stiffer. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tory 2022/07/26

Hello, I build pretty much exclusively with you rims these days. However I do custom anodizing of hubs (usually DT swiss). If i wanted to order rims and carbon spokes, but no hubs, would that be a possibility?


LightBicycle 2022/07/27

Hi Tory, Thanks for reaching out! The tolerance of carbon spoke lengths is very small. This fact makes it even harder to calculate the correct length of spokes without the hubs in our hands. Our recommendation is for you send the hubs to us so we can build the wheels carbon for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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