Mixed Rim Combinations: Road

With other brands introducing this mixed rim combination, it's time for us to say, "Hey, we can do this too!" In fact, it’s always been an option. Since all our wheels are hand built on-demand, we can build anything you want, all you have to do is ask!

Comfortable, Stable, and Fast!

Oftentimes, aero and comfort are seen on opposing ends of a spectrum - you can't be aerodynamic and comfortable at the same time. We're here to tell you that pairing our WR rims with our AR rims lets you have your cake and eat it, without sacrificing performance.

Why?

The idea is fairly simple, make an aero wheelset that is comfortable and easy to use without sacrificing performance.

More Aero -- More Comfort -- Less Rolling Resistance -- Less Crosswind influence on front wheels

How?

We pair our WR (25mm internal width) series rim with a deeper AR series (21mm to 23mm internal wide) rim in the back. The wider and shallower shape of the WR rim is designed to negate crosswinds while still offering the aero performance benefits of a deeper wheel. This results in a really fast, comfortable, and confidence-inspiring front wheel.

For the rear, we use our narrower and deeper AR series rims for two reasons: aerodynamics and stiffness. The deeper AR series rims maximizes aero performance while producing a stiff and incredibly responsive rear-wheel designed to put the power down in any conditions.

Falcon Pro Set-Up:

Mid-Depth: WR38 front + AR45 rear ≈ $699 USD+

CLINCHER Front Rear
Rim Weight Standard 440g
Flyweight 395g
Standard 460g
Width (Inner/Outer) 25/32mm 21/28mm
Rim Depth 38mm 45mm
Rim Diameter 700C 700C
Suggested Use CX/Gravel Road/CX/Gravel

Max Aero: WR50 front + AR55 rear ≈ $730 USD+

CLINCHER Front Rear
Rim Weight Standard 470g
Flyweight 420g
Standard 480g
Width (Inner/Outer) 25/32mm 21/28mm
Rim Depth 50mm 55mm
Rim Diameter 700C 700C
Suggested Use CX/Gravel Road/CX/Gravel

Falcon Set-up:

Mid-Depth: WR35 front + AR46 rear ≈ $547 USD+

CLINCHER Front Rear
Rim Weight Standard 430g
Flyweight 385g
Standard 435g
Width (Inner/Outer) 25/32mm 21/28mm
Rim Depth 35mm 46mm
Rim Diameter 700C 700C
Suggested Use CX/Gravel Road/CX/Gravel

Max Aero: WR45 front + AR56 rear ≈ $640 USD+

CLINCHER Front Rear
Rim Weight Standard 450g
Flyweight 408g
Standard 460g
Width (Inner/Outer) 25/32mm 23/30mm
Rim Depth 45mm 56mm
Rim Diameter 700C 700C
Suggested Use CX/Gravel Road/CX/Gravel

Who is it for?

Gone are the days of rattling down the road on 23c tires. If you want the confidence and comfort of 28c and wider tires without compromising aero performance then this is the wheelset for you.

I guess you could call it a reverse mullet: "party in the front, business in the back". For those that aren’t afraid to be different.

How to Buy?

Send us an email at sales@lightbicycle.com to specify your requests. Or fill out this form and tell us the mixed combo you would like to build. Either way, our sales members will get back to you via email in 24 hours and quote for you.

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