We Have More Carbon Road Wheels UCI-Certified!

Good news for UCI racers: Light Bicycle has been granted UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) approval for several popular road wheels: R45, AR46, WR38, WR50.

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What Does the UCI-Approval Mean?

The Union Cycliste Internationale is the world governing body in cycling sports, establishing a set of regulations for cyclists and the equipment used to protect fair play and safety during competition.

The UCI issues certificates to wheel models that meet the criteria in Article 1.3.018 and authorizes their use in UCI sanctioned road and cyclocross events. Road wheels R45, AR46, WR38, and WR50 are now included in the list of UCI-approved wheels (see Page 28). Unlike bicycle frames, UCI labels are not affixed to the rims themselves per their guidelines.

Can I Use Uncertified Wheels to Race?

As long as you follow the intended use of our rims, you can certainly race on our Non-UCI certified rims. If the race you are entering requires UCI-approved rims, then you should only choose those models which are UCI-certified.

With cycling safety always in mind, we have developed products beyond industry standards. We conduct comprehensive rim and wheel tests to guarantee the capability of our products for their intended use.

Impact resistance test:

The impact energy required by the UCI is 40 Joules (J), after which the wheel must remain intact and usable (i.e no cracks & lateral/radial run-outs within 0.5mm). At Light Bicycle, we raise the minimum level to 87J, and the ultimate impact our wheel can endure is well over 100J.

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How Do I Order Certified Wheels?

Below is a list of our UCI-accredited wheels. Head to our product page and configure your wheelset now.

If you want a wheelset delivered as quickly as possible, AR46 Disc and R45 Non-Disc have a Quick Buy option. Assembled upon order, the Quick Buy wheels ship in 3 business days!

Road Disc

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 32mm wide 50mm deep clincher for cyclocross road and gravel bike

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WR50 DISC-32mm wide-50mm deep

USD: 811+ Standard 1499g+/-25

700C tubeless bike wheels 32mm wide 38mm deep clincher for cyclocross road and gravel bikes

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WR38 DISC-32mm wide-38mm deep

USD: 771+ Standard 1439g+/-25

New Gen Aero Shape 45mm depth  Hand-built 700C carbon 25mm wide clincher road disc bicycle wheels with tubeless compatible

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R45 DISC-25mm wide-45mm deep

USD: 505+ Standard 1422g+/-25

Road Non-Disc

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

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R45-25mm wide-45mm deep

USD: 505+ Standard 1422g+/-25

700C V-shape 46mm depth hand-built carbon road wheels - 28mm wide and tubeless compatible

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AR46-28mm wide-46mm deep

USD: 515+ Standard 1392g+/-25

Road Disc

Road Non-Disc

If you need help choosing a wheel, contact us via email (sales@lightbicycle.com) or leave a comment below.

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