Recon or Recon Pro: Which is Right for You?

Recon is our collection of mountain bike rims. Falcon is for road, Drift is for Fatbike, and Moto is for BMX.

What are the key differences between Recon and Recon Pro? The Pro models have an innovative manufacturing process whereby the rims come out of the molds without the need for painting or polishing. This required a complete revamp of the manufacturing process with new higher-precision molds and presses.

What benefits can this Paintless Tech bring to you as a rider? Are they worth the extra hard-earned dollars? In this blog, we will illustrate the pros and cons of Recon and Recon Pro rims to help you choose what’s best for you.

Pros of Recon Rims:

1. Budget-friendly. Single rims cost ~$200 or less!

2. Symmetric or asymmetric rim shapes available.

*Choose symmetric rims for Cannondale Ai offset frameset.

3. Wheel size variety. Recon rims are available in 29”, 27.5”, 26”, and 24”.

4. Weave patterns and finish options. Available in UD, 3K or 12K twill (vertical or horizontal) pattern, and glossy, matte, or satin finish.

5. Widest range. The external width of Recon rims is up to 50mm.

6. More customized graphic options.

Cons of Recon Rims:

1. Warranty and crash replacement is not as long as the Pro series. 3-year warranty and 3-year 10% crash replacement discount.

2. Rocks and roots may leave some marks on the surface.

Pros of Recon Pro Rims:

1. 3%-5% stronger over the equivalent Recon rims.

2. Higher scratch resistance.

3. More environment-friendly manufacturing process (no need for post-production).

4. The natural UD weave of carbon fibers is visible to the naked eye.

5. 5-year warranty and an optional lifetime warranty.

Cons of Recon PRO Rims:

1. Only available in 29” and 27.5”.

2. Only available in paintless finish.

3. More expensive.

4. Only glossy waterslide decals can be applied to the rims.

Series Tech Explained

Order your Recon Pro/Recon wheelset now!

Some Good Tools To Help You Choose:

MTB Rim Recommendation

MTB Rim Comparison

Do you know what series is right for you? If not, send us an email (sales@lightbicycle.com).

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James 2020/06/16

Can u please price out two 29er recon pro rims with shipping to Alaska, USA


LightBicycle 2020/06/16

Hi James, Which 29er bike rim do you like? We can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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BigA 2020/05/15

Just wanted to say thanks for producing a great product. I've been racing & riding lightbicycle wheels since 2015. I've had a number of other brands & lightbicycle has become my go to favorite. Thanks!


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Rey 2020/04/08

Hi , please quote a pair of 650B AM730 rims including shipping cost to Singapore.Is this in-stock item? Thanks


LightBicycle 2020/04/10

Hi Rey, Yes, we only have one last AM730 (30mm internal/36mm outer width, 25mm depth, 2.0mm offset) in stock. The rims are featured with UD, 32H, weight 422g. Are you in a hurry? Rims normally need 12 days for manufacturing. For shipping methods, we can ship the rims by FedEx if you are worried about the lead time. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Yorki 2019/12/17

Hi what is the price


LightBicycle 2019/12/17

Hi Yorki, Thanks for your reaching out! Which mtb rim do you like? 29er or 650B? Which model? Then we can quote accordingly for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Benjamin 2019/04/30

I work at a shop called California Bike pickers in Lincoln California. How much for a rear wheel recon 32 hole carbon with spank rear hub?I have the front wheel already and need a rear to finish a customers bike build.Thanks Benjamin Blake.


LightBicycle 2019/05/01

Hi Benjamin, For DT Swiss 350 non boost hub 18 ratchet, we have them here. ​But we don't know which recon mtb bike rim you like. Can you please let us know which rim you like for the rear mtb wheel. Then i can quote accordingly on rear 29er or 650Bwheel price for you. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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