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Hybrid Hooks: The Best of Both Worlds

It’s been over a year since we first introduced our revolutionary hybrid hook design on the AR25 disc and XC924 rim models. Over that time, we’ve been gathering real-world feedback from riders just like you, and today we’re excited to share the results!

Hybrid Hooks: What Are They For?

Traditionally, rims have had either hooked (also referred to as Crotchet) and hookless (also referred to as Tubeless Straight Side TSS) interfaces. If you’d like to learn more about either of those profiles, refer to our blog on hook vs hookless.

As the bike industry expands, riders of all skill-levels are creating new and unique demands of their cycling components. More and more cyclist are coming to the sport for fun and fitness needs, while race-oriented riders are pushing the boundaries of performance more than ever. With this in mind, the hybrid hook just made sense!

Our Hybrid Hook design blends the best of both worlds. The transition from tire to rim is almost as seamless as that of hookless wheels, so you’ll enjoy a marginal aerodynamic advantage over traditionally hooked wheels. The maximum pressure limit for hybrid hook wheels is ~5 psi higher than our hookless wheels, so the possibility of tire blowoff is also greatly reduced.


Real-World Feedback: How Riders Rate the Design

In addition to the AR25 disc and the XC924, we’ve also introduced the Hybrid Hook shape to more Light Bicycle products: e-MTB specific EH935S / EH733S, and wide gravel WG44 disc.

We conducted a small survey of riders using rims with the Hybrid Hook design, and we’re excited to share the results:

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Together for a Better 2024

We are excited to welcome the coming of a new lunar year. We hope to offer our customers better products and services than ever in 2024. Please consider filling out this small questionnaire, we greatly value your feedback.

As a token of appreciation, our sales team will get back to you with a 5% off coupon.

Thank you so much for your continued support. Our Global office will be closed for family reunions from Feb 10th to 17th, so replies may not be prompt as usual during this holiday season.

We do appreciate your patience. Happy Chinese New Year!



Marius 2024/02/11

Dear Lightbicycle team, I am interested in a very light gravel wheel set with the AR 25 Falcon pro rims. Is it possible for you to build these with lightweight hubs, oil slick colored spokes and black aluminium nippels? I am 68kg, the wheels are for the Specialized S-works Crux. Thanks in advance Marius de Koter

LightBicycle 2024/02/11

Hi Marius, We can build AR25 rims with light hubs(extralite/DT 240 exp/carbon Ti) and sapim cx-ray spokes. But for spokes, we only have black color available. Does it work? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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