CUSTOMIZATION SERVICES

Please contact us for customized orders before purchasing.

GRAPHIC/DECAL DESIGN

1. Graphics

All of our carbon fiber rims come stock as in a black finish with optional Light Bicycle graphics. If you want to have a custom graphic, we can create and install your design on the rims. Custom graphics are applied after the sanding process and then covered with a glossy or matte clear coat. This makes your graphics more durable, however they are not removable. For the custom graphics, please email us a picture or describe what you would like. Customized graphics add approximately US $65 to the total order.

For reference, please find more customized decals.

2. Color painting

We also offer full-color painting on our rims. This painting will cover the whole rim without rim bed/channel. Please let us know which color you'd like for the custom color painting, and we will check whether or not your choice is possible. It’s the US $15 and will add 15g~20g for each rim.

Custom carbon rim color painting in white

1. UST

While you can choose to order UST style rims with an undrilled bead seat, we tend to prefer standard drilled rims. UST rims tend to be heavier and much more difficult to assemble or replace spokes. In our experience, a standard taped tubeless rim is equally effective for setting up tubeless and makes it much easier to service or replace spokes and nipples.

custom rim without drilling hole on rim bed

2.Schrader valve hole VS Presta valve hole

The diameter on Presta valve hole is 6.5mm (standard option). The diameter on Schrader valve hole is 8.0mm. All of our rims come standard with a valve hole driller for Presta valves, however, you can request that we drill the rims for the less common Schrader valves. While Mountain bikes will sometime have Schrader valves, it is very unusual to have Schrader valves on higher-end mountain bikes or road bikes.

close look of presta/french valve and Schrader/American valve

3. Hidden/internal nipple hole

The diameter on external nipple hole is 4.5mm(Standard option). The diameter on internal nipple hole is 2.5mm. On the internal design, forces are equally divided over the entire nipple, making the internal design stronger and more reliable. This is because the contact area between the nipple and the rim is twice as when the rims is drilled for external nipples. This decreases stress on the rim.

4. Reinforced Rim

Need reinforced rim for a particular purpose? We can add an extra layer of carbon to the rim for use in extreme riding conditions, E-bikes, tandems, and wheelchairs. Please let us know your purpose of the reinforced rim, and we will consult our engineers on availability.

where the extra carbon fiber would add to

5.Custom holes count/angle/size/offset

We are able to custom drill a wide variety of spoke counts, and some rims can have a custom spoke angle, size, or offset. Please contact us directly, and we can consult our engineers on the availability of your request and the timeline.

1. 2:1 lacing/drilling

- Our rims can be drilled for 2:1 spoke lacing. This is a lacing pattern where there are 2 drive spokes forever 1 non-drive side spoke.

- Two choices for evenly spaced, and they are different in the valve hole position. Pls, tell us which drilling methods you’d like.

2. G3

-How many spokes do you have for drive side and non-drive side?

-What’s the value for A, B, C, D from the attachment?

G3 drilling arc length metrics Gexample-wheelset-built-with-G3-lacing-pattern.png

3.Cannondale AI(ASYMMETRIC INTEGRATION) 6mm offset

Our wheels can be laced for the Cannondale AI 6mm offset.

Cannondale AI/FSI offset frame instruction illustration

-Cannondale official site article about AI (ASYMMETRIC INTEGRATION)

1. Providing hubs for custom building:

Please email us (sales@lightbicycle.com) before sending the hubs so we can create a purchase order and provide you with the appropriate instructions for shipping and payment.

2. Looking for Wheels not found on the LB Website?

Custom MTB Wheels: https://www.lightbicycle.com/custom-mountain-wheels.html

Custom Road Wheels:https://www.lightbicycle.com/custom-road-wheels.html

Custom Fatbike wheels:https://www.lightbicycle.com/custom-fat-wheels.html

It is ok to purchase accessories only from Light Bicycle. Please email us if you have any question or special requests need. sales@lightbicycle.com

Not available online currently

You can purchase hubs, spokes, nipples, bearings, DT Swiss star ratchet, etc from us. Please email us for pricing and availability.

Accessories available online

Looking for replacement parts or complete hubs? We stock a variety of service parts like DT Star ratchet kits, end caps, boost conversion kits etc. but not all items are listed on our website. Send us an e-mail to check availability.

You can also check the links below for the popular items that we have available for purchase on our site:

Replacement MTB rim stickers:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Replaceable-Rim-Stickers.html

Road Jersey:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Comfortable-road-bike-jersey-ZIP-mens-road-cycling-jersey.html

XC Jersey:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Lightweight-mountain-bike-XC-jersey-ZIP-mens-cycling-jerseys.html

Enduro Jersey:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Breathable-mountain-bike-jersey-enduro-jersey-mens.html

LB rim brake pads (For Dura-Ace caliper):

https://www.lightbicycle.com/Rim-brake-pads.html

LB Tubeless rim valve stem:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/bicycle-tubeless-rim-valve-stem.html

LB Tubeless rim tape:

https://www.lightbicycle.com/tubeless-rim-tape.html

Light Bicycle is an experienced manufacturer of carbon rims and is dedicated to continuous improvement. We offer competitive OEM prices, however we are rarely the cheapest option. Our factory layout and processes are unique in the industry as we are dedicated to quality and good working conditions. We build lasting relationships with our OEM partners because not only are we hard working, but we are honest and trustworthy.

Mold Cost: By quote, please contact us at sales@lightbicycle.com

Payment: Paypal (3.5% fee), or Wire Transfer (USD45 fee). Orders over $4,000 USD can be 50% deposit, 50% prior to shipping.

Rim Testing: Upon mold completion (typically 3 weeks), we perform destructive testing and e-mail the data for review. Two test rims will be delivered to the customer. If rim alterations are desired, we will provide two additional test rims at no charge. Extra rims beyond this point would have to be charged. Please note that all shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer.

Engineering: Our engineers are very experienced, so alterations are rarely required. However, we recommend an initial small production run for good measure. If you do not have an in-house composite engineer, our staff can assist with all aspects of the design.

Production Lead Time: Lead times are 3-4 weeks for most orders, with approximately one week shipping (EMS air shipping). If you require a faster transit, DHL shipping is available at an up-charge. Container shipping is also available for large orders.

We appreciate the opportunity to quote and hope to hear from you soon!

  • Graphic/Decal Design
  • Customize LB Rims
  • Customize Wheel Lacing
  • Customize Wheel Building
  • Component Purchase
  • Customize Rim Mold (OEM)

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Leonard 2019/02/08

Hi, I'm a triathlete and interested in your aero 55/56mm wheelsets. I weigh 89kg, 186cm tall and ride a Specialized Shiv. Having said this I have 2 general questions. 1 - Which is the optimal width to go with, 25mm or 30mm? 2 - What are the pros/cons between a U & V shaped rim? Thanks in advance, Leonard


LightBicycle 2019/02/09

Hi Leonard, Thanks for your inquiry! Please find our reply as below. 1. May i know your tire with please? Then we can check whether 25mm or 30mm is better for you. 2. Currently, Our RR56C02 rims are not V shape. It is between U shape and V shape. It is really good for gravel riding, it is gravel optimized aero shape. If your tire is wider than 28mm. It is better to go for RR56C02 rims. Do you ride disc or non disc? What hubs and spokes do you prefer? Then we can quote accordingly for you. We do ship rims/wheels to Dubai. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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nick 2019/02/02

i would like to know if there is any way you guy can custom paint bead hook-less rims carbon 29er light bike rim tubeless compatible and if you guys could do chameleon color


LightBicycle 2019/02/02

Hi Nick, Thank you for your inquiry! yes, it is okay to make painting with chameleon color. Do you have the picture or pantone color code that you like? Do you like the whole rims painted or just with a kind of graphic design? Which 29er XC rims are you interested in? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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mathew 2019/01/31

Hello, We are wanting bulk buy and place our logo on your wheels do you have a price list of typical prices ? Thanks & happy CNY Mathew Steward


LightBicycle 2019/02/01

Hi Mathew, Could you provide a sketch for your logo? How many colors do you want? The price varies from the sizes and colors. What kind of logo material are you looking for? Our most popular is the waterslide type. Applied on the rims under a clear coating. Is this what you are looking for? Do you like mtb rims or road rims? Rims only or complete wheelsets? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Matjaz 2019/01/30

Hi Im interested in buying the rims below. Can you tell me whats the diference betwen te HD and normal. What would be the shiping cost for 2 rims to Slovenia EU? Do you ship from Europe or China? https://www.lightbicycle.com/Hookless-carbon-650B-mtb-35mm-wide-AM-27-5-rims-tubeless-compatible.html Regards Mat


LightBicycle 2019/01/31

Hi Matt, Regarding your question about HD VS standard: Standard - This model is lightweight and suitable for cross country and all-mountain riding. The AM model is also suitable as a front rim for lighter Enduro riders. Heavy Duty - Our heavy duty versions have another layer of carbon on the rims that add approximately 100g. The thicker walls can handle heavier and more aggressive riders and make this the best choice for enduro, park, and downhill riding You can check out more rim design details at https://www.lightbicycle.com/support/technology Shipping cost for two rims to Slovenia by TPD(Tax-Prepaid Delivery) is USD90 You don't have to pay for import tax with TPD shipping. Let me know what rims specs you like to order so I can create the order for you since TPD is currently not available online. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tim 2019/01/26

Hi, Do you have this wheelset or similar available in the rim brake edition? 700C V-shape 46mm depth hand-built carbon road disc wheels - 28mm wide and tubeless compatible Also, Is it UCI approved? Any information appreciated. Thank you, Tim


LightBicycle 2019/01/26

Hi Tim, Yes, RR46C02 road rims are okay to manufacture with brake surface. Do you like High TG resin brake surface or Grooved Graphene brake surface? Yes, our wheelsets are UCI approved. We can send you the UCI list, our products are listed in UCI document. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Craig 2019/01/18

Good morning. I am a returning customer from long ago! What would be the price for just a rear wheel? AM730 Recon Pro with DT Swiss 240 hub? all else std per your specs: 3X Sapim; J-bend; Boost; Shimano freehub Sapim D-light Thank you


LightBicycle 2019/01/19

Dear Craig Appreciated for your support. Since you already own one of our products, you can get a USD10 bonus if you post your LB products on social media and mention us. It's ok to purchase the rear wheel only. Below is the quote for your ref. The rear wheel is USD483/pair with below specs: --RIMS: AM730, 30mm wide, UD, paintless, 32H, no brake surface, decal TBC --HUBS: Black DT SWISS 240s, 12*148mm boost, Shimano MTB 10/11s, J-bend, 6-bolt --SPOKES: Sapim D-light --NIPPLES: Black alloy. Shipping cost: USD50 for one wheelset to the US by EMS. Lead time=15d (production) + 5~10d (shipping), the lear time would be affected by the coming up Spring Festival (Chinese Lunner New Year) If AM730 recon pro wheels price is high for you, you can go for AM733/EN733 recon wheel. The price is much better. But Recon pro is higher end products, with more durable and better technology and longer warranty service. Thanks, Lightbicycle


LightBicycle 2019/01/22

It's ok to purchase the rear wheel 650B only. Below is the quote for your ref. The rear wheel is USD483/pair with below specs: --RIMS: AM730, 30mm wide, UD, paintless, 32H, no brake surface, decal TBC --HUBS: Black DT SWISS 240s, 12*148mm boost, Shimano MTB 10/11s, J-bend, 6-bolt --SPOKES: Sapim D-light --NIPPLES: Black alloy Thanks, Lightbicycle


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paul 2019/01/15

Hi there, i am building a set of your previous generation of rims. they are the 650b + 50mm wide rims. i am wondering if you have the erd and offset for those rims available? Let me know thank you. paul


LightBicycle 2019/01/16

Hi Paul, Is it RM650BC14 50mm wide plus 650B rim? If yes, you can check the attached rim drawing. The drilling is +/-4mm offset from the center line. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Elliot 2019/01/09

Is it possible to get novatech disc hubs in 12x100 and 12x142 for a build?


LightBicycle 2019/01/10

Hi Elliot, Yes, it is okay to build road wheelset with Novatec road disc hubs D411SB/D412SB with front 12*100/rear 12*142mm. Which road wheelset do you like? And what spokes do you like? Then we can quote accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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