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James 2019/10/26

I'd like to build a wheelset using your tubeless rims, without rim bed nipple holes. I use 2mm Sapim CX-Ray spokes and brass nipples. Do you recommend a magnetic nipple insert for assembling the nipples? Does one of the Fulcrum Racing tools fit 2mm nipples? This will be my second Light Bicycle wheel build this year. Excellent product! Thank you, Jim


LightBicycle 2019/10/26

Hi Jamies, We published a little article around tubeless rims 700c . Also mention the wheel building tips, you can check it out at https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/TUBELESS-READY-OR-TUBELESS-RIMS--WHAT-S-BEST-FOR-ME.html . And, you are right, you should use magnetic nipples. Please let me know exactly what specs you looking for buying, Do you like 700C disc or non disc rims? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Kendall 2019/10/17

I just purchased a pair of WR50 rims and noticed you have an ERD that does not consider the nipple. I plan to use the standard Sapim 16mm nipples you use and recommend. What is the proper adjustment to the ERD with that rim and nipple combination that I would put into a spoke length calculator? Thanks.


LightBicycle 2019/10/18

Hi Kendall, Nipples with standard heads - Most online calculators can use our standard ERD dimension to get an accurate spoke length. Round up to the nearest mm when the calculator gives you the spoke length. Nipples with raised heads (Hex, Squorx, Double Square etc.) - Add 2mm to our ERD dimension. Round up to the nearest mm when the calculator gives you the spoke length. Or you can let us know your hubs specs on WR50 32mm wide wheelset, then we can get the spoke length accordingly for your reference. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Timothy 2019/07/22

I own RRU35C02 rims with grooved graphene brake track. Which direction should the grooves face, with closed end or open end toward the direction of rotation?


LightBicycle 2019/07/31

Hi Tim, We sent the instruction through email to you. And we will take your advice and add it in our user guide ASAP. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Tim 2019/10/24

I am looking for this info as well, what direction should the grooves face


LightBicycle 2019/10/25

Hi Tim, We sent the groove face direction picture of road rims with rim brake to your email. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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rino 2019/07/04

salve posso sapere se ci sono spese doganali??


LightBicycle 2019/07/05

Hi Rino, Where would be your destination of shipping? If you purchase from our Global warehouse, there will be customs fees in most cases. But what we usually do is to lower the declared value so you can pay less tax. There is also TPD delivery. It is tax included, you will not have to pay tax. For TPD delivery, it is USD89 for 2 rims and USD155 for one wheelset. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Rick 2019/04/28

What does weight limit mean? Total weight of bike and rider on two wheels or weight limit per wheel?


LightBicycle 2019/04/29

Hi Rick, The weight limit refers to the rider weight without gear. What's your weight? If you are a heavy rider and worry about the weight limit or wheel strength, we can customize a heavy duty version for your profile. Don't you worry about it. What rims/wheels you got your eyes on? Could you tell me more about your profile so I can make some recommendations for you? Or check if the rims/wheels are a good fit for you. Do you like road rims/mtb wheels 29er? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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John 2019/04/11

Hi. What cleaning products do you recommend on matte rims? I used one degreaser I got from the shop and it looks like it might have stained the rims.


LightBicycle 2019/04/15

Hi John, The carbon fiber bike rims can be cleaned with a clean rag and any mild degreaser such as Windex®, Simple Green®, or 409®. You can also use Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol. It is recommended to wear safety glasses and rubber gloves. Make sure your workspace is well ventilated. It is usually easiest to clean your rims when the tires have been removed. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Spencer 2019/03/26

Hello, I have a 2019 tarmac disc comp, what wheel set would best fit my bike? https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-tarmac-disc-comp/p/154557?color=227227-154557 THank you


LightBicycle 2019/03/27

Hi Spencer, Are you still using 26mm*700c tires? We recommend our 25mm wide/35mm deep, disc wheelset for you. Is it okay? Or do you prefer 28mm wide/36mm deep or 46mm deep road disc wheels? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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kj 2019/03/12

Do you recommend for or against using nipple washers inside the rim bed?


LightBicycle 2019/03/13

Hi Kj, We don't have a stand on this matter. The fact is that we do not use nipple washers here for building wheels considering the spoke holes’ wall strength is strong enough. Our engineers cover this when they design our rims, and the spoke hole performed very well during the lab test. But if you insist to use nipples, it is okay if you do not mind weight adding. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Simon 2019/03/08

Hello! Does the white sticker with the blue arrow in the rim bed indicate the drive side of the wheel?


LightBicycle 2019/03/09

Hi Simon, Do you have LB bike rims on your hand now? We can't find your order record in our system. Do you have a symmetrical rim or asymmetrical? If it's the symmetrical rim, the left side an right side are identical, so you can build with either side as the drive side. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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jared 2019/01/28

I just recently bought some LB hoops and I currently have DT Swiss straight pull hubs. There is a disclaimer stating Not to use 2mm spokes. What size straight pull spokes can I use?


LightBicycle 2019/01/29

Hi Jared, As our User Guides indicated, The thickest spokes that can be used on our rims are double butted 2/1.8/2mm. You can check out our video episode "Spokes We Build With" on YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovwoEXuisWM&t=2s Thanks, Lightbicycle


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