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Brent 2020/11/02

Hi, I just purchased some AM928 rims. What spoke nipple length do you recommend? Are standard 12mm OK? Thanks!


LightBicycle 2020/11/03

Hi Brent, Normally, we use 14mm or 16mm nipples for wheelbuilding here. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Sigurd 2020/10/22

Hi. What is the max possible pressure on WR50 hooked and hookless, I see your guide says 60 and 50psi, yet I have read people have gotten a different answer from your support. So, what is the maximum recommended tire pressure on the WR50 wheels, both hooked and hookless. Thanks in advance.


LightBicycle 2020/10/23

Hi Sigurd, The recommend tire pressue used for hook WR50 road disc is 80psi, 50psi for hookless rim. Check out more details on tire pressure recommendations from our tire pressure charts at https://www.lightbicycle.com/newsletter/Tubeless-Tire-Pressure-Charts.html Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Chris 2020/10/18

I own AR36 rims with grooved graphene brake track. Which direction should the grooves face, with closed end or open end toward the direction of rotation?


LightBicycle 2020/10/19

Hi Chris, You should be able to find an image on the User Guide we pack in the box for the grooved braking surface installation. Here's the image in case you cannot find the User Guide. https://www.lightbicycle.com/images/support/wheel-rotation-direction20191112.jpg Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Stephan 2020/10/05

I'm planning to order the following rims: https://www.lightbicycle.com/55mm-deep-carbon-700C-25mm-wide-road-disc-rim-clincher-New-Gen-Aero-Shape-tubeless-compatible.html Can you recommend Sapim Poliax nipples? http://sapim.tinkerbox.be/nipples/design/polyax Which washers do you recommend for this product? https://www.sapim.be/tools/washers Can you also recommend the following washers? Are they compatible with the rim? https://www.newmen-components.de/de/439/mtb/zubehoer/mg-washer/


LightBicycle 2020/10/08

Hi Stephan, 1. We've used Sapim Polyax nipples for years now, they are great. However, the double square nipples are better for building, which is also the nipple option we go for nowadays. 2. We don't use the washers for all our wheel builds. Our bike rim spoke hole strength is strong enough. If you are after corrosion prevent, I think brass nipples would be a better choice. But, you can still use washers if you don't mind the weight adding. But I am sorry that I am not able to do recommendations for the washers since we don't have experience with this. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Terence 2020/08/13

Hello, I currently have a gravel bike with quick release (QR) skewers. If I purchase a wheel set with QR, in the future can they be easily converted to thru axle if I get a different frame?


LightBicycle 2020/08/14

Hi Terence, Normally, they are convertible. You just have to buy the convert kits from QR to 12*100mm/12*142mm. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Clemens 2020/06/15

Hello, my rims have arrived today. thank you what spoke length and which nipples do I need? I read that they can help with this problem. Rear wheel: https://r2-bike.com/DT-SWISS-Hinterradnabe-350-Straightpull-Disc-6-Loch-fuer-12x142-mm-Steckachse-Freilauf-SRAM-XD Front wheel: https://r2-bike.com/DT-SWISS-Vfrontradnabe-350-Straightpull-Disc-6-Loch-15x100-mm- thru axle Rim: 650B EN740 28H centered matte UD sincerely yours best regards Clemens Germann


LightBicycle 2020/06/16

Hi Clemens, I am glad that the 650B rims arrive safe and sound. Of course, we can make the calculation of spoke lengths for you. The length is 276mm for both the drive side and the non-drive side of the front and wheel. Built with 3X lacing. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jonte 2020/01/19

hello there I have a flyweight RM29C06 front wheel as my xc race wheel and am looking for another rim to build onto the rear. I race World Cup xc courses so they can be quite technical and I ride a full bus and am 73kg. would I get away with a flyweight for the rear or should I stick with a standard? these are used for racing only. regards Jonte


LightBicycle 2020/01/20

Hi Jonte, Thanks for your reaching out!If you ride technically in XC race, we really recommend rear standard version. It will be more durable and safe for you. You can order front flyweight and rear standard for your 29er XC wheelset, but light hubs. It will make the wheelset weight light. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Robert 2019/12/05

Do you have spoke count recommendations for rider weights for your road rims?


LightBicycle 2019/12/05

Hi Robert, The stiffness of different rims are different, could you pls let me know your weight/riding style and your ideal road bike rim 700C? I could recommend a suitable spoke count for your ref. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Marcus 2019/11/25

looking to build a wheel set with existing dt240s I am looking at your AR28 rim. I am trying to determine the spoke length with only calculators. Since you offer this option, what spoke length are you using please? thank you


LightBicycle 2019/11/26

Hi Marcus, We can do the spoke calculation for you if you like. Could you please provide the details of your wheel build? And, which DT hub model that you use exactly? Note that our ERD measurement is measured from the nipple bed on one side of the rim to the nipple bed on the other. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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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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