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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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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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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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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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Rob 2019/01/16

I have owned 3 sets of your wheels, always worked well! I have a 2019 Trek Checkpoint gravel bike that I'm considering upgrading to carbon wheels Im currently running 700x40c Maxis Rambler tires on a stock aluminum wheel. Do you have a recommended rim and or wheel for that bike and tire for mixed road gravel use? Thx Rob


LightBicycle 2019/01/17

Hi Rob, Thank you for your continuous support! For 700*400C gravel wheelset, we have 4 options for you. Please check attached rim profile and below links. Which do you prefer? And what hubs & spokes do you want? We can quote accordingly for you. WR46C02: 28mm wide/46mm deep. WR36C02:28mm wide/36mm deep WR56C02: 30mm wide/56mm deep WR922: 29mm wide/28mm deep https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-V-shape-36mm-depth-hand-built-carbon-road-disc-wheels---28mm-wide-and-tubeless-compatible.html https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-V-shape-46mm-depth-hand-built-carbon-road-disc-wheels---28mm-wide-and-tubeless-compatible.html https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-V-shape-56mm-depth-hand-built-carbon-road-disc-wheels---30mm-wide-and-tubeless-compatible.html https://www.lightbicycle.com/29er-disc-bike-wheels-29mm-wide-28mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bikes.html Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Gary 2019/01/09

Hi - I ordered the EN928 32H matte UD rims and was wondering if there is a right or wrong side to mount the hubs. I noticed and arrow inside the rim does that indicate the drive side? I'm lacing the rims and need to understand if there is a right or wrong side to place the rim. thank you


LightBicycle 2019/01/10

Hi Gary, We got your message on our website. Please check on rim bed and find the rim serial number. From rim serial number, you can find out which side is for free hub side(drive side). Please find attached picture for your reference. For arrow sticker, it is just for the spoke hole angle direction. It does not show which side is for drive side/which side is for non-drive side. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Mark 2019/01/07

Hi, I want to reuse some Shimano hubs and spokes in a wheel build but need spoke holes to suit 4.75mm nipples. Is this possible on your RRU35C02 rims? Thanks - Mark H


LightBicycle 2019/01/07

Hi Mark, Do you mean the spoke holes or spoke access holes on rim bed? Do you have your nipples link? Then we can check whether 4.75mm hole size is okay for your hub. What spoke size do you use? Is it 14G or 13G? Is it your bike normal bike or E-bike? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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huertas 2018/12/24

hello i m stephane from france My brand SH race can you make me rims with t800+t1000 thanks stephane


LightBicycle 2018/12/25

Hi Stephane, It is okay to customized bike rims with T800+T1000 material. Please let us know which models you like. Then we can get the rim weight & cost accordingly. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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