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RECON RIM RM26C02

wider mtb 26er carbon bike rim 26 inch rims(tubeless-compatible)

Buy & Configure

All wheels are 100% customizable at Light Bicycle. If your preferred specs are not listed, feel free to contact us (sales@lightbicycle.com) with your special requirements described.

RIM SPECS

  • Model RM26C02
  • Material Toray T700 & T800 Premium Carbon Fiber
  • Size 26" (ETRTO 559mm)
  • Series RECON
  • Intended Use Cross Country
  • Bead Type Hook
  • Tubeless Capable Yes
  • Inner/Outer Width 23mm/30mm
  • Depth 22mm
  • ERD 532mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Rim Weight 360+/-15g
  • Profile Symmetric (0 mm)
  • Max Cyclist Weight (on flat ground) 130kg/ 287lbs
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension 120~130kgf front disc side and rear drive side
  • Max Tire Pressure 40psi/ 2.75bar
  • Recommended Tire Width 1.9" ~ 2.4"

Read more for TL tire pressure charts

TECH

Our 30mm 26er rims are built for those wanting to get the most versatility out of their rims. Do you normally run 2.3” tires and make your friends suffer on the climbs and the descents? Do you want to be able to run your 2.1” XC tires for that marathon race and throw on some 2.4’s the next day for an Enduro? No problem!

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WARRANTY

For Non-Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 3-year Standard Warranty.

For Pro Series Rims: From the date of purchase, 5-year Pro Warranty as standard and an upgraded optional lifetime Premium Warranty with minimum charge.

Crash Replacement: It is applicable with the same period as the warranty time range that you purchased for the rims with 10% /25% discount for Non-Pro series /Pro series.

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WHAT IS IN THE BOX

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Gallery

Light: Rims: RM26C02 Non Disc High TG Surface Matte 3K 20/24H No Drain Holes With Access Holes Hubs: Onyx Vesper 100QR 135QR J-bend Non Disc Anodized-Green Shimano Micro Spline Sprag Clutch Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Black J-bend Nipples: Sapim Aluminium Black External This customer build is a Full-Custom wheelset with custom rim brake surface and special-request Onyx Hubs. Leave a comment or email us (sales@lightbicycle.com) if you want a unique wheelset like this.
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BigStore: We ride with pride! New set up DARTMOOR 26player!
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Light Bicycle: DT SWISS 240S QR / 100mm J-bend 6-bolt Black 32H NBK DT SWISS 240S QR / 135mm Shimano MTB 10/11S J-bend 6-bolt Black 32H 36T NBK SPOKE Sapim CX Ray NIPPLE Sapim Aluminium Red RM26C02 32H matte UD RM26C02 32H matte UD
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Light Bicycle: RM26C02 400 glossy 3K 32H external hole With Holes with special carved sticker in white
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Erik: Frame: Canyon Stitched 720 Fork: RockShox Pike DJ Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RT Bar: NS Bikes Proof Stem: NS Bikes Quantum Lite Gyro: Trickstuff Trixer Brake: Sram Guide T Crank: Truvativ Descendant 6K DUB 30T Pedal: Odyssey Plastic Front Wheel: Rim: LightBicycle RM26C02 Hub: Profile Elite Non-brake Tire: Schwalbe Table Top Rear wheel: Rim: LightBicycle RM26C02 Hub: Profile Elite 10T Tire: Schwalbe Table Top
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COMMENTS

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Rob 2021/10/09

Can RM26C02 be symmetrically drilled?


LightBicycle 2021/10/09

Hi Rob, It is okay to drill RM26C02 26er mtb rim asymmetrical. How much offset do you need? Then i can check with our engineer on Monday. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jérémy 2019/02/18

Hi, would these rims be ok for a dj bike ? less than 35psi are recommended but I usually get my tires to 70 psi or more so I guess it would be a problem unless there is a version that can take 80 psi.


LightBicycle 2019/02/19

Hi Jeremy, This mtb rim is hook version, the max tire pressure is 130PSI max. Please don't worry. Normally, mtb riding is less than 40psi, why you ride higher? Is it for other bikes? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Alberto 2020/11/01

Tengo la misma pregunta, Soy un piloto de bici DJ, y también uso 60psi en ambas ruedas, sirve la llanta con gancho para ese propósito, o necesita algún refuerzo extra, espero me respondan y me envíen una cotización, solo las llantas.


LightBicycle 2020/11/02

Hi Sir, Para esta llanta de bicicleta 26er con gancho, está bien montar a 60 psi. Si es una versión sin gancho, es menos de 40PSI . Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Brent 2019/09/15

Hello, Do you think there is enough interest in making a rim brake version? I would really like some carbon rims for my vintage bike. Thank you


LightBicycle 2019/09/16

Hi Brent, It is okay to manufacture this 26er bike rim with rim brake version. We just sent you quotation through email. Please check. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Winston 2016/01/06

Hi, I would like to ask if the rim RM26C02 is now hookless bead technology. I'm trying to upgrade/rebuild my wheelset and I'm limited by my existing parts which I do not intend to replace. In terms of ERD, only the RM26C02 can match with the spokes that I have Thanks


Light-Bicycle 2016/01/07

Hello Winston, Thanks for your inquiry. Currently, only 33mm wide & 38mm width hookless rims are available. The RM26C02 is still with hook. Sorry about that. But hookless is more durable. Would you mind to get some new spokes and rebuild the wheels with hookless rims? RM26C02 (30mm width hook): 360 /-15g, USD150/pcs RM26C03 (33mm width hookless): 375 /-15g, USD170/pcs Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Arthur 2019/02/16

Hello. What spoke to use for assembly and how many? Is Sapim D-light enough? 1. My weight is 155 lbs. 2. Tire width 2.2 " 3. Riding around the city and easy off-road. Or choose model RM26C03? Sorry for my English, I use Google translator


LightBicycle 2019/02/27

Hi Arthur, Since you are not a heavy rider and just doing city riding and easy off-road riding, I would say Sapim D-light is enough for you. You can learn more about other Sapim spokes we use at our Youtube channel episode called "Spokes we build with" at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovwoEXuisWM Below is the comparison between RM26C02-30mm wide & RM26C03-33mm wide 26er bike wheel, I would say RM26C02-30mm wide would be a good fit. https://www.lightbicycle.com/site/share-cart?id=85 You can compare other MTB rims thought our compare tool if you need. Here's the link for you. https://www.lightbicycle.com/product-compare/Rim-strength-comparison-on-26ER.html Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Nono 2018/06/28

Hello I've questions about your AM 26er rims RM26C02. I would like use this rim on my pumptrack/4x bike with 28 spokes. Do you think this rims is OK for this ? Thanks Is it possible to drill with 5° angles for side angles if it's ok with the spokes bed construction?


LightBicycle 2018/06/29

Hi Nono, Can you kindly provide below info to me? Then we can check whether 26er wheelset 28H is strong enough for your riding or not. 1). Your weight 2). Tire width you use 3). What kind of riding you do? 4). Are you an aggressive rider? Our spoke holes are usually drilled with +/-6 degree angle. If you like +/-5, it is also okay. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Wes 2017/06/10

Hi Looking to build some wheels for my boys 26" Trek Superfly. He is 10 years old and weighs almost 80 lbs. Wondering what the best route would be. Thinking clincher 26" xc rims, UD, Matte, but not sure on the spoke count. Looking to build him a light set of wheels. He will be racing cyclocross this winter as well. Thanks


LightBicycle 2017/06/12

Hello Wes, Thanks for your inquiry. According to your details, we’d like to recommend the 30mm wide 26er XC wheels which are much lighter and strong enough for his riding. He is a light rider, I think 24H/24H are okay for him. We have light hubs DT 240S straight pull center lock 24H/24H hubs. Does it work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Graham 2017/06/06

Can you do these with 48 hole drilling? Thanks


LightBicycle 2017/06/07

Hello Graham, Thanks for your inquiry. We can manufacture the RM26C02 rim in 48H. Is 48H spoke holes laced on rim evenly? And is it 28 holes on one line and another 28 holes on the other line? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Vladimir 2017/05/30

Hi LB, Can you made an "Heavy duty" rim like you do it on 33 mm rims? I need the narrow clincher rim but strong enough for races and some tricks (for rear wheel). How much it will be cost and how can I order it? Thanks!


LightBicycle 2017/05/31

Hello Vladimir, Thanks for your inquiry. We can manufacture the 33mm rims with HD version. The HD version has extra layers for increased stiffness and sidewall reinforcement. Ideal for large and aggressive riders.Does it work for you? Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Joe 2017/04/02

Can any of your 26er rims be ordered with a basalt braking surface for use with rim brakes? Thanks, Joe


LightBicycle 2017/04/05

Hello Joe, Sorry for the late reply. Because we were on the vacation in last 3 days and just got back to office. Sorry, we cannot manufacture the 26er rims with brake tracks. It is mtb rim and for disc brake only. The braking surface requires the rim’s straightness, and the 26er rim is not straight enough to brake.Only our road rim is able to be manufacture the braking surface. If you like to ride V-brake, the road rim is the best choice. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Matt 2017/01/24

Would this be ok with industry nine spokes they are the 2.5mm non butter spokes. I'm looking to swap out a set of stans crest's and the erd is very close so I shouldn't need to change spokes.


LightBicycle 2017/02/08

Hello Matt, Sorry for the late reply. We were on Chinese New Year vacation in the last 10 days and just get back to office today. The strongest spokes that can be used on our rims are double butted 2/1.8/2mm. The industry nine 2.5mm spokes are too stiff to use with carbon rims. It is not allowed to be used on our rims or there is no warranty. Also, normally, you need to get some new spokes, because the rim ERD is different, so the spoke length will be different. Thanks, Lightbicycle


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Jay 2016/06/19

Hi there, can I use these with cantilever rim brakes? Thanks!


Light-Bicycle 2016/06/20

Hello Jay, Thanks for your inquiry. Our RM26C02 can not be manufactured with brake tracks, so it cannot work with cantilever rim brakes. But our road U shape 25mm clincher rim is available to work with cantilever rim brakes. Is that okay for you? Rim profile attached for reference. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Frank 2016/06/02

Do these rims have angled spoke holes? How can I tell? Mine have SD serial number. Looking into rim the holes appear to be drilled straight.


Light-Bicycle 2016/06/03

Hello Frank, Thanks for your inquiry. All of our mtb rims come with angled spoke holes now. Please find attached pictures of the method how to check the rim drilled with angle. RM26C02 (30mm wide with hook): 360 /-15g, $150/pcs Shipping with EMS is $50. All pricing in USD. Currently, most of our customers choose RM26C03 33mm hookless rim. Hookless is more durable. Would you like to try the hookless rim? Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Ivan 2016/04/29

What is the spoke hole diameter on these rims RM26C02?


Light-Bicycle 2016/05/04

Hello Ivan, It is 4.5mm for smaller spoke hole, and 8mm for spoke access holes on rim bed. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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Peter 2016/01/05

Hello, Can you please confirm the ERD of the RM26 rims? Particularly RM26C02 rim - 536mm - is this accurate? ERD looks rather large for a rim with 22mm height. I'm trying to choose correct spoke length


Light-Bicycle 2016/01/06

Hello Peter, Thanks for your contact. The 30mm wide 26er rim is 536mm (not including nipple head dimension). RM26C02 (30mm width with hook): 360 /-15g, USD150/pcs We’d like to recommend the hookless 33mm width rim. It is much wider and stronger. Also, hookless is more durable. It is 375 /-15g, USD170/pcs, ERD 515mm. Would you like to have a try? 3k/12k/UD are the 3 choices for cosmetic appearance. The rim strength & weight is virtually identical. UD Matte is more durable. Pictures attached for reference. Thanks Light-bicycle


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Sam 2015/09/22

Hi Why do you have a tire pressure limitation? I have pumped up my tire to over 80psi before on my other bikes, when I had to set up the tire for road riding.


Light-Bicycle 2015/09/23

​Hello Sam, Thanks for your contact. All the rims have a tire pressure limitations. Or the rim will be damaged if it is more than the requirement. The max tire pressure for mtb rim is 70psi. We recommend the max cycling pressure is 40psi. If you like to pump up the tire with high tire pressure, we’d like to recommend the 25mm wide U-shaped 25mm/ 35mm/ 45mm/ 55mm depth road rims. You can inflate the tire pressure at 100psi ~130psi. Thanks, Light-bicycle


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