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

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RIM

Hole Count This is a required option.

Please note that our valves are drilled for presta and spoke holes are made for external nipples only. If you have a custom drilling requirements please e-mail us and we'll send you a purchasing link.

16H

18H

20H

24H

28H

32H

36H

Finish This is a required option.

Matte is slightly lighter and a more subtle finish (most popular). Glossy has a shine to it.

glossy

matte

Weave This is a required option.

The layup schedule is predetermined for each model, but you can choose the outer layer.
3k/12k/UD are the 3 choices for cosmetic appearance.The rim strength & weight is virtually identical.
UD Matte is the most popular and has a subtle look.
3k weave has a more traditional carbon fiber look.
More info about Weave >>

12K

3K

UD

Decal This is a required option.


The new graphics are included and available in 7 colors. The decals are now easily replaceable so you can keep your rims looking fresh.

Stealth (Grey)

Blue

Green

Magenta

Orange

Red

Yellow

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Valve Stem This is a required option.

We include enough valves to cover your individual rim purchase. We use a lightweight black alloy anodized valves with an oversized concave collar for easy gripping. A rubber o-ring goes in between the rim and the collar to help seal the rim and match the contour of the rim profile. The valve core is removable so you can add sealant without removing your tire.
Link to tubeless valve instructions

None

Add Valve Stem USD +7 each

Tubeless Tape This is a required option.

One 10 yard roll of tape will be included. It is typically covers 2 rims with two laps each or 4 rims with one lap each.The high tensile tubeless tape features a natural rubber adhesive that does not leave a residue on the rims. On mountain bike rims, one layer of 18mm width tape is strong enough to seal the access holes which makes for the lightest tubeless setup.
Instructions of tubeless rim tape

None

Add Tubeless Tape USD +6 each

wider mtb 26er carbon bike rim 26 inch rims

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Recon Pro orders start shipping in October.

- + PCS

Weight: 360.00g+/-15

Final total: USD 149+

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RIM SPECS

  • Size 26er
  • Use Cross Country
  • Type Hook
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width 23mm/30mm
  • Depth 22mm
  • ERD 534mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight 360+/-15g
  • Offset 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit 130kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ±6°
  • Spoke Tension ≤145kgf recommended
  • Tyre Pressure 20-40psi recommended
  • Tire 1.9" ~ 2.4" recommended

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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!

Manufacturing process: Our air bladders are made from a special material which produces smoother walls, result in a lighter rim, and are completely removed without harsh chemicals. They are removed through the valve hole with a unique process so that the rim does not have to be patched like traditional manufacturers use. This significantly improves the strength of the rims. Read More about our process


T700: Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber. The best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.


Precise layup: Each rim carries its own layup schedule documents which are followed meticulously by the layup workers. Our Engineering team creates a unique fiber orientation which amplifies the desired riding characteristics for a given rim.


Angled Holes: Angled spoke holes allows the nipple to pull straight in line with the spoke for reduced stress. This results in fewer broken spokes and nipples.


Tubeless: While the rims are optimized for a tubeless setup with the addition of tubeless tape, they also work with tubes.


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.

Know more about the warranty policy >>

Gallery

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
Hungary
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Erik Olsson : It was a pretty difficult ride but a lot of fun. The rims have improved my riding ability because of the stiffness and strength they provide. With the 32 spoke count they are the strongest and lightest wheels I have ever ridden on. I would say LB should raise the maximum weight restriction above 240lbs because I usually ride at or above that weight and haven’t had any problems with them. PS: http://www.i-mtb.com/carbon-wheels-experiences-and-tests/ Still riding my rims and they have held up very well.
USA
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Rawgnar : Nicolai Ion 16 24 hole rims on SunRingle straight-pull hubs with Sapim CX-Ray/Race 1476g excellent! holding up very nicely to the "abuse".
Germany
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thierry Hellebois : the bike have a nice look.
France
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COMMENTS

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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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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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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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