Open mold wide profile carbon wheels

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Jengaback
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by Jengaback

Specializeds own Roval CLX wheels have the same internal width as the LB rims and they shipped them with 22mm tyres as the perfect aero package. My colleague mounted 23mm GP4000s2 on CLX64s and they mounted up very nicely. I tried 28mm tyres and the profile was ideal but not as aero as the skinnier tyres were. All about priorities

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Thanks, the CLX have the same internal width as the LB rims. The LB rims seems to be the widest (28mm) at the top where you brake. Is that the same with the CLX wheels?

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by Jengaback

Didn't measure it I'm afraid but that seems about right

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LD001 wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:33 pm
The 28mm wide Lightbicycle rims looks like a really nice option. I am thinking of getting a set for my allez sprint but notice they are advertised for disc/gravel kind of bikes. What is the consensus here: if you are looking for a mix of aero, light, comfort is this a good option for a rimbrake bike. I would be using 26mm tubeless s works tires on these.
Any more thoughts on the 28mm wheels on a rimbrake bike?

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by Hexsense

LD001 wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 am
Any more thoughts on the 28mm wheels on a rimbrake bike?
yes, many many pages back. Scatter through this whole thread.
It work and still work well on my bike. Nothing to update other than what already in this thread.

Also check "Velocite filament wound rims" thread. Some good information on rim shape, rim width and aerodynamic that also apply to Light-bicycle rims are there.

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by Ronin416

Is there an alternate maufacter other then Lightbicycle with the same dimesions?

Symetrical, 21 inner, 28mm outter width, approx 32-36mm tall?

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Hexsense wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:02 pm
LD001 wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 am
Any more thoughts on the 28mm wheels on a rimbrake bike?
yes, many many pages back. Scatter through this whole thread.
It work and still work well on my bike. Nothing to update other than what already in this thread.

Also check "Velocite filament wound rims" thread. Some good information on rim shape, rim width and aerodynamic that also apply to Light-bicycle rims are there.
Thanks, very helpful!

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by LD001

I ordered a set 46mm 28mm wide Light Bicycle rims with Carbon Ti Hubs and Sapim CX-ray spokes. I'll post pictures when it arrives.

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Ronin416 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Is there an alternate maufacter other then Lightbicycle with the same dimesions?

Symetrical, 21 inner, 28mm outter width, approx 32-36mm tall?
NOX S36R https://glorycycles.com/nox-s36r-road-c ... ncher-rim/ which is replaced by the a tad narrower and lighter http://www.noxcomposites.com/falkor36r

And Roval CLX 32 as a wheelset.

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Marin wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:05 am
I'm not buying anything wider than 18-19 internal, or 25-26 external, and I run up to 35mm wide tires on that. You want some bulge in the tire for the sidewall to work, and to be shielded from cuts.

We used to run 2.3" MTB tires on 19c, that was a bit sketchy, but road tires? Don't believe the hype.
Have you tried 25mm tires on 21C rims with low pressure? Fast and comfortable, you won't want to run narrow rims again...

And the bulge to protect the rim is fine offroad but what sense does it have on road? :noidea:

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Beaver wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Marin wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:05 am
I'm not buying anything wider than 18-19 internal, or 25-26 external, and I run up to 35mm wide tires on that. You want some bulge in the tire for the sidewall to work, and to be shielded from cuts.

We used to run 2.3" MTB tires on 19c, that was a bit sketchy, but road tires? Don't believe the hype.
Have you tried 25mm tires on 21C rims with low pressure? Fast and comfortable, you won't want to run narrow rims again...

And the bulge to protect the rim is fine offroad but what sense does it have on road? :noidea:
I've seen someone fall off and get huge scratches on the rim because of this.. that said, I bought the LB CX36 a month ago (they still have yet to ship it :( ) and plan on putting 25mm continentals on them too but I can see why it would be preferrable (despite aero or weight or any other performance reasons)

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For anybody who's interested: I bought a Zipp 404 FC-inspired rim, 58mm deep clincher with dimples. Finish was good but not flawless. Weight was 500 gr. for a 24-hole rim without any decals, I had a real 20 hole 404 FC rim (for the front wheel) that weighed 535 gr. (including decals). The Chineze rim is a bit darker, the Zipp rims are actually a bit brownish, but you only really notice when it's really sunny.
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How long do most people wait for their rims from LightBicycle? I assume they inform you once the rims have been manufactured and are shipped?

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Svetty wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:13 pm
How long do most people wait for their rims from LightBicycle? I assume they inform you once the rims have been manufactured and are shipped?
You just get the tracking number once it's built and shipped. You can email them for updates throughout though.

I ordered from the North American distribution site thinking it would be faster but it took nearly 5 weeks to get it shipped to me (order sent in 02/19 and it arrived on 03/24). It actually would have taken longer if I didn't bug them with a status update once the one month mark went by (they said they'd mark it as a build priority and ship it ASAP once they recieved the rims from their HQ). That said, the custom build ones will take longer obviously since they don't have them ready on hand like the standard setups. Once I got them I couldn't really be more pleased (though I kind of regret not getting the gloss version!)

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bilwit wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:30 am
Svetty wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:13 pm
How long do most people wait for their rims from LightBicycle? I assume they inform you once the rims have been manufactured and are shipped?
You just get the tracking number once it's built and shipped. You can email them for updates throughout though.

I ordered from the North American distribution site thinking it would be faster but it took nearly 5 weeks to get it shipped to me (order sent in 02/19 and it arrived on 03/24). It actually would have taken longer if I didn't bug them with a status update once the one month mark went by (they said they'd mark it as a build priority and ship it ASAP once they recieved the rims from their HQ). That said, the custom build ones will take longer obviously since they don't have them ready on hand like the standard setups. Once I got them I couldn't really be more pleased (though I kind of regret not getting the gloss version!)
Thanks, I'll give it a little longer then email if I've not heard anything :D

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