Light Bicycle wheel rims?

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vjswing
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by vjswing

As a follow up to my "accident" post of 6/10/21 - LBS looked it over, and determined that spoke holes were completely intact, and no damage had occurred that would affect the wheel's integrity in any way. Chalk one up for the build strength of Light wheels! A couple of light scratches are present, which did not actually gouge the surface at all. The wheels were originally built with bladed CX Ray spokes, and the two which had pulled out were replaced with round spokes, but you literally have to run your fingers over each spoke to detect the shape difference. So the wheel may now weigh a gram or two more with the different spokes in place, but I've done a couple of rides since, and everything is working great. Climbed and descended a Category 4 hill with a rutty, sketchy gravel surface, and everything held together quite nicely, including myself. All told, I'm thanking my lucky stars I came away from the situation as well as I did. The experience makes me feel even more confident than before in my choice of Light wheels.

bkerning
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by bkerning

These are the standard versions with the Carbon-Ti X hubs and Sapim CX spokes. I didn't weigh them, unfortunately. :(

I definitely would have gone with the flyweights which on paper would have brought the weight down from 1,423 grams to 1,323 grams but I didn't want to wait and miss out on a month of riding.
dmason wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:17 pm
bkerning wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:55 am
I pulled the trigger on the AR465s with Carbon-Ti Hubs. Running them tubeless with Conti GP 5000s 28mm.

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RDY wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:29 pm
Interesting that it seems nobody here (or anywhere else I look at) has taken the plunge on the new wavy rims. The rather dubious marketing claims and absent evidence backfiring on LB?
did you weigh them? are they flyweights? they look nice!

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sirRob
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by sirRob

I just received my set ar375 flyweights with Carbon ti hubs and cx sprint spokes on the rear drive side. They came in at 1342g (exactly 10g above the highest claim on their Website). They are very stiff and I really like how they look.
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M4lukz
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by M4lukz

sirRob wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:41 pm
I just received my set ar375 flyweights with Carbon ti hubs and cx sprint spokes on the rear drive side. They came in at 1342g (exactly 10g above the highest claim on their Website). They are very stiff and I really like how they look.
Quite curious to see how they look on the road (riding), could you share a video of the wheels spinning? The weaving has catched my attention although I don't quite believe the aero claims

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by mmendoza87

Just want to share my newest Light Bicycle wheels. This is my second wheelset with them. Falcon AR36 rim brake wheelset with Bitex hubs. After about 200km, really impressive for the price (about USD $600 before shipping), and no problems so far dry or wet. Total weight of the wheelset was 1395g before rim tape. GP5000 25c tires measure to 27mm on the rims. Overall happy with the performance and look of the wheels. The total time from order date > shipment date was about 6 weeks. My only negative comment is that the skewers that are included (Novatec) are a little terrible.

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OiseauMouche
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by OiseauMouche

Does anyone know which of the hub options are convertible (QR and TA)? I asked Light Bicycle directly and they weren't very helpful.

Specifically, does anyone know whether the Novatec option (D411/D412) could be converted with something like this (ebay link) without serious weight penalties, and whether the DT Swiss 350 option is convertible?

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Could someone provide a link to track the progress of an order? I can't find it anywhere on LB's site but I see people report what production stage their wheel is in. Thanks.

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OiseauMouche wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:40 am
Does anyone know which of the hub options are convertible (QR and TA)? I asked Light Bicycle directly and they weren't very helpful.

Specifically, does anyone know whether the Novatec option (D411/D412) could be converted with something like this (ebay link) without serious weight penalties, and whether the DT Swiss 350 option is convertible?
If you're interested in the DT Swiss 350, the best people to ask is to send an email directly to DT Swiss USA. Even if you aren't living in the U.S. their factory folks are awesome and will answer any technical questions you may have. They will provide you with the part number needed for the conversion. Also keep in mind that DT Swiss just introduced a new 350. The conversion kits may not be the same for both the old and new 350.

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by pmprego

OiseauMouche wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:40 am
Does anyone know which of the hub options are convertible (QR and TA)? I asked Light Bicycle directly and they weren't very helpful.

Specifically, does anyone know whether the Novatec option (D411/D412) could be converted with something like this (ebay link) without serious weight penalties, and whether the DT Swiss 350 option is convertible?
They both should. For novatec lb even allows you to pick between qr and thru axle.

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by Aryeh

pdlpsher1 wrote:Could someone provide a link to track the progress of an order? I can't find it anywhere on LB's site but I see people report what production stage their wheel is in. Thanks.
It should be in your email. Image

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Aryeh wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:28 am
pdlpsher1 wrote:Could someone provide a link to track the progress of an order? I can't find it anywhere on LB's site but I see people report what production stage their wheel is in. Thanks.
It should be in your email.
Found it! Thanks!

sirRob
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by sirRob

M4lukz wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:00 pm
sirRob wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:41 pm
I just received my set ar375 flyweights with Carbon ti hubs and cx sprint spokes on the rear drive side. They came in at 1342g (exactly 10g above the highest claim on their Website). They are very stiff and I really like how they look.
Quite curious to see how they look on the road (riding), could you share a video of the wheels spinning? The weaving has catched my attention although I don't quite believe the aero claims
The wave is very marginal and so you do not even recognize ist when the wheel is spinning. I did a longer ride with a friend at the weekend and only after we stopped he recognized the waved design.
I did some further measurements: Internal width is 21,8mm and external 28,9mm-30,3mm. Very happy with them so far!

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by pmprego

sirRob wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:37 pm
M4lukz wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:00 pm
sirRob wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:41 pm
I just received my set ar375 flyweights with Carbon ti hubs and cx sprint spokes on the rear drive side. They came in at 1342g (exactly 10g above the highest claim on their Website). They are very stiff and I really like how they look.
Quite curious to see how they look on the road (riding), could you share a video of the wheels spinning? The weaving has catched my attention although I don't quite believe the aero claims
The wave is very marginal and so you do not even recognize ist when the wheel is spinning. I did a longer ride with a friend at the weekend and only after we stopped he recognized the waved design.
I did some further measurements: Internal width is 21,8mm and external 28,9mm-30,3mm. Very happy with them so far!
Which tires are you using? What is their measured width? Thanks!

sirRob
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by sirRob

At the moment Veloflex Corsas 28 (tubetype). They come in at 29,1mm@5,4bar. But I just ordered some Pirelli pzero race 28, which should be a bit narrower and match the rim even better.

emotive
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by emotive

OiseauMouche wrote:Does anyone know which of the hub options are convertible (QR and TA)? I asked Light Bicycle directly and they weren't very helpful.

Specifically, does anyone know whether the Novatec option (D411/D412) could be converted with something like this (ebay link) without serious weight penalties, and whether the DT Swiss 350 option is convertible?
I’ve purchased Hope hubs with QR from LB on my first wheelset, and Dt350 with TA on my second wheelset. At the same time I ordered Hope TA adaptors and DT Swiss QR adaptors from LB so I can swap wheelsets between bikes.

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