Our 2019 website has a completely new look and feel, with a host of exciting improvements and more coming soon!

What’s Changed?

Web MergerWe’ve merged with our North American website so there will only be one active website, but two locations to choose from. We have a Chinese “Global” location and a North American location. The Global location has all of the rims available, while the North American Warehouse stocks the most popular products. Both locations build wheelsets by hand.

New PricingLower pricing! We’ve built out two new factories in Xiamen, China: one for new models and prototyping, and one for our standard offering. Our new production line is more efficient than ever and we’re able to produce very high quality rims with unbeatable value. Our new Pro series of rims are pulled from top of the line new molds without the need for further finishing, and they are available with a lifetime warranty. Read More about the Pro lineup here.

PaymentWe’ve simplified our pricing structure to provide more clarity. Our base rim pricing is exactly the same between the North American and Global location. When you select the North America tab on our website, a warehouse transfer fee is added. This helps us pay for the transport/customs/duty/brokerage fees involved in getting the rims to another country. There are payment fees added to the cart total (3.5%) to cover the costs we incur from PayPal or Stripe for processing credit cards. Larger orders can be paid by bank “wire” transfers which include a $35 fee charged by us, and a similar fee charged from your bank. Typically these transfers are only worth used for orders over $2,500 USD. Our pricing structure is as lean as possible, so unfortunately we cannot waive these fees. These are what we’re charged from 3rd parties, and are considered a flow through expense.

Rim Options

When you head to the rim or wheelset pages, you will see both a “Global” and “North American” tab options for the product if the rim is stocked in both locations. If the item is not stocked in North American, only the “Global” tab will be available and the rim can be ordered from our Xiamen factory regardless of where you are located.

New Hub Options

Global:

MTB: DT Swiss 240/350, Hope Pro 4, Tune

FAT: DT Swiss 350 Big Ride, Hope Fatso

Road: DT Swiss 240/350, Novatec, Bitex

Specialty Options: Extralite, Carbon Ti, Tune, Shutter Precision (Please e-mail sales@lightbicycle.com for a quote)

 

North America:

MTB: DT Swiss 240/350, Hope Pro 4, Industry Nine, Onyx Racing

FAT: DT Swiss 350 Big Ride, Hope Fatso, Industry Nine, Onyx Racing

Road: DT Swiss 240, Industry Nine, Onyx Racing

(DT Swiss and Hope will be available end of January 2019)

Specialty Options:  Shutter Precision (Please e-mail sales@lightbicycle.com for a quote)

North American Warehouse Stock List

Part Number Name Inner Width (mm) Wheel Size Discipline Series Weave Finish Hole Count
XC925 25 29″ XC Recon Pro UD Raw 32h or 28h
AM927 27 29″ All Mountain Recon Pro UD Raw 32h
AM930 30 29″ All Mountain Recon Pro UD Raw 32h
AM935 35 29″ All Mountain Recon Pro UD Raw 32h
XC725 25 650b XC Recon Pro UD Raw 32h or 28h
AM727 27 650b All Mountain Recon Pro UD Raw 32h
AM730 30 650b All Mountain Recon Pro UD Raw 32h
AM735 35 650b All Mountain Recon Pro UD Raw 32h
RM650BC19 XC724 (Formerly AM724) 24 650b All Mountain Recon UD Matte 32h
RM650BC17 AM728 28 650b All Mountain Recon UD Matte 32h
RM650BC17 EN728 28 650b Enduro Recon UD Matte 32h
AM733 33.6 650b All Mountain Recon UD Matte 32h
EN733 33.6 650b Enduro Recon UD Matte 32h
RM650BC22 AM740 40 650b Plus Recon UD Matte 32h
RM650BC22 EN740 40 650b Plus Recon UD Matte 32h
RM29C21 AM928 28 29″ All Mountain Recon UD Matte 32h
RM29C21 EN928 28 29″ Enduro Recon UD Matte 32h
RM29C27 AM933 33 29″ All Mountain Recon UD Matte 32h
RM29C27 EN933 33 29″ Enduro Recon UD Matte 32h
RM29C19 XC924 24 29″ Mountain Recon UD Matte 32h
RM650BC14 XC745 45 650b Plus Recon UD Matte 32h
RM29C15 XC945 45 29″ Plus Recon UD Matte 32h
RSNOW03 FAT660 60 26″ Fatbike Drift UD Matte 32h
RSNOW05 FAT770 70 27.5″ Fatbike Drift UD Matte 32h
FAT680 80 26″ Fatbike Drift UD Matte 32h
FS680 80 26″ Fatbike Drift Pro UD Matte 32h
RR36C02 AR36 21 700C Road Falcon UD Matte 28 or 24h
RR46C02 AR46 21 700C Road Falcon UD Matte 28 or 24h
RR56C02 AR56 23 700C Road Falcon UD Matte 28 or 24h
RG722 AR736 22.4 700C Road Falcon UD Matte 28 or 24h
RG922 AR28 22 700C Road Falcon UD Matte 28 or 24h