LB wheelsets are constructed out of the highest quality materials and are crafted by industry professionals.
Our wheelsets are stress relieved throughout the building process and tensioned to strict tolerances.
We offer all of the popular axle standards and color options for the hubs and decals.
Our standard build is very reliable and lightweight, but if you are looking for something in particular, please email us about a doing a custom build!
Read below for more technical information.
The asymmetrical profile allows for equalized spoke tension which creates a stronger wheel that stays true.
Our rims utilize a hookless design. Carbon fiber flows continuously over the bead area to provide the best impact resistance and a significant strength increase compared to a clincher rim.
Constructed with premium Toray T700 carbon fiber for the best strength to weight ratio with no expense spared.
The 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 which improves the strength.
Each rim carries its own unique 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 spoke holes allows the nipple to pull straight in line with the spoke for reduced stress. This results in fewer broken spokes and nipples.
The U-shape profile spreads the force of impacts and creates a more robust product.
The small ridges on either side of the drop channel help secure tubeless tires in place. The bead lock makes it easier to seal up tubeless tires with a floor pump, and they are incredibly hard to burp.
While the rims are optimized for a tubeless setup with the addition of tubeless tape, they also work with tubes.
To learn about the BlackTek, EcoTek, ExoTek, and Flyweight Technology specific to our Recon Pro Rims, see the Recon Pro Rim Technology Page.
Industry 9 Hubs
Industry 9 Torch Classic Hubs
Featuring a lightning fast 120 point engagement freehub via a patented 6-pawl configuration. You can also run these as a 3-pawl configuration if you want reduced noise, drag, and slightly less weight.
Angled flanges reduced spoke stress and large diameter disc flange improves wheel stiffness and braking torque transfer. They run on high-quality Enduro Abec 5 bearings. We stock 6-bolt 32h hubs in their 11 color options. The centerlock version is available by special order and typically takes 2 weeks.
We only build with the J-bend version and cannot get or build on their straight pull version. I9 hubs are durable, fast rolling, and very light at just 425g per set.
Onyx Racing Hubs
Onyx hubs transfer power from your pedals to your bike wheels instantly for faster acceleration and more control. Hybrid ceramic bearings and adjustable preload reduce rolling resistance to the point of disbelief. The patented sprag clutch design removes the play and clickety–clack of pawls in the rear hub for a completely silent hub.
The sprags add weight to the hub, but because it’s not rotational weight (like rims/tires) you do not feel a significant difference. For most riders, the energy savings, efficiency and performance gains outweigh the added weight. Onyx hubs come standard in over 20 different colors!
Sapim D-Light – This is our default option on all builds as it is the best all around double butted spoke. It tapers to 1.65mm in the middle portion and resists twisting and stretching compared to other butted spokes due to the manufacturing process.
Sapim Race – These spokes are suitable for heavy or extremely aggressive riders who need a stiffer wheel. It handles abrasion from a dropped chain or rock strikes well due to the thicker 1.8mm middle section. This option is available on all of our wheels at no extra cost.
Sapim CX-Ray – The lightest spoke in our lineup is still quite strong due to the elasticity and amazing fatigue life. These super lightweight bladed spokes are available as an upgrade on all of our wheels.
We offer black or red alloy nipples and black brass. All nipples use Sapim’s secure lock feature to prevent unwinding. They also have a raised head for 100% thread engagement and to prevent the nipple heads from breaking prematurely.
These are the strongest alloy nipples available so they are suitable for most riders.
We also stock brass for those who frequently ride in wet/salty conditions and don’t mind the extra weight. Black alloy nipples are the default option on all of our complete wheelsets, however red nipples and black brass are available through our custom wheelset builder.