Light Bicycle - Falcon PRO AR45 (Flyweight) Wheelset

Light Bicycle - Falcon PRO AR45 (Flyweight) Wheelset

SGD 1,650.00 SGD 1,780.00 Save SGD 130.00

*Flyweight - Weightweenie Variant*
(70 grams lighter per rim, 140 grams a pair!)

Quick Compare:

Rim Model Depth Int / Ext
Width
Weight Warranty Weight
Limit
AR35 - Flyweight
(Tubeless)
35mm 21mm
/
28mm
345g 5 yrs 90kg
AR45 - Flyweight
(Tubeless)

45mm 21mm
/
28mm
375g 5 yrs 90kg
AR55 - Flyweight
(Tubeless)
55mm 21mm
/
28mm
405g 5 yrs 90kg
(Benchmark)
Schmolke TLO 45
(Tubeless)
45mm 17.6mm
/
26mm
425g 2 yrs 105kg


Falcon Pro AR Rims are wider and lighter than our benchmark.
They are covered by a 5 year warranty, but have a lower rider weight limit.

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Quick Compare; Falcon PRO Builds

Enve Foundation Enve Foundation (CeramicSpeed) White Ind CLD i9 Classic Disc Carbon-Ti SP 56T
AR35 - Flyweight 1300g 1300g 1354g 1282g 1198g
AR45 - Flyweight 1360g 1360g 1414g 1342g 1258g
AR55 - Flyweight 1420g 1420g 1474g 1402g 1318g
Price: SGD 1650
SGD 2750 SGD 2080 SGD 2150 SGD 2350


We build our Falcon Pro Wheelsets with Sapim CX Ray Spokes from Belgium and Sapim Polynax Nipples.

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Quick Reference; Weight Weenie Arena

Rim Depth Hub Weight Est Price (SGD)
AR45 - Flyweight 45mm Enve Foundation 1360g SGD 1,650
AR45 - Flyweight 45mm White Ind CLD 1414g SGD 2,080
AR45 - Flyweight 45mm i9 Classic Disc 1342g SGD 2,150
AR45 - Flyweight 45mm Carbon-Ti SP 56T 1258g SGD 2,350
AR45 - Flyweight 45mm Enve Foundation (CeramicSpeed) 1360g SGD 2,750
Schmolke SL 45C 45mm Tune Prince Princess 1360g SGD 4,200
Schmolke TLO 45 45mm Extralite SPD3 C 1295g SGD 4,700
Schmolke TLO 45 45mm Tune Skyline 1360g SGD 4,200
Lightweight Meilenstein EVO 48mm Lightweight Pentagon 1380g SGD 9,300


^Sorted by Price

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From the Curator:

โ€œWe set off to curate a new line of value rims and wheelsets.
One that was able to compete against big names in the weightweenie category but at a fraction of the cost.

We set perimeter goals, and used big German names who have dominated the weight weenie arena as the benchmark.

Light Bicycle stood out, for their decade long track record in producing durable rims that were extremely competitive in both weight and price.
Being in-house manufacturers themselves, they had the capacity to customize rim geometry, carbon layups and finishes -
even optimizing the product's weight for a specific target / geographical market - and we certainly took advantage of it.

One of the perimeters highlighted was the 90kg flyweight limit.
To clarify, this is a rider weight limit, and not a system weight limit (which includes the weight of the bike).

In our study, we rarely found the (default) 135kg weight limit necessary in South East Asia,
(in fact, this was almost double), where the average weight of a Singaporean Male is 72.8kg, 71.5kg in Malaysia
and 61.8kg and 61.4kg in the Philippines and Indonesia respectively.

As in all things Engineering, optimization was key, but with a built-in safety factor, of course."
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Quick Compare; Hubs

Hub Model:
Make / Origin: Bearing: Engagement ThruAxle Spec: Freehub Options:
Enve Foundation France NTN-Steel
(Japan)
Star Ratchet
(40T)
Front 12x100, Rear 12x142 Shimano | Campy | XDR
Enve Foundation - CeramicSpeed France CeramicSpeed
(Denmark)
Star Ratchet
(40T)
Front 12x100, Rear 12x142 Shimano | Campy | XDR
i9 Classic Disc
USA Enduro
3-Pawl System (60 POE) Front 12x100, Rear 12x142 Shimano | XDR
White Industries CLD
USA Enduro 3-Pawl System
(48 POE)
Front 12x100, Rear 12x142 Shimano
| Campy
| XDR
Carbon-Ti SP 56T Italy SKF
(Europe)
4-Pawl System
(56 POE)
Front 12x100, Rear 12x142 Shimano | Campy | XDR


No good wheelset is complete without a great set of hubs and spokes.
We offer a good range of high end hub options to build with, each bringing its own flavour and unique points of differentiation.
Each wheel is hand built to order and takes about 3-5 working days.

Why Handbuilt?

In an industry where most operations are being mechanised,
we choose to stay true to the art and tradition of building wheels by hand.
It demands focus, a steady hand and a keen eye.

Each precise turn emphasises the artistry, skill and effort expended in building the wheel.
This process creates soul.

While a costly and tedious operation, it remains, our pride and signature.
Moreover, it forms an additional safety net for quality and allows us to personalise each wheel build according to the riderโ€™s specification.

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  • Rim Model: AR45 disc
  • Size: 700C
  • Series: FALCON PRO
  • Use: Road/CX/Gravel
  • Type: Clincher
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Inner/Outer Width: 21mm/28mm
  • Depth: 45mm
  • ERD: 550mm (not including nipple head dimension)
  • Weight: Flyweight 375g
  • Offset: 0mm (symmetric)
  • Weight Limit: 90kg
  • Spoke Hole Angle ยฑ8ยฐ
  • Spoke Tension 115 ~ 130kgf front, 120 ~130kgf rear
  • Tire Pressure (with 25C) 110psi max
  • Tire 23C~43C recommended
  • Decal: Black


Rims are covered by a 5 year warranty.