Lark18 strong wheelset

£250.00 / pair

Light weight rim brake road wheels with 18mm internal rim width.

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Lightweight, dependable wheelset for fast road riding with traditional rim brakes. This original version of our Lark wheelset uses an internal 18mm wide rim. The rear is asymmetric for more even spoke tensions and greater wheel strength, built on our JRA road hubs.

As stock these wheels are available with these options:

hubs : JRA light or standard road hubs, J-bend
rim : JRA Lark18 rims, 28h front, 28h or 32h rear. 18mm internal, 23mm external and 23mm depth. Tubeless ready.
spokes : Sapim Laser black spokes with Race on rear drive side, or upgrade to CX-Ray bladed spokes
nipples : choose from brass or aluminium coloured nipples
With Laser/Race spokes: front: tbc / rear 849g
With CX-Ray spokes: tbc

freehub: Shimano, Campagnolo or Sram XD
stickers : your choice of sticker design and colour (or none at all)
spokes: choose Sapim CX-Ray black bladed spokes (CX-Ray option is 15g lighter than standard)

Build time as shown on our indicator on the front page. Need wheels fast? Check out the options on our Lark in-stock page>.

Buy tyres with your wheels and we’ll fit them for free

IRC Formula RBCC tyres £55 each

We’ve been riding the IRC Formula RBCC tubeless tyres for sometime, initially intrigued by the Rice Bran compound we are now pleased to offer IRC tyres on all our wheelsets.
The 25c IRC tyres come up true to size at 25.5mm when fitted on our Lark light wheels. Choose the RBCC for general riding and racing and the X-Guard for training and winter riding. If you prefer something wider try the 28c versions of these tyres in our tyres section.

“A fast reacting freehub with steel anti-bite inserts means no delay with drive, and the low weight means they pep up the performance of every bike we put them on… Either way, building takes a few days but JRA quality and longevity have been superb.”

Cycling Plus
Best in Test | October 2018

Additional information

Weight 1500 g
wheel size

braking options

rim brake

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rim depth

internal rim width


external rim width


front axle options


rear axle options


front lacing pattern


rear lacing pattern

triplet laced 2:1