Lark light wheels

from £390.00

Light weight rim brake road wheels in a 20 hole front and 24 hole 2:1 laced rear hubs. Choose from J-bend or straight-pull hubs and spokes.

build time for this wheelset: 5 days
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The Lark Light wheelset is lightweight and dependable for fast road riding with traditional rim brakes.

The next generation of our high performance lightweight road wheelset. Based around our lightest hubs including stainless bearings laced to our 25mm wide (20mm internal), tubeless compatible road rim.

The rear wheel is built with a 2:1 lacing pattern with 16 spokes on the drive side and 8 on the non-drive-side for maximum strength and even spoke tensions.

Our J-bend wheelset is the lightest option and features lighter hubs with smaller flanges and bearings, the straight-pull hubs have larger bearings and flanges so offer a more durable hub and a stiffer ride quality although with a small weight penalty. We recommend the J-bend wheelset for riders up to 80kg and the straight-pull wheelset for riders up to 95kg. If you are looking for stronger wheels for touring or commuting try our Lark strong wheels with options for 24, 28 and 32 hole counts with no rider weight limits.

Rims and hubs now feature durable laser-etched graphics.

As stock these wheels are available with these options:

hubs : JRA light road hubs, J-bend or Straight-Pull.
rim : JRA Lark rims, 20 hole front 24 hole 2:1 rear. 20mm internal, 25mm external and 25mm depth. Etched only
spokes : Sapim Laser black spokes with D-Light on rear drive side
nipples : choose from brass or aluminium coloured nipples
weights with alu nipples:
J-Bend with Laser/D-Light spokes: front 644 / rear 798g (pair 1461g)
J-Bend with CX-Ray spokes: front 644 / rear 809g (pair 1453g)
Straight-Pull with Laser/D-Light spokes: front 654g / rear 816g (pair 1470g)
Straight-Pull with CX-Ray spokes: front 655g / rear 804g (pair 1459g)

freehub: Shimano, Campagnolo or Sram XD
colour options: 11 colours of spoke nipples, black or red hub option. Silver laser etched logo on hub and rim
spokes: Sapim CX-Ray black bladed spokes upgrade option (CX-Ray option is 15g lighter than standard)

“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


Lark rim profile

Lark aluminium rims

lightweight rim brake aluminium rims

material: 6066 aluminium with a matt finish, welded join and a 10mm deep machined braking surface
durable laser etched decals
dimensions: 20mm internal and 25mm external width with 25mm depth
weight: 378g (+/-15g) per rim
bead: tubeless compatible with a hooked bead
tyres:  best for 25-34c tyres

why buy from us


All wheels have a 3 year warranty on build quality and components, with a longer 5 year warranty for hub shells.
See our warranty page for more details and the small print.


To ensure reliable, prompt delivery our wheels are shipped via UPS to almost all locations in the UK and worldwide.
see our delivery page for more details.


All of our wheels are fully repairable. We stock a complete range of spares and can service, rebuild or repair any wheel sold by us.
order servicing here.

about us

We’ve been building wheels since 2005 and selling online in 2006. We developed our wheel building process and refined the components we offer for more than 17 years to offer reliable a wheels.
read our story here.

our hubs

Just Riding Along wheelsets are built around premium quality hubs from Bitex in Taiwan. We have used these hubs on all of our own-brand wheelsets since 2014 with proven reliability and durability.


All wheels include a 5 year warranty on hub shells, and 3 year on all other parts.

Bearing wear is not included.


6 pawls in 2 groups engage the drive ring inside the hub shell. The groups are offset slightly to double the points of engagement (POE) for a fast response to pedal input. M-type hubs have 6.7 degree, 54 POE, R-type hubs have 7.5 degree, 48 POE.


  • Durable
  • changeable axles
  • repairable
  • lightweight
  • TPI bearings
  • anti-bite guard
  • laser etched decals

about your wheels

custom built wheels

This wheelset is built to order. We hold most parts in stock and build them after you have ordered. The build time is advertised on the front page on under the title.

what’s included

  • Wheels are set-up with the axles and freehub you have selected.
  • All wheels have tubeless tape applied.
  • There are no additional parts provided.

build quality

During the building process all components are bedded in, stretched, and tensioned repeatedly so the wheels won’t go out of true. We inspect, check and finish every wheel with equal care.

handbuilt in the UK

We built the wheels in our York, UK workshop.

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