Lark light wheels
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.”
Best in Test | October 2018
Lark aluminium rims
lightweight rim brake aluminium rims
material: 6066 aluminium with a matt finish, welded join and a 10mm deep machined braking surface
decals: 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
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.
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.
- changeable axles
- 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.
- Wheels are set-up with the axles and freehub you have selected.
- All wheels have tubeless tape applied.
- There are no additional parts provided.
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.