Sun Rhyno Lite 36HD Tubeless V-Brake Wheel Set


The Sun Rhyno Lite rim originally began as a BMX rim, and over the years grew to 26″ MTB and then to 700c/29er.  It’s universally known for it’s ability to hold up to a ton of abuse.


The Sun Rhyno Lite is a known rim. It has been known for decades. There are very few rims in which such a statement would be genuinely applicable. But why is that? What is it about the essence of the Sun Rhyno Lite that lends to its imperviousness against the passage of time.

For starters, how about its name? It’s fun to say, ‘Rhyno Lite’ has its own little jingle. The Rhyno Lite is a looker; it has an attractive mostly box shaped profile with a bit of “7x” rim styling heritage mixed in. In terms of style, these are subjectively the epitome of pristine understated industrial elegance. And let’s not forget, there’s probably a million of them out there. Everyone’s ridden a set at one time or another, even if they didn’t know it. The rim is strong, wide enough for almost anything, and great for building solid, reliable wheels.

We’re building these wheels with Shimano Deore 525 series 6-bolt disc QR hubs, (Shimano MTB 8/9/10/11 speed compatible), laced three cross with DT Swiss black stainless steel spokes and brass nipples. There is a front hub option, in case you have a front 15x100mm Thru Axle fork.  If your front fork/wheel uses a standard QR, simply select the “QR” option.  The rear hub is only available as a QR (10mmx135mm). This wheel set has been designed to offer flexibility in brake options, (they are both V-brake and 6-bolt disc brake compatible), reliability in terms of ownership, and versatility in reference to tire fit and tube selection.

If you’re not riding a pair of Rhyno Lite wheels, we hope that you’re at least walking with a set in your hands.

Sun Rhyno Lite 36HD Tubeless Rim Brake Specs

26″/27.5″/29er Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, rim brake compatible
ETRTO 622 x 21
Weight ≈635g (29er/700c) average ≈varies
Sidewall Rim Brake AND Disc Brake compatible 
Inner Width 21mm
Outer Width 27.6mm
Rim Depth 15.5mm
Rim ERD 606
Rim Tape Tesa Tape ≈ 15 – 18g/wheel (varies)
Valve Type Presta valve
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 29er x 1.75″ –  2.3″  (sweet spot is 1.9″ – 2.1″)
Nipple Info 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea 32H = 32g
Spoke Info Sapim Leader 2.0mm (14g) Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea 32H = 208g
Spoke Count Front: 36H   Rear: 36H
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross   Rear: 3 Cross
Lengths 291/292mm
Hub Info Shimano Deore HB-M525 Shimano Deore FH-M525
May vary based on axle
Hub Weight 248g 428g
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD
QR 10mm x 135mm OLD
Hole Ct 36H  36H
DriveS PCD
61 61
DS Ctr to Flange 21.5 19.5
Non-DriveS PCD 61 61
NDS Ctr to Flange 33 32
Axle Material Steel
Bearings Loose Ball Bearings
Bearing Size 3/16″
Freehub Shimano HG/SRAM MTB “splined” 8/9/10/11 speed
Shimano HG/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Material Steel

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

29er F ≈ 1120g R ≈ 1308g Set ≈ 2428g
    • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 27 × 7 × 23 in


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