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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:09 pm 
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HongFu has a 58mm clincher/tubular "aero" model. About as close as you will find I believe. Otherwise, you have to go down to the Light-bicycle 45mm

Not sure of any 50mm aero that has shown to be of good quality out there right now around 52mm...

Wait, you have Rail 34...didn't know that existed, thought it was called the 52?? Typo?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:33 pm 
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They just announced the Rail 34, in addition to the 52: http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/20 ... -rail.html


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:08 pm 
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Light-Bicycle mentioned they were planning a 35mm deep U-shape rim

Other than that I'd say your 2 closest optins are the Hongfu 40mm or the Light-Bicycle 45mm.

Honestly not sure why you would need anything smaller than the Light-Bicycle 45. I don't notice a problem in crosswind ever and its 1380 grams so weight isn't exactly a problem. I havent ever wanted a shorter wheel in the wind in the several thousand miles I've ridden them. I'm sure the guys with the Hongfu 40 will say the same


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:58 am 
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Not sure if this was already mentioned, but there is a Farsports 25mm-wide 38mm-deep rim. I can't get a URL, as it looks like their web sites were hacked this weekend.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Just got mine (took 14 days to get to Canada). Very well packed and came with 3 extra spokes (didn't even ask for any) and some stickers and the blue pads. I also ordered the Ti skewers and a couple of carbon bottle cages. Wheels look great and are true. Spoke tension seems a touch off by a ping test but I'll take a better look at the shop later on. Overall they look good though and pretty pleased with the communication and transit time. Too bad we have a foot of snow on the ground right now. Claimed weight I think was 1360g and they came in at 1324g.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:19 pm 
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they look nice mate, what tubs are you going for?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Not sure yet. New to tubular. Leaning towards 25mm Veloflex


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:54 am 
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Do you mind if I ask how much you got dinged for duty and taxes?[quote="johnnyboydotca"]Just got mine (took 14 days to get to Canada). Very well packed and came with 3 extra spokes (didn't even ask for any) and some stickers and the blue pads. I also ordered the Ti skewers and a couple of carbon bottle cages. Wheels look great and are true. Spoke tension seems a touch off by a ping test but I'll take a better look at the shop later on. Overall they look good though and pretty pleased with the communication and transit time. Too bad we have a foot of snow on the ground right now. Claimed weight I think was 1360g and they came in at 1324g.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:13 am 
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Troy - No duty or taxes. Combo of using Canada Post and Yoeleo putting "warranty replacement" on the Customs forms!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:50 am 
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Anyone use Shimano R55C3 pads on their Chinese wheels?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:21 am 
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Those are for aluminium rims.

If you use them on aluminium rims they'll pick up shards of aluminium. The Shimano pads are pretty bad about that.
The shards will chew up your carbon wheels. You can take the pads out and pick out the shards but it's difficult to get them all.

I recommend carbon specific Swiss Stop black prince or reynolds blue (or Farsports blue carbon pads which feel the same but cost much less).


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:05 am 
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No, they have a version for carbon brake tracks as well. They are the blue ones not the black ones for alloy rims.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:39 am 
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Anyone here with the light-bicycle 45mm U shaped rims? With the 17mm internal width, I'm curious about how wide your 23mm tires end up measuring? I've heard wider rims can make a 23mm tire almost 25mm wide... and if so, I'm concerned over the rear tire clearance on my 2010 Felt F2. As an alternative, I just got some cross section drawings of their wider 23mm carbon clincher rims and they look like a good U shaped also, while being slightly narrower with only 15.5 internal width... Anyone have experience and/or pics of the light-bicycle 23mmx50mm carbon clincher (no good pics on their site)? Or maybe I should just go for the 45mm U rim and switch to a slightly narrower tire to offset...?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:12 pm 
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trillo1111 wrote:
Anyone here with the light-bicycle 45mm U shaped rims? With the 17mm internal width, I'm curious about how wide your 23mm tires end up measuring? I've heard wider rims can make a 23mm tire almost 25mm wide... and if so, I'm concerned over the rear tire clearance on my 2010 Felt F2. As an alternative, I just got some cross section drawings of their wider 23mm carbon clincher rims and they look like a good U shaped also, while being slightly narrower with only 15.5 internal width... Anyone have experience and/or pics of the light-bicycle 23mmx50mm carbon clincher (no good pics on their site)? Or maybe I should just go for the 45mm U rim and switch to a slightly narrower tire to offset...?


the rim ends up wider than my tires so if the rim fits your good. i am running tubeless but i would imagine the rim being about the same width as the tire with any 23c clincher.


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I got 2 sets of Clark's carbon specific pads for $20. Excellent stopping power and no squealing.

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