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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:45 am 
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@tharmor, I gave up on tubeless with my Farsports 50mm rims (they were not explicitly tubeless-ready). The rims were very loose, so seating without compressor was basically possible.

In general, I was not wowed by road tubeless, but I will try again with better tires. I went through 4 or 5 Hutchinson Fusion 3 tires in a short amount of time. Lots of flats. I found that sealant (Stans) really didn't work for me at pressures above 50psi. Anyway, I have heard much better experiences from others, so I will try again. Tire selection is improving.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:57 am 
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But you are running tubeless on the new rims from light-bicycle? And that experience has been different?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:21 am 
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tharmor wrote:
But you are running tubeless on the new rims from light-bicycle? And that experience has been different?


I am not (yet). They are ready (with tape), but I had a perfectly good set of GP4000S tires to finish up from my previous bike. I will try tubeless (maybe Bontrager) tires once I am through this set. I really prefer the ride quality (and so far, durability) of the 25mm GP4000S to the 23mm Fusion 3 tires I was using before. I have heard great things about the Bonty tubeless tires, though.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:55 pm 
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Thanks for explanation. So now the question remains - who has successfully run a tubeless setup on any of the open mould rims?

I wouldn't mind getting a list together for perspective buyers to be added to this thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Picked up my wheels earlier today: 45mm Light-Bicycle rims, Hope disc hubs, CX-Ray spokes laced 3x all round. Apparently they built up really nicely. About 1700g for the pair. Not super light, but neither am I at 80-85kg, so hopefully pretty sturdy.

Waiting on my frame to arrive (hopefully around the end of the month...), so can't try them out til then, but they certainly look fast! :D Sealed them up with 19mm tubeless tape (which fits perfectly) and got some Schwalbe Ones mounted, with tubes for now to get everything stretched out. Got a bit of experience with tubeless tyres on my MTB, but the Ones are the toughest I've ever had! Really tight fit, but that should be a good thing once they're set up properly.

Photos coming shortly...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:42 am 
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Thanks for sharing dingleberry, looking good, I wonder how they ride. I am thinking of going with a stock built from lb as a disc wheel, any reason one should avoid the pillar extra aero spokes they use? They seem to be reasonably light even compared to CX-rays.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:28 pm 
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They look impeccable. Very nice looking wheelset!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:45 pm 
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Dingleberry, thanks for putting pics up. Very nice looking wheels. I'm tempted to order some up. Already have some 650 mtb rims coming from LB which will by first exp wit carbon rims.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:15 am 
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Gunjira wrote:
Thanks for sharing dingleberry, looking good, I wonder how they ride. I am thinking of going with a stock built from lb as a disc wheel, any reason one should avoid the pillar extra aero spokes they use? They seem to be reasonably light even compared to CX-rays.


Don't know about Pillar spokes, but I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that LB builds aren't great, so if that's what you end up going for might be worth getting them checked over by a local wheelbuilder? Or ask if they'll send you all the parts seperately (another thing I've seen somewhere...) and have them built up?

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Dingleberry, thanks for putting pics up. Very nice looking wheels. I'm tempted to order some up. Already have some 650 mtb rims coming from LB which will by first exp wit carbon rims.


No problem - if anyone wants to know anything else I'll try my best to help, doesn't seem to be a lot of info about road disc/tubeless wheels.

Speaking of tubeless, was bored so just set them up! :D Easiest thing ever! With MTB tubelss you normally have to pump like crazy to get the tyres inflated, with these it was nothing - couple of blasts and they're up! Hardest part was just getting the tyres over the rims - definitely worth getting the little bottle of the Easy Fit stuff.

Really impressed so far, can't wait to try 'em out - they look fast just sitting there. :D


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 Post subject: farsports vs yoeleo
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From what I ahve seen these are the top 2 from china. I like to know who is better. I have seen more post for farsports but its mixed reviews. Im looking to buy a wheelset from china but considering a used set of boyd for the similar price. Please advice


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:40 am 
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Thanks Dingleberry!
After smooth communication with Carolin at LB, I'm getting ready to order a 28h set for tubeless and disc brakes. Since I want to use my own dt swiss front hub and have the build checked by a local builder, they will send me only the rear built, with the front as parts. Nipples, spokes with length of my choosing, very forthcoming. That will have f/r looking in sync ;)

One question I haven't seen answered yet: Are the regular tubeless valves long enough to use without extenders? I only know the superstar long valves being longer than 45mm


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:12 pm 
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The Stans valves won't be long enough. I would probably just cut the valves out of some old 60mm-valve tubes. (I am not familiar with Superstar;I will have a look.). 60mm is definitely long enough on these rims, though. (I wouldn't go much shorter unless you are ok with only using a thread-on pump -- like Lezyne.)


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Stans have removable valve cores, you can just add an extender. Also, Orange Seal makes 60mm valves that would work.

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