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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Check out the alloy carbon 2015 range on yishunbike.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Why?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:58 pm 
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Kyle for FS had come back with a quote on the 23mm with ED hubs at 1330g, which I don't think is too bad.

Still desperate to hear from anyone that has ridden carbon/alloy from Farsports.

Having used dura ace carbon alloy clinchers (c24's) for a few years, I can't imagine they are any less stuff stiff than them (I think they have 36 spokes in total f+r)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:13 pm 
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I was just looking at Yishun's website to check for an update on the 2015 u shape rims we were discussing on the previous page(s), and to my surprise it would appear that they have changed the design. Now all of the various depths list a maximum width of only 25mm, whereas before they were being advertised as having a maximum width of 28mm.

Seems a bit weird, and I know a few of you had placed orders with them. Any feedback on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

The 25mm wide market seems saturated to me now. The 28mm wide market wasn't, and I was intrigued to see the shape/profile to compare it to Easton's new offering.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:20 am 
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Edit; Wrong thread, sorry.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:12 pm 
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I would just ask Farsports for tension specs. My rear wheel was under tensioned (I ended up rebuilding it). Specs for mine were 135kgf rear and 90kgf front.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:25 am 
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tharmor wrote:
I was just looking at Yishun's website to check for an update on the 2015 u shape rims we were discussing on the previous page(s), and to my surprise it would appear that they have changed the design. Now all of the various depths list a maximum width of only 25mm, whereas before they were being advertised as having a maximum width of 28mm.

Seems a bit weird, and I know a few of you had placed orders with them. Any feedback on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

The 25mm wide market seems saturated to me now. The 28mm wide market wasn't, and I was intrigued to see the shape/profile to compare it to Easton's new offering.

Life is like a box of chocolate.

I see your concern and hope [<-- haha] that me 28mm arrives like I ordered.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:46 pm 
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is the only way to get the FS rims (the new design ones) to email them directly? they don't seem to be listed on the wheelsfar site... also any discernible difference with the FSE wheels vs. the non?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:56 am 
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As far as I can tell, the fse rims are the same, they just use the crabon straight pull hubs and have specialized logos


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:02 am 
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along the same lines, it says that the FSL50-CM is 20.5mm (but has a U shaped rim) - does anyone own this / have a firsthand account of whether or not it's a blunt edge with a wide profile? i tried emailing a couple of days ago, but they sent me a rim profile that seemed to be the old 'v' style rim...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:21 pm 
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I don't think it is u shaped.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:12 pm 
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I received a set of 45mm Carbon wheels from light bicycle:
UD, matte, front 20H/rear 24H
Red Novatec A291/F482 Hubs
Black pillar 1420 aero x-tra
Red alloy nipples

Front weight (w/o Rim strips or skewers): 613g
Rear weight (w/o Rim strips or skewers): 794g
F+R Skewers: 114g

So far I am very happy. They look great and appear to be well built. The red hubs/nipples really pops with the red/black/white paint of my cervelo s2. I've not checked spoke tensions or measured radial/lateral trueness. My plan is to just ride them and see how they perform real world. In NZ i'll be doing a bit of wet riding so I am anxious to see if the wet braking is better than my first generation narrow far-sports carbon wheel.

I have been running 23F/25R tires on "narrow" rims for a while now. Moving these tires over to the wider light-bicycle rims and the lower pressures associated has made the ride heaps more comfortable. It is also my perception that they are cornering better. I have a race this weekend so I will find out then how they perform in battle.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:24 am 
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pantelones wrote:
I've not checked spoke tensions or measured radial/lateral trueness. My plan is to just ride them and see how they perform real world.


I would recommend checking the tensions. "Real-world riding" likely won't reveal any problem with tension imbalance until you break a spoke out on the middle of nowhere. It is worth taking a few minutes. If you don't have a tension meter, at least use tones to ensure they are all the same (or buy the iPhone app spoke tension meter).


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:10 am 
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kulivontot wrote:
I don't think it is u shaped.


so they apparently make 20.5 width U shaped wheels (as well as 23's and 25's).

I ended up getting a set of 23's... so we'll see how that goes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:10 am 
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Thuekr wrote:
Life is like a box of chocolate.

I see your concern and hope [<-- haha] that me 28mm arrives like I ordered.


I just received this email from yishunbike. I'm going to assume that the wheels will max out to 28mm but that they are experiencing and Chinese to English translation error on their website or something to that effect ::

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