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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:23 am 
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I came across these wheels and wondered if anyone has used them with success....or failures. I've seen favorable reviews elsewhere, but looking for some more input.

http://www.wheelsfar.com/road-wheels/cl ... width.html

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:07 am 
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Also known as FarSports.
Plenty to search!

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I've been happy with my two year old Farsport wheels but I try not to ask too much of the brake track. I have no idea how well they can handle brake heat compared to a Zipp which I've seen take sustained brake dragging. Saying that, they've been faultless. I have the 38x23mm "bulged V" rims on Novatec hubs. They're laced 20/24 with external nipples and Pillar's version of CX-Rays spokes, radial front and radial left, two cross right in back. They are sooo much better in wind than the 50x20mm V shaped rims they replaced.
In addition to the "classic V" and "bulged V" shapes Farsports now offers a U shape and wider options.. However, I stuck with the 23mm bulged V shape for the new wheelset I just ordered and 38mm deep in front again but 50mm deep in back and switching to internal nipples so I'm hoping for slightly better aerodynamics. They'll be lighter due to EdHubs and CX-Rays spokes and I asked for two cross on both sides in back cuz I've always thought that makes more sense. Including shipping and Paypal fee they're $625.
Oh, 1340g. Using a 38mm rim in back would have saved 40g and Extralight hubs would have dropped 90g but added $500.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:24 pm 
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Love mine, 3 sets now :)

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how heavy are you guys?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:15 pm 
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I've seen the quality improve over the past 3 years since first trying them. We used a total of 12 sets of CX disc wheels built by them with DT240 hubs this season. All of them were on 28h 38mm deep tubular rims specifically for CX.

We had zero issues and several of out riders chose them over 303s. They were lighter than the 303 by some 100g. I'd have to say they have been superb.


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210lbs, riding 24/28 50*23mm u shape. No flex whatsoever

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24/28 165lbs or 74.84kg. for the rest of us out there

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gtinut wrote:
how heavy are you guys?

170lb
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