50mm carbon tubulars & spoke count

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Bender
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by Bender

Here is what I'm thinking.

Rims: Farsports FSL50-TM at 350g each
Spokes: CX-Ray
Hubs: Bikehubstore superlight 277g/pair or Hubsmith at about 255g/pair

I'm under 65kg so what will 16/20 or 16/24 spokes do? I like the idea of 24 spokes out back since it allows for 16:8 drilling and more even tension. The 16 spokes up front will give a very slight weight and aero advantage. Will this be stiff enough at my weight? The Hubsmith hubs may not be available in 16h front or 16:8 drilling rear; I'll have to ask.

My clincher wheels are Kinlin XR-200, BHS Superlight hubs & Revolution spokes. Laced up 20/24 with 16:8 out back they are 1265g.

eric
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by eric

I'm 65kg and hard on rear wheels. 24h on a deep section carbon rim is fine for me.

FarSports basalt brake tracks work pretty well for me.

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Bender
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by Bender

Eric any idea what the rims ended up weighing? What sort of pads are you using on them?

eric
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Mine are 50mm deep clinchers- 406g and 410g.

I'm using Reynolds blue pads, which look similar to the FarSports pads.

djay001
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by djay001

i have just checked on Farsports website but i can't see any price for the rims, do you need to contact someone or i missed something?

Thanks

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by eric

sales4@farsports.cn worked for me.

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caseycycling
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by caseycycling

My Farsport 50mm clinchers are 20/24 and are super stiff (I am 75kg). At 65kg 16/20 would probably be stiff enough for you.

On the other hand 16/20 does not offer much weight advantage over 20/24... so going with 20/24 and being assured of stiff wheels seems the best choice.

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