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 Post subject: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Sorry if this is a repost, but I saw an article about FFWD's new all carbon wheelset:

http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/fast- ... t-wheelset

On paper these don't seem exactly groundbreaking as whilst they are light, they don't really beat deeper offerings from Mavic, Lightweight, Reynolds etc. I wonder what the performance is like...

They also seem very similar to the Corima MCC wheels.


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 Post subject: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:51 pm 
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At this price I prefer Corima or Ventoux.

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 Post subject: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:53 pm 
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IMO if they combine the robustness of other FFWD wheels with the repairability from the removable spokes, then they are a far better option than lightweight or corima


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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:54 am 
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The price is really too high.


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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:04 am 
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These are off the she;f, developed in Taiwan (can't remember who's stand I saw them on). FFWD are just the only company crazy enough to put them in thier line up.

Axles and bearings are tiny. If you do gain anything in aero and weight, you'd loose in axle flex and bearing wear/binding.


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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:53 am 
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I looked into them - rider weight limit rules me out (85kg, which I am bang on).


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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:45 pm 
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I asked about these wheels in the Pro thread a while ago, but it got lost through the doping debate...

I asked if someone saw an actual pro team using these.
I personnally never found anything about pros using them, most use the F4R in hilly stages...

Louis:)


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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Phill P wrote:
These are off the she;f, developed in Taiwan (can't remember who's stand I saw them on).


Really hard to believe, any hints/links etc very welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:12 am 
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what's this frame they're using? oh nice wheels too, but just not for me...

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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:27 pm 
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llhh wrote:
Phill P wrote:
These are off the she;f, developed in Taiwan (can't remember who's stand I saw them on).


Really hard to believe, any hints/links etc very welcome.


Phill is right, the Ghost wheel set of FFWD is just an off the shelf product from Taiwan (as almost all of their wheels): http://yuniper.com/ghost.html

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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:19 am 
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Thanks for the link.

Any ideas if those guys sell it direct?

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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
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 Post subject: Re: FFWD Ghost Wheelset
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Stephen@fibre-lyte :QUOTE:In my experience, plus from all the products I've seen, no name companies copy parts but I don't think I've ever seen a new development come from one of them?UNQUOTE

Stephen,you will remember your above statement in an other topic about far east production .

The "Ghost" wheelset is a fine example of an innovative far east "no name" product rebranded and sold with an exorbitant price by a western company.

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