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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:45 pm 
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addictR1 wrote:
FYI - farsport blue brake pads are back in stock. but shipping cost is $20

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:20 am 
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oreoboreo wrote:
addictR1 wrote:
FYI - farsport blue brake pads are back in stock. but shipping cost is $20

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Shipped by EMS, yes?
might you can try china post mail shipping, it is cheap, i think 10usd is enough for 2pairs of brake pads, but the delivery time will about 25-45days.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:26 pm 
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Yea that quote I hit was shipping with ems. China post takes forever. Williams racing seeks their blue pads for $15, but not sure if the same or not. My guess it's it probably is the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:46 pm 
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Last week I broke one of the Sapim XC-Ray spokes on the NDS of my FSC38-CM rear wheel..
Taking my cautious riding style and 59kg body weight in consideration, I am quite surprised that this happened.

Anyhow, now I need to get the wheel fixed.
Therefore I was wondering if anyone (Kyle?) here knows the spoke lenght of the NDS spokes that are used for lacing the 38mm rims to the Edhub.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:46 pm 
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Easiest way is to measure the broken spoke.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:01 pm 
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Great idea! There is, however, one little problem: I lost one of the two parts of the spoke.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:44 pm 
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My spokes always break at the elbow so they can still be measured.... unless I bent the spoke around other spokes so it would not flop around while finishing the ride.

You could ask the FarSports sales person you bought from. Or remove another spoke and measure it.

You will want re-tension the wheel after replacing the spoke. Both sets of wheels I've gotten from FarSports have been under tensioned.

What hubs? Was yours built with spoke washers?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:57 pm 
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+1 what eric said: your wheel was almost certainly under tensioned. I would just ask them about the lengths, though to be fair the spokes they used on my rear wheel were a little too long (rim must have been undersized) and bottomed out in nipple when I was trying to get them up to tension. I added nipple washers and that added enough extra erd to make their spoke lengths work.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:15 pm 
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Thanks for the advice guys. The spoke did indeed have a nipple washer (the wheels are the 38mm V-shape version with Edhubs).
I will send an email to Mae at Farsports in a minute!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Can anyone report back on the new 220 degree brake track compared to the old basalt track?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:26 am 
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I have some of each. The new surface seems about the same in braking feel. There's more of a whirring noise when braking, not unpleasant.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:29 am 
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Unless I'm wrong the newest brake track surface is 220 degree with basalt fibers in the mix. Check the specs. 220 degree and basalt (They go together, I think).


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:16 am 
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My 220 degree was not basalt, but that was a 2013 model. I never had the basalt to compare it to; I think the 220 braking surface was bad (terrifying lack of braking), but others say it is great / as good as bigger-name wheels. So I think carbon braking just sucks -- and I switched to disc brakes, problem solved.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:41 am 
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On my Addict, I got the v shaped with basalt, which stops great even on steep descents. The u shaped I got for my redline CX it has the 220+baslat, it stops very poorly, but probably cuz it's canti (avid shorty ultimate) it feels very squishy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:58 pm 
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pushstart wrote:
My 220 degree was not basalt, but that was a 2013 model. I never had the basalt to compare it to; I think the 220 braking surface was bad (terrifying lack of braking),


what pads were you using? They make a difference.

Even so, with blue pads which are the best I have tried, braking is not as good as aluminium.


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