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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Perhaps losing 600 grams won't make an immediate difference in your climbing, but as mdeth1313 said, it might make a difference over a duration of climbing. Longer climbs might become easier, rather than short climbs getting faster.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Going a bit off topic here, so let me bring the discussion back to Far Sports .

I'm right about to pull the trigger on a set of 38T.

Thank you all for the feedback, that led me to my decision.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:57 pm 
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In a hurry to sell stuff, aren't you?


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Hehe, yeah, it was a nice finishing touch to break his response on this thread into multiple posts in order to put him over the top.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Hehe, yeah, it was a nice finishing touch to break his response on this thread into multiple posts in order to put him over the top.



Still at it. Still not funny. Back to your cave. :roll:

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:15 am 
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C-C-C-C-C-C-C-ombo Breaker!


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 5:24 am 
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Sooo... Back on topic.
Any other reviews of the new wider 38s or 50s from FarSports?


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:07 am 
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I found that 1 lb/7lb in a study while googling. I dont remember where I found it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:17 am 
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Seems legit.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:45 pm 
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A bit off topic here, but here's a thread discussing impact of wheel weight vs frame weight. If I'm interpreting correctly, wheel weight has an impact during acceleration, but once at speed the difference between wheel and frame weight is negligible.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/ ... ter_223209


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Here is a good explantion of the physics, with examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_pe ... t_vs_power
a key point: "a mass on the tire has twice the kinetic energy of a non-rotating mass on the bike"
another: "Lighter bikes are easier to get up hills, but the cost of "rotating mass" is only an issue during a rapid acceleration, and it is small even then.".


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Discussed ad nauseum
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=114216
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=104472
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=86560
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57554


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:57 am 
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Do any of these companies make 24-25mm tubulars? Preferably 38mm or less.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:44 pm 
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What companies? This thread is specifically about Xiamen Far Sports wheels only. Do a search for like, this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=113&t=103936&view=unread&sid=d0126637e32fd02a39c21ac72debbba9#unread


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Well.......I continue to use my 50mm front clincher (the rear one is an "off the front systems" one that I'm testing) from Xiamen far.....and until I got my headcold, I was doing 200-500km a week on it......still going strong. About half my riding is hills and they are steep here (and I do like to play the "who can brake the latest?" game with my mates....so they get a fair bit of heat from time to time).
I'm not sure how many K's I've done on this rim now.....but I passed the "yeah....it's GOOD!" status a fair while ago. Hint really seriously do get those Reynolds Cryo blue pads on, and ditch the generic fake cork ones you may have on your bike IMMEDIATELY.

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