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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Just a feedback on an experience with Far Sports wheels from a Brazilian user:

I got my box from China to Brazil in 1 week, which was great. Also, great packing with very organized box contents including a full bubble plastic wraping around the wheels.
The wheels look very good and the weight was 1.290g (40g less than promissed) for my 50mm clilncher pair.
I've been using them for more than 2 months. They are light, spin smoothly and accelerate fast. Very stiff as well, giving me a safe impression climbing, sprinting and riding through poorly paved roads (well, at least for a carbon wheel).
Also, very good build since both rear and front are very centered and properly trued.

My only complaint is braking. Rear wheel is just right, but front was weird from day 1- at first, I thought the rim braking surface was uneven, causing a certain part to brake "harder" than the rest of the circunference (uneven friction). As this issue did not decrease over time, I checked again and perceived a significant bump on the right side of front rim. The bump is so significant that you can feel by running your finger through it. It makes the brake pads to touch the rim unevenly. Result is a right brake pad worned out prematurely and a huge "shaking" when braking at speed higher than 20mph. I feel very unsecure and I'm afraid it damages my headset or fork steerer.

Of course I contacted Far Sports, sent a few pictures and vidoes of the braking issue in action, and after a while they replied me saying they would send me a new front rim.
I got happy with their response, but I'm still waiting for the new rim to be shipped.
I've been talking to Smart, who has been very kind.
I will let you know when I get news - hopefully soon!

If they send me a new rim as promissed I'm thinking about getting a new pair for my other bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:41 am 
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@Juanmoretime: The brake pad is indeed supposed to be 5mm from the edge. I just received a new set of wheels from Kyle, and there is even a 5mm sticker on the rim that states as much. As for the hub, does your hub have the machined area close to the wheel side (which I believe means it's been modded for 11 speed)?. I have the 11 speed mod and it came with a spacer for 10. The spacer is 1.8mm and has some indentations that go down to about 1.12. I'm assuming that is to accommodate rivets or something.


Strangely enough I did find a spacer similar to what Rowdysluggins described in my spare small parts box and put it on and now the cassette fits perfect. I did try the cassette on another wheel and it fit perfectly too without the spacer. We'll at least I have a rear wheel that can accommodate 11 speed when ever I eventually go that route.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:15 am 
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Do all of these Farsports carbon clinchers require the brake pad to be set 5mm lower down the braking track? I'm looking at a pair of these 50mm cx wheels, only for road use, which appear to be slightly heavier than some of the other models they offer.

http://www.farsports.cn/product/detail.php/id-133.html

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:22 am 
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That model (50x24) does run brake lower, yes. Wasn't a problem for my Rival brakes, but I know not all frames/forks are the same. In general I like those wheels for road use (which is how I use them). Nice width and I don't find them too heavy for climbing.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:01 am 
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Okay, so the spec for the rims is 5mm below edge of rim, and the set of 50mm I just bought has a sticker saying something like "brake pads below red line" and the sticker has a red line on it. I put the 50mm front wheel in my fork (which was set up for my FarSports 38mms) and the brake pads were right about on the red line. The sticker is not 100% accurate in it's placement though, because it is affixed to the rim slightly below the top edge of the wheel. When I installed my 38s (which seem to be exactly the same OD as the 50s), I moved the pads that they supplied as low as I could get them without going below the brake track. It seemed close enough to 5mm, and I didn't measure with calipers. The 38s have braked flawlessly, and I have noticed no problems with the setup. I'm going to run the 50s set up the same way, because I do not want to brake below the brake track, and I don't want to tilt the pads and cause a higher stress concentration area.
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If far_sports_brake_pad_width_in_mm + 5 > far_sports_brake_track_width_in_mm then do_what?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:32 am 
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pushstart wrote:
That model (50x24) does run brake lower, yes. Wasn't a problem for my Rival brakes, but I know not all frames/forks are the same. In general I like those wheels for road use (which is how I use them). Nice width and I don't find them too heavy for climbing.


Thanks for that. I'd intended to use these wheels for general training but would regularly swap out with my tub wheels for racing. I don't mind changing brake blocks but having to fiddle around with pad height each time would be too much hassle. Looks like that idea's knocked on the head! Shame, they really do look like excellent wheels.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:56 am 
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I haven't gotten a chance to ride them yet (yesterday was hurricane winds and today was snow), but I put the 50s on my bike and snapped a shot. (I think they look pretty good on my R1). They arrived 8 days from when I ordered them, Kyle was great to deal with, and they spin smooth and are true. I hope they hold up like my 38s have (4000 miles so far).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3tykp84tnxegdk4/addict_r1_w_fs_50s_2.jpg
BTW: I measured the top of the brake pad to the edge of the rim (somewhat subjective, because the rim curves in at the top), but with the pads as low as I could get them on the brake track, and eyeballing with the calipers even with the top of the rim, it looked like about 5mm (if you round up).


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 Post subject: Farsport Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:00 am 
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Hi,

I was looking to buy a set of 24mm Carbon Clinchers from Farpsort.. they seem to have stopped doing them.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with these ones?
http://www.light-bicycle.com/carbon-24m ... ntkYdI2nyU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Farsport Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Their MTB wheels have a reasonably good reputation:
http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-components/ ... 73410.html

there might be something in this thread if it doesn't make your browser choke:
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/wheels ... 41788.html

BTW you'd get more info if you posted in the wheels sub forum. Perhaps a mod will move it.


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 Post subject: Re: Farsport Wheels
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:37 am 
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Veloplugs aside, which rim tapes are people using on these wide carbon clinchers? Ta.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:15 am 
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I first used Stans yellow tape (21mm) when I fancied making them tubeless. Switched to yellow red veloplugs after giving up on that dream. (The 24/50mm rims were really hard to seat tubeless, just wasn't worth it in the end.). Of course Stans tape is a great general purpose rim strip too.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:14 am 
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After an initial experience with a good pair of C50's.....My Xiamen far 90mm wheels are not turning out so well. Significant brake shudder straight out of the box.....and like a previous poster, it seems to be a shade wider around the area near the valve hole. The custom drilling wasn't as expected and I'm left feeling a little let down. I've always used Reynolds cryo blue or Xiamen far's own version so the braking power is good but that is not much use to me if it is "grabbing".......this will eventually lead to a lock-up under braking when I'm on the ragged edge so I don't think these are going to make it to my race season as top choice. I'll let you know how it goes with dealing with them.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:13 am 
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pushstart wrote:
I first used Stans yellow tape (21mm) when I fancied making them tubeless. Switched to yellow red veloplugs after giving up on that dream. (The 24/50mm rims were really hard to seat tubeless, just wasn't worth it in the end.). Of course Stans tape is a great general purpose rim strip too.


Thanks for that info pushstart. I notice from your posts on another forum that you have the Farsports u-shaped 50x24mm clinchers which appear to be the same wheels I'm thinking about. Farsports have them listed as cyclocross wheels but would you consider them suitable for use on rough roads? I'd be interested to hear your opinion. Cheers.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:35 am 
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I just posted a separate thread about the 2014 models, because I placed my order over the weekend.

I went with the 38mm*23mm wide, tubeless and clincher compatible with the new "high temp brake track" and went for the swiss stop yellow pads. They told me 10-15 days to ship and that's pretty much in line with what their website said, since they're "out of stock" I have to wait for them to be made and assembled. For the record, I chose the 2:1 Ed's hubs and Sapim CX-Ray.

I'll update once they arrive and so on, but I did request the rim profile drawing with measurements from a person I was communicating with: Johnson. The responses occurred within 1 hour each time.


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