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eric
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by eric

The contact form doesn't seem to work.

salesN@farsports.cn where N is 1-8 or so usually works but it goes to one sales person... if they're on vacation or whatever then they may not answer.

I've bought from Angela, sales4@farsports.cn and she always got back to me in a business day (their time zone is about 8 hours off mine).

by Weenie


XCProMD
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by XCProMD

eric wrote:The contact form doesn't seem to work.

salesN@farsports.cn where N is 1-8 or so usually works but it goes to one sales person... if they're on vacation or whatever then they may not answer.

I've bought from Angela, sales4@farsports.cn and she always got back to me in a business day (their time zone is about 8 hours off mine).

sales2@farsports.cn (Kyle)

WheelTester
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by WheelTester

I took a dive and ordered the 2014 38mm clincher wheels(1250g +/-30g),23mm wide. I went with the Ed Hub Ceramics and CX Ray spokes. I worked with Kyle and I have to say he was very responsive and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. I will post up a review once I receive them.

Cheers~

saverio
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by saverio

Hi,
It's my first post in the forum, sorry for my English, is not my natural language. I 'm looking for ideas on this company and what I read are good.
I will propose a setup and let me know your impressions.

Seeking a :

700C Full Carbon Clincher Wheelset 50mmx23mm

+ Spokes Sapim CX- RAY spokes BLACK
+ Nipples SIL BLACK
+ HUB hub novatec a291sb-sl/f482sb-sl BLACK
http://novatecusa.net/project/a291sb-sl/
http://novatecusa.net/project/f482sb-sl-f582sb-sl/
+ 3K matte finish
+ 10SP Shimano

You see this setup right?
Seeking wheels having quality and stiffness.
Another HUB quality and easy maintenance can recommend me?
I do not want the ceramic and don´t expensive DT.

That review will deserve the
HUB Powerway PHB-R13/PFH-R13
http://www.power-way.com.tw/phb-r13.htm
http://www.power-way.com.tw/pfh-r13.htm
Spokes MacAero 424cn

And another question , what type of lacing recommend for my weight?

I'd like to hear your opinions.

Regards
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saverio
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by saverio

I have read quite the thread. I have seen people who know a lot about.
I would like help to make decisions. I do not know much about this topic.
I'm learning a lot these days, but when I make a decision is difficult.

I raise two new questions:

What difference do you see between Hubs and novatec powerway

+ BLACK HUB hub novatec a291sb-sl/f482sb-sl
http://novatecusa.net/project/a291sb-sl/
http://novatecusa.net/project/f482sb-sl-f582sb-sl/

+ HUB Powerway PHB-R13/PFH-R13
http://www.power-way.com.tw/phb-r13.htm
http://www.power-way.com.tw/pfh-r13.htm

Leaving aside the difference 4grs total weight.
I have seen the type of aluminum is different
powerway 6061AL
Novatec 7075AL
It can influence the difference?
How about the duration of these hubs?
They are resistant?
Replacements are easy if you have to repair?

Regards

Nismo4x4
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Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:43 am
Location: San Diego

by Nismo4x4

Hi all,

When I ordered my wheels, I was given the option to order a 10 or 11 speed freehub for my ceramic ED Hubs (Bitex RAR9 equivalent) and went with the 10 speed because I thought I would be using a Sram cassette. I ended up using a Shimano 10 speed cassette and noticed when I mounted it (without spacers) there was a fair bit of play regardless of how tight the lockring was. I noticed that when I used (2) 1mm spacers that the play disappeared and it functioned as intended. I then tried the Sram cassette and also noticed that i needed 1 spacer to prevent any play. My question is does anyone think I received an 11 speed hub due to these spacing issues? I attached a photo with the Shimano cassette and the (2) 1mm spacers but I don't have an 11 speed cassette in order to test compatibility. Any help would be most appreciated.
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rowdysluggins
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Location: Taylosville, Utah

by rowdysluggins

I have two of the 11 speed wheelsets, and I think 11 speed is distinguishable by the machined area next to the flange that mates to the hub (an area where the anodizing is gone and the silver shows). I received a spacer with the wheels that was much thicker than the standard shimano spacer, and I think that was so it could be spaced out for 10 speed.

wrcompositi
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by wrcompositi

Has anybody used cork pads on Farsports rims with basalt brake surfaces? How do they compare with Farsports' blue pads in dry conditons?

If cork pads can work, it would be a cheap way to shed ~20g. :D

eric
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by eric

I use an extra 1mm spacer on my 10s BHS (Bitex) hubs. That puts the cassette cogs in exactly the same position as my White Ind. hubs. No need to adjust the cable tension. The splines engage the small cog.

The freehub on the 10sp hubs seems to be a little longer than other hubs.

Someone here tried an 11sp cassette on one and it's not quite that long, unfortunately.
But I think BHS has 11sp freehub bodies, should you want to switch.

upside
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Location: USA

by upside

So here is my last experience with Farsports. Kyle, as usual was very prompt with emails and several of my questions answered right away. This time around I went with the YuHub with srtaight pull spokes and the new 25 wide rims. I live in a hilly area, so I went with the 38 up front and a 50 in the rear. The quality and finish I feel is on par with all the big companies, ie. Enve, Zipp, Bontrager. I have had just one ride on them so far because of the snow. The bearings are as smooth as the ED hubs and I didn't notice any flex out of the rear, but my legs don't have a lot of ooomf yet. I did weigh them and they are a bit heavier than the 38's I had last year, but those were the narrower rims.

Front wheel
YuHub straight pull with Sapim XRay's and 38X25 599 grams
Rear wheel
YuHub straight pull with Sapim XRay's and 50X25 790 grams

I can't wait to start getting some miles on these. One of the problems I had with the narrower 38's is the tires were a bear to get on and only the Schwalbe's would work. These new rims are perfect and the tires go on quite nicely. I recently sold a set of 6.7 Enves.. had some time on them, for the $$$ difference, I will go with Farsports from now on if they hold up nice this season.

asdf123
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by asdf123

Thanks for shearing upside.

crimsonbadger
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by crimsonbadger

For those who have ordered and built up the rims, how close is the advertised ERD to the actual measurement?

eric
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by eric

Mine were right on.

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Method01
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by Method01

Does somebody has experience with using tubeless tyres on the Farsports wheels? I assume I need a special rimstrip to make it airproof or..?

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crimsonbadger
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by crimsonbadger

eric wrote:Mine were right on.


Thanks for the feedback. I just received a set of the 25mm wide, 38mm deep carbon clinchers (28h f/r, matte unidirectional finish) and will be lacing them to a set of White Industries CLD hubs. I'm wavering between Sapim Race and CX-Ray spokes but also wanted to make sure I can trust the ERD before ordering spokes.

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