Xiamen Far Sports Experiences

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
loco2546
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by loco2546

I think i am gonna buy one wheelset .! I really like the 38 mm clincher in 23 mm . Image


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NGlaze
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by NGlaze

loco2546 wrote:I think i am gonna buy one wheelset .! I really like the 38 mm clincher in 23 mm . Image


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I thought about those as well, but prefer the 50mm, they're just for looks in my case, but have you seen my prior posting? where are you going to order them? because I cant log in to the site anymore?

I've ordered an set of 50mm 23mm wide 2014 models at http://www.farsports.cn/ so far good contact and fast replies to my mails. They say they will post my set somewhere within 7 till 10 days, that was 5 days ago and from that point it will take another 7 till 10 days to get them to the Netherlands. No worries here besides the fact that the site is constantly offline? anyone here know something about this?

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bura
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by bura

NGlaze. There seems to be a server problem both at Farsports and their shop link Wheelsfar.
Hope it is temporary.
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crimsonbadger
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by crimsonbadger

Has anyone--especially those who have built up the rims--noticed if the spoke holes are arranged in an alternating pattern (as most rims are drilled)? It seems most pictures in this thread show wheels with center-drilled rims, but it's hard to tell.

I just built the 38 mm, 25 mm wide clinchers and they were center-drilled. Presumably, alternating spoke holes would make for a stronger wheel. Anyone else come across this issue?

spud
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by spud

I built up a 60mm front wheel from Farsports. If memory serves, they are drilled in the center of the rim, however the holes may be angled towards the intended hub flange slightly. Not certain of that however.

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by Juanmoretime

Looking at mine they are center drilled. I don't have a big issue with that but hen again I'm not that hard on wheels.
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crimsonbadger
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by crimsonbadger

spud wrote:I built up a 60mm front wheel from Farsports. If memory serves, they are drilled in the center of the rim, however the holes may be angled towards the intended hub flange slightly. Not certain of that however.


I put a nipple on a spoke and dangled it from the rim from several of the holes to see if there was a tendency towards one side or the other. They seemed to hang straight.

It's not a big deal, but I had expected that they would alternate as to give the nipples the best possible anchoring angle in the rim.

Marin
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by Marin

Although that makes it harder if you want to have 2:1 and 1:1 spoking options for the rear wheel.

Marin
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by Marin

I received my 23mm wide 50mm-profile wheels yesterday, and I got black ceramic brake pads with them. Besides the fact that they weigh 40 grams for the set as opposed to 22g for the Swisstop/Sram they are replacing, the don't really brake very well, at least compared to the Kool Stops on my Ridley Cyclocrosser, on which I can do stoppied from the hoods position.

Does anyone have experieces with the black ceramic pads - do they get better? Or do I want the blues ones?

rukomasa
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Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:18 am

by rukomasa

I bought their 50mm hight tubular. They are great rims but found issue in free body in the 200km break-in period.

After 1 hour of ride in the light rainon the last Saturday, i felt the rear axle rotates very heavy in the same day. And finally the free locked up completely in the next day.

I contacted sales Sandy but they told me need extra pay for a new freebody. Of course I reply any charge is unacceptable. No response yet...

Edit--
After some email discussion in two days, they agreed and provided a new freebody for free. From my two times of experience of their support, they always first challenged me but provided a reasonable response after I told them my idea patiently. Well, maybe this is one of **I got what I paid for**. it was annoying, but still ok for me for this price.
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FlemishCompact
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Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:56 pm

by FlemishCompact

Can anyone PM me a contact at far sports for orders? I'm trying to inquire about a set of wheels but the website seems to be down at the moment.

Shortsocks
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by Shortsocks

So I guess when Farsport upgraded their site it updated ordering procedures too. So I went to order more Brakes and I went to order 6 sets and shipping was 55 bucks. I was taken back. So I emailed them because a 15 dollar order should NOT have a 55 dollar shipping price. I got a reply back and they said it would be 22 dollars for shipping which to me is still high for a 15 dollar order.

So the question arises, anyone Here want to go in on an order with me for Brake pads. Obviously CONUS. Its same price if I order 6 sets as if I order 20 sets. So we should get an order going. And maybe just add a few bucks to your order so when I get them in the mail I can USPS 1st class ship them out? Maybe help offset the crazy shipping price?

PM me or email me at yellosi@gmail.com and we can figure it out. BTW, I have the same name on Paceline and Slowtwitch too. :beerchug:

FlemishCompact
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by FlemishCompact

I'm interested in a group buy for the brake pads!

Shortsocks
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by Shortsocks

FlemishCompact wrote:I'm interested in a group buy for the brake pads!


Cool. Email/PM and we can figure something out. Anyone else? BTW, these work well on Reynolds too. Cant say for any other brand.

huguest
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by huguest

Hello, I have been reading a lot here, thanks to all for the great lot of information! This is my first post... Looking to buy Farsports carbon clinchers and was wondering if anybody has experience (or thoughts) with their 24 mm model. It seems to be a new one, and I could not find anything on it. Otherwise, will probably go with the 38mm. What are the main differences between a 20.5 or 23 mm wide? 23 mm seems to be the preferred width.
Thanks!

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