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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:55 am 
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Even beyond weight, yes that is important, they actually ride very well. I'm continually amazed how well a $600 wheel set performs. The best thing is at that price range they make them affordable to be a daily rider.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:10 am 
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Those look amazing. I think I would like the u shape profile. Are they 20/24? I would like to see some more photos if you have them.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:32 am 
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Im about to pull the trigger on a pair of new rims.
Im thinking r 20 allround or maybee r20 front and r30 in the back,
Anybodu experience with those r20 (30-40-50 so on)cm-u23 rims?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:09 am 
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Warning;

Do not use Swiss Stop Black Prince brake pads with Far Sports carbon rims; the Black Prince pads will burn the braking surface (I have done this on two Far Sports rims now).

Far Sports have their own brake pads that I now use with Far Sports rims, which work really well, and have not damaged the rims through overheating in any way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:03 pm 
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TheDarkInstall, I used the Farsports on zipp rims on a 2km descent and the rims were untouchable they were so hot, I was not impressed. The blue Farsports work great with the Farsports rims, I have yet to use my FSE (Farsports brand) pads.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:45 pm 
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Ive used the blue pad from farsport on my rim and love it. My friend is now running with their new black ceramic and hear the stopping power is not that great. I'll get my second set next week and will try it out and see.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:56 am 
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Then this may, as I suspect, be a case of only using brake pads specifically designed to be use with a certain rim.

In my experience, Far Sports pads (just checked the packet; they are FSE ones, with 'Champion Braking Power GB-336' on the pads themselves) work fine with Far Sports carbon rims. They do not generate too much heat. Swiss Stop Black Prince get way too hot with Far Sports rims, to the point of the resin melting and deforming.

I have not used Far Sports pads with any other carbon rim, so can not comment, but if you are saying they overheat with Zipp, then that might be a combination to add to the 'Don't use' list.

Out of interest, did Zipp provide you with any guiidelines on suitable pads to use?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:50 am 
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What about Swissstop Yellow pads with FarSports carbon rims?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:14 am 
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I recently cooked a 35mm front far sports clincher wheel with swissstop yellows. 3km descent with one major hairpin (where it occurred very quickly). Quite unsettling. Upon stopping the rim was extremely hot.

I would not recommend this combo and generally speaking these wheels if you're doing any sort of even semi technical descending. I would never take a carbon clincher into the alps or likewise, but did not expect them to fold in the terrain they did.

Back to the old shimano clinchers for now and my upcoming France trip, meanwhile will see how I go warranty wise.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:08 pm 
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SwissStop Yellows kill a lot of rims.
If you use the blue pads the FarSports can handle some pretty steep descents. I have used them many times in the Sierras here in California. The new black "ceramic" pads are also safe but I prefer the stronger braking from the blue pads.

All carbon rim manufacturers provide a list of approved pads for their rims. FarSports now includes the list with their wheels.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:11 pm 
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It's strange that Swiss Stop Yellows are an upgrade option when buying Far Sports wheels.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:45 pm 
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eric.. that's good to hear you mention about the black pads. my friend got a set from FS that came with their new black ceramic. after 30 miles of riding and some descent.. he did not feel confident using these pads.

i have blue pads on mine and love those. i have another set coming in today for my CX that has black pads.. so abit worried at this moment.

i've emailed them to see when they will have blue pads, but just get email saying they are out at the moment and nothing on when they will have more.

in the meantime.. i found these.. not sure if they are the same as the farsport blue pads:
Swiss Stop blue - http://goo.gl/17Ja94
Reynolds Cryo Blue Carbon - http://goo.gl/7MNEgj


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:08 pm 
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I think the SwissStop yellows are an option because customers asked. Many people hear they're the "best" but that was true like 5-6 years ago. Technology has improved greatly since then.

I've used Reynolds blue pads (the original ones, not the fat $70 2014 ones) on my FarSports and they feel and perform the same as the FarSports ones.
The SwissStop blue BXP pads are for aluminium rims.

The FarSports black pads are safe for the rims and make braking feel crisp. They just don't stop as well as the blue pads. I prefer strong brakes. Some people would find them grabby.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:17 pm 
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I used SStop yellow on a 50mm basalt brake track clinches. I did not like the experience at all.
Now I'm using red Corima cork pads witch feel fantastic.


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