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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Looking at a cross disc build. Want something pretty light. Anyone tried the farsports 38mm clincher and tubular wheels/rims?

What's the deal with the U shaped rim?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:58 pm 
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You can get away with lower pressures in a tubular. So I wouldn't bother with a clincher for cross. And if you insist on going clincher, why on earth use carbon rims?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:08 pm 
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Clincher for training and as a back up in races if i get a tub puncture

(been running tubulars for 1 season now but using cantis)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Why on earth use carbon rims?


Because they are stiffer/lighter?

Certainly a lot going to carbon rims in mountain biking with the Light bicycle rims (AM and DH)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:15 pm 
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I've used Farsports rims on the road and they have been great. I wouldn't worry about the shape of the profile for cross as aerodynamics are less of a worry there.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:40 pm 
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I have the farsports cx 38mm disc but believe they are clincher only. I use them for on road mainly - they are really robust, plenty stiff and spin up nicely. No complaints from me!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:43 pm 
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Should have said, off road I use stans ironcross. I run then tubeless with Bontrager CX0 tyres. From memory, they come up a touch lighter than my Farsports 38mm which have 28mm 4 seasons on them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:16 pm 
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I have also been considering some tubeless-ready carbon XC/AM rims for a disc build, that way I get lighter weight and tire-changeability. Tubulars can be much better for racing, if you can afford multiple wheelsets.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:44 pm 
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While a little on the heavy side, I think these 30mm wide, carbon fiber disc brake 29er rims are worth a look for building up a nice race day cross wheelset.

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ms6073 wrote:
While a little on the heavy side, I think these 30mm wide, carbon fiber disc brake 29er rims are worth a look for building up a nice race day cross wheelset.


Both 29" hooked and hookless available now, so which kind will better for cyclocross using?


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