Two sets of the HongFu 700x56x27mm tubular wheelset arrived here in Vancouver, Canada from Ping Shan District, Shenzhen, China today, March 11, six days after I paid in full for them, and exactly three weeks after sending a deposit to have them laced up on Chosen hubs with bladed spokes. One set for me (all black), one set for a friend (red hubs)
For full photoset, with descriptions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffwerner ... 239764613/
Looks good so far, some minor cosmetic blemishes. Rather painless buying process, and very responsive sales rep throughout (approx. 20 email thread over a few weeks). Total price for two sets of wheels, with four sets of brakepads (included), six extra spokes and two sets of skewers (requested for an extra $14.20), was $1214 (US). Included in that was HongFu's required 4.5% PayPal surcharge and $120 shipping (it would have been $80 for one wheelset). With PayPal currency conversion on March 5, 2014 the grand total came to $1376.74 (CDN), i.e. $688.37 CDN for one ready-to-roll set.
I'll post a review after my next steps this month: check spoke tensions, buy and glue tubulars, race them.
The weights pictured above are for bare wheels, without skewers / tires / glue / cassette:
Rear Wheels (bare)
771g HongFu 58mm x 27mm tubular with CX Ray bladed spokes, Chosen hubs 2014
911g Specialized Roval 60mm Clincher OEM 2013
1102g Shimano R500 Clincher 2013
1137g Zipp 808 Tubular w/ PowerTap 2010
Front Wheels (bare)
632g HongFu 58mm x 27mm tubular with CX Ray bladed spokes, Chosen hubs 2014
699g Specialized Roval 60mm Clincher OEM 2013
839g Shimano R500 Clincher 2013