50mm Carbon Clinchers...500 mile review pg. 7

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vince15
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by vince15

pRoto wrote:609$ and 664$ hubsmith(ceramic bearing), sapim cx-ray. But im thinking still about 50mm's. 1300g.


So it's more than 700$ includes shipping cost, then i will prefer Body or William or Flo cycling, it's too expensive for these chinese wheels.

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pRoto
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by pRoto

well, it can be -40$ if bitex hubs and -40$ if steel bearings.

pRoto
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by pRoto

absmith wrote:
andyindo wrote:
absmith wrote:My experience has been so bad about these rims from Farsports, maybe you guys have good experiences now, but then you will find "something interesting" after long ride. The first time i bought and built the superlight rims from Farsports, my target drive side tension was 120 kgf, I follow my standard procedure of stress relieving by squeezing parallel spokes with my hands. That's when I heard the rim creak. Not until the wheel was done did I see a crack at the nipple hole and several other bulging.


Which model rims were these? I was told by farsports that there CP model was discontinued to it not being 'stable'


superlight rims, both tubulars and clinchers. I prefer the stiffer rims, not lighter and weak rims.


Its a CP or CM version of wheels (both are superlight ones). The CP has been discontinued.

absmith
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by absmith

If so, which kind of clincher rims did they build for 1300g wheels?
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

They use the FSL50-CM rim in the FSC50-CM wheelset - which is a mid-1300g 50mm clincher.
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My FSL50-CMs arrived today. They're 406g and 410g. I hope they are reliable at that weight!

There's no foam inside and the inside looks smooth. They must have gone to a bladder type process.

They did not come with nipple washers. They're drilled for external nipples. Would Sapim PolyAx washers be appropriate? Or none?

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by andyindo

Cool! Let us know how the build goes.
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cep111
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by cep111

do you have the total cost landed cost for the 50mm rims

how much lighter were the hubsmith hubs

absmith
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by absmith

eric wrote:My FSL50-CMs arrived today. They're 406g and 410g. I hope they are reliable at that weight!

There's no foam inside and the inside looks smooth. They must have gone to a bladder type process.

They did not come with nipple washers. They're drilled for external nipples. Would Sapim PolyAx washers be appropriate? Or none?


Do you have any photos of these rims to share with us? I think these are the same rims as my broken rims which weigh 410g and 415g.

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by pRoto

cep111 wrote:do you have the total cost landed cost for the 50mm rims

how much lighter were the hubsmith hubs


bitex 315g
novatec 325g
chosen 315g
hubsmith 252g

vince15
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by vince15

powerway hubs from focus-carbon, weigh 284g.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Absmith, you seem pretty hell-bent on discrediting Farsports in favor of Focus-Carbon. However, I see more positive comments for Farsports on this site than I do for Focus!

pRoto wrote:
cep111 wrote:do you have the total cost landed cost for the 50mm rims

how much lighter were the hubsmith hubs


bitex 315g
novatec 325g
chosen 315g
hubsmith 252g

Everything I've seen puts Bitex at 211 rear and 76 front.
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absmith
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by absmith

Absmith, you seem pretty hell-bent on discrediting Farsports in favor of Focus-Carbon. However, I see more positive comments for Farsports on this site than I do for Focus!

I am not discrediting Farsports, but you know i had bad experience from farsports, and no replacement rims or refund, after-sales service is the same important as products quality i think, what's more, the price is too high when i compare to focus-carbon.

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by pRoto

Imaking20 wrote:Absmith, you seem pretty hell-bent on discrediting Farsports in favor of Focus-Carbon. However, I see more positive comments for Farsports on this site than I do for Focus!

pRoto wrote:
cep111 wrote:do you have the total cost landed cost for the 50mm rims

how much lighter were the hubsmith hubs


bitex 315g
novatec 325g
chosen 315g
hubsmith 252g

Everything I've seen puts Bitex at 211 rear and 76 front.


It depend on which model of hubs you want..

http://www.bitexhubs.com/htm/products.php

some interesting site I found:
http://vulcancarbon.com/specs/
I think they use the same chinesse rims.. And selling them in 1400$

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by Imaking20

pRoto wrote:It depend on which model of hubs you want..

http://www.bitexhubs.com/htm/products.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

some interesting site I found:
http://vulcancarbon.com/specs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I think they use the same chinesse rims.. And selling them in 1400$

Yes, I should have been more specific. I was referring to the A713SB front and RAR12 rear... I remember Bitex having a lower weight listed a week or so ago, however.
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