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

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

absmith 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!

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.


I do not disagree about customer service. 10 times out of 10 I would rather spend a little more money for better service than save a buck and get treated poorly.
I've spoken to Justin at Focus-Carbon as well. I am weary about an overseas purchase as it is and thus far there is more feedback for Farsports than for Focus... that may not be Justin's fault though. And yes he has cheaper rim prices but the Powerway hubs he uses don't seem as "highly regarded" as the Bitex and the rims he's selling are heavier than what Farsports currently offers. If it's just because he hasn't updated his website then... that's his mistake!

Oh, and Justin quoted me quite a bit more for shipping than Farsports!
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by vince15

hey, all your guys do not need to argue who will be your supplier of these chinese wheels here, you can choose Farsports or others prefer Justin, that is life.

Anyway i don't recommend the light rims or wheels from China, sometimes it works well, but sometimes it fails, good luck.

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I don't think anyone is arguing. More like trying to pool information that's been gathered.
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cep111 wrote:do you have the total cost landed cost for the 50mm rims


my quote (5mar12) from "sales3@farsports.cn" for FSC50-CM 50mm clinchers with Bitex, sapim cx-ray, UD matt, basalt braking, and 20/24 internal, was $628 total ($553+$75shipping to CA).

I'm going for the Enve and Reynolds style with UD matt and internal nipples. I may also go with Novatec hubs bec/ it's external hub body is exactly like DT240s. Of course, hub internals are different (3 pawls vs. star-ratchet($300 difference)). I weigh 158-160# so i can't go too superlight on wheels, a sacrifice of 20-40gr on the hubs is fine.

I'm ready to pull the trigger. Got tax returns! I'm goin' to Sizzlers!! :beerchug:

cep111
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by cep111

Here is my quote for the 60c's. I plan to order tomorrow, what were you guys hearing on shipping times?


Item NO:FSC60-CS (2)Apperance:3k/12k/UD
Rim:full carbon 60mm clincher 20/24H
Hubs:hubsmith with ceramic bearings, Spoke:sapim cx-ray
Nipple:sapim(SISL) ,Weight:1538+/-30g
The price:USD596(because you change the spoke,nipple and hubs)
The shipping cost to US:USD80

If I'm happy I will order a second set later of the 1300 gram 50's with the same hubs

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by vince15

what temperature can these clincher rims safely withstand? anyone have experience about this?

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cep111 wrote:Here is my quote for the 60c's. I plan to order tomorrow, what were you guys hearing on shipping times?


Item NO:FSC60-CS (2)Apperance:3k/12k/UD
Rim:full carbon 60mm clincher 20/24H
Hubs:hubsmith with ceramic bearings, Spoke:sapim cx-ray
Nipple:sapim(SISL) ,Weight:1538+/-30g
The price:USD596(because you change the spoke,nipple and hubs)
The shipping cost to US:USD80

If I'm happy I will order a second set later of the 1300 gram 50's with the same hubs


That version of rim is not lightweight.
About shipping you should ask your seller, and it depends on the country where you live.. From china usually 3 weeks..

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Here's some pictures of the FSL-50CM rims I received:

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great pics, any weight on those?

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406g and 410g.

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Build, ride them, and say the impressions.

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Finishing looks quite rough

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is the pinhole on brake surface normal????

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Yes.
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Maybe on cheaper rims but my EDGE carbon clinchers do not have those holes in the brake track.
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