I'll have a pair of UD 38 CC's coming in sometime next week. It will be interesting to compare.
The wheels came in yesterday in the middle of an exhaustive day of installing new carpeting in the house, so I didn't have much time to work with them.
Weighed w/ veloplugs (red) installed - 689g rear, 550g front - total 1239g.
These are with the "ED" Hubs, ceramic bearings. 20/24 spokes. All black, UD finish.
The weight is nice, I appreciate the accuracy to the original quoted weight from FarSports. On inspection the layup looks good, no issues of wavering braketracks or anything to be concerned about that I can see. Tire mounting (GP400s) wasn't any different than typical rims, a little bit harder compared to my default set which use Alpha 340 rims but no big deal. Wheels are true, stiff (laterally). A test ride will determine ride-quality stiffness.
I was honestly most impressed by the packaging. Very professional and even looked a bit better than the boxes some major brands come in (for example, Reynolds, Easton). I appreciate that the box was sealed to be re-usable (as in they didn't use heavy duty staples to close the box). and the handle is a nice touch. All said it's something I appreciate a lot from Chinese culture: a natural and intense desire to recycle, re-use and enable almost anything to be used more than once.
I'll be getting a short & gradual incline ride in sometime Thursday, steep but short climbing ride Friday, long climbing ride Saturday, Sunday will be easy (like a Sunday morning...). For now, they look good, that's all I can say.
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