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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Can anyone here who has purchased some carbon clinchers from Xiamen Far Sports please let me know about you experience with the wheels themselves and the company.

I am very tempted by the FSC50-CP http://www.farsports.cn/ViewProduct.aspx?id=645 50mm superlight set that they do but am still about anxious about sending $700 to china.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:55 pm 
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I can't comment on those specific wheels, but I purchased some "superlight" tubular 50mm rims from Far Sports. I paid via Paypal, so that I could cancel it if the rims didn't show up, using paypal resulted in a 3% increase in cost, but seemed worth it (for a little insurance). Delivery took 3 - 4 weeks (paid $50 - $60 for shipping to US). Front rim weight was dead on, rear weight was about +15 grams over weight. Front wheel laced up great, runs smooth. Rear developed some cracks right on the rim lip where the tire fits over. Most of these china's shops will give you an exchange (in a case like this), but at your cost of shipping. It'll cost me $100 to ship it back and receive a new one, not really worth it.

If you go with one of these generic carbon rims/ebay distributors, you are basically gambling that there won't be any issues. Personally, I'm going with something like Boyd's wheels from now on. It'll cost an extra $200 - $300, but you have a real warranty - worth it to me.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:07 pm 
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I ordered 5 sets of tubulars from them and they arrived in 4 day. I couldn't believe it. The rims are decent, but like everything in life you get what you pay for.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Be good to know how they save the 170grams per wheelset from their normal 50mm clinchers to the 'super-light' version.

From the relative spec lists it appears all the saving is in the rims, is the lower weight simply due to less carbon used in the same design, coming at a sacrifice to stiffness/durability or are they completely different rim constructions? :noidea:


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:38 pm 
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I ordered the tubular versions of these rims in December. They arrived within a couple of weeks and weights were within 5 grams. Have been worried about cracks but after almost 2000 km of riding no problems at all. The rear brake surface looks a bit pitted but they still stop. :shock:

I just ordered another batch of rims and they arrived in just over 3 weeks. Quality looks OK. Clincher weights (for my goofball friends) were over a bit and tubulars were under a bit. Everything I have purchased has been UD finish :thumbup: and they don't seem to upcharge for that. To be truthful, I am not shopping my China carbon any longer, FarSports has my business.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:46 am 
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Check out pg132

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:23 am 
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:D i happen to find threads about our company here.
interesting, a good forum, good communicating.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:02 pm 
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i bought a set from Far Sports. communication was great prior to the sale. execution got lost in the translation as i got 2 different sets. follow up was poor after the sale. i rode on the one set without issues for 300+ miles. then, on the rear (hub smith ceramics) bearings...something gave out...i could still pedal forward...but couldn't freewheel which seems that the bearing was binding up. took the wheel off and spun it by hand...and you can feel like its binding. emailed Johnson (my contact at Far Sports and who sold me the wheels) and never got a response back. i emailed Hub SMith and they were prompt in replying...but the issue here is that i have to pack the wheels up and ship them back. probably not worth returning for bearing replacement, at least not the most efficient. i'll probably take it apart and see what bearings i need and replace them myself.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:16 pm 
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I had some very good experience with Farsports. I ordered FSC50 light carbon wheelset and communication went well. Lily, my sales contact, answered all my questions and when she had to ask things , she came back with me winthin 24 hours with the answer. The wheels came within 7 days. Everything is great so far.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:48 am 
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kode54 wrote:
i bought a set from Far Sports. communication was great prior to the sale. execution got lost in the translation as i got 2 different sets .


hello, i am sorry to hear that. if the situation like that you can contact our sales manager Mae directly, who can answer you.
we appreciate the responses from our clients, passing advice& ideas to the building technicist and get wheels improved.
Hubsmith series are few offered now in our company nowadays, which are widely insteaded by our ED ceramic bearing hubs, work well more in function and show more competitive in price.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:56 am 
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poppiholla wrote:
I had some very good experience with Farsports. I ordered FSC50 light carbon wheelset and communication went well.


:D Poppiholla, FSC50, i thought what you bought are our superlight series, Enjoying,you guy....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:21 am 
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Kylefoo wrote -

"Hubsmith series are few offered now in our company nowadays, which are widely insteaded by our ED ceramic bearing hubs, work well more in function and show more competitive in price."

I am trying to decide which hubs to order, but I don't understand what you wrote. Are you saying Hubsmith are less expensive and function better than the ED ceramic bearing hubs? Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:35 am 
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I ordered a pair of 38mm carbon clinchers with hubsmith ceramic hubs. Wheels are great, weigh in at 1300g and straight as an arrow straight from the box!
My contact was Angela who answered me prompt and fast, also got a email from her a month after I received the wheels asking what I thought about them and if I was satisfied. Super professional in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:36 am 
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I ordered a pair of 38mm carbon clinchers with hubsmith ceramic hubs. Wheels are great, weigh in at 1300g and straight as an arrow straight from the box!
My contact was Angela who answered me prompt and fast, also got a email from her a month after I received the wheels asking what I thought about them and if I was satisfied. Super professional in my opinion.

/Roberto


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:59 am 
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yes I bought the FSC50-CM super light series. :beerchug: Great wheels. I had some small problem with the rear hub in the beginning, but after some grease came out, it turned out fine. I think that there was a little bit too much grease in the rear hub.
I also had a small problem with valve rattling in the wheel but I could solve that by using a plastic sleeve over the valve.
So far these small problems. I ride them without any problems at the moment and I am happy with them.

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