thprice wrote:Farsports 24mm FSL24-TM carbon rims.
Pics of the wheels?
merlin6014 wrote:merlin6014 wrote:merlin6014 wrote:Well mine have already shipped will do a report when i receive them. So far all interactions with farsport have been super fast.
Hey guys received my wheels. I ordered the "superlight" 50mm clinchers. Ordered and paid Jan 30 and received them at my door in Australia on Feb 9 (so exactly a week) - how on Earth they got it to me in that time I don't know. They were packaged well and no damage I can see.
Anyway straight on the scales, front wheel is 602g and rear wheel is 739g (I paid the $40 extra for lighter hubs "edhub black"). So total weight 1341g. Given I was looking at a set of Dura Ace C24's which weigh 1364g I don't know how they manage to be lighter whilst having a 50mm depth but they do.
Would love to ride them but waiting on rim tape and a cassette tool (stupid me didn't realize I needed a damn tool) from Chainreaction so a review of how they ride will have to wait for now.
So first ride yesterday - tried to keep the pace to what I would normally do so to get a fair comparison. On a 20km TT that I regularly do I shaved exactly 60 seconds and added 1.7km/h to my average speed. The new wheels are VERY noticeable when going uphill and accelerating after a corner. feels like a different bike.
Of course you are probably more interested in reliability so I will report back in 6 months.
eric wrote:Try a little thin grease. I've lubed Bitex freewheels (Edhubs are Bitex) and made them quiet.
merlin6014 wrote: Completely forgot to mention - the rear hub makes a VERY loud clicking noise when freewheeling. Im an 99% sure this is not a mechanical problem its just the brand of hub (e.g. campo hubs make this noise as do DT Swiss and Chris King). I guess it would drive some people crazy, I'm OK with it as long as its "normal". One advantage is you can freewheel when your about 10m behind a pedestrian and they hear you very easily. Maybe Farsport can comment? (I have the upgraded Edhub black).
Keep in mind that Taiwanese rims are used in pro-racing (FFWD) and we are not far away that some Chinese rims will find their place in the peleton.They may already some out there.