HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1047 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ... 70  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am
Posts: 776
Wow. Those look like a significantly better finish than the Farsport CC I had a while back. Especially the tire bed. Very nice.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:04 pm
Posts: 49
Those brake tracks look like they blend in pretty nice. Is there any lip there or does the track simply meld into the sidewall?


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:01 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:20 am
Posts: 327
Stalkan wrote:
Those brake tracks look like they blend in pretty nice. Is there any lip there or does the track simply meld into the sidewall?


I agree with that. It looks well done.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:20 am
Posts: 327
rainerhq wrote:
Received these today from FarSports.
25mm outside; 18mm inside, 50mm depth, 20/28H
Weight: F493g; R500g



Sorry for the double post, but which model is this wheelset?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:32 am
Posts: 304
Location: Estonia
There is little lip. I´m very happy, they really look nice. Can´t wait to build the wheels, need spokes.
Model is R50C-700-25.
EDIT: Conti GP4000 25 measures 27,1mm on that rim (7BAR)


Attachments:
IMGP0981.JPG
IMGP0981.JPG [ 100.18 KiB | Viewed 1857 times ]
R50C-700-25.jpg
R50C-700-25.jpg [ 16.43 KiB | Viewed 1857 times ]

_________________
"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride"
Scale 30
Schenk 007
29er build
Winter tank
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:23 am
Posts: 641
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Any news on tubular versions? So far I've only seen clinchers :noidea:

_________________
Slam your stem.
prendrefeu wrote:
Hating a 'drivetrain' choice on one bike vs. another is as imbecile as people getting into fist-fights at a motor race that they are not actually racing in Australia over a debate between two car companies. It really is ridiculous.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:36 am
Posts: 152
Location: Belgium
rimbed looks tip top


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:27 am
Posts: 23
Location: BC, Canada
Looking for advice here... I'm looking to buy some carbon clinchers, and was leaning towards the farsports 38mm by 23mm wide (apparently it's their "cyclocross" version - 430g, just not listed for some reason), they are a little more V than U shaped, but still the profiles look pretty good. However, the new 50x24 farsports rim looks really good, bit more U shape than the 25, and still around 490-500grams. So, I'm debating mixing a 38mm front with a 50mm rear. Seems Enve is doing this with their SES3.4 (35 front 45 rear). The 50 rear should be a bit more aero than the 38, and being U shape should be relatively stable in crosswinds - and being on the rear should be easier to handle. However, I've never ridden more than a 26mm deep alum rim, and I hear rumours of a rougher ride with the deeper rims (the U shape may help?), and some recommendations for lightweight riders to avoid rims deeper than 40mm? I'm only 140lbs, ride pretty equal mix between flats and hills, they are going on a Felt F2. Help?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:52 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Posts: 7501
Location: Geeeelong! / YURP
prendrefeu wrote:
All we need now is a 3rd party (meaning not a magazine, website nor blog) , non-biased and well designed test between all of these options, including the major manufacturers. That would be something!

Someone, totally independent of the cycling industry, is not going to shell out to run that sort of test.

You know that's not how it works. There's simply no ROI to justify the outlay.


But that is not to say a mag could not run the test ala the previous test Caley did. Whether you feel it's unbiased or not is up to you.

_________________
http://www.nicksquillari.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:13 pm
Posts: 68
Are you guys ordering direct at farsports because I can't find them on velobuild?

Thx in advance


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:30 am
Posts: 14
spliid wrote:
Are you guys ordering direct at farsports because I can't find them on velobuild?

Thx in advance


Can't find them at farsports.cn either, and no way to order there anyway that I can see. Where can they be acquired?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 pm
Posts: 585
All Farsports wheels are available here at the bottom:
http://velobuild.com/velobuild-shopping ... rs/home/17
All Farsports wheels are available for purchase direct at:
http://www.wheelsfar.com
OR, by e-mailing with what you would like to purchase to Kyle Fu at:
sales2@farsports.cn


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:36 pm
Posts: 43
I hope they do not stop until we are riding carbon spherical hoops.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:20 am
Posts: 327
Hongfu has updates their website to include the two new Aero wheels they will be offering. No other details at this time ::

HF-R86

Image

HF-R40

Image

I had to take screen shots and upload them that way since the images were not showing up otherwise, hence the substandard quality of the shots.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:56 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:20 pm
Posts: 2
1st post on WW but have been following this thread for a while and its helped me with a buying decision, so only fair to pass the feedback.

Picked up a pair of the Yoeleo 23mm wide carbon clinchers, UD Matte built with Novatec's for local road racing and midweek time trials when i really dont want to be stranded on tubs with a disc and tri spoke should they P-------. 4 days to dispatch, 2 days to reach the UK and a week sat in you know where. Packaging was good as you might hope for and remarkably had not been thrown around too much.

Like the pictures of the farsports there is a small barely visible lip in places between the lower part of the brake track and the main deep section. Rim beds were a little dusty but smooth and easilly sorted out with a baby wipe before laying down the rim tape. Front Wheel came in at just over 700g - forgot to weigh the rear. 23mm wide and i think around 16mm inside. The finish is good.. i mean really smart,

Only issue i had was that the valve hole was pretty damn tight . There was some excess material in the hole that i had to punch out with a valve extender - If you're using valve stems that are threaded all the way to the base then these add to the tightness. Oh and the rim hooks - save your best swear words for getting the last bit of the tyre on. Tight is not the word! You would not want to be changing a tube in the rain outdoors on these!

Initial Impressions - ride quality - im struggling to tell the difference between a Corsa Evo CX tub on a 50mm gigantex rim and these. Shod them in 23mm Fortezzas which i've used for years on Ksyriums and are my go to tyre. I've run them in the past on narrow rims at 8.5 - 9 bar.

On the new wheels running them at 7 bar gives a similar same ride, but noticalbly more assured when cornering. I've only done around an hour on them in the dry due to the crap weather were having here but raced both days over the weekend on them - once on the TT bike in the wet, and a 40mile RR that was run off in light snow. For me not to worry / notice them in those conditions says something in itself. If anything the ride is a little more - im struggling for the word - rigid would be unfair, but they seem to hold the road and feedback more than tubs but not in a negative way - Braking was fine - not too grabby even in the wet just have to modulate your braking on them. Spin up to speed just fine and stay there but then the ride comes into its own round the corners..

Can't post any pics up as a new member but will be happy to mail them to another member to post up - will follow this up once i've got use to them with more long term post


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1047 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ... 70  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Skunkworks: An Open Mold Invades Italy (New pic last page)

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

seanblurr

50

9110

Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:05 pm

seanblurr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Training wheels that are as wide as zipps 303

in Everything wheels

Jagcolo

13

1067

Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:10 pm

Zen Cyclery View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Focus Carbon 24mm wide 50mm deep carbon clincher review

in Everything wheels

jkcrowell

0

1233

Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:50 pm

jkcrowell View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wide an light carbon bar recommendations

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in MTB

Ottoturbo

16

1222

Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:57 am

TheRookie View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Aspide Carbon FX + Open

in Road

Bogan

4

550

Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:20 am

Bogan View the latest post


It is currently Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:12 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB