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These are 2014 Farsports 23mm wide 50mm profile full carbon UD matte clincher rims with slightly rounded (i.e. not pure "V") shape and high temperature resin braking surface, on Bitex RAR13 "Edhubs" with 20/24 bladed spokes and 2:1 lacing in the rear.
I had Farsports make them without spoke holes (see 3rd pic) to be ready for tubeless once a good tire solution has been found.
Spoke tension isn't 100% even, but the wheels have been straight and true for 3000km and 60000 vertical meters so far.
I really love these wheels and would buy them again without hesitation. They even saw some gravel with 29mm Vittorias.
Braking with the supplied "ceramic" pads is abysmal, but the original SRAM Force 22 (by Swisstop) pads work fine, although they do wear fast. However, I switched to cheapo carbon-specific cork-looking pads I got for cents off ebay that work well too, and I'm still on the 1st set. Got 3 sets.
Farsports 2014 23mm wide 50mm carbon wheels: 1329 grams
SRAM Force 22 brake pads by Swisstop - 11 grams per brake:
Front wheel with Continental GP 4000 S 25mm, Continental Supersonic tube, Cateye spoke magnet, Schwalbe 31mm Valve extender and Titanium QR - 907 grams
Rear wheel with Continental GP 4000 S 25mm, Continental Supersonic tube , Schwalbe 31mm Valve extender, SRAM Sram PG-1170 Wifli 11-32 cassette and Titanium QR - 1347 grams
Note spoke washers.
Deda Mistral black bar tape full set with plugs - 67 grams
Deda pink bar tape full set with plugs - 61 grams
Not used - minus 76 grams
The kickoff for the build was that I sold my Nikon DSLR gear and with the proceeds bought a smaller, smarter camera (Lumix LX 7) and this bike. I wanted to keep the photo quality as high as in the 1st few pics in the thread, but since the bike was built, I've been too busy riding it and never too proper staged & lit photos. To start with, the bike was never clean enough!
So without further ado, here are some mobile phone pics I took of my '066 during the year:
This includes my Time Xpresso 10 pedals and 2 bottle holders mounted, but not the lights, seat pack or bottles of course.
Force 22 11-28 cassette, Force 22 crankset with OEM chainrings and 25mm tires front and rear, so it should be easy to drop 350g by changing to Red 22 cassette & crank, lighter chainrings and Conti Force/Attack, which might or might not be in the future of this build. It's plenty fast already!
Oh, and an even lighter wheelset maybe. Still clinchers though.
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