Ive Been waiting to put an order in to Far Sports for some 50mm carbon clinchers. I was going to go for the 25mm wide versions. In light of some reports recently of these potentially being problematic.. Im wondering should I be better off going for the 23mm versions?
I gotta admit, I have read almost all of this thread but im still not sure which would be best for my needs. How many on here could hand on heart recommend the 50x25 from farsports?
I am a social cyclist, I ride about 100 miles per week, i dont race but i might look towards getting more competitive next summer. I live in a very hilly place. I would go for light 38mm x 25 but Im pretty sure at 90kgs, id be safer on 50mm wheels right?
would the 50 x 23 new 2014 far sport models be a safer bet in terms of how they will last :S
any help from any more experienced members would be wholly appreciated! Cheers guys
If the braking wil be a problem, it will be a problem equally on 38, 50mm or any other rim depth (assuming the same type brake track). I have good experience with the basalt brake tracks, even on very long and/or steep descents, but since I am only 63kg you may not have the same experience
Something like Flo cycling wheels or Helin Liu offer a wide (25mm) u-shape 60mm clincher.
A bit heavier, but might suit you better.
You can get aluminium rims that are as light as FarSports carbon clinchers.
You actually don't want to go steady on the brakes. You want to brake for turns and then get off the brakes to let the rims cool. Dragging the brakes is more likely to overheat them.
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