FarSports 38mm Carbon Clincher Review Thread, The

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by rijndael

adi13 wrote:I will be chossing the DT240 hub


I'd probably go DT240 too, but I was never too comfortable with the idea because I've heard there are knock-off DT240s around - I don't know how to spot them.

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So what issues have people had with latex tubes? I received my 38mm 23mm wide carbon clinchers with the ED hubs. I used Stan's yellow tape, Michelin latex tubes with 4000S tires. I have yet to ride them between being sick, crappy weather and leaving on vacation in 2 days.
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Latex tubes will probably not be able to take the heat from extended braking.
You may be fine though... unless your area is pretty hilly?
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by MisterNoChain

Next season i will ride with latex tubes on my carbon wheels. I've read a lot about it and as long as you dont go into the mountains it shouldnt be a problem. The biggest 'hill' in the area is 100m above sealevel, i dont expect to be overheating my rims on those decents :)

As said by prendrefeu i wouldnt be taking those into the mountains, better safe then sorry.

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by Juanmoretime

I live in the Midwest. I'm sure I'll be fine since the biggest climb I did on my road bike was less than 500' and generally no brakes needed or very limited.
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In my experience with farsports and challenge latex tubes the carbon clincher rim will fail before the latex tube does.

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rijndael wrote:
adi13 wrote:I will be chossing the DT240 hub


I'd probably go DT240 too, but I was never too comfortable with the idea because I've heard there are knock-off DT240s around - I don't know how to spot them.


The DT 240s from Farsports are legit. I have ordered two sets of wheels from them with these hubs and they are 100% authentic, star ratchet and all.

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by jpac

What is the general consensus regarding the EDHub w/ Ceramic BB? Looking to buy a pair of the 2014 model, hoping to find out if its worth the extra to get these lighter hubs?

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jpac wrote:What is the general consensus regarding the EDHub w/ Ceramic BB? Looking to buy a pair of the 2014 model, hoping to find out if its worth the extra to get these lighter hubs?


People in this thread seem to be pretty satisfied with them...

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Nice thanks!

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by oreoboreo

I am in the same camp with ED CB hub. I ordered my second set a couple of days ago with the ED CB hub. I upgraded my first set to an 11 speed, while having them apart verified the Ceramic bearings.

You are in PDX and probably ride some of the same area that I do, you will enjoy them.
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by jpac

Nice, good to know. do you have the 38mm CC or the 50mm CC? and did you end up getting the U-shaped "aero" design?

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My first set is the 38mm x 20mm U shape. the new set is the same however 23mm
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by jpac

i see, i wish i could go lower than 38mm, i weigh little to much to risk going to 23mm.

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Sorry, the new ones are 23mm wide.
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