FarSports 38mm Carbon Clincher Review Thread, The

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jpac
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by jpac

oh i see. sorry for the questions, is there a reason people prefer the 23mm over the 20mm?

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by oreoboreo

I moved to the 23mm wide HED C2's and really like them better on the century and double century rides. Personally I think that fast downhills are a little smoother on the 23mm's on our chip seal.
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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?

I only had one pair and they needed new bearings after 2-3 months. I realised it since there was suddenly some play in the back wheel. I bought a new wheelset a year later and switched to DTSwiss (still from farsports though)

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by addictR1

i've been riding my farsport 38mm for over a year now and the novatec hub (non-ceremic) is still quiet loud. anyway to make it quieter without affecting of overall roll?

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Take it apart and grease the freehub mechanism.

You can use Krytox (expensive, you can get it from Mcmaster-Carr) or good moly grease. It should not be sticky like wheel bearing grease or the pawls could stick, which could cause injury. You don't need a lot, just a little more than is on there now.

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Eric.. should I use a degreaser first to remove the original grease?

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addictR1 wrote:Eric.. should I use a degreaser first to remove the original grease?

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In general mixing grease, oils ect is a no no.

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I just wipe off the old stuff. The remains won't harm the new grease.
If you use a solvent on it then you have to make sure you get all the solvent out so it does not dilute the grease.

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by arodriguez

Hi everyone. I've read the whole thread as I'm just about to place order on a 38mm clincher this coming weekend. Still not very clear on some items, as this threas started few years ago, and apparently new technology ha arrived to farsport, getting more confused on what will the perfect wheelset be for my needs:
1) i'm more a climber and my place is lots of mountains. Which rim width will suit me better? 20.5 or the new 23mm, or even the 25mm? I prefer weight reduction without performance penalty. I see more people switching from 20.5 to the other two wides.. Why?
2) not clear difference between the "new" u shape aero. How different it is from the v-shape? Will i need that for climbing?
3) bitex or edhubs? Don't want to pay extra money on what is listed.

Is there something else new in farsport that I shall consider?

Many thxs to all!


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U shape is supposed to be less affected by side winds. When you climb you also have to descend and some times it's windy in the mountains.

My 50mm deep v shaped narrow rims can get blown around some. A few times in extreme winds it's been bad enough to make me slow down.

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by addictR1

i have the v shape 38mm clincher from FarSport. the width as i recall from previous post was around 20.xxmm wide. i'm currently running with Michellin Pro4 service course for over a year now and riding true even through bumps and some small pot holes.

question... anyone here tried running it with a 700x20 or 700x21 tire? any pros and cons in doing so besides maybe less rubber contact with the road and harsher ride?

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The last time I tried a 20mm tire it rode like a rock and had traction like a rock: none. I like being able to corner.

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by addictR1

Thanks Eric... my wallet thanks you too... ;)

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