FarSports 38mm Carbon Clincher Review Thread, The

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motormouth
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by motormouth

Well, this thread is the best marketing bang for the buck I've ever seen -- I hope farsports is sponsoring the forum!

I'm another guy who ordered some Farsports after lurking this thread for a while. 38x23 U shape standard (non-ceramic) hub build, all black, UD finish. psyched to get them. I dealt with Kyle, and he was great - fast & responsive. We'll see how the order goes, and how it arrives (I'll be sure to update with weights and pics and final order report).

They will replace a set of 5 year old 100% bulletproof and fast rolling Fulcrum Racing 7s... that also weighed 1930g! But they are some big shoes to fill. I will mount 25mm Gatorskins (this will be a commuter/training wheelset) and a red 11-26t cassette.

My only question: has anyone installed VELOPLUGS on farsports rims? Curious if the rim bed holes will fit them or not before ordering them.

addictR1
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by addictR1

yes, i've installed veloplugs in both sets of my farsport. and yes.. get the red ones. don't get the other colors cuz they won't fit. oh.. and here's the sweet part.. on a 20/24 spoke, before and after the plugs.. only 7-8g penalty.. :)

motormouth
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by motormouth

thanks addict!

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by addictR1

Np.. anytime.. ;)

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by eric

While the veloplugs work I think that using thin tape gives more clearance for tire mounting. I can't get Contis on my FarSports with Veloplugs. They are just too tight, to the point where I am afraid I'll break something with the tire irons (and would have a difficult time replacing a tube on the road). But with thin tape they go on my other set of FarSports with no problem.

motormouth
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by motormouth

thin tape?

and the issue with veloplugs is that they protrude in a little hump?

addictR1
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by addictR1

Eric.. by thin tape are you referring to electric tape? ;)

Also I know it'll have a little hump after installed, but since everything is deflated, it shouldn't get in the east of installing it.

I had a pain in the ass time when mounting my pro4 on, and even again when mounting the panaracer onto the set I got for my cx. Maybe they make the wheelset bigger than the usual 700 wheelset?

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by trex021

I believe Eric is referring to something like Stan's yellow rim tape

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Electrical tape is too stretchy. The veloplugs stick up above the rim floor, right in the smallest diameter part that you want the tire beads in when installing the tire.
Carbon clinchers often have a less deep rim 'well' between the bead hooks than aluminium rims to help keep the rim walls from spreading due to the tire pressure.

Thin tape wold be Stans, Rox or Kapton tape (1 layers of the 1mil is supposed to do it, I bought some but have not tried it yet).

I used reusable plastic strips (from wheelbuilder.com but others make the ones that use a woven plastic) on my 38mm FarSports because I had it around. They are not as thin as the tape but they are replaceable. I'll try the Kapton eventually.

motormouth
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by motormouth

I've had good experience with Stan's (and might have some laying around actually), never heard of Rox or Kapton I'll look for info, thanks.

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by russianbear

I've been trying to find some info regarding durability of EDhubs. I'm looking at the tubular version of the 38s, but no reason why it should matter. There were some people posting on this forum in previously that the EDhubs may not be for heavier riders and to go with bitex which are 50 grams heavier (although wheel is claimed at 95 grams lighter so I'm not sure where the other weight loss is). I'm 91kg.

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The Edhubs are Bitex, or at least follow Bitex design patterns. The front looks just like a RAF10/BHS UL66. The rear has two main differences from say a RAR13- the DS bearing is a 6803 instead of a 6903 and the NDS flange spacing is less. That could make the hub less suitable than the Bitex for a larger rider. I don't know what Bitex rear hub they use. It may be something heavier than a RAR13.

If you get the Edhubs I'd recommend skipping the ceramic bearings- I had one start to go bad in about 250 miles. I replaced them with high quality steel bearings.

motormouth
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by motormouth

So just an update - Kyle's email address returned undeliverable:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

sales2@farsports.cn

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain farsports.cn by mxbiz1.qq.com. [163.177.65.180].

The error that the other server returned was:
550 Mail content denied. http://service.mail.qq.com/cgi-bin/help ... no=1000726

I emailed info@ instead, no bounce. We'll see.

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by trychle

Last week I broke one of the Sapim XC-Ray spokes on the NDS of my FSC38-CM rear wheel..
Taking my cautious riding style and 59kg body weight in consideration, I am quite surprised that this happened.

Anyhow, now I need to get the wheel fixed.
Therefore I was wondering if anyone (Kyle?) here knows the spoke lenght of the NDS spokes that are used for lacing the 38mm rims to the Edhub.

motormouth
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by motormouth

Ps got a reply from Kyle all is well, wheels should arrive 6-7 days. No idea wassup w the mail server error.

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