FarSports 38mm Carbon Clincher Review Thread, The

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AJS914
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by AJS914

I can't imagine there is any reliability difference betweena 38mm, 50mm or 60mm Farsports rim.

Farsports rim questions:

Would one get a tubeless compatible rim with the bead channels even if you will probably run Conti GP4000s with tubes? Or just get the regular channel rim? I'm tempted to try tubeless but I hardly ever get flats and I got sprayed by someone elses sealant on a group ride. I'd rather not inflict that on someone else.

I was thinking of getting 25mm wide 50mm rims. Farsports now has a 45mm 28mm wide rim. Which would be faster? I would probably use a 23mm GP4000 (measures 25mm) on either. The 25mm wide rim is 18mm internal width and the 28mm wide rim is 19.5mm internal.

(I probably can't fit larger tires into my Colnago which is why I'll stick with tires that measure around 25mm total width.)

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AJS914 wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:47 pm
I was thinking of getting 25mm wide 50mm rims. Farsports now has a 45mm 28mm wide rim. Which would be faster? I would probably use a 23mm GP4000 (measures 25mm) on either. The 25mm wide rim is 18mm internal width and the 28mm wide rim is 19.5mm internal.

(I probably can't fit larger tires into my Colnago which is why I'll stick with tires that measure around 25mm total width.)
Based on the standard aero suggestion that your rim be 105% the width of the tire, then you'd want the 28mm width rim. Granted, it isn't quite as deep, but in anything where there is even a slight yaw (which is most riding situations), it should be better. That's just my 2c from an armchair perspective. Check with Hambini for a more educated opinion.

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AJS914
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Farsports new 45mm rim seems to be pretty close to a Zipp 303. The next step up from 45 is 58mm - just like the Zipp 404. With this kind of shape, do people think that a 58mm rim is easily handled in a group ride?
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Not tubeless? Who buys this?

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The other option:
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by ubers

AJS914 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:38 am
Farsports new 45mm rim seems to be pretty close to a Zipp 303. The next step up from 45 is 58mm - just like the Zipp 404. With this kind of shape, do people think that a 58mm rim is easily handled in a group ride?
If you are going to be training on it, I would recommend the 45mm deep rim. Strong cross winds this won't push you around as much as the 58mm rim.

Have you considered getting a 28mm wide front rim and 25mm rear? I'm sure your colnago will accommodate that width. With a 25mm tire, the wider front rim will give you a flush rim/tire transition that will be more aero at a wider range of yaw angles.

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AJS914
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What does a narrower rim on the rear achieve? Lighter?

Do 58mm wheels push one around? I'm most concerned about group rides. We see pros ride 404s all the time. They don't seem to have a problem.

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by ubers

AJS914 wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:45 am
What does a narrower rim on the rear achieve? Lighter?

Do 58mm wheels push one around? I'm most concerned about group rides. We see pros ride 404s all the time. They don't seem to have a problem.
I suggested narrower on the rear because i thought you had clearance issues with the colnago.

I ride 60mm front enves, and i get pushed around in strong cross winds. Not sure if pros have a problem with deep wheels, i've never ridden with them.

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by AJS914

Maybe 45 is the way to go.

The primary clearance issue on the C59 is hitting the top of the front fork though I can fit a tiny spacer in the fork dropout as others have done. If I stick with a 25mm tire (23mm GP4000) I should be fine. I don't think I can go with 25mm GP4000s because they measure out to 28-29mm on wide rims and they get pretty tall. The rear doesn't seem to be an issue.

ubers
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by ubers

I recieved my Farsports 38 x 28mm clinchers yesterday (DT350 straight pull hubs, CX ray spokes). First impression is that they are a very classy looking wheelset - haven't taken them for a proper ride yet, but just rolling up and down my driveway they feel very stiff. Was happy that farsport included rim plugs for free (no need for rim tape!).

Weights (no skewers, tires cassette, rim tape):
Front: 665 grams
Rear: 875
Total: 1540

I put 25mm GP4000II tires on, which stretch out to 27mm when inflated to 90 psi. This is great for aero gains because it sits slight inwards of the 28mm wide outer rim.
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sib
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by sib

I can get some Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbons for a similar price to the FarSports 38mm Carbon Clinchers - they are a similar weight with the DT350 hubs.

Is there any reason I should choose the FarSports?

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by AJS914

I'd get the Fulcrums if you can get them for $600.

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Hi Kyle,

I saw a few references to 20% off and free shipping from a year or two ago. Is this still available or do you anticipate having a similar deal soon?

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velomane wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:30 am
Hi Kyle,

I saw a few references to 20% off and free shipping from a year or two ago. Is this still available or do you anticipate having a similar deal soon?
HI Velomane, 20% off last time was only for some model.
11.11 promotion of this time is for the whole shop.

Promotion has started.
You can check wheelsfar web shop or Aliexpress shop directly.
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by Beancouter

Kyle - I have a set of 38mm from 2013, via velobuild on order number w2fy6xlz2amuv.

Can’t recall if they were on a bitex or Ed hub, but one of the CX Ray spokes has just snapped. Can you tell me the spoke length.

Thx


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