FarSports 38mm Carbon Clincher Review Thread, The

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velomane
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by velomane

Kyle,

I sent you an email with some questions but I realized I forgot one: do your tubeless wheelsets (with spokeholes) come fully taped and with valves?

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velomane wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Kyle,

I sent you an email with some questions but I realized I forgot one: do your tubeless wheelsets (with spokeholes) come fully taped and with valves?
HI Velomane, for tubeless wheelset, both with spoke holes in rim bed and no spokes holes in rim bed are optional, wheelset come with 2pairs ceramic brake pads + 1pair skewer, vale is available for order if there is a need.
Farsports
https://www.wheelsfar.com
kyle(at)farsports.cn

velomane
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by velomane

A question for the cognoscenti: will a 36mm tire fit on a Farsports 38mmx25mm tubeless rim?

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by Marin

I'm riding 35mm Bon Jon Pass (come out to 36mm) on 18c rims without issues.

velomane
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by velomane

Thanks Marin,

Anyone else?

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by JPJ109

Sorry to drag up an old thread, but does anyone have a longer term report on how these wheels perform.
I'm in Adelaide, home of the TDU and as you can see by the racing its pretty tough on equipment!
I was considering the clincher with either White Industries (which I have already, and are bulletproof albeit beefy), or Carbon_ti..
Tnx

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by AJS914

I got a set of 50mm Farsports wheels a month ago. I'm really enjoying them. The quality seems pretty good. It's not hilly where I live so I'm not really worried about overheating brake tracks.

I'm really happy with DT Swiss 350 hubs. This is my second set and they seem pretty bulletproof. They are pretty inexpensive. The only downside I can see is the weight penalty.

I got caught in light rain one day and braking was horrible. (Using Campagnolo red pads.) It was my first time on carbon rims in the rain. The stopping distance was uncomfortably long on the first stop and it sounded like the rims were being ground down. I only had to stop a couple of times before getting home so there was no problem. It did leave me wondering what happens if you have to ride 20 miles in the rain with frequent stopping. Do you ruin your rims on one ride or is that just the way they sound, and no problem?

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by Beancouter

My trusty 38mm farsports need to be trued. - first time in 6 years and 1,000s km. Question is, is the writing on the wall.....Image

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Beancouter wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:55 pm
My trusty 38mm farsports need to be trued. - first time in 6 years and 1,000s km. Question is, is the writing on the wall.....

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I'm new to carbon wheels, on my first set, but everything I've read says that when you've worn through the 3k layer to the UD layer, they're done. :thumbup:

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Beancouter wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:55 pm
My trusty 38mm farsports need to be trued. - first time in 6 years and 1,000s km. Question is, is the writing on the wall.....
I also think those are done. ;) How many 1,000s km have they seen and do you life in the mountains or flat?

Beancouter
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by Beancouter

Somewhere between the 2! Live in Surrey.

Have emailed Kyle at farsports to see if they have any replacement rims so I can recycle the hubs and spokes, if it is cost effective


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by skyboy

ubers wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:24 am
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.
They look great! I see your brake caliper has no problem with such wide rims. My frame has good clearance but I wonder would the rim be a tight fit for ultegra 6800 brakes.
Shimano claim up to 28mm max rim width but only with low profile pads.

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by robeambro

Anybody has their 38 or better 45mm rims with 3k matte finish? Would like to see how they look on a finished bike.

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by Hawk16

I've been researching carbon wheels and referencing the Hambini data.
My question is, is the Farsport V50 wheel different to the current wheel on sale by Farsport the U shape 50?

If it is different, there is no way of knowing how it compares until the new one is tested is there?

Also, the LB 56 rim is that the disc wheel? So the 55 rim brake can't be compared either?

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by AJS914

All those wheels are within 7 watts of each other anyway. I would use Hambini's chart as a general guide and basically deeper is faster with a few exceptions. Hambini's tests also don't optimize tire width to the rim. He puts a 23mm GP4000 on every rim. That is a 25mm wide tire. An older 23mm rim for example would test a few watts faster if it had a true 23mm tire installed.

I have the new U shape 25mm wide Farsport 50mm deep wheels. They have been fantastic. They feel fast and are very predicatble and not scary at all in windy conditions.

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