50mm Carbon Clinchers...500 mile review pg. 7

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
cep111
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by cep111

Here they are with the decals on. Loads of bling on this wheelset, I'm used to a little more stealthy look, I think I will build a second set for the CAAD btw.

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BmanX
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by BmanX

Well not sure about your bling comment because there is no bling really. Good job on the wheels.
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pRoto
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by pRoto

FSC50-CM, internal, sapim cx-ray, hubsmith, 1342g/set

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MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

Awesome can't wait for mine

cep111
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by cep111

Had them built up for 2 weeks now, still true and Garmin data shows I'm a bit faster (of course it's subjective) Love em, still highly recommend!

MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

The wheels arrived this afternoon, the package was in great condition, and everything inside is in excellent on condition, they came in weighing in at 1330grams

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simnorm
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by simnorm

Very nice, mike. From Farsports?
How much?

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MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

simnorm wrote:Very nice, mike. From Farsports?
How much?

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$693 shipped from far sports

50mm basalt
20/24
hubsmith
Cx ray

carbon337
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by carbon337

Hi just been looking on Far Sports - are those wheels the glossy finish as they look like Matt but their site says the spec comes with glossy.

MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

carbon337 wrote:Hi just been looking on Far Sports - are those wheels the glossy finish as they look like Matt but their site says the spec comes with glossy.

it's the matte version

MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

still have to goto my lbs to have the cassette tightened, when I was inflating the rear tired I noticed creeking noise for a about 10-15 seconds, almost like everything was settling

rim tape
Ultegra 11/28 cassette
continental GP 4000 tires



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SirEddy
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by SirEddy

Sorry if this has been answered already, but are these the same rims being sold on eBay. I suspect not, as those on eBay are around 1520g and most on this thread seem +- 1350g.

I'm urgently shopping for new rims having just destroyed my Reynolds Assaults riding Stage 1 of the ToC course. That 2 mile descent at 18% on Myers Grade delaminated the rear and then the front rim. A long walk home.. To be fair I got around 30k km out of them so no complaints really.

I've laced my Reynolds to a Powertap, so thinking about buying a front wheel and rear rim. Emailed both light-bikes.com and Farsports. Waiting on a reply...

Thanks
Long live long rides

carbon337
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by carbon337

Would be nice if people could post links and seller info when listing specs and parts on this thread.

MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

carbon337 wrote:Would be nice if people could post links and seller info when listing specs and parts on this thread.


www.Farsports.cn

MikeMiranda
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by MikeMiranda

Took them for a spin around the block, brakes work well, free hub is real loud, I think the pawls need to be greased, so far I'm pretty happy I'm gonna take it to my local mechanic to make grease the pawls and adjust the rear Dérailleur

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