Xiamen Far Sports Experiences

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

Own measurement: weight per FarSport alloy clincher wheelset with EDhub 20/24 :beerchug:

38x23mm 1530g
50x23mm 1590g
60x23mm 1650g

38x20mm 1460g
50x20mm 1520g

50x25mm 1630g

Lighter than all alloy clincher wheels I know of incl. ZIPP :thumbup:

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russianbear
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by russianbear

Anyone happen to have big pictures of UD finish up close?

snaxez
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by snaxez

I got my pictures yesterday of my 38x23mm tubulars with DT swiss 240s hubs (UD matt)
Will write more once I get them :)
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eric
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by eric

ajmit3 wrote:could I put 25mm tyres on them ?


Don't see why not. The rims are narrow but they're not that narrow.

ajmit3
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by ajmit3

eric wrote:
ajmit3 wrote:could I put 25mm tyres on them ?


Don't see why not. The rims are narrow but they're not that narrow.



Thanks Eric. I wonder how 'aero' these '20.5' 50mm clinchers are but for USD $367 posted - I'm not complaining !

eric
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by eric

I find them slightly but noticeably faster than aluminium rims on fast descents. About the same as my 2009 Reynolds 45mm deep rims.
I use 23mm tires.

Slagter
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by Slagter

So what was the general consensus on brake pads for farsport rims?

I didn´t get brake pads with my set of rims. And their website only shows yellow brake pads, which from what I can read a couple of pages back in this thread, wheren´t doing well.

Are the Reynolds Blue still the best choice?

rowdysluggins
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by rowdysluggins

I've had good luck with the farsports blue (before they had the black). No problems with many thousands of miles and mountain descents.
The pads have plenty of life, and the rims look good too.

Slagter
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by Slagter

Where do you buy them?

Their website only shows the yellow ones.

In other words I just want to buy some good brake pads for the rims, and I don't care where I have to buy them and what color they are.

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szymonef
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by szymonef

Aside from braking power, are blue pads also "cooler" than standard (Ashima) cork pads?

eric
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by eric

It will be quicker to get a set of Reynolds blue pads. Keep asking FarSports until they have some and then order a number of them so you will be set for pads for a while.

You can also try the FarSport black pads. They make for firmer brake feel but they require more hand pressure to stop, especially the last 15mph to zero. I didn't like them as much as the blue pads but I prefer strong brakes. Someone with stronger hands would find my preferred brakes to be grabby.

I have never tried any cork pads... I wouldn't unless that's what's recommended by the manufacturer for the rims.

Slagter
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by Slagter

Are Reynolds blue as good for far sport rims as their own blue ones?

eric
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by eric

They perform the same for me, and look the same too. I'm talking about the 2013 and older ones which can be found for about $30 on line not the fatter 2014 pads that are more expensive.

Carrots
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by Carrots

Kylefoo - are you guys having email issues at the moment? My email keeps bouncing :(


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addictR1
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by addictR1

FYI - farsport blue brake pads are back in stock. but shipping cost is $20

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