Carbon tubular and clincher wheels (disc)

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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trickydisco78
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by trickydisco78

Looking at a cross disc build. Want something pretty light. Anyone tried the farsports 38mm clincher and tubular wheels/rims?

What's the deal with the U shaped rim?

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by Oswald

You can get away with lower pressures in a tubular. So I wouldn't bother with a clincher for cross. And if you insist on going clincher, why on earth use carbon rims?

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by trickydisco78

Clincher for training and as a back up in races if i get a tub puncture

(been running tubulars for 1 season now but using cantis)

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by trickydisco78

Why on earth use carbon rims?


Because they are stiffer/lighter?

Certainly a lot going to carbon rims in mountain biking with the Light bicycle rims (AM and DH)

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by Irish

I've used Farsports rims on the road and they have been great. I wouldn't worry about the shape of the profile for cross as aerodynamics are less of a worry there.

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by Beancouter

I have the farsports cx 38mm disc but believe they are clincher only. I use them for on road mainly - they are really robust, plenty stiff and spin up nicely. No complaints from me!!

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by Beancouter

Should have said, off road I use stans ironcross. I run then tubeless with Bontrager CX0 tyres. From memory, they come up a touch lighter than my Farsports 38mm which have 28mm 4 seasons on them.

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by CXTony

I have also been considering some tubeless-ready carbon XC/AM rims for a disc build, that way I get lighter weight and tire-changeability. Tubulars can be much better for racing, if you can afford multiple wheelsets.

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by ms6073

While a little on the heavy side, I think these 30mm wide, carbon fiber disc brake 29er rims are worth a look for building up a nice race day cross wheelset.
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ms6073 wrote:While a little on the heavy side, I think these 30mm wide, carbon fiber disc brake 29er rims are worth a look for building up a nice race day cross wheelset.


Both 29" hooked and hookless available now, so which kind will better for cyclocross using?
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by FIJIGabe

Hey guys. I was looking at the 38mm wheels for the Boone I've decided to build, and I was wondering if anyone had gone with the DT Swiss hubs on the wheels, rather than just the standard Novatec bearings. Here's the link:

http://www.farsports.com/product/detail.php/id-161.html

I was considering option 3: DT 240S J-bend Hub, and I e-mailed FarSports, but haven't heard back from them. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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by gospastic

I've been using some of those 38mm disc carbon clinchers for a little bit now. 3 cross races so far and everything is okay. They are 24F/28R, I am 160lbs. They weigh 1575g. The Novatec hubs seem adequate. The bearings are pretty good though it seems, they spin forever in the stand.

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by FIJIGabe

I'm heavier than you, and was thinking of 28/28, or even 28/32. I plan on using it for gravel riding, and the last thing I want is a broken spoke or damaged wheel while out on gravel roads.
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by ms6073

weeni wrote:Both 29" hooked and hookless available now, so which kind will better for cyclocross using?

Neither - the rims I referenced are tubulars.
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by trickydisco78

i ended up going for the BOR XMD 309 tubular rim which is coming in lighter than a lot of carbon rims (345g)

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