Tilldish wrote:Any thoughts on the Far Sports wheels with DT Swiss 240s hubs?
Are the hubs a bit overkill compared to the cheap chinese rims?
These hubs will serve you well, minimize grief, and last through multiple sets of rims. If they are within your budget, DT 240s hubs are very nice.
Been through this whole thread. Originally liked the Light Bicycle rims, with no wholes, and essentially a Firecrest 404 profile, but I would prefer rims with a basalt braking surface. I emailed light bicycle, and they only have 45mm depth atm, I would prefer 56-60mm.
Looking for some wheels to finish my build. Looking for either 56 or 60mm, still deciding between tubs and clinchers.
I got a price from UAM/Hong Fu, and it was $530 for the clinchers. Deng Fu quoted $424. As far as I can tell, the rim is the same, they use the same spokes too, just that Deng Fu uses the Novatec Hubs, whereas UAM/Hong Fu used Poweway Hubs.
I was also looking at Yoeleo wheels. Their own branded ones look sweet - they have a 25mm profile, whereas the Hong/Deng Fu bulge out to 27mm, so Im guessing the Hong Fu ones are most similar to Zipp 404 Firecrests. However the Yoeleo have the option with no holes so you can run tubless, have ceramic bearings and sapim spokes. They are also slightly lighter, although funnily enough, the cheaper Yoeleo ones are lighter.
The Yoeleo ones also use straight pull hubs, which I'm guessing is better. However, the Yoeleos are $764 and $694, for the ones without and with holes in the rim respectively.
Yoeleo has the best site, and a tonne of youtube videos makes me trust them, despite not being able to find many reviews. But they are a lot more expensive than the Deng Fu's!
I really want to get tubulars, but they seem like such a pain! I would probably run Vittoria Pave's if I got some, as they seem to be fast yet tough.
I should add that I actually really enjoy the tubular gluing process. You might too!
I agree though that carbon clinchers aren't that great unless for TTs or show. Carbon tubulars are definitely better for racing.
Just to be perfectly clear, the guys on carbon clinchers don't have the upper body strength to stretch a tubular.
This is funny though.
I find the arguments the same. Over and over again. Sorry, i'm not trying to get the last word here. I like tubulars too, no doubt about that. I'll leave you to it then.
However what I really want to know is whether to go for the DengFu, or the Yoeleo. Light Bike have said they can make with ceramic bearings etc, and te are still cheaper, but they are clincher only, and only 45 mm - would much prefer 56mm or 60mm.
- Similar Topics
- Last post
Chinese Open mold frame
Last post by frost91 « Tue May 01, 2018 8:13 pmReplies: 6
Posted in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.by frost91 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:36 pm » in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.
- 6 Replies
- 834 Views
Last post by frost91
Tue May 01, 2018 8:13 pm
- 7 Replies
- 1018 Views
Last post by apctjb
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:12 am
- 10 Replies
- 1760 Views
Last post by akafinto
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:47 pm
- 2 Replies
- 791 Views
Last post by buhx2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:28 pm
- 9 Replies
- 982 Views
Last post by spud
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm