FARSPORTS DISC CARBON WHEELSET Test & Review

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garbageman
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by garbageman

ourayimage wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:06 am
Does anyone have the wheels in 30mm depth, 30mm extenal width, and 24mm internal width and running 28mm tires? I'm curious how they function in crosswinds. I have the Farsports Hyper 50mm depth wheels with those dimensions and they have been great, however, I'm considering getting the Farsports Hyper 30mm depth FRONT wheel for when the forecast is for windy conditions and the group ride is in the mountains of western Colorado where I live.
I have the "gravel" version of those rims (same dimensions but slightly heavier) with 24 cx-ray spokes and they're great for descending in windy conditions. I generally don't feel any steering input from crosswind on the front wheel. I'm using a 28c Vittoria Corsa Pro that measures 30 mm at 60-65 psi.

cflima
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by cflima

Received my Farsports Hyper (45 depth, 24/30 hooked rim, carbon spokes and RD270 hub) wheelset this Tuesday and posting my review so far. Ordered via Aliexpress after having read the good reviews here and watching the manufacturing video from China Cycling. Ordered on 26-Mar, they were shipped on 16-Apr and received in the UK on 23-Apr.

Box had some exterior damage, but it was very well packaged inside (wheels side by side with enough room to absorb pressure) so wheels were in perfect condition. Out of the box the wheels looked really well finished (glossy finish) and doing the eye test the wheels looked round and true. They also came with spare spokes as requested which was a welcome addition.

Measured weight was 1,220g including rim tape, so not that far from the specified weight. Setup of GP5000 clincher 28mm was super easy by hand, which was welcome for a 24mm inner rim width.

The challenge came with installing the Ultegra cassette. All cogs went in well until the 12T cog which had to be pushed in slightly by hand. I found this weird but managed to tighten the cassette to the specified torque with no issues. As soon as I put it on the bike, I realised that the cassette was not entirely straight when spinning the wheel.

Because this was a new cassette, I suspected about a dodgy cassete and tried a used one and got the same alignment problem. Upon inspection I noticed that the freehub body was marked from the cassette in some parts but not others, which upon on closer inspection it seems where the larger cog sits on is larger on some parts than others. This leads to the cassette not sitting entirely flush with the freehub body and being positioned at a slight angle instead.
I have raised this with Angela on Whatsapp but still waiting for an answer 48h later. Will post on AliExpress and email as well. Hoping this can just be solved with a new freehub body. Will update the review when I hear back.
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Agent041
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by Agent041

Sorry to hear your problem. I am expecting my wheels next week 40mm, 24/30, with RD270. I assume your hub is also RD270? Please let us know what will Farsport solution be.

Did anyone else had this problem?

LRB23
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by LRB23

Received my 40mm 24x30mm rims with the RD270 hubs at the beginning of the month. I’m hoping to have them on the new build in the next 1-2 weeks.
Ordered via Wheelsfar and received a little discount from Emma via WhatsApp. Start to finish they were around 3 weeks from purchase to delivery in Europe.

On my kitchen scales they came in at 1166, slightly heavier than I had hoped for but still light enough for the build. I stupidly selected the heavier finish of UD Matte but pleaded with Emma to pick the lightest hoops if she could.


Not sure what tyres to go with but I’m leaning towards GP5000 ST R tan wall in 28mm.

Will report back once they’re suited and booted. This will be very different to my current rim brake (skinny) 19mm internal Mavic wheels.

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exoterm
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by exoterm

Agent041 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:11 pm
Finally my ordered wheels have also been sent. Right on time, as on Sunday I broke my original wheels in a heavy crash :cry:
Specified weight is about 25g lower then actual weight, but was told that each tubeless tape is around 10-15g, so should be right as said.

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nice, did you specifically request "no logo"? there seems to be so many "hidden options" so it is difficult to know what to ask for. nice looking wheels.

Agent041
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by Agent041

exoterm wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:50 pm
Agent041 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 6:11 pm
Finally my ordered wheels have also been sent. Right on time, as on Sunday I broke my original wheels in a heavy crash :cry:
Specified weight is about 25g lower then actual weight, but was told that each tubeless tape is around 10-15g, so should be right as said.

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nice, did you specifically request "no logo"? there seems to be so many "hidden options" so it is difficult to know what to ask for. nice looking wheels.
No special request. My Wave 35/30mm, 26int/32ext., carbon spokes with RD360, from last year also came with no logo

Agent041
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by Agent041

LRB23 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:06 pm
Received my 40mm 24x30mm rims with the RD270 hubs at the beginning of the month. I’m hoping to have them on the new build in the next 1-2 weeks.
Ordered via Wheelsfar and received a little discount from Emma via WhatsApp. Start to finish they were around 3 weeks from purchase to delivery in Europe.

On my kitchen scales they came in at 1166, slightly heavier than I had hoped for but still light enough for the build. I stupidly selected the heavier finish of UD Matte but pleaded with Emma to pick the lightest hoops if she could.

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My 40mm 24/30 are on their way, and I should received them next week. From photo I received, my set is 1.161g with rim tape. Specified are 1.135, so 26g more. That should be the rim tape weight. And I have Paintless Glossy, so it looks like yous are only 5g more, so no penalty.

Mindflash
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by Mindflash

Hi carbon spoke wheells owners,

Can anybody share feedback after 5000km/10000km? How long do wheels stay true and how do (ceramic) bearings hold up? Any troubles with servicing?

tiz92
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by tiz92

Mindflash wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:33 pm
Hi carbon spoke wheells owners,

Can anybody share feedback after 5000km/10000km? How long do wheels stay true and how do (ceramic) bearings hold up? Any troubles with servicing?
I have two pairs 45 and 55mm. One bought in August 23 and one in December 23. I would say that the August ones have at least 4000 km. I used them mostly in races and "nice" training rides.

Nothing to blame about until now. Bearings are smooth, steel though and the wheels are true as from the beginning.

4le91
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by 4le91

LRB23 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:06 pm
Received my 40mm 24x30mm rims with the RD270 hubs at the beginning of the month. I’m hoping to have them on the new build in the next 1-2 weeks.
Ordered via Wheelsfar and received a little discount from Emma via WhatsApp. Start to finish they were around 3 weeks from purchase to delivery in Europe.

On my kitchen scales they came in at 1166, slightly heavier than I had hoped for but still light enough for the build. I stupidly selected the heavier finish of UD Matte but pleaded with Emma to pick the lightest hoops if she could.


Not sure what tyres to go with but I’m leaning towards GP5000 ST R tan wall in 28mm.

Will report back once they’re suited and booted. This will be very different to my current rim brake (skinny) 19mm internal Mavic wheels.

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That was fast! I ordered them on the 20 of March and they are still traveling somewhere unknown with the courier WYX, no place specified, just flight after flight 😂

pushpush
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by pushpush

Agent041 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 7:39 pm
No special request. My Wave 35/30mm, 26int/32ext., carbon spokes with RD360, from last year also came with no logo
Where did you find these? I can't seem to locate this configuration anywhere on their website. How do you like the wave profile?

Agent041
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by Agent041

pushpush wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2024 5:57 pm
Agent041 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 7:39 pm
No special request. My Wave 35/30mm, 26int/32ext., carbon spokes with RD360, from last year also came with no logo
Where did you find these? I can't seem to locate this configuration anywhere on their website. How do you like the wave profile?
These were custom made and not on Wheelsfar web site. It was not even my idea. It was their sugestion (on WhatsApp). Probably testing new gravel setups. Later I spotted them somewhere on their OEM website. I still do not see wave options with carbon spokes on Wheelsfar.

I absolutely love them. Run them with 30c Conti S TR tyres, which come 33,5mm. 24 carbion spokes. Good stifness and extremly responsive.

I hope the wheels I will receive next week (40mm, 24/30) are equaly responsive, so I can put these wave on my gravel bike. After all, these are gravel wheels :)

pushpush
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by pushpush

Agent041 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2024 6:59 pm

These were custom made and not on Wheelsfar web site. It was not even my idea. It was their sugestion (on WhatsApp). Probably testing new gravel setups. Later I spotted them somewhere on their OEM website. I still do not see wave options with carbon spokes on Wheelsfar.

I absolutely love them. Run them with 30c Conti S TR tyres, which come 33,5mm. 24 carbion spokes. Good stifness and extremly responsive.

I hope the wheels I will receive next week (40mm, 24/30) are equaly responsive, so I can put these wave on my gravel bike. After all, these are gravel wheels :)
Thanks. May I ask how much they weigh? I assume from their dimensions that they are ultra stable in crosswinds? I'm looking for a climbing/descending wheelset.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found your older post with details.

Agent041
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by Agent041

Finally received my 40mm 24int/30ext, RD270 hub. Tubeless setup with Conti 5000 S TR 28c. They come 30,5mm, and outer rim is on widest also around 30,5mm.
Just tried them to bed-in the disc brake pads and rotors. Accelerating seems very fast. Cant wait for first ride on my clasic route with short steep climbs.

One thing to be carefull. When using tyre lever to dissmount the tyre, ure something (like a cloth) between the rim and tyre lever, otherwise the lacquer finish will be instantly damaged. Had to dissmount my tyre as first I have mounted on with the wrong direction.
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JMOS
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by JMOS

LRB23 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:06 pm

On my kitchen scales they came in at 1166, slightly heavier than I had hoped for but still light enough for the build. I stupidly selected the heavier finish of UD Matte but pleaded with Emma to pick the lightest hoops if she could.


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I was actually told by wheelsfar that UD matte is the lightest, followed by paintless glossy, and 70 % matte is the heaviest.

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