Also one thing to note is their website lists the weight as 1250 +/-30g but on the invoice it's listed as 1300 +/-30g. I asked Johnson about that and he said their site needs to be updated and that the weight listed on the invoice is the correct range. But in my digging for reviews ive seen posts as recent as 2 days ago with claimed weights in the 1240-1270 range. I'll have my weights up as soon as I unbox them.
It appears to come with a Novatech hub whereas most on this forum have the hubsmith hubs. Can someone please tell me the adavntages and disadvantages of the many different hubs on offer at Farsport and what price differences there are between them.
Thanks in advance.
My Hubsmith front hub's bearing is a bit notchy when I turn the axle by hand but it appears to turn ok when under QR tension.
If you buy from Farsports they have a new 'edhub' which is made by Bitex for a small upcharge. They list the rear hub weight at 190-something grams. The regular Bitex is 211g.
There are also now N series rims (i.e. FSC50-CN) which are a heavier build than the M series.
Looking at the web site they don't list the edhub or the actual weight of the bitex hubs, but from your info this new hub sounds a good option as it would appear about same weight as the hubsmith.
I've read in these forums that there have been issues with hubsmith so I'm a bit hesitant.
I could not find any reference to Dati. Is this another brand.
In summation, what would you guys recommend for 80kg rider (175lb) riderwho likes to push the pace?
What to recommend as far as wheel build strength depends on your riding style. For example I'm 141 lbs but I break rear spokes. Something about how I climb out of the saddle and that I do a lot of it is hard on wheels. Wheel builders see my weight and assume that I can get by with minimum spokes but depending on the rim stiffness and hub geometry that may not be true.
would it be american classic aero 420 3
would it be Farsport FSC38-CM
would it be Farsport FSC50-CM
All of them are in the same price - nearly - and I do struggle to make up my mind.
Given that I'd want the most aero wheels of the list.
It's difficult to determine aerodynamics from looking at wheels. But a general rule is that the deeper the rim the more aero the wheel. That'd the wheels with 50mm rims the right choice.
I'm pretty sure that Focus-Carbon is selling the same wheels that FarSports sells. Even the text is the same. But they seem to have heavier (old?) versions of the rims. I'd want the newer rims with the basalt brake tracks. I've seen pics posted here of older FarSports clinchers (I think they were the foam core ones) that have come apart due to brake heat.
FarSport's rims are older v-shaped designs, not the newer u-shaped ones that are more aero and less affected by side winds.
BTW: got below from carbon and farsport
FW50-C: USD 409
F-W50-C is 1500g+/-15g.
The wheels FSC38-CM cost USD529 per pair with Bitex hubs,Sapin Cx-ray spoke,
Sapim SILS nipple,20/24holes super light carbon rims with basalt braking surface,1300g+/-30g.
I you might be right that farsport sells newer wheels. I have to check 50mm and even maybe 88
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