FARSPORTS DISC CARBON WHEELSET Test & Review

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toxin
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by toxin

For starters, the regular carbon spokes are just an all round better design with less weak points than the ones with threaded inserts. The flanges on these new hubs are also bigger so better bracing angles. And the rear has 24 spokes anyway.

SamA
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by SamA

SamA wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:51 am
Agent041 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:56 am
SamA wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2024 3:31 am
Agent041 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2024 3:51 pm


This issue should not be because of wheels/hub. The problem is probably in Shimano cassette. Remove the spacer in the back of the cassette, and you should be OK.
https://bettershifting.com/12-speed-dan ... cillation/
Thank you so much for this info/tip. I never knew that there was a spacer at the back of the cassette. I was picturing a plastic spacer (like the ones in between the sprockets) - not a thin metal one that's glued to the cassette body. Removed this thin spacer (popped out easilt with my fingernail) - cassette wobble has disappeared.

With that issue now solved, I've zero issues with my Hypers.
Happy to hear you fixed your issue. How many clicks of micro adjustment did you have to do on your Di2 rear derailleur in order to get perfect shifting without the ring at the back of cassette?
It seems to be shifting fine without any adjustments on the di2 RD whilst the bike is on the stand (didn't get a chance to take it for a ride). I shall advise once I take it for a spin.
Agent041 - Shifting was perfect on this mornings ride. I used to have an intermittant issue shifting from the sporket no.8 to no.7 - this issue has now been resolved. sproket no.4 used to be "noisy" (a ticking noise could be heard). Again, this issue has disappeared. No micro adjustments made to the RD.
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Attermann
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by Attermann

https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-r ... cpo=208601

can anyone confirm that this freehub is a straight fit on the RD270 hub? i think it was mentioned earlyer, but i can't find that again.

warickwrx
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by warickwrx

Attermann wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:10 pm
https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-r ... cpo=208601

can anyone confirm that this freehub is a straight fit on the RD270 hub? i think it was mentioned earlyer, but i can't find that again.
Yes it should work as long as it is not the EXP version.

EINSTEININHO
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by EINSTEININHO

I've just place an order for the RD270/45mm in 70% UD finish, even though it is heavier it looks slick. How long does it usually take for the payment to be treated. I ordered through paypal on their website.

Agent041
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by Agent041

EINSTEININHO wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:17 am
I've just place an order for the RD270/45mm in 70% UD finish, even though it is heavier it looks slick. How long does it usually take for the payment to be treated. I ordered through paypal on their website.
I personally had to wait for the wheels to be assembled, so took about 2 weeks before shipment. A friend of mine got notification of shipment in about 3 days from order.

NordicSal
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by NordicSal

Very interested to know more about the seemingly new DT Swiss hub for carbon spokes - how does it compare to a 240 for starters?

Also how is the rim shape of the 30mm wide?

toxin
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by toxin

The dt swiss hub is heavy af

Attermann
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by Attermann

warickwrx wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 5:13 am
Attermann wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:10 pm
https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-r ... cpo=208601

can anyone confirm that this freehub is a straight fit on the RD270 hub? i think it was mentioned earlyer, but i can't find that again.
Yes it should work as long as it is not the EXP version.
Thank you!

EINSTEININHO
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by EINSTEININHO

For anyone wondering. I had doubt about the authenticity of those carbon spokes DT hub. I contacted DT and they confirmed me that they were indeed making those hubs for farsports and they were authentic.
Good news but it so weird that they haven't advertise it anywhere and that you can't find any documentation on their website

toxin
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by toxin

these hubs were around already at the shanghai bike show

DHG01
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by DHG01

EINSTEININHO wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:10 pm
For anyone wondering. I had doubt about the authenticity of those carbon spokes DT hub. I contacted DT and they confirmed me that they were indeed making those hubs for farsports and they were authentic.
Good news but it so weird that they haven't advertise it anywhere and that you can't find any documentation on their website

It would very surprising for Farsports to mess around with non authentic products.

Hensem
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by Hensem

Hi everyone.I have a few questions and ask to help me make a choice. I most often do two types of training: group riding, or solo climbing with a large gain in altitude. What 24/30 rim depth would you recommend: 40 or 45? I see 35mm is only available in the 21/28 version.
And also, please advise me to buy 36t or 54t?Hubs RD270.
And as for bearings, I live on the Mediterranean coast and there is high humidity in the air. But it rains very rarely in winter and I try not to travel in such weather. Is it better to choose steel or ceramic?

fastforageezer
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by fastforageezer

Hensem wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:00 pm
Hi everyone.I have a few questions and ask to help me make a choice. I most often do two types of training: group riding, or solo climbing with a large gain in altitude. What 24/30 rim depth would you recommend: 40 or 45? I see 35mm is only available in the 21/28 version.
And also, please advise me to buy 36t or 54t?Hubs RD270.
And as for bearings, I live on the Mediterranean coast and there is high humidity in the air. But it rains very rarely in winter and I try not to travel in such weather. Is it better to choose steel or ceramic?
The 24/30 rim is indeed available in a 35mm depth, you have to ask for it. I recently purchased a 35mm front for windy days, my main wheelset is 24/30 in a 50mm depth.

The depth mostly comes down to how comfortable you are with deeper rims in crosswinds. I live in an area near the ocean with a lot of open fields and we get some very windy conditions. The 35mm is great on windy days, very solid and confidence inspiring, and doesn't feel much slower. My wife has a front 24/30 rim in a 40mm depth. The 40 front catches a touch more wind, but is still pretty stable for windy conditions and a great all around choice.

A bit of a digression:
I have to admit initially I wasn't all that happy with my 50mm set, I was getting some speed wobble on windy days on my Tarmac SL8, and they definitely catch wind gusts, which is why I ordered the 35mm front. While I was waiting for the 35 to arrive, I had to replace my front tire, and as an experiment decided to try balancing the front wheel. Surprisingly, it actually made a big difference and the speed wobble is now gone. I rode the 50 set yesterday on a pretty windy day and while it does still catch the wind, I feel much more confident in the wind now.

I don't think most bike wheels need balancing, and I haven't bothered balancing the rear, but for very light, deep wheels such as these I think it's a good idea for the front. There are other reasons you can get speed wobble, but if it's an issue I'd definitely try balancing. I used "golf weights" and stuck them to the center channel in the rim under the rim tape, added about 7 grams to the wheelset. The weights are very thin but do add a little bit of thickness to the center channel, so that's the only real downside.

To circle back, I don't think you can go wrong with either depth, if you regularly ride in windy conditions or are a light rider with a bike that has quick handling, I'd favor the 40. I'd also recommend going 5-10mm deeper on the rear wheel, as that isn't affected windy conditions nearly as much. That's also something Farsports can do for you but you have to ask.

Hensem
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by Hensem

Thanks for the detailed answer.
I think maybe they should be asked to make 40/45 like the same CRW? I live near the sea and sometimes on high-speed descents I feel a side wind. If you use 45mm at the rear, will it give more speed? Initially, I want to get the lightest possible pair, and here I have to struggle with a compromise.
Did you choose 36t or 54t and what bearings did you choose:steel or ceramic?
Since you own 35mm and 40mm, can I ask you to take a photo to see the difference?

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