FARSPORTS DISC CARBON WHEELSET Test & Review

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Agent041
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by Agent041

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?
If you ride steady climbs, without jumping out of the saddle, it doesnt really matter if 40 or 45. But it the climbs are more tricky, I would go with 40mm. I also have 40mm and ride short steep hills, and they are amazing with acceleration. Although 45mm are only a bit heavier so should also be fine.

Regarding windy conditions, these 40mm, 24/30 are incredible. I previously had some other western brands with 30mm and 35mm deep, and all were far worse. No problems for 40mm at all. I have 80kg. I am planning to go for the 50mm now (more for the nicer looks on the bike), and will use 40mm in windy, and other bad weather, and in winter, with winter tyres.

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fastforageezer
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by fastforageezer

Hensem wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:06 pm
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?
I chose steel bearings and 36T. 54 will give slightly faster engagement.

I'm away and won't be home to take a pic for a week or so. As I mentioned, you can get a 40/45 set from Farsports, you just need to put in a special request rather than order from the website, they'll then invoice you. The deeper rear will be a touch faster but it's a small difference. Contact Emma at Farsports, she can be reached at sales3 [at] farsports.cn.

CampagYOLO
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by CampagYOLO

Having ridden my 24/30, 50mm wheels for few months now, I've got to say the keep impressing me.
Stiff, light and comfortable. The depth adds a tangible aero benefit and the width matches really well with 28mm tyres.
The stiffness and light weight is also noticeable on the climbs.
I can't say that I've noticed much in the way of issues with crosswinds, no more than other deep wheels I've used in the past.

Honestly I'm now at the point where I'd struggle to imagine why you''d pay more unless you want 'brand' appeal.

Given I got mine for £650 delivered it's possibly one of the biggest cycling bargains I've ever had!

scapewalker
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by scapewalker

My set of Hpyer 50s needs to be trued. Is there tutorial on how to true a wheel with carbon spokes anywhere?

ullmanz
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by ullmanz

Hensem wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:06 pm
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?
I think they will do it. When I was talking to them for my wheelset and asked if it's possible, they said yes. In the end I didn't do it, so can't say for certain.
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PedaleurPat
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by PedaleurPat

Hi guys! I just receveid my custom carbon wheelset in 50/58mm depth (24/30) with 1286g (incl tubeless rim tape). Now I want to install GP5000 tubeless tires but I am not sure which ones are the best for the 105 rule. Are the 25mm safe because of the 24mm internal width? I have the feeling that the 28mm would blow up to 30mm which wouldn't adhere to the 105 rule.

Thanks

X5SAE
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by X5SAE

105-rule is outdated with modern rims/wheels. You should at least install 28 mm, if not 29-30 mm tires.
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CampagYOLO
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by CampagYOLO

PedaleurPat wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2024 12:43 pm
Hi guys! I just receveid my custom carbon wheelset in 50/58mm depth (24/30) with 1286g (incl tubeless rim tape). Now I want to install GP5000 tubeless tires but I am not sure which ones are the best for the 105 rule. Are the 25mm safe because of the 24mm internal width? I have the feeling that the 28mm would blow up to 30mm which wouldn't adhere to the 105 rule.

Thanks
28mm GP5000S TR's come to 30.5mm on my Farsports wheels. The widest part of the wheels is around 31mm wide and most advice is now that the tyre shouldn't be wider than the widest part of the rim, the 105% rule doesn't really apply anymore.

In my view it's a really good match.

25mm tyres would go against the guidance which is that the printed width of the tyre should be 4mm wider than the internal width of the wheel.

toxin
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by toxin

X5SAE wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2024 4:50 pm
105-rule is outdated with modern rims/wheels. You should at least install 28 mm, if not 29-30 mm tires.
Yes, outdated, as in, usually you want even narrower for best performance

X5SAE
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by X5SAE

Original read:
https://silca.cc/blogs/silca/part-5-tir ... rodynamics

Depends on tire pressures and rim shape and height as well. With wider tires and lower pressures the total system is often faster.

https://blog.flocycling.com/aero-wheels ... ou-slower/

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RimClencher
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by RimClencher

Wondering if anyone has a photo of what a GP5000 25mm tire looks like on the 24/30 Farsports rim?

RadB
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by RadB

toxin wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2024 5:01 pm
X5SAE wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2024 4:50 pm
105-rule is outdated with modern rims/wheels. You should at least install 28 mm, if not 29-30 mm tires.
Yes, outdated, as in, usually you want even narrower for best performance
No comment on that, I thought it was largely unachievable with current wheel system configurations and hookless protocols, hence abandoned.

SamA
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by SamA

Hensem wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:06 pm
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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Hensem
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by Hensem

SamA wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2024 5:43 am
Thank you. Do I understand correctly that this is 40mm?

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SamA
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by SamA

Hensem wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:38 pm
SamA wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2024 5:43 am
Thank you. Do I understand correctly that this is 40mm?
My wheels are 35mm (28/21, Hooked) deep.
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