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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinR View Post
    Hi Guys, thought I would come back and share my experience with my Chinese carbon clinchers 1 year on....

    Thanks for the video. I'd imagine that the more quality chinese sellers put out lower maintenance wheels now than what you have experienced. In other news, I received my black prince pads and my baixiang wheels brake very nicely now. I'm gradually building confidence with these wheels. I've used sandpaper to gently remove any imperfections along the inside of the rim. I've put down some PRs with them. I've even broken into the top 5 on some strava sprint and TT segments. Impressive for cheap chinese wheels holding up ~245 lbs of total load @ 1000+ watts. I would definitely recommend getting a front chinese carbon wheel if you want some aero advantage. I'm not entirely sold on the rear wheel yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesquire View Post
    Go with baixiang through Amazon. Great return policy. If not, I'd do yoeleo.
    Thank you for recommend YOELEO.
    Here is a 4% off discount code: 4%RBR (without limited order price) valid from now to June 30th
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    About to order 24h/28h wheels from either Light-bicycle or farsports.
    I can't make up my mind.

    Farsports uses nipple washer and have 3 different 50mm profile.
    23mm U shape (16mm internal width)
    25mm toroidal (18mm internal width)
    25mm U shape (18mm internal width)

    Light-bicyle
    45mm U shape (19mm internal width)

    There's very little feedback on the "new 2015" 50mmx25mm U Shape Farsports rim

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    I got farsport u shape tubeless in 25mm wide 24f/28r which is probably over kill. Im 160. Have not ridden yet but build was very nice and very smooth hubs. I went with the bitex hu s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hernluis View Post
    I got farsport u shape tubeless in 25mm wide 24f/28r which is probably over kill. Im 160. Have not ridden yet but build was very nice and very smooth hubs. I went with the bitex hu s.
    Did you weight them? Kyle quoted 1515g for the 23mm U shape 24/28 bitex, were your 25mm much heavier?

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    I am thinking about buying a set of Yoeleo carbon clinchers and have a question on where do you buy replacement pads once the originals wear down? Their website does not have just braking pads. Can you use the black prince pads? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggrin View Post
    I am thinking about buying a set of Yoeleo carbon clinchers and have a question on where do you buy replacement pads once the originals wear down? Their website does not have just braking pads. Can you use the black prince pads? Thanks in advance.
    Get black prince pads

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    - I ordered a set of 38mm/23 width clinchers from carbonzone last gear. I believe they came in only 30g heavier than quoted (which is nothing). Brought them to the French Maritime Alps (La Madone, D' Ez) and the wheels held up fine. Some marks on the brake track. Sold them with a bike.

    - Ordered a set this time from Yoeleo. Same rim/width size but with their "SL Pro hubs". I feel like I overpaid since I'm only set to save about 80g compared to the $450/1450g ish I paid on carbonzone. Let's see how this one goes. I hope it comes in under-weight at 1385g. Received my tracking last Tues and it's now Thurs midnight and still don't have any updates from EMS.

    I'll post the wheels once I get them.

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    Any updates on how your wheels are holding up?

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    I bought a pair of Chinese carbon wheels a few months ago as I had a specific project in mind. I wanted to build an adventure bike in carbon that would use S&S couplers and disc brakes. The S&S couplers were for breaking the bike down and packing it in a case that met airline requirements for luggage so I would not have to pay additional fees. I wanted carbon for weight and durability. I wanted disc brakes because I wanted to switch between 700c wheels at home and 650B wheels when I traveled. Previous experience had shown me that 700c wheels needed to have the tires removed to fit them in the bag which is a pain. And my existing carbon wheels with rim brakes provided marginal braking in dry conditions and almost non existent braking in wet conditions.

    Finding 700c wheels with disc brakes was expensive and a pain. It was just too much work and every quote for custom was overkill. So I ended up buying a pair of Chinese carbon wheels with Novatec hubs and spending USD$450 and so far I could not be happier. I can't tell the difference between them and my pair of domestic carbon wheels except they cost 75% less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilove2ride View Post
    I bought a pair of Chinese carbon wheels a few months ago as I had a specific project in mind. I wanted to build an adventure bike in carbon that would use S&S couplers and disc brakes. The S&S couplers were for breaking the bike down and packing it in a case that met airline requirements for luggage so I would not have to pay additional fees. I wanted carbon for weight and durability. I wanted disc brakes because I wanted to switch between 700c wheels at home and 650B wheels when I traveled. Previous experience had shown me that 700c wheels needed to have the tires removed to fit them in the bag which is a pain. And my existing carbon wheels with rim brakes provided marginal braking in dry conditions and almost non existent braking in wet conditions.

    Finding 700c wheels with disc brakes was expensive and a pain. It was just too much work and every quote for custom was overkill. So I ended up buying a pair of Chinese carbon wheels with Novatec hubs and spending USD$450 and so far I could not be happier. I can't tell the difference between them and my pair of domestic carbon wheels except they cost 75% less.
    May I ask where you got your wheels?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by primeros View Post
    Any updates on how your wheels are holding up?
    Mine are fantastic. Got them from Baixiang

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    The wheelset was sold by 2011cycling2011 and I paid about $365 plus $55 for shipping which took less than 2 weeks.

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    So I got my wheels today from Farsports, 5 days shipping, about 3 weeks build time for 50mmx23mm U Shape clincher Bitex 24f/28r CxRay.
    Actual weight 1530g.
    The front wheels has brass spoke washers, but not the rear wheel. Which is odd unless they only use washers for radial lacing. My rear wheel is 2x on both sides.
    Mounting ProRace4 tires was super hard.

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    I have put mine on the truing stand after over a year and they are holding up well..

    https://youtu.be/EICscOw97d0

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    abit OT...

    please suggest brake pads that's good when raining.
    burn fat, not oil...

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    I am very curious about your experience with the SL Pro hubs. I am looking at ordering a set of 38s with 25mm width from Yoeleo and am debated between the Novatech's, that I know and the SL Pro with ceramic bearings. I kind of like the idea of ceramics bearings as these will most likely see a fair amount of inclement weather and a proper ceramic bearing will last longer when grit gets in there (I can show you the evidence with my BBs). I am pretty sure their regular SuperLight hub is the same one I have on a wheelset that uses Enduro bearings and is easily one of the fastest spinning wheels I have ever seen.

    I am curious why I don't hear more about Carbonality on the road side of biking. They have one of the better Chinese websites and seem to have a pretty solid set of frames and wheels. On the MTB side, they are pretty well used for frames and wheels, but I think you are the first person who I heard mention them on the road side.

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    I'm looking into some Yoeleos myself, but I can't figure out what WIDTH wheelset will fit on my bike. I have a 2014 Felt F75 with the stock Mavic CXP22 wheelset.. I THINK those rims are about a 19 outer width, but I can't verify it anywhere on the interwebs. I'm running 25mm Conti GP 4000S II, so I'd like to get a 25mm wide wheelset. Does anyone have experience or knowledge of what my Felt can run (wheel-wise)?

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    I am looking to purchase my first wheelset but have no idea even after reading various threads for hours!

    Does the rim width affect anything? I plan to run 25mm tires. My frame can take rims up to 25mm rims. Should I buy 20.5mm 23mm or 25mm? Are U-Shaped rims better?
    I have whittled it down to a few wheels and any pointers will be very helpful.
    My shortlist:

    baixiangbike - Road Bike 50mm Clincher Disc Brake Carbon Wheels Carbon Fiber Wheel Set

    carbonspeedcycle - 25mm width disc brake hubs 50mm clincher carbon bicycle wheel


    Yoeleobike - 700C 23MM Wide Carbon Wheels Clincher 50MM with Hubs for 6 Bolt Disc Brakes

    Wheelsfar - 50mmx25mm Clincher with Bitex / Novatec hub Model:FSC50CM-25

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    @timmy09 Based our experience,my suggestion for you is to choose 25mm wide rims, considering your frame can take the 25mm wide rims.
    the technology for tyres and aerodynamics and rolling resistance is moving to wider. So 25mm wide beat 23mm wide.


    Quote Originally Posted by timmy09 View Post
    I am looking to purchase my first wheelset but have no idea even after reading various threads for hours!

    Does the rim width affect anything? I plan to run 25mm tires. My frame can take rims up to 25mm rims. Should I buy 20.5mm 23mm or 25mm? Are U-Shaped rims better?
    I have whittled it down to a few wheels and any pointers will be very helpful.
    My shortlist:

    baixiangbike - Road Bike 50mm Clincher Disc Brake Carbon Wheels Carbon Fiber Wheel Set

    carbonspeedcycle - 25mm width disc brake hubs 50mm clincher carbon bicycle wheel


    Yoeleobike - 700C 23MM Wide Carbon Wheels Clincher 50MM with Hubs for 6 Bolt Disc Brakes

    Wheelsfar - 50mmx25mm Clincher with Bitex / Novatec hub Model:FSC50CM-25
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    For those of you that have purchased Farsports rims, how accurate was the claimed ERD measurement? I ordered the new 58d x 28w and am getting impatient and wanting to order spokes.

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    Baixiang rims

    Hi Everyone - my first post!
    A few friends and I have been building wheels for several years now using various carbon Rims, Sapim Cx Rays and Chris King Hubs.

    I thought I would share the experience with the rims (never any issues with other components and the Chris King hubs are spectacular!).

    We used Biaxiang Rims for a while (~12 months) until we started to get some structural failures such as cracking around the valve hole and splits in the rim lips etc. We also found, much to our disgust, a QC sticker over a hidden hole in the rim! It appeared to be a wrongly drilled spoke hole that was then filled with black silicon and covered, with all things, the QC sticker!

    Unfortunately Biaxiang failed to reply to any of the issues so they could redeem themselves so we shifted to another factory that has so far been very reliable and certainly more responsive.

    I agree that the rims are very cheap, but be wary of the reputation - there are a lot of bad rim manufacturers out there!

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    I ordered two rear Yoeleo wheels, 60mm, 3k weave, 23 width. I ordered them just before Christmas and I got them yesterday. I ordered to rear because my rear Planet X wheel broke when I was hit by a car and my teammate split his rim using the wrong brake pads on his Planet X wheels. The wheels are free from any obvious defects or damage from shipping. It took them 9 days to arrive in California. I started gluing them already, although they state that they recommend rim tape and will void any warranty issues if you use glue. I have always glued and at 230 per wheel I am less worried about a warranty issue. Wheels arrived trued and look nice. There are no labels on the wheels but they did include some in the box if I wanted to add them later. I will post more once I get on them and put some miles on the wheel. I plan to continue using my Planet X 50mm front and then the Yoeleo 60mm rear.

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    What frame is http://www.verreijt.info/wp-content/...1-Build-UP.jpg ? It looks like the FM098 from DengFu but it has disc brake mounts.

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to build a wheelset with at the core (or at the outskirts) a chinese rim from Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods
    The RM88C-25mm (RM88C-25mm road bike 88mm carbon clincher rim 25mm wide - Xiamen Carbon Speed Sport Goods Co.,Ltd) to be exact.

    Does anybody have experience with the fabricator or one of these rims?

    I'm looking to build it up along with Hope Mono RS hubs, Sapim CX-Ray spokes and Sapim nipples on a 18f 24r spoke count.

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