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    Not sure if this has been addressed, but r reading about the ICAN clinchers, I want to look into a 38mm set for myself. I was told to look into Farsports or Gigantex as an alternative.

    Anyone have points of comparison to offer on the alternates over ICAN?

    From what I can tell, the ICAN wheelsets are worth a shot, but I haven't really seen them referenced recently outside of this thread.

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    I haven't had any experience with Farsports or Gigantex. I put another 2,000 miles on my ICANs this last (shortened by cold weather) bike season and again cannot find anything bad to say about these wheels. Even decided to use them on my Cervelo R2 for a September Century ride instead of using my almost too comfortable Endurance bike. Turned out to be a great ride, great weather and way easier than I ever remember any Century ride to have been. The light weight of this wheel set, combined with the effective aero performance and compliance had to be part of the reason.

    No regrets and fully satisfied with the ICAN purchase. I obviously remain a fan of this wheel brand. It's too bad that more cyclists don't post experiences with their wheels and post more often. I find it a valuable resource.
    At my age, it's all uphill!!!

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    Have many sets of rims from Light Bicycle. Road and mtn. I build my own wheels. Been happy with all of them.

    Could not beat their price on a complete wheelset for my new mtn bike project. So I bought first complete wheelset from them over xmas.

    Even tension, true, well built.
    Very happy with them.

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    That's inspiring. For me, it's worth a shot at the investment. And they're available on Amazon - so I can ride them hard for 30 days and see where I am at along the final decision making process. I think I am going to take the plunge. Of course, everyone has an opinion on what they think is best; riding styles differ, experience differs, terrain is even a determining factor in the success of trying something new.

    I take it all with a grain of salt. I certainly appreciate the insight. Going to place my order today.

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    Good luck! That's basically what I did. Found out as much info as I could before deciding on the wheels. I probably spent over 6 months doing the research and comparing products when I got serious. In the end, it was... either go for a set of brand name wheels for around $2k or go with a set that wasn't at the time quite $500. At a quarter the cost they made for a interesting value comparison. Plus, most carbon wheels are manufactured in China anyway, so, really not a stretch for me. And in both cases it was kind of a shot in the dark and a leap of faith for me since I had no personal experience riding on a carbon wheel. I went for the Sapim CX-Ray spokes on them, since I do have very positive experience with those.
    At my age, it's all uphill!!!

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    Just got some 50mm aero wheels in from OnlyCarbonWheels on Ebay. Mounted perfectly, look incredible. I put some Contis on them and will post more hopefully quite soon when I hit the road. Dropped over a pound off my bike.

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    Finally got them on the road, and they are fantastic. Road feel is so nice compared to the stock wheels. I am dealing with heavy winds down here so I can't say what the speed advantage is yet, but I can say that my ride was noticeably easier than with my old wheels. Holding speed at 22ish mph seems a lot easier. In tailwinds I was going 25-27 with no effort, and into headwinds I was 18-20. Nuetral wind I was able to easily do 20-22 at the end of the ride, this is when I usually am winding down to 18-20.

    Only way I can describe it so far is that I feel less resistance to get to speed and hold speed. Essentially they feel like an extra gear. I'll post more after I have some more rides, but this was an amazing upgrade for $600 shipped.

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    So I got the ICAN wheels in a couple of days ago. Took them out of the box and they look sweet. Without knowing these were made in China I would've thought they were "high end" wheelsets. They look super clean. True right out of the box. I can't wait to slap them on the build I got going. It's going to be a couple of weeks before I can get everything built up and running, but I am pretty pleased (so far) with the purchase. Will update when I get the bike built and the wheels tested out.

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    I had multiple people ask me what wheels I had. These are guys riding Zipps and really nice name brands. I just told them straight up that I had ordered them from China and they were knockoffs..lol.

    But I will say that I am posting my fastest times with these. Maybe it is mental, but I am keeping up and passing guys who used to pull me. I do think the lighter weight plus the depth of the rim really helps me in these flats. I am able to avg over 19 mph for 50 mile rides, and I was not posting speeds like that before. That's the only real evidence I have for now, but I can say that 22-23 feels so much easier and is very sustainable. My goal is to get to the A+ ride level here - they average 27-30.

    So far so good, loving these wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slojo View Post
    A little review of the Chinese wheels I bought.
    First, I'll tell you I am NOT any kind of wheel or bicycle expert. Just an average 59 year old guy slowly but surely getting more & more addicted to bicycle riding over the last 10 years or so. With that said I ride about 3,500 miles a year, with some of that on mountain bikes.
    I ordered a set carbon clinchers from https://www.yoeleobike.com/carbon-bi...-road-std.html
    38mm front / 50 mm rear, 25 mm outer width, 19 mm inner width. Sapin spokes and their in house SL hubs with ceramic bearings. $792 shipped. 1,403 gm as received.
    They say they are tubless ready (and they look it) but I am using tubes with Conti GP 4000 25 mm tires. Tires went on very easy, but after 40 years of riding & racing dirtbikes, I'm not too bad at tire changing I didn't try to measure how true they spun but they sure looked true to me after getting them on the bike. I run 75 psi front / 80 psi rear (I weigh 140 lb.), the tires measure 27.9 mm wide because of the wide rim. I now have approximately 1,000 miles on New England roads.

    So far I am very happy with these wheels, especially for under $1,000! They are pretty light, the width lets me run low air pressure which makes for a very nice ride. I guess they are aero, but who the hell really knows. I could probably slam my stem and get more aero but I'm not going to do that. And they look cool in matt black with no badeging on them!

    Biggest drawback?? 67 days from the day I ordered them until the day they arrived on my doorstep! While their customer service person was fairly timely returning emails she was very obviously not very good with the English language. VERY frustrating trying to get clear answers on a order that is supposed to take 15 days.
    Hello. I am researching these wheels (60mm wheelset) and have a few questions that I hope you can answer. I was looking at the Profile Design wheels when I ran across these wheels on Youtube, so I began doing my research and so far it seems owners are very satisfied with these wheels.

    1. When did you order these wheels and did they ever say why it took so long to get them?
    2. How is the braking (wet and dry)?
    3. Is the 27.9mm inflated tire width the result of lower tire pressure? I weigh around 195 and would need more, so just curious.
    4. Are you still happy with the wheels?
    5. How do the wheels roll with the ceramic bearings.
    6. Are the in-house hubs a better choice than the Novacs?

    Thanks...

    Update: Nvm, I already ordered the wheels and will get first hand experience with them.
    Last edited by Methodical; 1 Week Ago at 11:22 AM.

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