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    Who makes a good low profile rim?
    Looking for around 25mm deep, 3k weave, high gloss finish.
    Say 28 spoke rear and 24 spoke front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTR View Post
    Who makes a good low profile rim?
    Looking for around 25mm deep, 3k weave, high gloss finish.
    Say 28 spoke rear and 24 spoke front.
    This might be what you're looking for.
    https://www.lightbicycle.com/U-shape...ompatible.html

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    Just ordered a new set of Yoeleo wheels. This time I'm going with 38mm. I noticed they increased their prices after the website refresh. For us in the US, the price increase maybe because of the new tariffs, but the prices are still way more reasonable than the name brand wheels around here. Plus, I am very happy with their 60mm wheels so far.

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    I'm starting my research on carbon wheels, seems like the eBay/Chinese wheels have come a long way from when I first started seeing them pop up. Is yoeleo a reputable manufacturer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter View Post
    I'm starting my research on carbon wheels, seems like the eBay/Chinese wheels have come a long way from when I first started seeing them pop up. Is yoeleo a reputable manufacturer?
    They are UCI approved. That says a lot about them. I have 2 sets of their wheels 60mm and 38mm. They are quality as far as I am concern and make spending $4k for a set of wheels carbon wheels seem so foolish. The prices have increased a bit since I purchased my first set, but they had a 15% sale going on around Christmas. Contact Katrina and see if they have the sale, if not just ask for a discount and see what she says.

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    Gigantex are very well finished. The brake track is machined differently than all Chinese rims. Nipple washers are highly recommended, tension below 120kgf

    From Chinese brands I'd look for new type of rims with graphene/laser finished brake track which improves significantly braking in rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    They are UCI approved. That says a lot about them. I have 2 sets of their wheels 60mm and 38mm. They are quality as far as I am concern and make spending $4k for a set of wheels carbon wheels seem so foolish. The prices have increased a bit since I purchased my first set, but they had a 15% sale going on around Christmas. Contact Katrina and see if they have the sale, if not just ask for a discount and see what she says.
    Thanks for the tip, I did notice the UCI approved seal so that's reassuring. I'll ask for a discount, can't hurt to ask right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter View Post
    Thanks for the tip, I did notice the UCI approved seal so that's reassuring. I'll ask for a discount, can't hurt to ask right?


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    Yep, that's what I did and got one.

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    Looking for advice here, and forgive my laziness. I am looking for a set of training wheels to replace some ENVE 2.2's I have been using. Looking for recommendations as I am not quite sure I am seeing what is out there. Here is my setup.'

    1. Tubeless
    2. Disc
    3. 100x12/142x12 (Allez Sprint)
    4. As low profile as possible, like the 2.2's (18.5 Internal Width BTW)

    Anyone have any recommendations on a reputable builder?

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    Not sure if this forum is dead or not, but following up my note from 4 weeks ago, I ordered some yoeleo 30 cm wheels. They are not listed on the website which made me really nervous as I have seen notes about stuff being sent incorrectly. Jasmine sent me a profile image of that rim, and it appears to have the same width dimensions of the other 38's etc. So,... Anyone have a set of the 30's. Mine are in the USA and on the way, so I will be reporting back soon.

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    I need new set of wheels and for now I'm between this ones:


    - Wiggle and their Prime wheels
    - Light Bicycle
    - Farsports
    - Tokyowheel?


    Wiggle is great because I never have any problems with their support and they fix all possible problems im record time.
    Did anyone of you uze Prime 50 mm wheels and what's imoressions with them?
    Light Bicycle is great but unfortunately shipping costs are really high to Europe.
    Farsports is cheaper than Ligh Bicycle.
    Now I'm not sure about Tokyowheel because I send few emails to them and I never get any answer on any question.
    Between this few brands, who have best wheels for money and best control quality?
    I'm on limited budget and I'm looking for Novatec and Bitex hubs. What is better choice, Novatec or Bitex?
    Kaze wheels from Farsports have new breaking surface but they have only options with higher prices hubs for Kaze (DT Swiss) and that's little problem to me.
    Their Kaze is around 850$ with shipping to Europe.
    Main problem with all this brands is not their prices, problem is really high shipping costs.
    Only Wiggle have free shipping or eventualy 10$ for bulk package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code001 View Post
    Wiggle is great because I never have any problems with their support and they fix all possible problems im record time.
    Did anyone of you uze Prime 50 mm wheels and what's imoressions with them?
    I've had a set of Prime wheels (not 50's) for a few years. Really well built and zero problems. I would buy them again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Code001 View Post
    I need new set of wheels and for now I'm between this ones:


    - Wiggle and their Prime wheels
    - Light Bicycle
    - Farsports
    - Tokyowheel?


    Wiggle is great because I never have any problems with their support and they fix all possible problems im record time.
    Did anyone of you uze Prime 50 mm wheels and what's imoressions with them?
    Light Bicycle is great but unfortunately shipping costs are really high to Europe.
    Farsports is cheaper than Ligh Bicycle.
    Now I'm not sure about Tokyowheel because I send few emails to them and I never get any answer on any question.
    Between this few brands, who have best wheels for money and best control quality?
    I'm on limited budget and I'm looking for Novatec and Bitex hubs. What is better choice, Novatec or Bitex?
    Kaze wheels from Farsports have new breaking surface but they have only options with higher prices hubs for Kaze (DT Swiss) and that's little problem to me.
    Their Kaze is around 850$ with shipping to Europe.
    Main problem with all this brands is not their prices, problem is really high shipping costs.
    Only Wiggle have free shipping or eventualy 10$ for bulk package.
    Check out Yoeleo. They are UCI approved.

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    Yoeleo is over my budget.

    Ok, after all and after few emails, I know that I don't want Tokyowheel. Big TD on that brand.

    Is this one ok wheels:

    Tubeless option:

    https://www.wheelsfar.com/55-deep-x-...ay-spokes.html

    665$

    Clincher (non tubeless):

    https://www.wheelsfar.com/50mm-x-25m...c50cm-25u.html

    649$

    Positive thing is that shipping and all costs is only 50$ to EU.
    From that, 50-55mm wheels with DT Swiss 350S hubs, Sapim Cx Ray spokes is under 700$.

    Is basalt breaking surface big problem?

    I think Light Bicycle have better breaking surface but they have really big shipping costs to EU (over 120$) and with same DT Swiss hubs, Cx Ray hubs their wheels are around 850$ or 150$ more than Farsports.

    Is worth Light Bicycle this 150$ and little more over Farsports wheels?
    I'm on budget but if Light Bicycle is that better maybe I will buy them.
    For costs of Farsports with DT Swiss hubs I can't buy any Light Bicycle wheels (even options with Bitex and Novatec hubs are more expensive because shipping costs is too high and rims have little bigger prices).

    For Prime wheels from Wiggle, is their wheels better than Farsports?

    Positive thing on Wiggle is their great support (I have really great experience with them) and I know that I can get new wheels if something is wrong with them.
    Minus is their hubs (Bitex...that's info from their support) and what is that T700 breaking surface on their Prime wheels?

    If you need to decide between Farsports and Prime, what will you choose?

    Yoeleo with Novatec hubs is 750 and that's over my budget...even Light Bicycle is cheaper with same hubs but I think that DT Swiss is maybe better choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code001 View Post
    Yoeleo is over my budget.

    Ok, after all and after few emails, I know that I don't want Tokyowheel. Big TD on that brand.

    Is this one ok wheels:

    Tubeless option:

    https://www.wheelsfar.com/55-deep-x-...ay-spokes.html

    665$

    Clincher (non tubeless):

    https://www.wheelsfar.com/50mm-x-25m...c50cm-25u.html

    649$

    Positive thing is that shipping and all costs is only 50$ to EU.
    From that, 50-55mm wheels with DT Swiss 350S hubs, Sapim Cx Ray spokes is under 700$.

    Is basalt breaking surface big problem?

    I think Light Bicycle have better breaking surface but they have really big shipping costs to EU (over 120$) and with same DT Swiss hubs, Cx Ray hubs their wheels are around 850$ or 150$ more than Farsports.

    Is worth Light Bicycle this 150$ and little more over Farsports wheels?
    I'm on budget but if Light Bicycle is that better maybe I will buy them.
    For costs of Farsports with DT Swiss hubs I can't buy any Light Bicycle wheels (even options with Bitex and Novatec hubs are more expensive because shipping costs is too high and rims have little bigger prices).

    For Prime wheels from Wiggle, is their wheels better than Farsports?

    Positive thing on Wiggle is their great support (I have really great experience with them) and I know that I can get new wheels if something is wrong with them.
    Minus is their hubs (Bitex...that's info from their support) and what is that T700 breaking surface on their Prime wheels?

    If you need to decide between Farsports and Prime, what will you choose?

    Yoeleo with Novatec hubs is 750 and that's over my budget...even Light Bicycle is cheaper with same hubs but I think that DT Swiss is maybe better choice?
    I can't help with those other wheels as I have no experience with them. I can tell you that Yoeleo has quality wheels and you can rest assure knowing they are UCI approved. Did you check all of their options. They have wheels in the $650 range.

    What is your budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Code001 View Post
    Yoeleo is over my budget.
    Tubeless option:

    https://www.wheelsfar.com/55-deep-x-...ay-spokes.html

    665$
    I don't know anything about Farsports. Never heard of them. But that price sounds too good to be true. DT swiss hubs and Sapin CX Ray spokes for $650! DT350's hubset alone cost $300 And CX rays another $100+ I'd wonder if they're using knock off parts.

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    I can't help with those other wheels as I have no experience with them. I can tell you that Yoeleo has quality wheels and you can rest assure knowing they are UCI approved. Did you check all of their options. They have wheels in the $650 range.
    I've got a set of Yoeleo's, and know a few others that do. They're nice wheels.

    These are $675
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    OP, there you go. If you can wait until around Thanksgiving time, they may have a discount on them. Last year around Thanksgiving they had 15% off of their wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I don't know anything about Farsports. Never heard of them. But that price sounds too good to be true. DT swiss hubs and Sapin CX Ray spokes for $650! DT350's hubset alone cost $300 And CX rays another $100+ I'd wonder if they're using knock off parts.

    I've got a set of Yoeleo's, and know a few others that do. They're nice wheels.

    These are $675
    https://www.yoeleobike.com/road-bike...-road-std.html
    Now one year and two months with my Yoeleo wheels, I'll certainly buy another set of them if I end up purchasing a new road bike that is spec'd with aluminum wheels. Very happy with my purchase.

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    When we talking about wheels from China, there is 3-4 main brands:

    - LightBicycle
    - Farsports
    - Yoeleo
    - ICAN

    Farsports use 100% ok and genuine hubs and their wheels are UCI approved.
    It's strange that some people here in thread about wheels from China are not heard about that company because we have only few 100% ok and checked brands with UCI approwed wheels from China.
    They are making plenty of wheels for some "handmade in UK" brands and for some brands in US (some brands in US eve leave their boxes for wheels where you can see name "Sandy" of contact at Farsports ).
    My first choice is LightBicycle, after that Farsports and Yoeleo.
    In last few weeks I was seen few Farsports wheels with DT Swiss hubs and some with cheap Novatec hubs and they are really great wheels for that price.
    LightBicycle is great but too high shipping costs to Europe.

    More info:

    https://intheknowcycling.com/best-ca...for-the-money/
    https://weightweenies.starbike.com/f...c.php?t=156164
    https://road.cc/content/forum/260068...-wheels-review
    https://www.uci.org/docs/default-sou...n=9f00368f_142

    There is even more posts here at forum (my mistake was that I did not use "search" before all this posts).
    But, I will buy again Mavic wheels.
    This time I will take
    Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon Exalith because they are now on great discount with price of 868 .

    But again, I will buy LightBicycle if they don't have that high shipping costs to EU.

    P.S.

    Before few days I was try Prime RR-50 v2 wheels and for that price and with that warranty they are really great buy (hubs are Novatec, Pillar spokes....nothing special buth they are great for that price):

    https://www.wiggle.com/prime-rr-50-v...cher-wheelset/


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    Code001, just as predicted, Yoeleo has the wheels 20% off. I just ordered the 50x27mm wheel set. A little patience and you can get what you want at your price point.

    https://www.yoeleobike.com/black-friday-sale.html

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