best road wheelset for 1k?
I paid £36 to parcelforce .. Not quite import tax as such the label said handling/presenting to customs etc. ??
I knew about the charge(from my mate who got a set )
£430 wheels delivered(come with blue pads/nice Ti skewers)
£36 parcelforce fee on collection..
I’m blown away with quality/service 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Never used tubs just don’t fancy them … Nice to change tyres with minimum fuss..
Not sure on rider weight limit just send them an email they got back to me pretty quick
With all my queries on 11 speed hub compatibility and shipping time etc.. I got sent pics of my wheels once
Built and tracking number..
It’s my first set of full carbon wheels so only comparing to dura ace cl/ rs 80’s and few
Sets of handbuilts.. I’ll try to avoid the cliches of “added zip” roll really well etc..
They are quiet and quick is my review 🙂Posted 4 years ago
My mate has bitex hubs and has put a lot of miles into them(no issue) I’m running bitex too and spin smooth and freehub has good pick up..
I done some research into bitex and they seem to make hubs for a lot of different company’s who have there own branding put on(if the Internet is to be believed ? )
You can buy spares direct which seems to be the best way
This is rear hub wheelsfar use(bitex) un branded which I like for the stealth look 😉
The front is A713SB
Now do I upset shimano folks by putting dura ace decals on wheels or wind up the enve boys with enve decals 😉Posted 4 years ago
My wheels from farsports should be here tomo, I went for the 25mm wide U shaped with DT Swiss 240s 11 speed hubs. Came in at £605.
Oh and running them tubeless with Ultremo ZX tyres. I asked for no spoke holes so no need for rims strip.
Cant wait to try them out at the weekend.Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Oh and running them tubeless with Ultremo ZX tyres
Are they tubeless-compatible? With the high pressures involved it’s much more of an issue trying do it ghetto on road wheels. I’d be nervous enough using cheap Chinese carbons but running them tubeless (unless they’re specifically designed for it) is asking for trouble IMO.Posted 4 years ago
That said if they are tubeless-compatible I might end up ordering some myself…
I did a fair bit of research into the topic of tubeless. The consensus seems to be you cannot use standard tyres but can use rim strips on standard rims. A couple of chaps at work are using the Ultremo ZX tubeless tyres on Zipp 303’s / the chinese rims with spoke holes and rim strip with no issues.
So, I asked Farsports to manufacture the rims with no spoke holes (they do that for special orders) after I read about it on roadbikeforum.
Once installed, I will report back….Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
AFAIK ZX tubeless are meant to be compatible with any rim. I have them on Kysrium Elites (no spoke holes) and they inflated very easily with just a track pump with a perfect seal (didn’t even need any sealant, although I put some in anyway for punctures), so you should be fine on a similar rim.Posted 4 years agofinbarMember
While all the road wheel experts are on one thread, I’m planning a new set of “best” wheels on a more prosaic budget:
H plus Son Archetypes (28/32) laced to Bikehubstore hubs with DT Rev spokes from Rose Versand.
What I can’t decide is whether they’d be worth the extra cost and faff (£300ish vs £220) over a pair of Shimano Ultegra 6700 ones.
Any thoughts?Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Tubeless thing was more about the carbon clincher rim, I know some do it but Zipp for example specifically state not to run their wheels tubeless. Whether that’s just because they can’t be arsed to test & certify them or if they have genuine safety concerns over it is a different matter.
I think I’d always be worried when cornering hard at speed whether the tyre was going to stay on or not unless it had been designed for it. I can’t believe say Shimano’s CL vs TL C24 is just a marketing gimmick, if they felt there was a good enough reason to provide a more expensive but tubeless ready version I’m guessing there’s a valid reason.Posted 4 years ago
Wheels arrived in three days from shipping with no customs, so all in cost for 38mm u shaped clinchers with DT240s hubs was 585.
The wheels went tubeless with no issues, no rim tape needed as the rims have no spoke holes. I use the Ultremo ZX tubeless tyres and they were a bit tight, but eventually went on without levers.
I rode them this morning in windy Surrey hills and they were ok in the side wind, I didn’t get blown about at all, the braking was excellent in the slightly damp conditions after the downpour last night. However, under hard braking they did squeal but that’s not a major issue,
In terms of quality and service, I’m very pleased. Looking forward to riding them in dry and slightly less windy conditions.Posted 4 years ago
Tubeless too !!! Excellent 🙂
Another of my riding buddies took the plunge and got 38mm tubular’s .. He loves them and his are silly light …
Mine are continuing to impress me .. I was bit tentative at first being Chinese carbon and hearing the horror stories .. Mine are regularly getting rattled up and down various potholed Scottish roads and are running sweet..Posted 4 years ago
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