Founded in 2008, Farsports has been in the business of building carbon bicycle wheels, rims, framesets, handlebars, and many other cycling accessories. “Our goal is to build fast, stable, and strong carbon wheels, and bring a fantastic riding experience for our respected customers throughout the world. We have been cooperating with the world’s leading supplier of spokes, hubs, and brake pads, and import them directly from Taiwan, Belgium, and Switzerland.” – WheelsFar.com
Farsports Gravel Wheelsets Overview
At the time of this article, Farsports offers eight variations of gravel wheels, with hubs from DT Swiss, Extralite, Carbon Ti, Chris King, Novatec, and Bitex, available as build options. There are 10 rim options available, ranging in depth from 30mm to 50mm, with Hooked and Hookless options available on some depths. Depending on the hub you choose, various cassette body options are available, as well as axle type, and so on.
Farsports Gravel Wheelset, 30mm Hooked Rim, DT Swiss 240 SP EXP
For the purposes of this review, I desired the lightest wheelset I could obtain for under $US 1,000. It had to be built with parts that were not too exotic and spares such as bearings, etc, readily available from most local bike shops. Granted, straight pull Sapim CX-Ray spokes are not stocked by every bike shop, but they are not difficult to find. Finally, I chose a rim depth that would be light and friendly in crosswind conditions.
Wheel Spec on Paper:
- Tubeless Compatible, No Holes in Rim Bed
- FS30/30G-700c Hooked Rims
- DT Swiss 240 Centerlock Hubs with Ratchet EXP technology, Straight Pull Spokes
- 24 Sapim CX-Ray Straight Pull Spokes Front & Rear
- Sapim Secure Lock Aluminium Nipples
- 12mm Front Thru-Axle
- 142mm Rear Thru-Axle
- Weight, 1,270 grams (+/- 30 grams)
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Links of Interest:
- Farsports Website (Wheelsfar) – https://www.wheelsfar.com
- Tyre Pressure Recommendations for Gravel Bikes
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library
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2 comments on “FARSPORTS Carbon Gravel Wheelset Review: $US 995 & UNDER 1280 grams!?”
JOM nice review of those wheels. Looks like a smokin good deal on anybody that wants a set of carbon wheels. Curious what bike you were riding in the video as you use to be riding a T Labs white X3 ti bike. All I saw was All something.
Allied Cycle Works Echo, have a quick search of the site to see that review!
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