The wheels I have opted for are from Farsports: I have ordered up a set of the new 2014 Far Sports Carbon Clinchers. I have gone for the new wider profile @23mm rim with revised braking surface on Bitex Hubs, and 38mm depth. The total cost with shipping has come to £393! Using there Website I paid via PAYPAL and had my purchase confirmed within Minutes.
Today my wheels arrived!! That’s less than 5 days from date of order (and with a weekend in between!) Mae @ Farsports Customer service has been exemplary keeping me updated with everything I needed to know. Somehow I have escaped Import Duty (But be prepared to pay around 20% before you can get your wheels.) The wheels arrived in a Custom Heavy Duty cardboard carry box, Upon opening the wheels were well packaged and undamaged. Quick releases, Carbon brake blocks are included in the price. Next the wheels themselves were inspected, the wheels were perfectly true and free running (I have opted for the basic Bitex Hubs, but there are many options.) Weighing the wheels I was pleasantly surprised to see them spot on the 1250 grams specified on their website, with the quick releases weighting 100 grams the pair. Having specced an 11 speed Shimano/Sram freehub I even got the 10 speed washer should I stick with 10 speed. So I have fitted Continental Gatorskin tyres and they are ready to test. Report to follow
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