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Which Chinese carbon wheel?

Old 08-02-15, 07:56 AM
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Which Chinese carbon wheel?

I'm not looking for a debate about whether or not I'm putting my life in my hands with generic Chinese or what vendors to buy from. I have done all the necessary research and settled on getting a pair of 38mm wheels but here's my question:

Option 1: 23 mm wide rim, 1570 g claimed for $359 shipped

23mm Width/Wider 700C 38mm Clincher Carbon Fiber Road Bike/Bicycle Wheelsets

Option 2: 23 mm wide rim, 1390 g claimed $424 shipped

https://www.amazon.com/Baixiang-Clinc...words=baixiang

Option 3: 25 mm wide rime, 1380 g claimed for $469 shipped

Carbon Wheels Clincher 700C 38mm dept 25mm With ultra Light Hub For Road Racing Bike

Option 4: 25 wide rim, 1550 g claimed for $450

https://www.amazon.com/Baixiang-Carbo...6%3A1253559011




All same seller just different options. Replacing a set of 1570 g aluminum wheels. Will run 700x23 but maybe 700x25 for next tires and going on a steel bike that's just under 19 lbs so not really a weight weenie but I also don't want to make the bike heavier.

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The 23 mm width should be plenty for you to be able to reap the aero and comfort (lower pressure), and handling advantages of wider clincher rims. Any wider and you are risking fit issues (possibly) with your frame.

"In for a penny, in for a pound." If I were you, I would go with the 1,390 g pair.

The 25 mm set at 1,380 g might be tempting, but I would worry how they add width and cut weight. Since IMO you don't need that extra width anyway, why take any MORE chances?
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I ride a 25mm set with 700x23 Michelin Pro3/4 Race tires. Flats have become a thing of the past well, pinch flats). And even punctures are rare. I'm currently thinking my tires last longer than before, but I haven't done any tracking.

I whole-heartedly recommend wider rims.

I don't know that I'd go with light-weight hubs, though, as I'm a Clyde. I'd be concerned about longevity, but I don't have any evidence one way or the other.
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I've been happy with my Yoeleo 38mm, 23mm wide set. I'm nearing 1000km in just less than a month.

Maybe I'll post a review.

and no I don't have a wind tunnel.
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I've been happy with my Yoeleo 38mm, 23mm wide set. I'm nearing 1000km in just less than a month.

Maybe I'll post a review.

and no I don't have a wind tunnel.
Thanks. I've looked at those too. Seem to be a lot of people happy with them and Farsport but Baixiang are a little cheaper
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I have to say I didn't know your could get Chinese carbon rims and wheels through Amazon. Amazon's participation in this business changes the situation quite a bit...or so it seems to me.
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I have to say I didn't know your could get Chinese carbon rims and wheels through Amazon. Amazon's participation in this business changes the situation quite a bit...or so it seems to me.
It seems to add a layer of protection to consumer that's better then ebay. A lot of people have had good luck dealing directly with some of the companies mentioned as well as Deng fu and Hong fu but a lot of people seem most comfortable buying through Amazon. One of my friends got some wheels through Amazon over a year ago and they are going strong still and he does a lot of climbing and high speed defending on them.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
Thanks. I've looked at those too. Seem to be a lot of people happy with them and Farsport but Baixiang are a little cheaper
These seem like a solid option too, a little more than the ones you posted, but not a bad option to throw in.

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