Panic immediately set in at first glance of the box from Far Sports containing a pair their FSC-CM 50mm clinchers. There was a sizable wallop on the top corner of the box. One would think I’d have learned from the many shipments from China I’ve received that all was well, and sure enough as soon as I open the thick cardboard walls of the box that was confirmed. The contents were snuggled inside bubble wrap completely unharmed.
Straight out of the box the wheels feel and look beautiful, sleek, and so crazy light that you mind cautions you that is must be fragile. A few good looks, shakes, pokes and spins, however, leaves you with the feeling that these are substantial wheels though remarkably lightweight.
Far Sports has chosen Sapim spokes, the best metal spoke available in terms of strength to weight ratio. I'm not all that familiar with the Edhubs but they are smoooooooth and yet again, very light particularly compared to the Novatec hubs that seem to be the standard with most Chinese and thus US and EU brands. Far Sports seems to understand what it takes to make a great carbon fiber wheelset. They are the distributor for Sapim Spokes in China. A very clever move.