I am not sure how I will ever not ride carbon areo wheels. I had a hard time believing the wheels made me faster but I was faster. The ride is much smoother and of course the carbon wheels looks good. I rode a pair of Dur-ace C50 tubular wheels that had about 10,000 miles on the wheel set from the RealCyclist Pro Team. The team has had zero problems with the wheels which is impressive since I have seen Easton wheels be problematic.