Thanks competitive. This is the best wheelset of the past 20 years. I have ridden dozens of wheelsets over the years and the only ones that can compare are the mavic reflex rims/ dt 240 combo.
Smooth is the word for these wheels.
These days race bikes are so stiff and every year new models of wheelsets get stiffer.
A stiff carbon/alu race bike would be a perfect race pair with these more forgiving hoops.
I always race with these wheels no matter what the situation. I have the option to use enve/edge, zipps and other high end sets, and I always choose these.
Yes, these wheels have a great heritage and will impress every knowledgable rider in the field, but what really matters is how well they do in a race. That said, put me on the start line of my most important priority A race of the season, and I want these wheels on my bike.
This set is also good for cross races though ideally, the rim would be a couple mm wider.
Wheels are smooth, stable, serviceable, balanced, and with excellent hubs.
I will never purchase another Road Race wheel set other than a reflex rim set up. I have absolute confidence in these wheels for all rr situations and terrains.
Not to mention that taco-ing one of these is far less expensive than taco-ing the enves on my TT bike.
PS I have conti competition tubies glued on.