Wrong wrong wrong.... (ON topic)
Well, there were a lotta things said by various 'authoritative'
individuals about my new carbon wheels.
Firstly, and most importantly: braking is as good as with any of my
alloy rims! Did a coupla panic stops, and some more gradual braking
during bombing a hill, with an anticipated turn at the bottom type
braking. Yes, the brakes did require a bit more modulation but
certainly I was able to stop and control braking as well as ever.
Yes, the pads are more spendy (unless purchased in bulkish quantities
on ebay - which I did) but they do work quite well.
Secondly: no, I did NOT have to correct the spoke line.
Anyhoo, the wheels climb like a monkey, spin up nice and are only
mildly affected by crosswinds (30mm section). Went for a ride
yesterday in 15 - 20 mph winds and had a great time. 18 degrees
ambient. God it was great to get out on the bike again!
Sorry (oh, wait, not sorry at all), but you 'nattering nabobs of
negativism' were totally wrong.