Not enough O’s in smooth.
A friend once described her new Look bike in the same way. Not enough O’s in smooth. What was a great description for her new bike applied to my new wheels so well that I just had to poach it.
So, yes, finally the tires are glued, the wheels are true and I managed to get out for a ride. The last detail was to install a brake pad designed for use on carbon rims. These came courtesy of the very good people at SwissStop. I had not really considered what a traditional brake pad might do to the rims but Steve, who had taken an interest in the project, certainly had. So, new pads and all, I went for a quick ride.
It is an interesting testament to traditional technology that these wheels didn’t feel much different from my Mavic Open Pro’s, which are otherwise build up the same way. I could go on and on but, really, who want to hear anymore about this project? 5 blog posts is enough about any subject, I reckon. Suffice it to say, they are light, smooth and comfortable while fairly stiff. Am I going to ride them? Hell, yeah.