I purchased a set of Racing Zero Nites in January 2017 for the season. They have been my go to trainers for 90% of my rides. The dark anodized finish still looks brand new as I am very meticulous about cleaning off the blue brake pads and and washing down the rims. The brake pads are soft so you will need to buy a couple of pairs for the season as I did. But then again I have trained 13,575 miles so far this year , and the year is not yet over. Feel free to follow me on Strava for verification. These wheels have been through it all!! Tough, lite weight and cool looking!