These brakes are much smoother, more modulated, and more powerful than sram brakes. When I say these brakes are powerful I mean that the sheer power of these brakes parted the Red Sea, not Moses. I found that these brakes have greater horizontal clearance than my previous sram rival 22 brakes (I have Hed Belgium plus rims). They come equipped with some great break pads and look fantastic. I have been racing on these for a bit now and they are non-finicky and lack any faults. The aesthetics beauty of these brakes far exceeds Michelangelo's David and the build quality is only dreamt of by German engineers.
This wheelset has a couple hundred miles in been a great addition to the daily commute. Using it with a 9-speed SRAM cassette and Gatorskin tires and have had no issues whatsoever. The design is significantly more aerodynamic than other comparable wheels and they are holding up nicely in the grimy winter conditions. For every day usage this is a very solid choice and if you can grab them with any discount are well worth the price.
Good reliable chain that is quiet and shifts well. I train a great deal for all types of road races and go through several chains each year. Caught these on sale and stocked up for the year. The order was shipped quickly and arrived within a few days. I have always had good service from Western Bikeworks.