Bought these to use as my every day wheels and my typical rides include 30 miles during the week with some well over 100 on the weekends. As an all around wheel they do very well including climbing, descending and high speed flats and brake well when wet. They are obviously fast, a noticable improvement over my 25mm aluminum wheels, although hard to quantify how much faster. I will say I have set new Strava PRs including climbing with these and some at lower wattage than previous bests where I have ridden the segments hundreds of times. Weight with rim strips on (they come installed) were 1579g for the set without skewers. The skewers are nice looking and light but I use a set of Bontrager skewers as the Enve's were allowing too much flex and had some brake track rubbing on climbs - which is noticeable from the brake track. I am a heavier than average cyclist at 185lbs which contributes somewhat I am sure to the flex, but I do need to run the brake to rim air gap a little larger with these than on my C2s.
The brake track makes sound a bit like a bottle rocket or jet, but not too loud - people in a pace line do know you are braking for sure. They are very effective for stopping performance. My assessment is you need less lever pressure wet or dry to stop when compared to aluminum brake tracks. The wet braking is not as good as dry which is claimed, however it is very good, no issues with it at all.
Overall, I am very happy with these and would recommend them.
Mavic rims and hubs, lots of flexibility for all possible wheel set ups. My set up came with 30mm tires and I set up my Litespeed Gravel grinder with these using 15 mm thru in front and 12 mm through axle in the rear. Now getting the various end cap set ups to work is not easy and there are no instructions. It is really just brute force to get the end caps off and to replace with the configuration you need. The tires are soft and I had two flats pretty quickly. However, the mavic tires were tubeless and I have converted to tubeless and no flats since. With the 30 mm tires the wheels since a bit heavy, but hey I am also riding over dirt roads. I am running 70psi pressure and I think that is key for these wheels to run lower pressure, otherwise you will get some flats as the tires are pretty spread out with the 19 mm internal width rims. Overall I like these wheels and they look great too.
Light wheels make a big difference when climbing and these are some of the lightest. But what about your reward for all that climbing? The high speed descent... These wheels are stable and quiet at high speed and they have a huge braking surface. I have used these wheels for RAMROD, High Pass Challenge, Copper Triangle, Triple Bypass and several trips up to Timberline Lodge (your basic epic mountain rides) and these wheels quickly transfer power on the way up and on the way down. And when I have hit the inevitable mountain road pot holes, these wheels remain true. In fact I've gotten several years of use on these wheels without ever having them trued. Great wheels.
I bought these wheels to compliment a rain bikecommuter (Soma Double Cross Disc). These wheels are bombproof, reasonably stiff, and for the price you can't shake a stick at them.
I really like how solid these wheels feel on rough pavement. They're not light but they ride like a lively brick ****house. Seriously, for the money, you can't beat these wheels.
I also appreciate that they're completely rebuildable.