Haha, I also commute ~20 miles each way to work on it, so throw three rear lights and three front lights (well, one of each is on my helmet), so I probably do look like a slow moving UFO going down the road
I really like the HEDs, apparently they make a great wump wump sound, but apparently only noticeable from the side, as I don't hear any difference riding above them
. No harder or easier to handle than any other ~60mm rim I've ridden (Zipp 404, ENVE 6.7, older HED Stinger 60s). It's quite hilly around here, so the aluminum brake track is very much welcome even though I'm only 140lbs and have never really
had a problem with braking.
GP4000S 23mm measure out to 26.5-27mm on the Hed+ rims, it's pretty awesome
I'll probably grab a 25mm for the rear since there still seems to be plenty of clearance. The only annoying thing is that the rear hub axle ends don't have any knurling and slip in the dropouts as soon as you get out of the saddle. I added some skateboard grip tape over them as a fix, but still annoying that HED didn't see fit to add some texture (though it appears they have in the past and are now with the new black line
Those times when you've got a nice tailwind, and everything around you is silent except for a subtle mechanical sound of the chain turning is really amazing on this bike. Humming along at 30+mph even though it feels like you're barely working makes me glad I opted for an all out aero machine.