The way I see it, if pros like using it, it must be for a reason. If they sucked they would use something else
man i can believe what i'm reading. pros ride what is given to them to ride. they are paid to ride what they ride, that's the reason.
i once read in a velonews how a women's pro team had stems that broke off at the the end. it happenned in a race and the girl had to grab the stem to steer and brake with the detached bar. they wouldn't name the stem company because the team needed to still continue with the sponsor. free bad stems were still better the paying for good one.
lance rides what ever he wants because he's a sponsorship slut. he's like the highschool football player that treats women like crap and they keep throwing themselves at him. everyone want a piece. he doesn't really like anything, he just uses something until something else "different" comes along. he rides a different set of wheels every year. what will he ride this year?
"they are great wheels but they don't work when they are wet." stopping when i need to stop is pretty important to me i don't know about you. if carbon can't do this then maybe it is not the best material for this application.
i think it's almost refreshing to hear an honest opinion in a product review. in case you haven't figured it out but most reviews are a bonus from the magazine for $ spent in advertising. they aren't going to say the product is bad. they are paying for your house payments, your kids braces and your fat ass wife's lipo suck.
you don't have to ride something for long to know if it's crap or not. it braking is bad you'll find out pretty quick. it the wheel is to flex or wobbles on decents a week of riding isn't exactly needed.
some csc riders might like 303, some probably don't but they are paid to ride them and they get them free. if your a no name and you don't want to ride the wheels guess what there are a 100 guys that will in your place.