I have about 500km on them now, time for an update. They are my daily drivers now, and I also used them in the rain, including grinding down an 800m vertical technical descent in the pouring rain. Other abuse they have to take regularly is grinding back down during my 3x3min hill repeats. I've been using yellow Swissstops first, and how blue Reynolds -- the brake track is still pristine. The wheels are also true still.
Amazingly the stiffness is also good enough for my ~90kg system weight (including tools and water
). No brake rub during intervals, or when taking a short hill out of the saddle. I'll still have the spoke tension checked and crossings tied and soldered, because I sometimes get a clicking noise.
Braking in the dry is great but loud (despite toe-in), in the rain is not so good, but you'll survive even in the mountains. (I didn't race them in the rain yet).Edit:
I had another mountain descent in the heat yesterday, interestingly the squealing is pretty much gone now that the Reynolds pads are broken in.
Verdict so far: worth the price.