The wheels are just sicko light. The cardboard box they came in was heavier! They seem well built, too. The Extralight hubs take a bit more maintanance than, say, Shimano, but that's a price to be paid for such weight-optimized stuff. They seem really smooth, with Enduro bearings. In any case, these aren't day-to-day wheels, obviously, so the hubs don't need to be super-durable.
The Veloflex Records are narrower than I prefer for all-around use: only 20 mm. I like having a bit more beef in my tires for potholes, etc. They're especially sketchy if I pump them up: the first time I rode them I used 150 psi, as a test. Good for hillclimbs, bad for handling.
The only downer on the wheels, really, is cross-winds. The best I can figure, the ridge of the triangle shape of the rim creates a bit of a sail effect, and the rim + tire is so light it doesn't have much angular momentum to create a "gyroscopic" effect, so the wind can easily blow it around. Part of this is since I'm fairly light @ 55 kg. It's really a psychological thing, but caused me to be too cautious descending. A bigger rider might well not have a problem. Edge is coming out with a new version, though, the 1.25
, which you might want to wait for.
Still, I got the wheels for climbing, and for that they're great. I want to practice more with them on descents, to get a better feel for them there. But in any case for road racing I'd prefer the superior aerodynamics of the Reynolds MV-32T, with the bigger rubber of the Veloflex Carbon tubulars.