Can't wait for mine to get here so I have the matching set. I'll roll with the 100mm and keep the 70mm around for, uhhh, triathlons? :D
I think they look stupid as all shit.
The front wheel and rear wheel (if non disc) should be approximately the depth of the down tube for any road/gravel bike and either equivalent to or (no more than) ~25 mm deeper than the down tube for any triathlon bike. This is an aesthetic fact. Similar to: the logo color on your wheels needs to match either the logo color on the frame or one of the secondary colors...or black.
So yeah if you have a giant weathervane of a bike like the Shiv or Felt IA then roll these wheels, but otherwise youâ€™re violating one of the rules of bicycle beauty.
Besides that I think the label and logo design is atrocious.
And donâ€™t tell me they are the most aero without testing it in my bike with front end setup. We all know that the differences between these high end wheels are so small that you have to actually test your bike with all these wheels which would of course be a waste of money to find out all these are within 5 watts of each other and by the way the tire / tire pressure interaction with the rim is probably causing that much uncertainty too.
I think these wheel claims are a bunch of bullshit. Except guys like Flo because you have to respect those guys for rejecting the temptation to spend a bunch of money to make a useless claim or worse, little money in a fixed test, in order to make a contrived claim.
Besides that, now that rotor-based braking has made the very perceptible rim-based performance differences a non issue.
So itâ€™s time to return to our aesthetic optimization of these works of performance art and I think these wheels are busted