The alloy wheels are light enough, strong and reliable, and would be great everyday wheels for a rider not looking for an aero advantage. For me, I’d be happy to use the alloy wheels on any mountain ride. The braking is sharp and assured, leaving me with high confidence when descending. My personal ideal for these carbon wheels is the everyday riding I do in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, on rolling roads where the aero advantage is high. The rims have a noticeable aero effect, and the smoothness of the aero advantage is an impressive feat to pull off.