How do they look?
Fricking cool. You put them on even a modest bike and it totally
transforms the looks. They are deep, stealthy and mean. The impress
graphics (which are not a decal but pressed direct onto the rim)
look great and will compliment almost all bikes
Braking is sublime
As little as five years ago the obsession with carbon wheels was
how light were they. Now its how aero they are, and how well they
stop. These NSWs have the 'showstopper' brake track. Its a cool
name. But they do work, and with their own pads they are easily the
match for Aluminium rims (yes they are that good). I managed to
lock up the rear wheel on a TT bike which is no easy feat. Together
with the latest Enve's the NSWs are the best braking rims on the
Wide and Stable
The other big development is been how stable these new wheels are.
Older carbon wheels were a V shape and this caught the wind very
badly. So you would be riding along and suddenly a gust would blow
you across the road. A very disconcerting experience.
New rims are U shaped; and the aim is to make the air separate
The rims are very wide as well; they are a dream with 25mm