This past season I had the opportunity to train and race on a set of Encore wheels. First impression is the wheels are quite sturdy and impressive looking. On the road the wheels seem to absorb a lot of road vibration. At higher speeds the wheels feel solid, especially in turns and ride super quiet. As I mentioned they are durable and built to last. A nice feature is the brake surface. They are built with a typical brake surface, there is no need to change brake pads. I trained and raced on these wheels. I set my bike PR at the IM Ohio 70.3 on them in 2016. I also raced them at IM Cozumel in 2016. If you are you are looking for a high performing wheel set with an effective price point, I encourage you to consider Encore wheels.