Here's a review of this clincher wheelset by Red Kite Prayer.
" The carbon fiber clincher is a problem child. It shows flashes of brilliance, can be faster than a power outage and melts down under high stress or when taken out of its preferred environment. The reality is that for most riders in the U.S. they work fine under most circumstances."
" Easton has gone an entirely different route. The brake track on the Easton carbon clinchers (no matter which model you talk about) receives a ThermaTec coating which insulates the brake track from heat. I’m told it insulates the rim up to temperatures of 500 degrees. "
" We’ve got a ways to go, I think. Easton, at least, has given this some thought and devoted some of its considerable technology to addressing the problem. These are terrific wheels. "