carbon or alloy wheels in the mountains
Hi all, I'm going to the Dolomites in August for a week in the mountains, I'll be taking my own bike with me. I'd like some advice please, would I be unwise taking my 'new this year' carbon tubs (Vittoria Qurano 46) with me, or would I be better taking my old faithfull alloy Mavic Ksyrium's which I've used numerous times before in the Alps? I think tour operators generally advise to 'leave your nice carbon wheels at home'. Climbing with the carbon wheels doesn't concern me, they climb just as well as the Mavics, it's the going down that worries me particularly if its wet. I've just fitted some SwissStop Black Prince brake pads but Ive only used them once in the dry so I don't know what they're like in the wet but I expect they'll be fine, I believe the pros use them.