Now that I actually have a set of carbon wheels I've become a bit more concerned with brake pads.
The consensus here on BF seems to be that if you have carbon wheels you *must* run cork pads, but BF-opinions are like a**holes, everybody has them and they all smell.
I understand the need to keep whatever brake pads you're running clean and free of debris whilst using carbon wheels, but will rubber pads (that are clean) actually damage carbon wheels?
The wrenches at the LBS where I work (just started this week, w00h00 Employee Purchase!) swear that using rubber pads is fine if you're ok with the "pulsing" action.
My Cat1 friend says that he rocked rubber pads all last season (he has Aeolus 6.5s) and just cleaned/sanded the pads when switching between aluminum and carbon wheels. But he also races every weekend, and this season he's rockin' cork pads.
So, is it *really* necessary that I get a pair of cork pads specifically for my carbon wheels, and change pads every time I change wheels? Can't I just run cork or rubber pads all season and sand/clean the pads anytime I switch to my carbon wheels (which is only when I race)?