Having heard good words abound for the kinlin lineup of rims I though I would give them a try for a lightweight commuter wheelset instead of my normal Mavic rims.
Novatec 4series hubs, Dbl butted spokes, and Kinlin xr-200 rims.
Being commuter wheels they were tested in wet, grimy, city streets and after only 40 miles I had small shavings of aluminum coming off the brake surface and grinding deeper into the rim.
Brake pads were stock campagnolo pads from 08 (NOS) but they had no issue on another wheelset which i swapped in to test a lower gear range.
Did I get a bad pair or what?
I havent read any reviews of kinlins having shaving issues and maybe trying to save 40 grams wasnt worth straying from Open 4 CDs.
Input appreciated. Is this why kinlin rims are so affordable?