So I've got this machined black Weinmann LP18 on my Trek T1 at the moment, and it used to be on a KHS Flite on which I ran a brake. I noticed that there was no squeaking, and the black colour didn't seem to come off.
Are these rims then machined for brake use but the natural finish of the rim is in fact black?
I'm curious because I feel like ordering these:
But would probably be running a brake on them. I just don't want the black finish to rub off with a deafening screech each time!
Also how do the CXP 22 compare to other low-profile rims in terms of weight and strength? To compare, I could get a non-machined set of Alex DA22s from my LBS, but it would be far more pricey. I'm just tired of using deep, heavy rims. It's time to make my track bike more functional.