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So i've got a set of reynolds clinchers, love them so far, but i did a long 70 mile ride in the rain on sunday, lots of really steep downhills with sharp turns (= lots of braking)... now, the rims have a slight whitening on the break track, and just above it... kids looks like sweat stains look on a shirt, if you know what i mean. everything seeems fine on the wheels, just wansn't sure if this whitening was an issue (delamination or something like that), or typical of use after heavy braking. only have about 600 miles on these, been flat, this is the first serious braking i've done (any by the way, braking in a downpour is not fun!)..

any comments/help would be great

these are reynolds attacks by the way...
 

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My wheels get yellow streaks on them from riding in the rain with Swisstops, but it washes right off. The brake tracts are not always going to look perfect, its probably from dirt and grime getting rubbed into the rim while braking. I would give the pads a light sanding to clear the surface and not worry about it.
 
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