Eric is right.  Use your Synergies, make the best of it, and enjoy 
yourself.  Machined sidewall rims are a little better in the rain, in my 
experience.  That said, rim brakes always perform worse in the rain.  If 
you go a long time between uses, and grab the brakes when you need to stop, 
like NOW, the feeling is almost that the brakes make you speed up.  Brake 
early.  If you are in a scenario where you can anticipate needing to use 
the brakes (like on a descent or in town or in a group), consider the 
technique of frequently using your brakes very lightly to squeegee some of 
the water off.  When it is raining, also congratulate yourself by 
meditating on Rule #9.  

<>Bill Lindsay
El Cerrito, CA

On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10:35:23 AM UTC-7, Eric Karnes wrote:
> I had a set of 650b A23s set up with Riv Silver Brakes. They were nice, 
> but honestly not significantly better than my (non-machined) C-18s in terms 
> of braking. Unless you think the braking performance is bordering on 
> dangerous, I would just go with the Synergys you already have and see if 
> you can improve things a bit with brake setup/pads/etc.
> Eric
> On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:20:32 AM UTC-4, Lungimsam wrote:
>> Bump. Anymore feedback? Trying to decide between my spare Synergy set or 
>> GB set. Neither were great in rain. Wonder if A23 better (machined). 650b. 
>> Long reach sidepulls.

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