I picked up a used set of DA Tubular rims over the Summer, and am planning on using them as my go-to cross wheels -- I know it's important to change out my brake pads to carbon specific ones to insure against damaging the braking surface....and I've done that.
Just seems that with all the mud, sand and debris in a normal cyclocross event, I'm going to be really scratching the Hell out of that braking surface.
thanks for your reply -- how did those wheels work out for you?? Sounds as though you've moved on.
Were they the 50mm tubulars??
They worked well. Won some races, lost some races. You know, standard stuff. They were the 50mm wheels.
As some mentioned below, you should know that while they may be resilient wheels, they probably won't be able to be ridden on the road again. Cross is tough on bike parts.
I'm not really racing much cross anymore myself. My road season goes from March-October. I'm pretty dead by the time CX season hits.