So I'm shopping for a new disc and I've narrowed it down to
Hed Jet +
I've owned a C2 Jet disc and while it was easy to live with I was always worried about damaging the skin as it didn't feel too robust.
Shimano Pro clincher.
I've owned a Textreme disc in the past which I liked bit unfortunately doesn't fit my current frame. Apparently the clincher has a similar solid feel to the Textreme disc.
Reynolds Element clincher disc.
Don't know much about this but it's on the cheaper side for a full carbon disc. A carbon brake track is a plus as it will make swapping from my other wheels a bit easier. My last disc was a Jet with an alloy brake track and it was a bit of a pain having to swap pads as well every time I wanted to use my disc so carbon brake surface is a plus in this regard.
Those 3 are all a similar price for me at the moment so any pros or cons for the above would be great.
The other one I've been looking at is the Dash Cycles Gretchen clincher which ticks all the boxes for what I want but is a fair bit more money and I don't know anyone that's actually used one to give some real world feedback.
It may not be on your list, but for anyone else reading this and considering disks I can't say enough good things about my Renn 5IVE-5IVE-5IVE
His old wheels may have had some flex issues but I've had zero problems with the new model. Also, I emailed the owner about a small issue I had on a Saturday and he got back to me within 5 minutes and cleared everything up well beyond what I expected. Amazing customer service. Edit:
almost forgot the best part! The price is right- Starts at $795
+1 on Renn. A flat disc (like the Renn or Zipp Super9) will be fastest for a traditional frame, while a lenticular disc (Jet, FLO, Wheelcover) will be better with a beam bike (Dimond, Zipp, Titanflex) that lacks a seattube.
Personally, I have an older Renn 575 disc. I'm 180 and an FOP biker and never had flex issues (Renn did make some ultralight discs years ago [ex. the Kaiser Disc] that some said were flexy).
I'd recommend getting a used disc (I think I paid <$300 for my Renn years ago). Since they are race-only wheels the mileage on them is typically very low, so you get a virtually new wheel for a great price. Check out the ST Classifieds.
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