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Originally Posted by mayukawa
Disc brakes on a road bike? Seems a lot of unnecessary rotational mass to me. Don't know of any such prebuilt wheels, but of course you can always have one built by a wheel builder...or by yourself.
How do you find a wheel builder who can build such a wheel.
The best I can find is Rolf tanden but it only has 35mm of height. Ideal would be 55-80mm like the Zipp 606 or 808. Zipp won't work with disc. Alps will "work" but is carbon so will probably fail. No Alum found with deep rims. You need more than 40mm to have decent aero benefits.
Stopping/loosing speed on long wet downhills is more important to me than rotational mass. Just don't trust rim brakes anymore.