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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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The rims are fine! You won't have any problems. Or, I should say, any problems that a different rim would change. There really are not any significant structural differences between a rim-brake and a disc specific rim. A rim brake rim profile has to have a braking surface, so there is actually more material on the rim. Usually this surface is machined to provide a smooth braking surface. A disc specific rim profile is shorter (no need for braking surface) and is NOT machined.
I'm using a rim that is designed as a freeride rim that is NOT disc specific with my disc set-up.
You really have nothing to be concerned about. (speaking specifically of the rim).
As far as stocking inventories or future upgradability. My guess is that it's a bit of both. But I lean more towards the upgradability. Only because Specialized has SOOOO many different bike models they have huge inventories of accessories, that they are buying a bunch of different ones anyways.
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