Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: Kona Jake, Kona Jake the Snake, Kona Major Jake, Kona Kula, Ridley Excalibur, LeMond Buenos Aires, Pinarello Gran Turismo, Pinarello Montello, Trek 614, Austro-Daimler Team, Motobecane Grand Record, Schwinn Voyageur, Nishiki Olympic, Steyr Clubman
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If you've got the tabs, you may as well go for it now. You can always upgrade again if companies come through with amazing stuff next year. My guess is they won't.
Disc hubs are pretty mature technology, though all of the good ones obviously have MTB spacing in rear. You could always put a disc brake in front, using a nice MTB hub, and keep cantis on the rear. Disc forks for racing seem to be uncommon but available. If your fork is ready, that's not an issue. The UCI decision does make the advent of hydraulic STI's much more likely, but I expect we'll see at least one season of pros using prototypes before they become available to the rest of us.
FWIW, I just put a disc fork and brake on the front of my Kona Jake, but I don't plan to use it for racing, having just picked up a used Major Jake for that.