Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wind Tunnels of Cheyenne
Bikes: Burley Duet [of some unknown year] (the guinea pig); 2001 Ventana ECDM (the project); And always one less than I think I really need.
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Supposedly the wheel/frame interface is stiffer with the through-axle design. Eliminates the worry of pulling a QR out of the dropouts on disc applications. Chainline is essentially a 135mm spacing. Soon, if not already, there will be far more hub options, and a LBS may be more likely to carry a 142x12 than a 145/160mm tandem hub or wheel. PowerTap even now offers a 142x12 hub for those who want. And it's different, and whether it works or not, different is cool.