Not long ago disc brake bikes were relegated to the endurance and recreation crowd. They were looked as a way to run larger tires, with slacker geometry. . .perfect for the all-day cyclist who was in no particular hurry. Then, racers started getting ahold of disc brakes and realized the benefits of better braking and larger tires. A hot debate ensued and continues to this day. Even the UCI (governing body of bike racing) got involved which never makes anything easy. However, the technology has won and today you see disc brakes used on race bikes for all racing conditions.
The last hold out was the aero purist crowd. However, with the ability to run hidden cables and with no fork mounted brake caliper available, disc brake bikes soon surpassed rim brake bikes in terms of aero drag. This led the way for the newest crop of time trial and triathlon disc brake bikes which have leapt in popularity.
The 90mm Road Disc wheelset is born from that desire to pair an incredibly aero wheelset to that newly designed aero bike. If you are looking to be as aero as possible for those efforts against the clock, this is the best way to propel yourself forward.
Pure speed events where every second matters. We have all been in that situation where you have raced your hardest only to have been beaten by somebody by a couple seconds. What could you have done differently?
Arm yourself with the most aero wheel option and never wonder “What could I have done?” again.
Time trials, triathlons, flat and fast road races. Places where you can put your head down, hammer on the pedals, and go for it! Run it as a set, or pair it with our 55mm Road Disc front for a very aero wheel that is still easy to control in windy conditions!
You have one of the newest crops of time trial or tri bikes and want to be as aero as possible. One of the biggest benefits of running disc brakes on a tri set up is wheel changes. Many people will not run a 90mm wheel set as their every day wheels (especially on very windy days).
With rim brakes, changing wheels with a couple of millimeters of difference for rim width can be an hour-long ordeal by the time you remove brake caliper covers, cranks, etc. to access the hidden brakes. With the disc brake option, rim width becomes irrelevant and wheel swaps take less than a minute, versus close to an hour! Note, if you have different brand of wheels you may need some of our awesome centerlock rotor shims to ensure no brake adjustment is needed.
Tubeless Ready Clincher
2X both sides front
|Hubs||Quest Disc Brake Hubs|
|Spokes||Pillar Wing 20|
|Nipples||Pillar DSN double square brass nipple|
• Tubeless Rim Tape Installed