I would really like to upgrade my cyclocross rig to something with disc brakes.
And, since I currently have way too many bikes in my little apartment, and mostly just train on my road bike without all that much road racing anymore, I've been contemplating trying to consolidate my road and cross bikes into a single high-end machine. And, now that the road world is apparently also making ruminations about disc brakes, it seems like the time might soon be right for that...
I'm also a Ti convert thanks to my Mukluk, so I've naturally been looking at the Psychlo as a good candidate.
The thing is, like with 26" to 29", I'm learning that once you get a stable of bikes, wheelsets, and parts going over the years, it's *really* a pain to switch, so my main concern with discs is regarding long term compatibility, as if I head down a path, I'd rather start building up a set of equipment I can reuse over time.
Your website says you are adding an "ISO mount" to the Psychlo. My googling for info returned your page as the first hit, lol.
I'm not really up to date with the standards in this space - is this some new CX specific thing, or will these be compatible with any of the road or mountain stuff?
ie, If half the road bikes out there use disc brakes in three years, what are the odds I will be able to buy or use a friends/neutral service wheelset from one of those, and have it work on a Psychlo?
It seems like a lot of CX rigs (Psychlo?) are going 160mm front disc and 140mm rear... but is road mainly doing 140mm front and rear? Does the fork allow for both 140 or 160mm (spacer?)? (ie, I could run 140mm in the summer with road wheels, and then switch up to 160 in the fall for CX?)
Does this bike come with 130mm rear hub road style spacing as standard then? I heard you can customize to 135mm spacing for compatibility with 29" mountain wheelsets? Having the option to run a beefier mountain wheelset for cross use could be cool, but I don't think it would be worth the expense of lost compatibility with other wheelsets for CX and road use - but are the road wheelsets compatible anyway?
Anyhow, Much Thanks for any assistance and advice you might provide in helping me understand this complicated mess! :)