I am currently researching to buy a brand new bike for myself for the 2021 season. I have almost accepted that this bike will be a disc brake model. Would be great to get some feedback from the community on here before I pull the trigger on how a wheel change would work in a race scenario.
- I know that for my MTB there is a thru axle and this needs an Allen key - surely a road bike should have a QR thru axle for a quick wheel swap in the event of a mechanical or puncture?
- And following on from that - is there ever an issue around caliper alignment when you swap out a disc wheel? Getting rim brakes aligned is one thing but discs seem more unforgiving.
And for what it’s worth I’m looking at the ROSE X-Lite Six, Vitus Vitesse Evo, Scott Addict RC or Giant TCR. One of these days I will make my mind up