Still waiting for a response from @SuperDave
Embarrassing questions ?
I might be wrong but don't expect 3T to offer a lot of paint job , like on the exploro it will be very limited .
And I can understand it , it a relative small brand etc in frame business for now
Maybe go the custom paint option with '' ready to paint '' frame like open do ?
Otherwise will a custom paint cancel the warranty ?
About your 9-32 cassettes
What is your point of view on the less good efficiency of smaller cog 9 teeth ? and premature wear ?
Serious question as I already can feel the difference on my mtb with 10 vs 11 , and it's not as good when used with mud .
Is a new line of 3T wheel coming ? Something like the enve AR 4.5 designed for aero with 28 mm 30 mm nominative width tires ?
Or like the token roubx wheels ? Aka 25 mm inside width 29 30 mm outside about ? You need also super wide rims to use wide tires and stay aero. From the datas I read from enve
Cause last time I checked your 28'' carbon disc wheels weren't that wide nor tubeless ready ... Only 25 mm external wide
And only discus c35 ltd was compatible with XD body
so I guess XDR not compatible also for the other wheels...
The 9t has more drag than a 16t, sure. There's also less aerodynamic drag with a 40T x 9t than a 53T x 12t. And much less with a 40T x 9t than a 53T x 12 with a 39T inner chainring just hanging on the inside of a crankset with a front derailleur not doing anything.
So the effect of the 9t cog is the most dramatic when you are going slow and the aero benefit is small; yet when you are going slow you're less likely to be in the 9t cog. This is a similar situation with the low rolling resistance of wider (28mm) tires. The benefit is negated at high race speeds, so 21-23mm remain the first choice for time trials even though the Crr is much higher for tires this width.
The 3T Discus wheels are ideal for 25mm tires, the penalty for 23mm tires is similar to that using 28mm tires.
All 3T wheels are compatible with the XD and XD-R freehub EXCEPT the TT rim brake disc wheel (not disc brake).
Please don't be such a troll. There are no embarrassing answers; I browse the forum when free time allows.