Sven Nys always denied to ride disc braked bike, however had to because of his contract with Trek. If you will see him now, he's on canti. It was even press conference with Nys and Compton, when he said "canti 4me" and Compton tried to convince him to discs. Should be somewhere on the web.
Same Nys "privately" liked max rim depth of 35mm, but rode 50's as well. Why ? Dura Ace logo size
Mythical "cutting" mud by deeper profile is still.... mythical
Truth is its ability to carry more mud than shallow rims .
Please, understand me good ; I'm not disc brakes "hater", not at all. Just can't see it as solution for all the problems. Is it overall better system than canti. I believe yes, but with own issues, not known before. It's not such "wonder kid" as many want to see it.
I have 5 cross frames at home now ( BMC, Pinarello, Ridley, Wilier and Look ). BMC I do not consider as "cross" bike due to its geometry ( to steep front ) , but it's almost perfect "allroad" frame. Agil, responsive and surprisingly comfy for such stiff frame ( Im 85kg low cadence guy easily going beyond 1200W on uphill/ accelerations ( how long I can keep it is 2nd thing
). Will keep it as road bike.
Ridley is bit to small for me, and way to heavy ( alu frame ) , but I liked its temper ( had 2-3y ago same frame but canti ). Has to go.
Wilier... Only canti frame. Basically is Guerciotti, but rebranded to Wilier CentoUno cross. Could be found also while ago as Zannata / wasn't 1st M.van der Poel Worlds won on this frame (?) / . I LOVE that frame. Hand made in Italy, BSA bb, perfect geometry, fast, responsive and unbelivably comfy.
Pinarello. Fabulous piece of work. But not "my thing". Feels similar to Specialized Crux.
Look; recent aquisition. Now idea yet how it rides, but I like how it looks and how it's made : external cables, BSA bb, ISO brake mount, zero issues with to tight tolerances. Made quality is impeccable. Possibly ( 95%) Look will stay.
Excluding BMC 1 frame will stay, rest have to go to new owners. For now the battle is basically only between Wilier (canti) and Look (disc ).
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.Mark Twain
I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that