Samu Ilonen wrote:Is any pro using Lightweight disk?
Some Triathletes already do: Lothar Leder & Nicole, Stefan Holczner, Natasha Badman and a few others.
Robert Lechner (bronze medal 1000m track sprint in Seoul owned one, too)
The UCI Masters Worldchampion in TT ´03 also used a LW disk (forgot the name - sorry).
We have just made new -lighter and even stiffer disks- for Athens. 2 special versions for Walser Track frames will be used be 2 athletes there.
All in all the LW disk is underrepresented. Mr. Obermayer and Mr. Dierl had so much to do with the spoked wheels that they never were very happy when somebody ordered a disk. It always meant that they had to switch their machines and invest some extra time.
But I personally think that the LW disk has a very big potential. This year´s Eurobike in September we will be presenting an even stiffer disk sub 900 grams.