I'm looking for a new road bike, i have been for a couple of years.
I have a short list, bikes that have suitable geometry, price and spec.
The list gets shorter every year as manufacturers discontinue models I'm interested in. It used to have 8 bikes on it, now down to 4.
I went into a dealer last week, as they stock the "full range" of a model I'm interested in.
Apparently, full range doesn't include any rim brake models.
Further digging reveals that last year they sold Pretty much even disc/rim. One of their biggest selling road models.
The importer has decided that the rim brake version won't sell. So they aren't bringing any in.
Except for the one I've seen him riding around on.
There's a good chance that I'll have no choice at the price/spec i want and the fit i need other than disc.
One of the hidden downsides to divorce.