The Fleet Disc range has been completely redesigned and rebuilt for the new generation of disc brake road wheels. No longer do we have to consider the torsional stresses and weather conditions on the rim of a wheel during braking. Taking onus away from the rim means a lighter one as there is no braking track to add weight, and more consideration can be given to the spoke tension. The advantages of using disc brake wheels start with the frame of the bicycle as it can be designed without the need for priorities such as fork head clearance and the need for the seat stay to accommodate a brake bridge, allowing a more compliant frame.
Were now using DT Swiss for the Fleet Disc range, for the simple reason that they are very good at what they do. Two options available, the high end DT240 and for the less weight conscious, the DT350. For those who require a good training wheel or just aren’t into racing, the Novotec 411/412SB is our choice.
DT Swiss 240. Currently our top performing disc brake hub, we choose this as our flagship hub as it’s simply the best at what it does . Retaining many of the features of the rim version which wa built to satisfy the demand for a durable rim brake hub with the ability to endure corrosive environments. Still retaining DT’s patented star ratchet system known for high load carrying capacity and reliability. The star ratchet system can be easily upgraded from 18 to 36 or 54 points of engagement.
DT Swiss 350. This hub retains many of the features of its high end counterpart with less emphasis on weight and retaining many of the internal components of the 240. As a result they give the same performance with only a small weight penalty, but same performance as reliability.
Novatec 411/412SB disc hub
We still retain Novotec as a budget hub for our disc range for the simple reason is that provided you look after them, they work well and still build into excellent race wheels with little rolling resistance. Easily serviceable with basic tools, when we’ve built them up, they still weigh in lightest of our range
Choose from one of the four options when you order your Walker Brothers Wheels.