I have been running 32 hole DT rr.1.1 for over a year and have been really happy with their performance. I lace them to King disc hubs on a road-fitted CX bike. They have gone out of true a few times, but nothing too serious. I do a variety of riding between short, rough roads and centuries. My frame is aluminum treated with scandium and I have a carbon fork. Oh... I am also about 140-145 lbs.
I had a real rough ride a few weeks ago that saw me catch the front end in a metal grate and bend the hub. I checked the rear wheel and it also had quite a wobble in it from something or other, maybe a hard gap in the road. I guess I hit something at speed. With all my truing the rear is now a bit uneven beyond help.
My builder is suggesting switching out to DT rr 1.2 I am aware these would be a bit more rigid, heavier and less compliant with shorter spokes.
What would the difference be in riding characteristics. I am concerned I will get a harsher ride. Will they make that much of a difference? Should I just say [stuff] happens and stick with some new rr.1.1 or should I move over to rr 1.2 to better avoid problems in the future?
Any other suggestions?
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