gxaustin wrote:The point that most people miss is that less wheel dish means stronger and/or lighter wheels (and not by a small amount).
Interesting points as ever but while I get stronger (and stiffer?) I don't fully understand why they would be lighter; unless you mean because the freehub would be a bit shorter and that would mean a bit lighter? .....
less dish means you can build using lighter rims for any given duty. The reason for this is that the wheel is (with the same rim) quite a bit stronger when it has less dish on it. Also the durability of the wheel is usually limited by the spoke tension balance; too loose causes one set of problems and too tight causes another. With less dish you have a bigger 'acceptable window' because the tension balance is always more favourable.