The disc-only 'cross bike is becoming a regular build in my shop but this one is a little different in that it will have a tapered-steerer fork. This is only the third frame I have built for this headset/fork setup but like the disc brakes , there's somewhat of a trend happening for this feature. My guess is that the front end of the bike will be pretty solid and there will be no chance of fork shudder as there's no rim brake. Is it overkill ? -I can't say....I do know that there's going to be some really cold weather usage of this bike and maybe the extra braking power and solid front end will be good.
I ran out of disc mounts and had to make this one out of 7005 plate. It's probably a little stronger than the stock item and I was able to get a super nice custom fit.