That in itself isn’t the problem. But, if you were to suffer a flat tire during or right after descending, you might touch an iron-hot disc while operating the wheel’s quick release to remove the wheel — and end up burning yourself.
The mountain biker’s tip that greatly reduces the risk of that happening is to flip the quick releases in the wheels so that the business ends, the levers, are on the opposite side of the disc brake rotors. Yes, this means that the rear lever is on the same side as the derailleur, but you can still use it just fine and it won’t affect the derailleur.
If you have an idea for a QT, fire away. We’re always looking for good info we can share with fellow roadies. We would love to hear from you with any suggestions you have. Contact us by clicking Quick Tips Ideas.
—John Marsh & The RBR Team