Have it on 2 road wheels and had it on one more until the flange snapped after a paltry 5 years
of total abuse on my winter bike.
Never tried it on an MTB though. And on a retro themed bike.... don't go there. It wasn't done BITD. In fact to date I have never seen an MTB with this spoking pattern (concept wheels excluded). Even radial front wheels were very unusual at the time.
My own take (on my road wheels) is that it looks nice, saves a gram or 2 and gives you slightly more even spoke tension with many hubs. But I won't be building any more wheels for myself of that type, when the ones I have wear out.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.