DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62

Plenty of rival wheel companies have been using DT Swiss parts for years, but don't overlook its complete wheels, like the DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62

Score

9/10

Pros

  • Durability
  • Quality build
  • Fast!

Cons

  • Cross winds
  • A little sluggish climbing compared to Rovals

Price as reviewed:

£2069.98

The stealthy-looking DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62 came to us via a Canyon Aeroad factory build with the new SRAM eTap AXS groupset.

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As the name suggests, the DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62 wheels have 62mm deep rims, putting them just shy of the Roval CLX 64 wheels. They’re also 20g heavier, at 1600g.

DT describes the Dicut 62s as ‘aero meets all-round’, saying these wheels are used by its long-distance triathletes as well as in flat stages of the Tour de France.

DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62

Super deeps rims make it tricky in windy conditions but they are very quick in a straight line

At 17mm, the DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62’s internal rim width is narrow but the external rim profile – which DT claims is category leading when it comes to drag numbers – bulges to 27mm. This stands in stark comparison with other deep-section wheels on the market, with the internal rim of Roval CLX 64s measuring 21mm. In contrast, the DT Swiss wheels are probably best suited to something as narrow as a 23 on the front, which would work best for the aerodynamics of the wheelset although, as with the other wheels here, we haven’t been able to wind tunnel test them ourselves.

As for their handling in real-world crosswinds they felt planted, although there is no getting away with the fact that they do catch the wind regularly. But that’s the price you pay for such deep rims.

As a big aftermarket manufacturer of hubs and spokes you can be pretty certain DT will be using its best technology in its own wheelsets, and as prove the 240 hubs are equipped with SINC ceramic bearings.

DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut 62

The best on the market? DT Swiss hubs were once used by most

The Aerolite straight-pull bladed spokes are also DT’s own. It uses its lightest options in the front and the stronger, more robust Aero Comp in the rear. Both wheels are laced two-cross.

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To sum up, if your riding doesn’t require a mountain climb, these will almost certainly enhance your ride, as the deep rims roll along very well. Impressively, DT Swiss has managed to make them feel spritely and agile, not something often achieved with deep-section wheels. However, you do pay the price for the 62mm depth in cross wins, which limits their use slightly.

Verdict

A great set of wheels that'll enhance your ride. Be wary, though, if your riding is mostly climbing or you live somewhere exposed to high winds

Details

Contact: www.madison.co.uk
Weight: 1.60kg
Spoke count: 24/24
Internal rim width: 17mm