To celebrate their 25th anniversary of developing premium spokes, hubs & rims, DT Swiss has combined their best technology in each of those spheres to create the lightest disc brake road wheels they have ever made. At just 1283g, these carbon PRC 1100 DICUT 25Y Edition build on what was already DT’s top all-around road wheelset, now with their new Ratchet EXP hub engagement and more…
Updated with pricing & availability…
DT Swiss PRC 1100 DICUT 25Y Edition carbon road wheels
The ‘lightest carbon clincher disc brake wheelset‘ DT has ever produced, these limited edition Performance Race Carbon wheels are said to pack all of the knowledge & experience DT Swiss has accumulated over the last quarter century into one wheelset.
Rim tech details
This is a lightweight traditional road wheel, even with disc brakes, so it gets a relatively narrow 18mm internal width to the carbon rims, designed for 23-28mm tires. Those rims are still tubeless-ready (like every DT rim), and at just 24mm deep they might be the lightest & fastest accelerating clincher wheels yet for DT. The made-in-Europe disc brake-only carbon rims feature a molded-in relief DT Swiss logo, and get no paint or extra clearcoat. Their finish is straight out of the mold, for the lowest weight possible.
Hub tech details
The 25Y Edition wheels feature a Dicut Aero 180 hub. What that means is it is the low-profile, straightpull hubset DT Swiss developed in the wind tunnel together with SwissSide for reduced aerodynamic drag. That 180 hubset also means it gets SINC fully Ceramic bearings for low friction & long bearing life. And it also becomes the first road hub (and thus the first road wheelset) to be built around DT Swiss’ new lighter & more durable Ratchet EXP freehub internals. The hubs feature 12mm thru-axles with modular end caps & centerlock rotor mounting, and are available with Shimano, SRAM XDR, or Campagnolo freehubs.
Spoke & nipple tech details
The limited edition wheels are built with a mix of DT Aerolite spoke on the front wheel and DT Aero Comp spokes on the rear. The flat bladed spokes slice efficiently through the wind with low drag, and feature T-shaped spoke head to ensure perfect spoke alignment. Both wheels lace 24 spokes, 2x with DT Pro Lock hidden aluminum nipples.
No word on official retail pricing or availability, but the standard (non-special edition) 1435g PRC 1100 Dicut 35 DB wheels sell for $3150, so expect these to add a premium on top of that!
DT has announced that the limited edition PRC 1100 DICUT 25Y Edition wheels will be first available in October 2019. Wheels will be sold individually – $1542 / 1239€ for the front & $2127 / 1709€ for the rear – or as a complete wheelset for $3669 / 2948€.