DT Swiss (Switzerland) - Press Release: The ARC 1100 DICUT DISC wheel completes the Aero road wheel lineup by DT Swiss: it is characterized by the uniformity of the rim inner width and the design, both meticulously aligned to the existing Aero category. The ARC DISC wheel is engineered to provide you with the decisive competitive advantage while pursuing your ambitious goals.
Engineered in-house and aerodynamically optimized by our aerodynamic partner Swiss Side, the ARC 1100 DICUT DISC is composed of eight equally sized and symmetrically aligned glued carbon pieces, containing high-quality carbon fibers. The woven carbon layup strengthens the material structure while the ultralight foam plate inside supports a high lateral and torsional stiffness.
The disc wheel is shaped asymmetrically with a flat face on the drive side and a light convex face on the brake mount side in order to handle the asymmetrically acting drive and braking forces, but also to meet the space requirement for the rear derailleur. The valve hole is covered with a smooth-transitioning Carbon lid to ensure optimal aerodynamics and to minimalize turbulences. It is opened and closed tool-free with a 90 degree rotation.
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Compared to an aerodynamically optimized deep section rim wheel, a disc wheel with its full cover is even more effective in acting like an airfoil. The airflow of the ARC 1100 DICUT DISC wheel flows along the rim surface as long as possible. In that way, the full cover prevents an “early” stalling and supports a calm, smooth and steady airflow behavior along the complete disc surface. The generated propulsion is thus higher and the resulting drag reduction in crosswinds more noticeable compared to the deep section rim wheel. Read more about translational drag and sailing effect.