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Performance
Category

Performance is the part of your energy that is brought to the road and that part is pretty big with DT Swiss performance wheels. Just what you need when you are leading your buddies up epic mountain roads or when making the decisive move on the days last descent.

PRC 1400 SPLINE®

PRC 1400
SPLINE®

The Line up

Our new performance carbon wheels are the ultimate racing wheelsets. They rely on our huge experience in manufacturing every single component of a wheel, as well as employing state of the art technology in doing so. Available with a 65 mm deep and a 35 mm deep rim, both as a rim brake and a disc brake version, these wheels leave nothing to be desired. With a class leading light-stiff-reliable ration they are just the right tool for you to race: your competition, your friends or up a lonely mountain pass.

PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65

The PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65 was developed to be a “do it all” performance wheel: Tested in the wind tunnel, with our professional race teams and in countless test lab hours it emerged fast and reliable. A smooth straightpull SPLINE® hub as well as the wide tire and tubeless compatible rims provide excellent rolling performance and comfort. Equipped with disc brakes and the 36T DT Swiss Ratchet System it features superb braking performance and quick engagement to precisely time your attack.

PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35

Unsure what will happen on your group ride? Mountains, hills of flat sections? Water from below, water from above? You needn’t worry, the PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35 has it covered. High end, bladed straightpull spokes and the most reliable and lightweight freewheel system make for an efficient ride. Offering the perfect blend of comfort, grip and lightweight in combination with a higher volume tire, the wide and stiff full carbon rims accelerate with the best of them. Equipped with disc brakes it will stop on a dime all the time. So the PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35 is ready for anything, are you?

Pro development

Pro development

The PRC 1400 SPLINE® wheels can be seen as the result of our 4-year sponsorship with the Swiss Pro-Team IAM Cycling. Endless hours of testing and discussing with world-class riders and their mechanics brought us tons of valuable feedback which has flown into the development of the PRC 1400 SPLINE® wheels. Improved carbon lay-up for precise & safe braking on long downhills, the perfect spokes combination for ideal stiffness and the most advanced hub technology for thousands of kilometers with low friction and outstanding quality are only a few points to mention. Go ahead and find out about the fruits of this unique partnership.

5 years of pro development

4 years of pro success

The comparison

Comparing the PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35 with the first version of the RC 38 SPLINE® wheels from 2013 the evolution is clearly visible. Constantly improving each and every component of the wheels and working on all the small details our engineers managed to come up with a truly benchmarking performance wheelset. While keeping the weight of the wheelset at the same level, the inner rim width was increased to a modern 18 mm. What might seem to be minor adoptions to the hub results in an increase of 15 % rear wheel side stiffness and the optimized architecture of the carbon layers leads to a massive 20 % increase in heat resistance, making the rim brake versions extremely safe in long downhill sections.

2013
RC 38 SPLINE®

  • +1% Wheel set weight
  • +20% Rim inner width
  • +15% Rear wheel side stiffness
  • +20% Resin heat resistance

2018
PRC 1400 SPLINE®

Spoke geometry

Spoke geometry

It’s about the small details which make the difference between a good and a great performing wheelset. During the development of the PRC 1400 SPLINE® wheels our engineers searched for each and every potential of improving the overall performance of the wheels. A key target was to improve the stiffness-to-weight ratio, one of the most important factors of racing wheelsets. By increasing the flange distance as well as the spoke angle on the drive side of the hub this target could be reached. What seems to be marginal adaptions result in an increase of 15 % rear wheel side stiffness and 100 % forward thrust for you on the road.

Rim properties

Rim properties

Looking at the rim of the PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35 wheels there are two obvious differences to the RC 38 SPLINE® wheels – 3 mm increase of inner width and 3 mm decrease of rim height. In combination with the new hub and spoke geometry these adaptions lead to an increased side stiffness of the wheels. Not visible from the outside is the new carbon resin which generates a massive gain of 20 % more heat resistance making these wheels your safe partner in long downhill sections. Based on NACA airfoil profiles the PRC 1400 SPLINE® wheels support you with minimal drag to go all out when it counts.

Carbon tech

Carbon tech

Let’s go a bit more into detail to find out about the composite structure of the PRC 1400 SPLINE® carbon rims. The three main targets of the rim development have been weight, stiffness & heat resistance. The perfect combination of these three performance indicators has been the main challenge during the development process. By placing continuous fibres in the direction of the experienced wheel loads the stiffness could be raised without using more material and gaining weight. The new proprietary resin compound – exclusively developed with our long-term supplier – improves heat dissipation by 20 % compared to our previous resin compound. Now it’s your turn to get these wheels and race your riding mates up your favorite climbs, sprint for the next town sign and speed down mountain pass roads to feel the difference.

The wheels

PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35
Technical specifications
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35 DB
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 35 DB
Technical specifications
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65
Technical specifications
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65 DB
PRC 1400 SPLINE® 65 DB
Technical specifications

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