CARBON ENDURANCE WHEELS
Stability means having the bike under control no matter the riding situation or prevailing wind conditions. Faster and with further improved handling stability, the endurance-specific ERC road wheels have been redeveloped, reflecting a more balanced, yet not less ambitious style of road cycling. Featuring an aerodynamically optimised rim shape with an increased 22 mm rim inner width, hubs with Ratchet EXP technology and the latest generation aero spokes, the ERC provide you with speed, agility, comfort and confidence, no matter where the road might lead you.
REDEFINED RIM SHAPE
The AERO+ concept is a more comprehensive approach to wheel development and optimisation. Beyond classic aerodynamic parameters of translational and rotational drag, it acknowledges additional quality criteria a modern aero road wheel should meet, including its handling, grip, comfort and rolling resistance. For the reengineering of the new ERC rim shape, two major objectives were successfully pursued:
Aerodynamic optimisation of the rim shape for further decreased drag values.
Redefined rim shape designed for a lower and more predicably changing steering moment and smooth stall.
INCREASED RIM INNER WIDTH
The rim inner width of the new ERC is increased to 22 mm, providing the following benefits to the rider:
An increased rim inner width allows for the mounting of broader tyres that can be ridden at a relatively lower pressure. The ensuing increased shock absorption capacity benefits the rider particularly on long rides with an improved cushioning of the wheel.
GRIP & TRACTION
Mounting the same tyre on a rim with an increased inner width allows the tyre to assume a more rounded shape which increases its contact area with the ground and therefore grip and traction of the wheel.
AERODYNAMICALLY OPTIMISED SPOKES
Already successfully contributing to the improved aerodynamics of the latest aero road lineup, the latest generation DT Swiss aero spokes are now specified for ERC wheels as well:
- The wider but thinner blades of the aero spokes result in a further reduction of rotational drag.
- The T-heads of the spokes guarantee the permanent, aerodynamically optimal alignment of the spokes in the wheel for reduced rotational and translational drag.
- Due to increased compression during the flat forging process, the spokes feature an enhanced tensile strength for increased durability.
WEIGHT-TO-AERO PERFORMANCE RATIO
The quality of the weight-to-aero performance ratio of a wheel can be judged by putting its weight in relation to its aerodynamic performance, based on its intended usage and the ensuing quality requirements resulting from it.
Taking these criteria into consideration, the weight-to-aero performance ratio of the new endurance-specific ERC lineup can be described as well balanced, supporting the rider to cope with a variety of terrains, street- and wind conditions encountered particularly on longer rides.
HUB WITH RATCHET EXP TECHNOLOGY
For the first time, the ERC lineup features the patented Ratchet EXP freehub technology, yielding the following advantages:
Due to the firm connection between the inner ratchet ring and the hub body in conjunction with the ratchet, precise engagement is ensured.
LONGER SERVICE LIFETIME
The greater distance between the bearings results in a stiffer hub and less wear due to reduced deflection.
No-tool concept enables easy disassembly of the hub and conversion to different freehub body systems available on the market.
REMASTERED HUB BODY
Slimmer and stiffer hub body for improved aerodynamics and long-lasting durability.
SINC CERAMIC BEARINGS (ERC 1100 DICUT / 180 DICUT HUB)
For a low rolling resistance and improved durability.
Pricing for all DT Swiss items depends on your location. Contact your nearest DT Swiss Australian dealer for the most up to date pricing.
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