DCR Components set a new benchmark in wheel performance. They have been developed to meet the demands of serious riders in the UK whilst offering exceptional value for money. The components themselves come directly from factories/workshops from a range of manufacturers. Where necessary, they have been modified to meet the demands of UK riding conditions. Full details of all the modifications are not given here. All components have a 2 year warranty. All of the wheels themselves are built in the UK by DCR wheels to the standards our customers have come to expect. The builds have a lifetime warranty. Each wheel is built to within 0.1mm, on a P and K Lie truing stand, tensions are measured with either a calibrated Sapim Tension meter or a Sapim calibrated DT Swiss tension meter. Each wheel is thoroughly stressed and rested to ensure it is ‘settled’ before dispatch. It is important appreciate the value of a good build; it adds a good deal of reliability and performance to the setup and can only be achieved with precise tooling. You can mix and match DCR components with other manufacturers if you wish to obtain different and at times higher performing or more economical combinations.

All the items below are stock items; that means they should be held in stock at all times in quantity. Sometimes high demand means stocks run out but they are never simply special order items. That way you can expect more realistic lead times with these components. If you want to buy the components on their own, please get in touch – some stipulations may be made.

 

Flirt Series

We call this the flirt series as it is particularly versatile.  So you can use the rims for ‘a bit of everything’.

DCR 23mm alloy – £60/rim. 430g. 23mm deep, 23mm wide.

O/C design now available rear wheels (20g/rim heavier)

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20/24/28/32h black anodised matte finish (shot blasted, then anodised)

24/28h/32h polished silver

These rims are a really good all round rim with a nice finish.  They have come out of a factory in Taiwan, capable of working with 6066-T6 alloy – naturally stronger than the traditional 6061 used in most rims. They do have a welded joint and can take a tubeless tyre. The spoke beds have been tested to over 300kgf, which is a very key feature for me, it means I can run tensions high to keep the wheels stiff and strong and the spokes reliable. Sapim spokes love high tensions, some rims, do not.  There are no decals on this rim.  We will, potentially, be offering them in the future.  However for now they are a plain, shot blasted and anodised finish; understated quality.  There are other profiles in the pipeline but they will not be available until 2016.

These rims have a fairly tight fitting tubeless interface, not as tough as Ryde, perhaps a little tougher than Kinlin making them better suited to all out tubeless tape and fitting with levers – I can still fit tyres in less than a minute on them.  The braking surface is a similar height to the A23, so not as shallow as the shallowest machining, but not as tall as a standard one – required to keep the weight down and strength and durability high on a rim like this.  It means Kool Stop Dual Compound pads are recommended for easier tyre setup as well as longer life (£17 for a set of 4 through DCR).  The rim has a rider weight limit of approximately 120kg.  The cost for DCR standard hubs, CX-Rays and 24/28 drilling would cost £420 and weigh approximately 1425g. Sub 1400g for 20/24.  With D-lights in an all black build (a set which we try to keep in stock at all times making lead time a couple of days) is £360 and weighs approximately 1460g in 24/28.  You can buy that with this link including delivery and tape.

DCR 24/18 disc, £60/rim

Available in 28h only.

  • 24mm wide
  • 18mm deep
  • 650b/29er (584mm/622)
  • Welded joint
  • 6066-t6 alloy
  • 375/400g
  • Tubeless ready
  • Extra thick spoke beds
  • Locking bead

The lightweight of the road disc range, also suitable for XC applications and available in 650b.  85kg rider weight limit is recommended as a maximum on this rim.  A much more limited rim than the very versatile 24/25.  This is actually my least favoured rim of the DCR rim range, the combination of its narrower profile and shallower profile makes it more prone to flex and can limit power output.  It is better with stiffer spokes and boost hubs or suitable as a road disc/gravel set for lighter riders.

DCR 24/25 disc, £60/rim24 . 25 disc

Available in black 24/28/32h

Available in polished silver, 28h/32h

As ever the idea with the DCR components is to meet the demands of serious cyclists, so here are some vital statistics:

  • 24mm width
  • 25mm depth
  • Welded joint
  • 6066-t6 alloy
  • 435g
  • Tubeless ready – easy fit
  • Extra thick spoke beds
  • Locking bead

From my perspective, the spoke beds is a very important element, but will likely be glossed over by those reading the stats.  They have actually been tested to withstand over 300kg, which is higher than any other rim I have seen results on.  The 6066 alloy is naturally stronger than the 6061 more commonly used and the heat treatment is applied to the rims after they have been extruded, rolled and welded.  That means you get the heat treatment on the weld as well, rather than essentially creating a weak point in the rim where it has been melted.

A welded joint means easy sealing with tubeless.  The deep cavity in the centre of the rim means easy fitting of tyres.  The 415g weight means if you paired this rim up in a 24/24 drilling (my preference would normally be 28/28) with Tune Prince/Princess hubs (to illustrate what is possible) you would have a set weight of around 1360g.  The rim effectively meets the needs of CX/Gravel/Path/XC and road disc cyclists.  You can fit any tyres from 25c upwards on it.  The double hook ‘locking bead’ design allows a secure fit of tubeless tyres and good dent resistance.

A rim brake version of this rim is now available in 20-32h with optional 24h 2:1 rear.

DCR 24/30 disc – 24/28h, £60/rim

24 . 30 disc

  • 24mm width
  • 30mm depth
  • 485g
  • Locking bead

This rims is just the bigger brother to the 24/25.  As a result is is naturally stiffer.  It is hard to say whether it is stronger, the spoke bed and sidewall are the same.  The profile being stronger means it will be more resilient and it is a naturally stiffer and more aerodynamic profile.  There is physically more material there in the profile too.  I would say that both are strong, both have a rider weight of 120kg however for riders over say 105kg, you will probably feel more comfortable on this rim rather than the 24/25.

 

Mountain series

XC/AM – £50

  • 6066 alloy
  • 28h/32hxc am
  • 650b/29er
  • 410g/435g
  • 30mm external
  • 25mm internal
  • 23mm depth
  • Matte black finish
  • Welded joint
  • Locking bead

If you wanted a narrower rim for XC use, you may as well use the 24/25 or even the 24/18 as above.  If you want a wider version for a better tyre profile and better grip – this is a great light weight alternative.  Despite the weight this is a nice strong and stiff rim owing to its thick spoke bed and large profile.  While this rim is available in 32h, we generally advise 28h as the rim is plenty stiff enough in this drilling and it is a light weight rim.  If you wanted lighter and wider you will have to go carbon to turn the volume up louder.  The Ryde Trace 25 is the closest rival we know and that is narrower, shallower, more expensive and doesn’t have a welded joint.

Assuming DCR standard disc hubs, Sapim D-light spokes and alloy nipples you would have a set weight of 1650g at a cost of £320.

 

XC/AM Big Boy – £60big boy

  • 6066 alloy
  • 28h/32h
  • 650b/29er
  • 460g/490g
  • 35mm external
  • 30mm internal
  • 18mm depth
  • Matte black finish
  • Welded joint
  • Locking bead

What we wanted here is a rim that could be run with plus sized tyres but could also just act as a wide base for conventional tyres.  That way, the weight can be kept low to keep your set lively.  The application of this rim is the same as the standard XC/AM above.  There is a small weight gain on the rim but it is lovely and stiff and they build up very consistently and they are particularly easy to setup tubeless. 

Assuming DCR standard disc hubs, Sapim D-light spokes and alloy nipples you would have a set weight of 1675g at a cost of £340.

 

DCR Full Volume – £70

  • 6066 alloy
  • 28h/32h
  • 650b
  • 535g
  • XC/AM/EN/Plus
  • 40mm external
  • 35mm internal
  • 23mm depth
  • Matt black finish
  • Welded joint
  • Locking bead

Demand for wider rims has been met here, extra width means extra air in your tyres, that means greater comfort, lower pressure, better grip.  Should you wish, you can still run a cross country tyre on this rim, however the profile was developed to meet the needs to harsher terrains and endurance riding.

Assuming DCR standard disc hubs, Sapim D-light spokes and alloy nipples you would have a set weight of 1830g at a cost of £360.  Boost hubs and spoke upgrades are also possible.

 

AM/EN – £50

  • 6066 alloy
  • 32ham en
  • 29er
  • 480g
  • 30mm external
  • 25mm internal
  • 21mm depth
  • Matte black finish
  • Welded joint

If you like the XC/AM but are looking for something a bit tougher, in steps the AM/EN.  The vital statistics are comparable but with some extra material where it matters to keep the whole thing tough.  Available in 32h to keep things tougher.

Assuming DCR standard disc hubs, Sapim D-light spokes and alloy nipples you would have a set weight of 1785g at a cost of £320.