56% off DT Swiss RR 511 Clincher Road Wheelset


Looking for a bombproof winter wheelset? 

The wide aluminium tubeless-ready rim and high spoke count make these perfect for winter miles.

DT Swiss RR 511 Wheelset
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As has become all too apparent in the last couple of weeks, the endless rain, strong winds, and lack of sunshine combine to leave the UK's roads potholed and covered in debris. It's a recipe for punctures and broken wheels so we're putting our carbon hoops away for the winter and breaking out the heavy-duty wheels.

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In recent years, rims have been getting ever wider internally and when you combine that with fat tubeless road tyres, you've got extra puncture protection, low rolling resistance, more grip on wet corners, and a much smoother ride.

DT Swiss' RR 551 wheels aren't going to be setting you any hill-climb records, but the build quality here is brilliant and we'd trust these wheels to see us through the worst that winter can throw at us.

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The rim features a semi-aero profile with a 32mm depth and internal width of 18mm. That creates a nice wide base for road and cyclocross tyres. You could even mount a narrower city or gravel tyre if you wanted a bit more tread for mixed surfaces. For us, a 28 or 30mm tyre would be perfect for road riding as you get the extra comfort without sacrificing speed.

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The spoke count is the next important feature. There are 32 of them in each wheel. Not only does this create a stong wheel, but it's also great for compliance as each spoke needs slightly less tension to create a laterally stiff wheel. The spokes are DT Swiss J-bend, round, double-butted spokes. It's a no-nonsense option that is easy to tune at home.

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The DT 350 hubs roll on smooth bearings that are very well-sealed from corrosive road salts.

DT Swiss RR 511 Wheelset
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About DT Swiss

DT Swiss AG is a company with a global presence. It develops, produces, and markets high-quality bicycle components. DT Swiss products are known for their precision and reliability and are developed with the aim of offering reliable components for an unforgettable riding experience for every rider and every terrain. The art of Swiss engineering and innovation have played a crucial role in DT Swiss’ rapid development from a simple spoke producer to the world's leading provider of spokes, nipples, rims, hubs, wheels and suspension systems. Driven by their passion for cycling, more than 600 employees work at a total of six sites around the world to ensure that DT Swiss products set the standard.

Producing premium components has always been our goal. Our top priority is to maintain the highest quality standards through a wide range of processes and through professional quality management. All aspects of DT Swiss components are high-end; the selection of the raw materials, the individual stages of production, and the final products themselves.  

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The CRC journey began in 1984 as a small family business in Northern Ireland, serving and supporting local cyclists. It’s been an incredible ride so far, with the company growing to a collective of over 450 cyclists, swimmers, runners and passionate professionals supporting a global community of cycle and multisport athletes.

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