Dash Cycles introduces new Gretchen Disc
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Oct 19, 2015  hits 21,132

The new Dash Cycles Gretchen Disc.
The new Dash Cycles Gretchen Disc.

The new Dash Cycles Gretchen Disc is a wide version of their existing ultralight tubular wheel. The new model features a 25mm wide brake track (up from 21mm), 1k carbon fiber construction, and an upgrade to DT Swiss hub internals. The new model gains a scant 15 grams over the old version in order to achieve the new width and hub internals, to just 810g for the complete wheel. For reference, that's the exact same weight as a Zipp 202 Carbon Clincher rear wheel. Check out the gallery for more detailed pictures, an a comparison against the previous model. We will hopefully get a review sample some time in the coming months to do more detailed work on.



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  • The new Dash Cycles Gretchen Disc.
  • The new Disc features 1k carbon fabric, rarely used in cycling due to its higher cost, but perfectly at home on a boutique product like this Dash wheel.
  • A nice big cutout will fit any disc adapter, including my beloved Silca Hiro of course.
  • The disc sidewalls are perfectly flat, leaving plenty of room for chain and derailleur to avoid contacting the disc.
  • The disc sidewalls are perfectly flat, leaving plenty of room for chain and derailleur to avoid contacting the disc.
  • The 25mm-wide rim is meant to work well with wide tires and modern frames, as well as provide additional stiffness.
  • The old 21mm Gretchen (right) versus the new 25mm-wide version.
  • The old 21mm Gretchen (right) versus the new 25mm-wide version.
  • Nice clean lines everywhere. There is no aesthetic layer or finish to the wheels - this is bare cured carbon, and shows the level of detail and quality in the Dash product. It also helps keep the weight to its bare minimum.
  • One more shot of the new Dash Cycles Gretchen Disc.

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