PR 1400 DICUT OXiC
The new PR1400 DICUT® OXiC wheels are designed to meet the demands of performance orientated riders. No longer is it enough to just produce a lightweight wheel, riders now also demand superb handling, pin-point accurate braking and exceptional quality. The PR 1400 DICUT® OXiC deliver all this in a package that pushes the boundaries of what is expected of a premium alloy wheelset.
Go ahead and discover the performance of OXiC!
The PR1400 DICUT® OXiC are the first wheels to feature our new OXiC technology which not only gives the wheels their stealthy appearance but has several key performance advantages, described in the following.
PR 1400 DICUT OXiC front wheel
PR 1400 DICUT OXiC rear wheel
OXiC is a process in which a ceramic coating is electrochemically applied to the rim surface, making it extremely hard and wear resistant. The OXiC process achieves a high end looking, matte black finish which also guarantees the highest level of brake performance while reducing wear on the rim to the absolute minimum.
The ceramic layer is achieved similarly to anodizing, by submerging the rim in an electrolyte solution while applying an electrical tension between the rim as one electrode and the container as the other. The decisive difference between anodizing and OXiC lies in the millions of plasma discharges that occur between the electrolyte and the rim, applying high temperature and pressure on the developing oxide layer. Due to that, the developing oxide layer melts, flows and solidifies again. During this process the amorphous (not aligned) structure of the oxide converts to a crystalline (aligned) one. This is why OXiC is so hard and wear resistant.
Aluminum rim before the OXiC process.
Micro-arc discharges during the process.
Aluminum rim after the OXiC process.
Comparison of different materials
Conventional rims use aluminum brake surfaces. The comparison of different materials impressively shows the superior hardness of the OXiC coating. And in this context hardness equals wear resistance.
Exceedingly powerful and consistent brake performance in all conditions.
The OXIC coating process uses no volatile organic compounds or heavy metals, making it a very environmentally friendly technology.
Unlike conventional aluminium rims which wear out due to the abrasive effect of the brake pad and particles picked up from the road, the OXIC rim surface is so hard, that the rim will not be affected by wear over the normal lifespan of a wheel.
Since the ceramic layer is applied through a conversion coating process, the OXIC coating is able to deform with the rim, maintaining its superior properties even under high mechanical loads.
Black rims that stay black. Since the OXIC coating does not contain any inks or dyes it is totally UV stable and won‘t fade or discolor in the sun.