I’ve read in a number of articles that the DT Swiss Arc 62 is a great early wheel upgrade, but I cannot see it in the store. I’m level 13. I only see the two DT Swiss dicut wheels in the Zwift store and according to ZwiftInsider charts the dicut 62 is a different wheel than the Arc 62 (with the dicut showing faster flat but slower ascent). Am I missing something?
There are only two DT Swiss wheelsets. Buy the cheaper one. The number of drops needed should confirm it’s the correct one.
Have you got enough drops to purchase them? You need to be level 6, or above, and they cost 186,000 drops (see: Zwift Shopping Guide: What To Buy At Each Level | Zwift Insider).
I think all that you are missing is that the ‘faster flat but slower ascent’ item is the disc version of the wheelset.
OK. I think I see now. The zwiftinsider calls them both 62, but in Zwift itself, there is no “62” in the disc version name. So a little bit off either at Zwift or Zwiftinsider in the naming, but the key is one is disc and one isn’t.
Thoughts on 808 vs these 62s? I saved up my drops and rode all week to get to the 808s, but the 62s look better balanced, TBH.
This website will help you understand the performance difference between different wheels and frames for your route and level and drops budget
The DT Swiss 62 wheels are some of the best climbing wheels in the game, and are pretty good on flat terrain as well. The 808s are a little faster on flat terrain, but the difference isn’t huge.