Both road cyclists and MTB riders associate DT Swiss with Swiss engineering, innovation and prestige. Developers and cyclists striving for sophistication down to the last detail have rapidly transformed DT-Swiss from a simple spoke manufacturer to one of the world's leading brands for wheels, rims, hubs and spoke nipples. The 1700 Spline wheels and 350 hubs with patented Star Ratchet freewheel convince with affordable top performance, but the suspension forks, rear shocks and dropper seat posts of the 232 ONE platform embody the DT SWISS philosophy just as well: ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE. » Read more
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Switzerland is known for its delicious cheese, deep valleys, rugged mountains and of course Swiss precision. A Swiss manufacturer, famous worldwide among cyclists for particularly high-quality wheels, hubs and suspension components, had so many connections to its homeland that they named themselves DT Swiss over 25 years ago, thus laying the foundation for a successful future in Switzerland.
Emerging in 1994 from the spoke development and production department of Vereinigte Drahtwerke Biel, the brand left nothing to chance in the following years and took up the meticulous development of bicycle components optimized down to the last detail. The first important milestone was the production of fitting and reliable spoke nipples, followed by the legendary DT Swiss HüGI hubs and mountain bike wheels such as the legendary downhill and freeride FR2350 wheelset in the second half of the nineties.
Like hardly any other manufacturer, DT Swiss boasts more than 20 years of wheel building experience. The particularly comprehensive product range includes carbon and aluminium wheels for MTBs and road bikes and all conceivable fields of application.
In the high-performance road bike sector, DT Swiss Aero DICUT wheels with up to 80 mm deep carbon rims stand out from the crowd. They offer first-class aerodynamics, pleasant handling and, in the DB (Disc Brake) version, uncompromising braking performance. Of course, the flow-optimized DICUT hubs also rely on the incomparable DT Swiss Star Ratchet freewheel system.
Price-conscious road riders and everyday cyclists will also find what they are looking for at DT Swiss in the P 1800 Spline. This stiff wheelset is a combination of optimized aluminium rims and DT 370 hubs with a proven 3-pawl freewheel.
In addition to their impressive performance features, DT Swiss wheelsets also shine with their generous scope of delivery and come directly to the customer in a Tubeless Ready setup including Tubeless rim tapes and valves.
All you have to do is to mount your desired Tubeless Ready tire, fill in the sealant, inflate it and you are ready to enjoy the smooth rolling characteristics of a tubeless setup with DT Swiss.
This also makes it clear why DT Swiss is considered one of the top original equipment manufacturers for complete bicycles.
But custom wheel builders can rely on a wide range of DT Swiss wheel components as well.
In the development of wheel components, it is very important for DT Swiss to continuously improve existing concepts and keep focusing on the essentials.
The legendary DT Swiss HüGI hubs were the inspiration for the high-quality aluminium hubs of the current DT350, 240s and 180 series.
The model designations such as DT Swiss 350 stand for the maximum weight of the rear wheel hubs. There are differences regarding the weight optimization of the hub bodies, the used bearing technology e.g. ceramic bearings on the hubs of the 180 series and the version of the Ratchet freewheel. In general you have a wide choice in terms of the axle standard, brake system (rim or disc brake) and flange type - classic flange or straight-pull. In terms of reliability and smoothness, all variants are at the highest level.
A special highlight of the DT Swiss 240s and 180 hubs is the now even more simplified and therefore lighter and more reliable Ratchet EXP freewheel system. This freewheel system uses a spring to press a loosely star-toothed ring onto a fixed ratchet ring. This ensures fast engagement and yet easy pedal-free rolling.
The freewheel body and hub end caps can be changed in seconds without tools for maximum compatibility.
In addition, you can perfectly complement your new DT or existing hubs with the easy-to-use DT Swiss RWS thru axles and quick releases.
And finally, we would like to answer probably the most burning question about DT Swiss hubs:
DT Swiss rear hubs produce a light and pleasantly buzzing freewheeling noise, which makes them sound rather subtle in terms of noise.
Compared to other hubs with a ratchet freewheel system, the DT Swiss rear hubs appear rather quiet and discrete.
Just as important for a great wheel as the hub is the rim.
DT Swiss hits the bull's eye with a truly impressive range of aluminium rims.
Thanks to meticulous development, particularly high-quality raw material, the highest quality standards and unique processing technologies, you will find the right rim for every field of application: from stable yet light mountain bike enduro rims such as the EX 511, to the ultra-light RR 411 road bike rim weighing just over 400 grams, to the adventurous RR 481 for disc-braked Gravel and All-Road bikes.
To ensure that no wishes remain unfulfilled, all DT Swiss rims are of course tubeless compatible.
Application-oriented spokes and dependable spoke nipples.
Due to its history, the DT Swiss brand also offers an extensive range of spokes. It includes sturdy steel spokes for all fields of application - from the "thick" Alpine round spoke for heavy-duty bikes to the super-light DT AEROLITE bladed spoke for lightweight road bike wheels.
Another important component are the matching nipples. Here DT Swiss offers brass or lighter aluminium nipples, optionally equipped with an innovative tool interface and additional Pro Lock safety technology.
You have decided to build up your new wheels by yourself? A good decision! Now all you have to do is calculate the optimum spoke lengths. The DT Swiss spoke calculator (you can check the option to continue as a guest) is the optimal tool for this job. In addition to a predefined drop-down selection of hubs, rims, spokes and nipples, you also have the possibility to enter the dimensions of your components manually.
Ambitious mountain bikers and professional athletes strive for ultimate riding performance and demand for suspension products that optimally transfer their performance to the ground.
The lightweight suspension forks, dampers and dropper seat posts of the DT Swiss 232 ONE and 535 ONE platform meet exactly those requirements, thanks to innovative technologies and a holistic tuning concept.
The stiff F 535 ONE suspension fork and the corresponding lightweight R 535 ONE rear shock are designed for trail-loving all-mountain bike riders who like to spend several days in the saddle.
The F 535 suspension fork, which is available with up to 160 mm travel, and the finely tunable R 535 ONE rear shock convince with their efficient power transmission, sensitivity at the beginning of the travel, a nice mid-stroke support and a pleasant end progression. For the suspension fork, this is achieved, among other things, by position-sensitive damping and the combination of a steel spring with the Lineair air spring, which is called Coilair.
What do you think about when a trail buddy talks about a cross-country course?
Most likely a circuit with steep climbs and descents over forest, field and meadow paths and roads.
However, cross-country has evolved in the last few years and the trails have become harder and more technical, which is why many riders now ride a super light down-country full suspension bike instead of a hardtail.
DT Swiss has developed the 232 ONE XC platform to enable you to perform at your best on these trails, while still maintaining an attractive overall MTB weight.
The impressively light and yet still responsive F 232 ONE suspension fork forms a unit together with the R 232 ONE shock, which conveys lightness, and for the first time with a telescopic seat post, the D232 ONE. The D 232 Dropper seat post, specially developed for cross-country, is very light and easy to service due to its UPSIDEDROP construction and carbon shaft. The 60 mm stroke of the D 232 ONE creates more confidence and control in difficult downhill sections.