The mission "Hybrid MTB LS" was to develop a range of models specifically tailored to the current, lighter E-MTBs. The wheels are specifically aimed at riders who are looking for an intense E-Bike experience and want to increase their speed on the climbs without having to make sacrifices in maneuverability on the descents. The Light Support range offers not only sufficient resistance for fast and technical Trails, but also a low weight for tight turns and extra air time.
In terms of reliability in no way inferior to the base model of the HX 1700 SPLINE wheels, the LS version also features welded aluminum rims. At the same time, however, the Light Support rims impress with a low weight adapted to light eMTBs, which increases the agility. This not only facilitates the choice of the fastest line in technical sections, but also allows more dynamic lane changes on the Trails.
Light E-MTBs are often ridden in the same way as conventional Enduro bikes and although batteries as well as motors have generally become smaller, they still add weight compared to conventional MTBs. To withstand the additional stresses of increased drive forces and higher braking torques, the DT Swiss 350 hub body was redesigned to be durable enough to improve reliability without adding weight.
In the search for the right balance between robustness and lightness, even the spokes were not left untouched. The reinforced Hybrid 3 spokes are stronger than those for conventional MTBs, but thinner than those for E-Mountainbikes. The resulting higher lateral stiffness is better suited to the additional loads that Light E-MTBs produce, while the improved torsional stiffness provides a more direct power transmission from the hub to the rim.
The current generation of electronically assisted mountain bikes, the so-called Light E-MTBs are close to the weight of classic MTBs, but are equipped with motors and cause correspondingly high torques as well as loads. The Hybrid MTB LS wheels from DT Swiss are light enough to offer ambitious riders agile and direct handling, but also stable enough for the toughest Trails. For this purpose, they feature lighter rims, spokes with slightly reinforced heads and specially adapted hubs.
Legendary reliability | The Hybrid wheels of the HX 1700 SPLINE (Straight Pull Line) series benefit from targeted testing procedures and many years of experience in the development of E-MTB components. Thanks to manual work, not only a precise manufacturing quality is achieved, but also the well-known, brand-typical reliability is ensured.
Tubeless Ready | Tubeless tires offer some decisive advantages over the conventional combination of tire and tube. The tire can be ridden with less pressure without risking "snakebites" and thus offers more grip. The lower pressure also provides a more comfortable ride. The absence of the tube means that there is no friction between the tube and tire and therefore rolling resistance is lower when riding off-road and over obstacles.
Ratchet freewheel system | The special feature of the patented freewheel system is that all teeth of the two installed ratchet pulleys always mesh simultaneously. Compared to pawl freewheel hubs, where the engagement surface is comparatively small, the loads are distributed evenly over a large contact surface by including the entire face surfaces. The result is lower point loading and thus significantly higher reliability.
Pro Lock technology | The DT Pro Lock spoke nipples prevent an independent loosening of the spoke-nipple connection. A patented two-component adhesive is injected into the nipple thread, which allows the construction of extremely durable wheels. Once the nipples are screwed in, the adhesive is activated and then fully cures. Repeated re-centering is possible without any problems, although the adhesive strength decreases slightly with each re-centering.
Scope of supply:
|Product Name:||DT Swiss HX 1700 SPLINE LS Rear Wheel - 29" | Clincher | Centerlock / 6-Bolt - 12x148mm Boost|
|usage bikesport:||E-Bike, MTB|
|hubs:||DT Swiss 350 Hybrid MTB|
|spokes:||DT Swiss Hybrid 3 (Straightpull)|
|rims:||DT Swiss HX 1700 SPLINE LS (Hooked/Crotchet | Welded)|
|shifting system:||11-speed, 12-speed|
|wheel size:||28" (29") (622mm)|
|axle standard:||12x148mm Boost (RW)|
|Wheel / Hub version:||Rear Wheel, Rear Wheel > 900g, Standard Wheel|
|Freehub Body:||XD (SRAM 11/12s MTB), Micro Spline (Shimano 12s MTB)|
|braking system:||6-Hole Disc, Centerlock/AFS|
|tire type:||Wire Bead Tire, Folding Tire, Tubeless Ready|
|inner profile width:||30mm|
|rim profile height:||21mm|
|nipples:||DT Swiss Squorx (ProHead | ProLock)|
|freehub system:||DT Swiss Ratchet 24|
|manufacturer item code:||WHX17LSTED2SA19511 (Micro Spline) | WHX17LSTEDRSA19512 (XD)|
|Number of Spoke Holes:||28|