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New Gear: DT Swiss 2012

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jun. 10, 2011
  • Updated Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM EDT

While we got glimpses of DT Swiss’s offerings for 2012 at Sea Otter back in April, the crews out of Switzerland and Grand Junction, Colorado are now officially rolling out their wheels and suspension for next year.

Prices, however, won’t be finalized before Eurobike, which takes place in late August. Most of the products will be available in October.

XRC 950 T

DT Swiss Tubulars

New high-end tubular wheel set. Nino Schurter from the Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing Team won the first XC-World Cup this year on these wheels. Stiff carbon-rims in combination with the new 180 Carbon Ceramic hub with ceramic bearings and Star Ratchet System. The wheels weigh about 1,200 grams.

• Front wheel 100mm/5mm QR
• Rear wheel 135mm/5mm QR
• Hub Ceramic Bearings and Star Ratchet System, carbon body, Center Lock (6-Bolt with adapter)
• Rim Carbon, 26 x 30mm, 28 hole
•Color Carbon UD

XRC 950 T 29

DT Swiss 29

The 29er version of the XRC 950 T. The XRC 950 T 29 comes with the same top features as its 26er little brother and weighs about the same at 1,200 grams.

• Front Wheel  100mm/5mm QR
• Rear Wheel  135mm/5mm QR
• Hub new carbon hub, Ceramic Bearings and Star Ratchet System, Center Lock (6-Bolt with adapter)
• Rim Carbon, 26 x 30mm, 32 hole
• Color Carbon UD

FX 1950 Tricon

DT Swiss Freeride

The TRICON line expands in 2012 with two new wheel sets. The new FX 1950 Tricon is a freeride wheel set, that weighs under 2,000 grams. From the TRICON line features such as the Star Ratchet System and its tubeless compatibility.

• Front Wheel 100mm/15mm TA 110mm/20 TA
• Rear Wheel 135mm/10mm TB 142mm/12mm TA (X-12) 150mm/12mm TA
• Hub TRICON, Star Ratchet System, 6-bolt
• Rim Aluminium, 30 x 21mm , 30 hole
• Color black/shiny green

XM 1550 Tricon 29

DT Swiss 29er Wheels

TRICON also goes 29 with the XM 1550 Tricon 29. The cross-mountain wheel set is tubeless compatible, equipped with the two piece hub with Star Ratchet System. The weight is approximately 1,800 grams.

• Front wheel 100mm/9mm TB 100mm/15mm TA, Lefty
• Rear wheel 135mm/10mm TB
• Hub TRICON, Star Ratchet System, Center Lock (6-bolt with Adapter)
• Rim Aluminium, 26 x 19mm , 30 hole
• Color black

XMM 100 29 / XMM 120 29

DT Swiss 29er Fork

Also new to the 29er family is the XMM 100 / 120 with 100mm or 120mm of convertible travel fork. The XMM 100 or XMM 120 offer twin shot damping system, remote control, tapered carbon steerer with carbon crown at just under 1,520 grams.

• Crown/steerer 1.5 Tapered / High-Modulus UD-Carbon
• Uppers 32mm Aluminium
• Lowers Torsion-Box Magnesium
• Damping Twin Shot Damping System featuring three ride settings: open, climbing or lockout, available with or without remote control; travel management
• Spring ABS air spring
• Alternative models with 9mm or 15mm drop-out, 1 1/8 steerer or aluminum crown will also be available.

XMM 150

DT Swiss Fork

The XMM 150 is a magnesium fork with 150mm travel. For 2012 the fork will be available with the twin shot damping system for the first time. The weight of the top version is just under 1,570 grams. The specs are twin-shot damping system, remote, tapered carbon steerer with carbon crown.

• Crown/steerer 1.5 Tapered / High-Modulus UD-Carbon
• Uppers 32mm Aluminium
• Lowers Torsion-Box Magnesium
• Damping Twin Shot Damping System featuring three ride settings: open, climbing or lockout, available with or without remote control; travel management
• Spring ABS air spring
• Alternative models with 9mm or 15mm drop-out, 1 1/8 steerer or aluminum crown will also be available.

M 212

DT Swiss Shock

At 198 grams, the M212 is a light shock for cross-mountain riding. Adjustable rebound and lockout. Spherical ball joints for zero sideloads on the shock. ABS spring system for a optimal setup.

• Eye-to-eye x travel in mm 165 x 37.5 / 190 x 50 / 200 x 50 / 200 x 55
• Spring system ABS
• Damping HS & LS Rebound
• HS & LS Compression
Lockout
•Adjustments Rebound Compression Lockout
• Mounting System Ball joint
• Standard hardware sizes 22.2 / 25.4 x 6 / 8
• Weight 198 gram

180 carbon ceramic

DT Swiss Hub

The evolution of the 190 ceramic hub. Lighter and torsionally stiffer due to its oversized carbon body. The ceramic bearings are smooth and durable.

• Front wheel 100mm/5mm QR 100mm/5mm QR Center Lock
• Rear wheel 130mm/5mm QR 135mm/5mm QR Center Lock
• Hub UD-carbon hubshell body Aluminium flange
• Ceramic cartridge bearings
• Star Ratchet freewheel system
• Center Lock (incl. 6-bolt adaptor)
• Color UD-carbon, white

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