DT Swiss 2012 Eurobike Preview

 

From the looks of things, DT Swiss has been hard at work in order to unveil a ton of new product at the upcoming Eurobike show. It’s hard to believe, but now both Eurobike and Interbike are only 3 months away! Perhaps the star of Eurobike for DT Swiss will be the new RRC carbon aero wheel line up, which we can’t show you, other than the sneak peek above.

The RRC line up promises to have a high performance carbon braking surface, innovative hub and spoke design, along with outstanding aerodynamics. We will just have to wait and see.

While details are slim on the RRCs, we have plenty of detail on some new goods in both the wheel and suspension department for 2012, including more love for 29rs with both wheels and forks. Plus, if you have been dying to get a hold of

Check out all the fresh goods after the break!

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For 2012, DT Swiss is expanding their Tricon line of wheelsets to include both freeride and 29r. The FX 1950 Tricon is the freeride bruiser of the two, but is still fairly light at under 2000g for the pair, considering the wider rim and burly hubs. Personally, I think the color makes the wheel, breaking from the traditional DT red and going with a rad green instead. Like all Tricon wheels it is tubeless compatible without the need for tubeless rim strips.

 

Front Wheel: 100mm/15mm TA or 110mm/20 TA

Rear Wheel: 135mm/10mm TB or 142mm/12mm TA (X-12) or 150mm/12mm TA

Hub: TRICON, Star Ratchet System, 6-bolt

Rim: Aluminium, 30 x 21mm , 30 hole

Color: black/shiny green

 

 

 

Not to leave out the 29r crown, DT Swiss is introducing a 29r version of the Tricon, the XM 1550 Tricon 29. At approximately 1800g the 29r Tricon is pretty light for a decently wide rim, and the extra spoke tension afforded by the Tricon set up should make it plenty stiff.

 

Front wheel: 100mm/9mm TB or 100mm/15mm TA or 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

 

 

 

 

If pure racing is more your thing, perhaps you will be interested in DT’s new carbon MTB tubulars? Yep, DT is joining the ranks of those who offer a carbon tubular for offroad riding. The disc brake equipped XRC 950 Ts come in somewhere around 1200g, and happen to be the wheels that took the first XC World Cup podium this year, in case you’re into that sort of thing.

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

 

 

 

 

Don’t worry 29 lovers, you will get your XRC 950 Ts too. The 29 inch version of the XRC 950s seem to share just about every attribute with their little brothers. Light, fast, and definitely not cheap, but you wouldn’t expect that for top of the line wheels, right? If you’re looking for more info on the tubies, especially the 29 inch versions, be sure to check out Tyler’s post from Sea Otter featuring the XRCs as well as the XM 1550s!

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

 

 

 

 

 

If buying prebuilt wheels isn’t your thing and you are looking for some super light, durable, and smooth hubs to build up, meet the new 180 Carbon Ceramic. As an evolution of the 190 Ceramic, the 180 is lighter and torsionally stiffer thanks to an oversized unidirectional carbon body. Available for both road and mountain, look for the white gems at the center of light wheels near you.

 

 

Front wheel 100mm/5mm QR or 100mm/5mm QR Center Lock

Rear wheel 130mm/5mm QR or 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 for MTB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

To go along with the new XM 1550 Tricon 29 wheels, DT Swiss is also launching the XMM 100/120 29 fork. The XMM will ship with 100 or 120mm of travel which is convertible, most likely internally. Jumping right in, the 29 inch version of the XMM has all the bells and whistles including Twin Shot damping, remote, tapered carbon steerer and carbon crown, all at a claimed weight of under 1,520g.

 

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, climbed 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 inch wheels also get their XMM, although this one offers a bit more travel at 150mm. 2012 marks the first time Twin Shot damping has been available for the fork, and thanks to the carbon steerer and crown assembly, the fork comes in at, or under 3.5 lbs!

 

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, climbed 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, DT Swiss now offers the M 212 rear shock, a light weight air shock with both rebound and compression adjustments and a full lockout. True to form, the 212 offers spherical ball joints instead of the traditional DU bushing to eliminate side loading of the shock.

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 hartware sizes: 22.2 / 25.4 x 6 / 8

Weight: 198 gram

 

 

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