EB13: DT Swiss Adds Carbon Spline One Mountain Bike Wheels, More Axle Options & Updated Suspension

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The new DT Swiss OPM (One Piece Magnesium) forks use an all new lower that’s stiffer and come with 100/120/140 travel options for all theee wheel sizes, making it their first fork for 27.5″ wheels. (The Torsion Box models are only 26″ and 29″)

Internally, there’s a new Single Shot 2 damping system with improved blowoff during lockout. It uses fewer parts, so it’s more reliable, too. On the other side, there’s a new spring that they say has the perfect spring curve with a coil negative. They worked with Panolin to develop a special oil for the dampers, which can be used in their older forks, too. That means smoother performance, and the fork stays a bit higher in the travel during normal riding. They’ll come out with a carbon crown version soon, too.

The XMM 100/120 comes in at 1510g (26″), 1525g (27.5″) and 1555g (29″), with the 120mm travel versions adding 5g to 55g depending on model. Weights are without skewer. The XMM140/150 comes in at 1570g for both 26″ and 27.5″.

Roll past the break to see the new top-of-the-line carbon Spline One wheels and more…

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The lockout remotes get a new Two In One design with a two-stage actuation lever and separate release lever. It moves the damper from fully open to platform to locked on the fork while simultaneously adjusting the rear shock’s compression damping, too.

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The new Spline XRC 1250 upgrades from the all-alloy Spline One introduction at Sea Otter to carbon rims and lighter spokes and hubs.

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The hub shell is a one-piece machined unit with the trimmed out freehub body. That saves about 15g. The spokes are Aerolite, rather than Competition. The rims are wider, 21.5mm inside / 28mm outside and 20mm deep. Wheelset weights are 1360g for 27.5″ and 1475g for 29er.

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It’s available in a tubular, too, as the XRC950T. Weights are 1115g (26″) and 1255g (29er), rims are 30mm deep and 26mm wide.

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The EX 1750 Spline is a new enduro race wheel that gets a bit wider rim built on the 240s straight pull hubs and a 20mm front axle option. It gets the 6-bolt rotor mounts, too, not CenterLock like most of DT’s wheels. Rims are 21mm inside / 27mm outside, 20mm deep. Weights are 1655g (26″) and 1740g (29er). If we had to guess, a 27.5″ model must be en route.

Across the range, all 2014 mountain bike wheels will ship with tubeless tape and valve stems and all axle options.

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The standalone hubs now get pretty much every axle option, too. From left to right, the 350S, 240S and 180 Carbon Ceramic hubs all add 12×142 rear axles.

Comments

openmold - 09/05/13 - 12:37am

Ehhh. Looks pretty overpriced following the Stans stuff.

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