DT Swiss 2012 Preview

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DT Swiss rolled out some of their new 2012 products in preparation for the Eurobike show, which take place at the end of August in Germany. I had seen a couple of the items (mostly 29er based) at Sea Otter recently, and they are coming out with some great items, that have the typical DT Swiss innovation, and many at a better price point. Enjoy!

FX 1950 Tricon
The TRICON line expands in 2012 with two new wheel sets. Responsible for rough family growing is the new FX 1950 Tricon, a freeride wheel set, that weighs under 2.000 gram. Next to its progressive design the wheel set is characterized by further TRICON specific features as the Star Ratchet System or its tubeless compatibility.

Thoughts => These look like a wicked set of wheels, lightweight, robust, wide, tubeless and ready for some heavy duty All Mountain and Freeride entertainment, and I like the color, much better then the usual red combination’s, can’t wait to check them out in person, and perhaps test them?

- Front Wheel: 100mm/15mm TA and 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

 

 

 

 

 

NEW RRC NEW RRC AERO WHEEL LINE UP
Thoughts => Ok, I am not a roadie, but these sound very intriguing and highly innovative, and I wonder how a carbon braking surface will work?

- High performance carbon braking surface
- Innovative spoke and hub design
- Outstanding aerodynamics
- Aggressive optics
- The brandnew DT Swiss RRC line up – presented at Eurobike 2011!

 

 

 

 

XRC 950 T
New high-end tubular wheel set. Nino Schurter from Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing Team won the first XC-World Cup this year with these incredible wheels. Very stiff carbon-rims in combination with the brand new 180 Carbon Ceramic hub with ceramic bearings and Star Ratchet System guarantees maximum performance! All that at a sensational weight of about 1.200 gram.

Thoughts => I checked these out at Sea Otter, and they are unbelievably light and very trick carbon rims, expect pricing to expensive

- 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, 28 hole
- Color: Carbon UD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XRC 950 T 29
The 29er version of the XRC 950 T is the first choice of Florian Vogel from SCOTT-Swisspower MTB Racing Team. The XRC 950 T 29 comes with the same top features as its little brother and guarantees maximum speed and outstanding riding characteristics. And of course the weight with about 1.200 gram is sensational.

Thoughts => I checked these out at Sea Otter, and they are unbelievably light and very trick carbon rims, expect pricing to expensive

- 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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