For 2018, DT Swiss has three main mountain bike wheel categories (XC, all-mountain, enduro) and multiple price points within each category. Here’s a full breakdown, plus beta on the company’s expansive eMTB/Hybrid offerings and new road/gravel/cross/track line-up dubbed Road Revolution 18.
Long gone are the days when one wheel design served multiple riding disciplines. Today’s mountain bike wheels are veritable specialists, specifically serving an intended purpose, not casting a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none net. For DT Swiss, that means breaking its core MTB line into three categories, cross country, all mountain, and enduro. Within each of these families are numerous price points, making it easy for the consumer to find the right wheel at the right price.
Cross country offerings range from the super light, high performing full carbon XRC 1200 Spline to the more budget friendly X 1900 Spline. No matter which you choose, you’ll have the option of 27.5 or 29er in boost or non-boost hub spacing.
The all-mountain family also consists of four wheel options, starting with the carbon XMC 1200 Spline with a 30mm internal rim width. The Spline hub is the lightest DT Swiss has ever built. But don’t equate low weight with fragility. This wheel is built to take on the toughest trails and keep spinning true. If, however, you are seeking strength on a budget, the M 1900 Spline is the choice. It comes in 22.5mm and 30mm widths, and features the durable hubs and bomb proof rims you expect from DT Swiss.
If hardcore enduro racing (or just rough riding) is your thing, DT Swiss has three options, the EX 1501 Spline One, E 1700 Spline, and E 1900 Spline. Available rim widths are 25mm and 30mm, and all these wheels have been tested against the harshest conditions.
Finally, DT Swiss has an expansive range of road wheels as well as hybrid/e-bike specific offerings. This covers everything from full gas aero, to performance, endurance, cyclocross/gravel, and track. Meanwhile, the Hybrid/eMTB line-up hits four price points, each wheelset designed to withstand extra torque thanks to a steel freehub body, robust 13-gauge spokes, and increased rim bed thickness.
DT Swiss M 1700
You are new to the sport and want to sample what a cutting edge all mountain wheelset rides like? The M 1700 Spline range gives you the opportunity to do just that, at any rim width you desire. From the 3D machined Ratchet System hubs to the butted, straight pull spokes, right through to the tough and light alloy rims, these wheels epitomize high end. High end you need when traveling at the speeds modern day all mountain bikes can attain, speeds at which the M 1700s feel right at home.
DT Swiss E 1700
With the E 1700 Spline wheels we have taken everything we've learnt from top level EWS racing and put it into a package where performance is high and prices are low. The super reliable Ratchet System hubs are serviceable without tools. The solid wheel build comes with 28 butted, straight pull spokes. The rims have just enough aluminum in their profile for hard charging enduro riders while being light enough to pedal up to your favorite trail head. Now go invest the saved bucks into some good knee pads – strongly recommended.
DT Swiss X 1700
A modern wide-profile rim made from super tough alloy, classy anodized and machined Spline straight pull hubs and the proven Ratchet System freewheel make for no excuses when riding cross country on the X 1700 Spline. But in return it leaves enough cash in the wallet to enter your next endurance race.
DT Swiss H 1700
Versatility. A mountain bike is meant to go up and down mountains and to provide fun while doing so. The H 1700 Spline do precisely that. And since e-bikes allow the rider to go up and down many mountains in one ride, reliability is key. And weight, because fun is to be had. On the H 1700 Spline both requirements are met. With an unparalleled know how in wheel component manufacturing and industry leading testing processes, we are able to design and spec a wheel set to perform just as required. And this is what we did on this wheel, to leave you the part of pedaling up and down mountains.
DT Swiss HX 1501
For some, flow means to pedal up a never ending gravel climb and getting into a trancelike rhythm. To others, flow is when corners are linked up seamlessly, dirt flying sideways. And yet another group of riders seeks new adventure in burly terrain. Either way: The wheels of the HX 1501 Spline One line up feel right at home doing all of the above. Strong, light and offering the right width for your riding needs, it climbs with the best and descends with the best. The Ratchet System is the most durable freewheel system out there, safely driving you forward in any conditions, all year round. A light and strong spec through and through makes sure you pedal into the flow, whatever your flow is.
DT Swiss HXC 1200
The best of the best. Where do you start? At the center: A super reliable straight pull spoke interface. Lightweight spokes that are E-MTB strong. A stiff, precise full carbon hook less rim. But the whole really is even greater than the sum of its parts with the HXC 1200 SPLINE, it's a wheel that accelerates like no other, has traction like no other and is precise like no other. Out on the trail it is an absolute blast!
DT Swiss CR 1600
What feels better than passing a mountain biker on his trail while your gripping the hoods of your cross bike? Not much, but the CR 1600 Spline offers more than that. Whether you are cutting through mud, dancing on icy, frozen trails or exploring dusty desert roads, you will feel the great efficiency of these wheels. Wide straight pull spokes attached to a beautifully machined, high end Ratchet System hub will keep encouraging you to attack new challenges as soon as the last one is over, and the CR 1600 Spline is totally up to it.
DT Swiss PRC 1400
The new performance carbon wheels are the ultimate racing wheelsets. They rely on DT Swiss' huge experience in manufacturing every single component of a wheel, as well as employing state of the art technology in doing so. Available with a 65 mm deep and a 35 mm deep rim, both as a rim brake and a disc brake version, these wheels leave nothing to be desired. With a class leading light-stiff-reliable ration they are just the right tool for you to race: your competition, your friends or up a lonely mountain pass.
DT Swiss ERC 1400
The benchmark setting Aero+ rim matched to a punchy mix of top end aerolite and laced to premium Ratchet System hubs makes for a wheel that delivers in all riding situations. Fitting 28 mm tires on its wide rims will give you all the comfort and grip needed for extended rides on mixed surfaces. At the same time, in combination with 25 mm rubber, the ERC 1400 Spline with will aero optimize your race bike, ready for you to set your own, new benchmarks.
DT Swiss TRC 1400
Tucked in the pack with a narrow profile for maximum efficiency, that's what you're aiming for when racing your friends and competitors in the oval or a crit. The TRC 1400 Dicut makes this wish come true. The deep section rim comes with a classy design and offers the least possible resistance when cutting through air. With a stiff wheel build on a classic, championship proven hub, this wheel provides all the power needed when it's time to sneak out from behind to launch your attack.
DT Swiss Arc 1100
The Arc 1100 Dicut wheels are made to go flat out fast. Available in three different rim depth – 80, 62 & 48 mm – and rim brake as well as disc brake versions our new aero line-up leaves nothing to be desired. Supreme aero-stability and minimal aero drag support the complete system of the rider and his bike. Built up from highest quality DT Swiss components the Arc 1100 Dicut wheels give you the reliability you need – no matter if it’s for a 180 km Ironman bike split or your local time trail.
DT Swiss Interbike 2017 Booth
DT Swiss - this name is connected with high end components. The production of spokes was once the beginning of the history of the company. Over the years the product line-up expanded. With the goal to make high-quality products using innovative designs, DT Swiss has established itself as a leading manufacturer of spokes, nipples, hubs, rims, complete wheels as well as suspension systems.