DT Swiss sent out a press release teaser ahead of Eurobike 2012, which will again take place in Friederichshafen, Germany in September. We’ve covered some of these items before, but here is the “official” information, and we’ll have a word or two afterward on these components.


XM 1550 29″er Wheels These are the newest design for wheels from DT Swiss and have been very successful in 26 inch size. They feature the “open crows foot” pattern for the spokes which yields a hybrid radial/cross pattern. The bearings, ratchet system, and of course, tubeless compatibility, all carry over to the 29 inch model.

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

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


XRC 950T 29″er Wheels Tubular all-out race wheels featuring DT Swiss’ new carbon hubs, wider rim for better tubular gluing grip, and ceramic bearings.

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

XMM 100 29 And XMM 120 29 Inch Forks: These we have been eager to check out. The forks feature DT Swiss’ new “Torsion-Box” lowers in magnesium which should go a long way in bringing the prices of DT Swiss’ 29″er fork line down to levels we’ve seen from other manufacturers. The inners are nothing to sneeze at either….

Crown/steerer: 1.5 Tapered / High-Modulus UD-Carbon
Uppers: 32mm Aluminum
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

The high end model will be about 1520 gm. Alternative models with 9mm or 15mm drop-out, 1 1/8 steerer or aluminum crown will also be available. No prices have been finalized as yet, but DT Swiss says the products will become available in October of this year.

We hope to get some samples of the Tricon wheels and the XMM fork in for test/review later. Stay tuned….

ABS air spring