April 21, 2012
DT Swiss had a few things to show us this morning. There’s a newly designed rear shock, a whole new wheelset family and a couple of other bits here and there.
First up, the X-313 rear shock is an attempt to make DT’s shock offerings a little more contemporary. There’s a three position adjuster now – instead of the previous lockout or not, there’s now a further platform option.
The DT Swiss XMM fork offers 120mm of travel, but now comes with a 15mm bolt-thru, and a tapered full carbon crown and steerer.
A new offering from DT Swiss is the whole Spline family of wheels. Eagle eyed readers will notice that is uses straight pull spokes and this gives a low profile rim and pretty neat look. The wheels will come in 26, 27.5 and 29in, and all at three different levels – there’s a 240 top end level, a DT350 level and a 370 level with the two pawl hub. They’ll all come with centre lock and a mix of axle choices (though no 20mm)