Eurobike 2016: DT Swiss, New Shock and Fork

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September 7, 2016

The biggest news from DT Swiss at this year’s Eurobike was their new APT system, which stands for Adaptable Progression Tune. Here it was on the stand:

DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
If it looks familiar…
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
… and here’s how it works. A replacement top cap and volume spacers!

As well as shipping with new O.D.L. forks, this top cap and spacer arrangement will also be available as an upgrade to existing O.D.L. forks at DT Swiss service centres.

DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
A very shiny dual remote for controlling fork and shock lockout simultaneously.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
The O.P.M. ODL forks, 130mm travel and the new APT system included. Prices start at €899, going up to €1199 for a remote ready version.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
This is the new R414 shock, which DT are pitching to everyone from XC to enduro racers, but on the stand they emphasised the latter.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
While their forks are becoming more progressive, they’ve designed this shock to be a bit more linear.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
Weight is 250g. Prices start at €379, or €429 for a remote ready version.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
Not a new fork, but, mm, lovely carbon.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
As well as new suspension, they’re going a bit wider in the rim department too. EX511 and M502 get an internal width of 30mm. Also, not pictured here as some of the stand labelling was a bit misplaced, but they’ll soon be doing rims with up to 40mm internal widths for plus tyres.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
Despite the labelling, this is actually one of the new Spline Two wheels, which will have an internal rim width of 30mm, and weigh 1820g per set.
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
The final thing, that we didn’t spot on their stand but did see in the press kit, is this Plug In thru-axle, which is basically a bolt-through axle with removable DT Swiss lever. Retail is given at €31.60
DT Swiss - Eurobike 2016
If there were a Eurobike prize for “Most Bond Lair-esque stand”, DT Swiss would’ve won it this year.

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