Cross Race: XR: Cross Country riders strive to combine their experience of nature with their sportive ambitions, forever seeking the efficiency to become one with the bike. Just as constant riding leads to improved results for the committed cyclist, DT Swiss is constantly improving the XR product line with the intention to be lighter, stiffer and faster.
• Superlight carbon clincher MTB wheelset • Handmade carbon rims • High end hubs with stainless cartridge bearings and star ratchet drive system
Technologies: • Quick release – This is the typical wheel mounting system that was developed in 1922 by Tullio Campagnolo for road bicycles, and has been the standard since then for road and mountain bikes. • DT Swiss thru bolt – The DT Swiss thru bolt system is 100% compatible with the quick release standard. Instead of a thin 5mm shaft, the DT Swiss thru bolt is an alloy bolt with a diameter of 9mm on the front hub and 10mm in the rear. For mountain bikes with a disc brakes, a thru bolt connection is a substantially stronger and therefore safer connection. • Thru Axle: Contrary to the DT Swiss thru bolt system, a thru axle connection is not compatible with the quick release standard. The thru axle is always an integrated part of the frame or fork. • DT Swiss Ratchet System: The patented freehub system which utilizes precise star ratchets, • guarantees an extremely high load capacity and reliability. The ‘no tool concept’ of this system allows for easy routine maintenance. • No Tool – No special tools needed for routine maintenance. • Stainless cartridge bearings – These bearings are made of stainless steel (balls and races) and are sealed. Our stainless bearings are of the highest quality for a long life cycle and continuous low rolling resistance. • Center Lock: Center lock rotor mounting system licensed by Shimano Inc • IS (6 bolt): International standard for disc brake mounting with 6 bolts. • Double butted: Double butted spokes are thinner in the center than at each end due to DT Swiss unique cold forging technology which reduce the diameter of the spoke for better strength to weight performance with improved elasticity. Only the cold forging process assures the highest mechanical quality. • Bladed – These spokes have a flat (bladed) middle section for better aerodynamics. As in our butted spokes, the cold-forging process is used for optimization of its mechanical properties. • Pro Lock • X12