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DT Swiss announce Hybrid MTB Light Support Wheelsets for Lightweight eMTBs

DT Swiss announce Hybrid MTB Light Support Wheelsets for Lightweight eMTBs

DT Swiss are now offering two distinct lines of wheelsets for eMTB riding. Alongside the existing line of Hybrid MTB Wheelsets built for full-power high-torque…

Wednesday, Jul 13

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DT Swiss are now offering two distinct lines of wheelsets for eMTB riding. Alongside the existing line of Hybrid MTB Wheelsets built for full-power high-torque eMTBs, DT Swiss has added a new line of wheelsets designed to suit the similar, but not identical requirements, of lightweight lower-torque eMTBs; the likes of the Orbea Rise , Specialized Turbo Levo SL , and the more recently announced Trek Fuel EXe .

DT Swiss say their testing showed the loads experienced by wheels on these lighter light-assist eBikes are different to the loads experienced by the wheels of the full-power eBikes. That comes as no surprise, of course; with battery capacities often well in excess of 600 Wh, and motors with maximum torque values of 90Nm, those rims are carrying a heavier load, and the hubs resisting greater lateral and torsional (and braking) forces than the wheels of eBikes with 240-360 Wh batteries and 50 Nm torque motors.

The opportunity to build fresh wheelsets purposefully built for this rapidly growing segment of the eMTB market was spotted. Enter two new wheelsets; the Carbon HXC 1501 SPLINE ONE LS and the Alloy HX 1700 SPLINE LS. DT Swiss Hybrid MTB LS Wheelsets

Is there really justification for a distinct wheelset for lightweight light-assist eMTBs? Well, the information DT Swiss has provided on their new Hybrid MTB LS wheelsets makes much of the system weight differences between full-power eMTBs and the new breed of lightweight light-assist eMTBs. That’s the weight of the rider and the […]

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