Times have changed and road cycling is no longer limited to asphalt. The horizons at DT Swiss have broadened and gravel roads are no longer a reason to turn around. When the word "gravel road" comes to mind, take a look at the ER 1400 SPLINE 21 wheels. With 20 mm wide stable yet still very light rims and proven 240s hubs, these wheels are exactly what you are looking for when it comes to: Asphalt Ade, Gravel Olé!
Straightpull stands for straight, uncranked spokes. Thanks to this technology it is possible to achieve an ideal ratio between weight and stability. The Straightpull spokes allow very precise alignment and optimised positioning in the wheels for a stiffer and more responsive wheels.
Straightpull hub technology
Straightpull hubs are designed for straight, uncranked spokes. They are extremely durable, reliable and can be converted to almost all axle standards.
DT pro lock technology
The screw locking system injected into the nipples enables the construction of extremely durable wheels. DT pro lock nipples prevent the spoke-nipple connection from loosening automatically. The integrated, patented screw locking system in the nipple thread is based on a two-component adhesive. As soon as the nipples are screwed in, an adhesive is activated which hardens completely at room temperature after approx. 6 - 7 hours. If necessary, the wheels can be used immediately after installation. Multiple re-centering is possible without any problems. However, the adhesive strength decreases slightly with each re-centering.