DT has taken all their aluminium wheel know-how and put it in the high performing package. EX 1700 SPLINE wheels are based on the famous 36t RATCHET hubs combining it with a super strong and welded 30 mm wide aluminium rim. The rim profile is designed to withstand the hardest use of Enduro racing while still keeping the weight low for long and demanding uphills. Laced to double butted competition straightpull spokes, the EX 1700 SPLINE wheels are built to take a beating.
Tubeless tires offer some decisive advantages over the conventional combination of tire and tube: The tyre can be driven with less pressure without risking "snakebites" and therefore offers more grip. The lower pressure also ensures greater driving comfort. Dispensing with the inner tube means that there is no friction between the tube and the tyre and that therefore the rolling resistance is lower when driving off-road and over obstacles. If tubeless milk is also used, the tyre is also immune to punctures and small cuts. A great advantage for all those who like to ride long distances and away from the nearest bike shop.
Tubeless Ready rims from DT Swiss have further advantages over conventional rims. Thanks to the design of their cross-section, the tyre simply pops into place when inflated, so that usually only a normal stand pump is needed. The ingenious tread pattern of DT Swiss rims also ensures that the tyre fits precisely and securely, even under tough driving conditions.
The perfect fit
The profiles of DT Swiss rims are specially designed for tubeless use. They guarantee a perfect fit and make the installation of the tyre as easy as possible. Nevertheless, it is always possible to use a conventional combination of tire and tube.
DT Swiss valve
The use of aluminium saves 40% weight compared to conventional brass valves. The integrated valve tool in the valve cap saves time and effort in finding the right tool for removing the valve insert. The conical valve base ensures a tight fit. The DT Swiss Tubeless valve fits perfectly to DT Swiss rims and ensures a perfect seal for long trouble-free rides.
DT Swiss tubeless band
The DT Swiss Tubeless Ready Tape seals the rim and also functions as rim tape. It is available in different sizes to fit perfectly to the different inner widths of the rims.
The DT Swiss tubeless ready kit
The DT Swiss Tubeless Ready Kit is used to seal the Tubeless Ready rim and thus enables tubeless riding. DT Swiss strongly recommends the use of a high performance tyre sealant even when using tubeless specific tyres. When using Tubeless Ready tyres, the use of the sealant is mandatory (the sealant seals the tyre, which is primarily not airtight). A tubeless structure reaches its full potential only with a sealant! Make sure that the sealant is compatible with the rim, rim tape and tyre. It must not be corrosive or aggressive in any way. If in doubt, contact the sealant manufacturer so that you do not lose your DT Swiss warranty.
PRO LOCK TECHNOLOGY
Pro Lock is a process where a patented, dual compound, adhesive liquid is injected into the nipple thread, allowing for extremely durable wheel builds. By threading the nipple onto the spoke the adhesive is activated and starts to harden. Retruing the wheel is still possible after the adhesive has hardened completely, with only a minimal decrease of its thread-lock function.
PRO LOCK – FACTS
DT Pro Lock nipples prevent the spoke-nipple connection from loosening.
Wheel durability improves up to 20 times compared to non Pro Lock builds.
Suitable for either hand or machine built wheels. Use of grease or oil not recommended.
All DT Swiss nipples are available with and without DT Pro Lock.
PHR – PRO HEAD REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY
The PHR system increases the load-bearing surface of the nipples on the rim and reduces localized stresses. Peak loads are reduced allowing DT to built the rim even lighter. The washer's shape also acts as a ball joint and automatically aligns the specific DT Squorx Pro Head ball head nipples with the spoke further, reducing the risk of spoke failure or rim cracking.