New DT Swiss Gravity wheelset spotted in Windham

27.5in diameter, 27.5mm internal width

DT Swiss showed off a new gravity-specific wheelset at the World Cup round in Windham, New York. The new wheels – aptly named Gravity – are wide, relatively light, and tubeless friendly.

DT swiss showed off its new gravity wheelset at the world cup round in windham, new york: dt swiss showed off its new gravity wheelset at the world cup round in windham, new york

Meet the new DT Swiss Gravity wheel

DT Swiss is taking the bold move of offering the new Gravity wheels only for 27.5in bikes; there is no 26in or 29in option. That number also applies to the brand-new aluminium rim extrusion, whose fat and semi-triangular profile wears a generous 27.5mm internal width to better support high-volume tyres. The internal shape is tubeless friendly, too, for easy conversions.

The new dt swiss gravity wheels will only be available in a 27.5in diameter. not only that but the internal width is also a generous 27.5mm: the new dt swiss gravity wheels will only be available in a 27.5in diameter. not only that but the internal width is also a generous 27.5mm

Sorry, folks, DT Swiss is only making the new Gravity wheels for 27.5in bikes

Those rims are built around the company's lightweight – but versatile – 240s hubs with a six-bolt rotor interface and easily convertible axles for use with multiple interface standards. Each wheel is built with 14g non-butted, J-bend stainless steel spokes with J-bend heads for easier replacement, all arranged in a conventional 32-hole, three-cross pattern. To further ease spoke replacement when necessary, the lengths are printed right on the rim, too.

DT swiss has built the gravity rims with a tubeless-friendly shape: dt swiss has built the gravity rims with a tubeless-friendly shape

The 27.5mm-wide rims boast a tubeless-friendly profile

Final specs and availability are still being determined but as of right now, claimed weight is around 1,960g for the pair and projected retail price will be around US$1,600 when they're officially announced later this year.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
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