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.
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.
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.
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.