DT Swiss RWS steel review

Impressive Swiss double-action skewer

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4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £29.95 RRP | USD $53.68
DT Swiss RWS steel

Our review

Interesting new idea that works well, but comes at a stiff price
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RWS stands for Ratchet Wheelmounting System, and DT Swiss has had a good try at reinventing it here. The quick release tightens simply by turning until it’s snug against the drop-out, before fine-tuning the lever position to suit by a separate mechanism. 


This giant wingnut of a fastener felt completely counterintuitive to us at first, raised as we were on a diet of traditional cams. However, we didn’t have a problem with it loosening, so it reflects DT’s claim that the new system allows a marked increase in clamp force.

Product Specifications


Name RWS Steel
Brand DT Swiss

Weight (g) 98
Colour Black