About us



DT Swiss meticulously develops high-performance cycling components that provide a competitive edge to every ambitious cyclist*.

*If you have a goal you are ambitious


We believe in the art of engineering and strive for sophistication in the product development process. Ingenuity, finesse, experience and clarity drives this desire for perfection. Innovative solutions paired with the highest reliability is our definition of high-performance. Therefore we perceive a diligent product approval, extensive testing and a rigorous quality control as an integral part of product development.


We aim at ultimate riding performance. Thus, we strive for benchmark products that provide a decisive advantage. Our guiding idea is to constantly push technological barriers. 


We understand ambition as a strong desire to achieve a personal goal. We support cyclists to reach this aim.

DT Swiss Est. 1994

We invent, develop, shape and create, every day. We aspire to engineer leadership, every day. We strive for products that set benchmarks, every day. We help cyclists achieve their ambitions. Every day since 1994, engineering performance has been at the heart of everything we do.

since 1994


DT Swiss at the IFMA trade show in Cologne presenting the spoke range with a very creative campaign, which drew many visitors to the booth.


The first Mon Chasseral wheel, named after “our” local mountain. Even back then, this wheel embodied our quest for ultimate performance through its lightness and reliability.


In 1994, Frank Böckmann, Maurizio D'Alberto and Marco Zingg founded the innovative new company, DT Swiss AG, following a management buyout from the Biel-based "Vereinigte Drahtwerke".


Suspension for more comfort during biking? DT Swiss caters to this new trend and launches the world's lightest damper at 145 g.


Stefan Spahr, here on a MTB tour around Lake Garda, was the first engineer to develop products for DT Swiss and is still responsible for all wheel projects.


The suspension lineup is complemented by the first self-developed dropper seatpost. The special feature is the UPSIDEDROP technology with 60 mm of travel, which makes the seatpost not only super lightweight and reliable, but also easy to maintain.


Hub assembly in Biel: the range comprises front and rear hubs with 5 mm axles and were available in 4 different colors.


Extensive and rigorous testing is essential; we still test wheels using this first house-developed test machine. The machine has since been refined, but the principle remains the same.


The art of wheel building needs to be learned. With an eye for detail, professional wheel builder Gerd Schraner passes on his knowledge and sets high standards in workshops and seminars.


The DT Swiss Inc. subsidiary in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA is opened in 1996. A dedicated spoke production facility and a sales and marketing team provide the company with a foothold in the important North American market.


As part of the digitilization strategy, an in-house video studio is built, which offers ideal conditions for professional implementation of webinars, live meetings or video productions.


We've outgrown our HQ on Solothurnstrasse in Biel after 15 years. DT Swiss AG’s consistent growth demands more space. This photo shows the groundbreaking ceremony for a new building with modern infrastructure in the Längfeldweg industrial zone in Biel.


Pro rider, Nino Schurter, winning on our products. At the World Championships in Saalfelden-Leogang, he wins his 2nd World Championship title on our XRC 950 T and Fork XRC 100. After this victory the 27.5 wheel size is the new standard.


DT Swiss invests in its own nipple production. Not without reason: a bad spoke-nipple connection is the most common reason for spoke breaks.


The location in Grand Junction, USA, is expanded and offers modern infrastructure and many new jobs.


A range of innovative and highly reliable rims are added to the DT Swiss product range. Our guiding idea is constantly to push technological barriers.


With its robust, reliable components, the FR 2350 is an icon among freeriders and can still be found on the trails to this day. Daniel Berger, Head of Product Management, proudly presents the first freeride wheel which set new standards.


For the first time DT Swiss is the official sponsor of a ProTour Team. Swiss cycling team IAM starts at the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta, where our road wheels are subjected to the ultimate endurance test.


DT Swiss Polska Sp, z o.o. is founded in 2007 with the aim of establishing a competitive production site within the EU. In 2010, this modern plant expands with the integration of a European Service Center.


Suspension Inhouse Assembly: DT Swiss Asia builds its own assembly line for suspension products. Each product is carefully assembled by hand and subjected to meticulous quality controls before product approval is granted.


For us, aero means minimal drag, allowing you to ride faster without compromises. Our wheels are tested in the wind tunnel. The drag of both rider and bike are optimized down to the finest detail to get the most effective overall system on the road.


The golden year and thus the most successful year for DT Swiss athletes. All major titles in XC, Downhill, Enduro and Freestyle are won on our products.


It is our passion for the sport that drives us to expand our product range. In 2008, we started to pinpoint the key factors for suspension in order to produce competitive high quality forks.


Daniela Ryf wins the legendary Ironman World Championship in Hawaii on our ARC 1100 DICUT wheels for the second time. Our Aero wheels are now the talk of triathletes everywhere.


The opening of a subsidiary in Taiwan, DT Swiss Asia Ltd., marks an important strategic step to strengthen the presence in the South-East Asian market. In 2010 a spoke production and wheel-building as well as a service center go into operation.


DT Swiss is on a mission: to bring eMTB riders reliable components specially developed to handle the highest loads. Our HYBRID mission has begun!


EXP stands for Experience. We have 25 years of experience in our hub technology. The new generation Ratchet system is lighter, stiffer, more accurate, easier to maintain and faithful to our engineering performance credo.