hybrid upbuilt

The DT Swiss mission to bring e-bike riders the components they need continues and now becomes even broader.

WHAT DOES HYBRID upbuilt MEAN TO US?

Electric bikes and their uses are evolving and diversifying. At high altitude in the mountains, between the tape on a trail, climbing a steep mountain road or weaving between cars with loaded bags in town, the bikes and their expectations are not the same. This expansion in the e-bike category requires an adaptation of the components. DT Swiss, a pioneer in the diversification of hybrid components, has upbuilt its Hybrid range. Hybrid Upbuilt answers the new demands of users concerning their electric bikes.

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extended hybrid testing

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With many years of experience, DT Swiss has great testing know-how. Through a global network of specialists, DT Swiss has the ability to produce a large number of prototypes resulting in a clear advantage when it comes to laboratory testing. These tests are conducted to replicate as closely as possible what the wheels will have to endure once in the field and in a whole life cycle. Our testing facilities and methods reflect cutting edge technologies and are the key to ensure high safety and performance of our products. In addition, numerous long field tests are necessary to investigate the products under real world conditions. 

hybrid wheels

Loads on e-bikes tend to be higher as the system weight is generally higher than on a classic bikes. Additionally, they can carry for longer distances with less effort while allowing riders to strongly accelerate, resulting in higher torques. Accordingly, DT Swiss has Hybrid-specific test requirements, based on the application range of the relevant ASTM condition. The DT Swiss Hybrid wheels must pass several tests, which are specified in the DT Swiss internal test standard. The applied test methods reflect higher loads and an increased quantity of load cycles compared to other wheels, in order to ensure sufficient strength and durability under demanding riding conditions. 

hybrid hubs

To bring a heavy e-bike into motion in a short amount of time requires high driving torque in some cases. To slow down again, the braking will result in a braking torque through the wheel. The higher system weight and the increased amount of load cycles during eMTB riding also leads to higher loads acting on the hub. The additional motor power leads to higher drive torques. The higher system weight leads to higher brake torques, which are necessary to decelerate an eMTB. The new eMTB hubs are specifically optimized for those increased requirements.

hybrid spokes

A bicycle wheel in motion faces different load cases. For the spokes, the most common load is a tensile force. In a single rotation of a wheel in use, each spoke will face different and changing tensile forces. These increased loads on the spokes primarily occur due to higher radial forces on the wheel and higher drive and brake torques. To face the specific higher requirements of a Hybrid wheel, the DT Swiss Hybrid spokes are reinforced at the head, resulting in 30-45% stronger tensile force-resistant spokes when compared to classic spokes. 

daniel berger
cpo

The Hybrid Revolution

«A few years have passed since the presentation of the first range of wheels for electric bikes. Just like the bikes, the components have also evolved to more accurately match the new practices that emerge from this evolution. At DT Swiss, since day one, our passion for e-bikes, has been the driving force behind the technological advancements, aiming to adapt all users' wheels to their practice.»

NILS VERHOEVEN​ Manager pm wheels & components

The Hybrid Evolution

«Our goal at DT Swiss remains the same when it comes to Hybrid components: develop e-bike wheels in line with the new specificities and with the users’ behaviors. The new range of Hybrid wheels brings quality, reliability and high performance to another level, precisely fitted to the users’ needs. »