DT Swiss’s brand new 232 ONE platform, designed to push XC suspension further than ever and set a new benchmark in terms of performance to weight. With a class-leading F 232 fork and a brand new, amazingly light D 232 dropper post, it’s the perfect suspension to take on the challenge of ever-evolving XC courses.
Make sure you head to iceBike* next month for a first chance to see these fantastic new products from DT Swiss. Register at www.icebike.co.uk/register.
The F 232 One fork offers between 100-120mm of travel and starts at a weight of just 1,480g. The topology-optimized lower gives a benchmark stiffness-to-weight ratio by removing material wherever it isn’t necessary. DT defined torsional and bending stiffness as the two most important factors to guarantee maximum performance and went all-out to deliver a fork that outperforms the opposition in both those areas. That, combined with the XC-optimised LINEAIR spring curve and the three-position INCONTROL damping makes for a fork that’s podium-ready.
For the dropper, meanwhile, DT have gone with an inverted design that they’re calling UPSIDEDROP technology. That means it offers 60mm of travel while making the post super easy to maintain since you don’t even need to remove from your bike, just release the lock nut, remove the upper, grease and replace. For an XC post, though, weight is key as you need something reliable but won’t cost you precious watts when you’re powering uphill. The D 232 ONE uses a carbon seat clamp and seat post which helps to keep the weight down to a seriously impressive 369g.
Not only will this all be exhibited at iceBike* but it is also a great opportunity to meet the team behind the products, so not one to be missed!