As utilitarian, car-replacing e-bikes grow in popularity, they’re also getting heavier & more powerful, so DT Swiss has built new Hybrid Utility to do the heavy lifting. Built to stand up to the higher loads and additional stresses, the new DT Swiss HU 1900 Spline wheels combine proven tech from their MTB, eMTB, and Hybrid e-bike lines to deliver long-lasting durability & reliability to loaded e-bike riders.
DT Swiss Hybrid Utility HU 1900 Spline e-bike wheels
DT Swiss developed their new Hybrid Utility e-bike wheels to adapt much of their recent Hybrid eMTB lineup to the next level of heavy-loaded commuter, touring, and trekking pedal-assist e-bikes. With stronger motors and longer-range heavier batteries, modern touring e-bikes can often take riders much further, with heavier loads, all over rougher terrain. All of that means much more stress on wheels, so DT went back to the drawing board once again to be sure e-bikers get proven DT Swiss durability and trouble-free long-life.
The biggest tangible difference in the Hybrid Utility wheels is actually their new, higher 180kg /397lb combined bike+rider+luggage system weight limit. That’s up from 150kg for Hybrid eMTB wheels or 110-130kg limits for regular 1900-series MTB wheels.
To make that jump, the HU 1900 Spline wheels get newly wide & reinforced alloy rims, with both internal reinforcements at the mid-section and a slightly taller 22mm profile.
Tech-wise, the wheels feature the same heavy-duty Hybrid hubs as their eMTB counterpart and the same tougher butted, straight-pull Hybrid spokes. Hubs are centerlock disc 370-series in line with the 1900 level MTB wheels, with 18T Ratchet LN star ratchet internals.
Complete wheels are available for 27.5″ wheels with a larger 35mm inner width or for 29″ wheels with 25mm inner width. Interestingly, DT builds the HU wheels with just 28 spokes from & rear and with their Squorx aluminum nipples, even with the higher system weight limit. But both rims are also available separately, drilled for either 28 or 32 spokes for building custom wheels for even heavier-duty use.
DT Swiss Hybrid Utility – Pricing & Availability
The DT Swiss Hybrid Utility HU 1900 Spline wheels each sell for $391 / 465€ regardless of 27.5 or 29″ size, with complete wheelset weights from 2324g. The wheels are offered with Boost thru-axle or conventional MTB QR axles.
Both rims & complete wheelsets are available today from DT Swiss retailers globally.