DT SWISS RWS thru axle VR 15x100 mm | aluminum lever
The innovative wheel securing system for Fat Bikes from DT Swiss! Instead of the developed for racing bikes over 80 year old eccentric principle, the RWS, the clamping force is built up by tightening a bolt with a lever.
The DT Swiss RWS Big Ride quick release is specifically designed on the front wheel of the standard with 15 mm axle diameter. This standard is applied to an increasing number of manufacturers.
The great advantage lies in the increased thickness of the axle, from the results in a far more rigid fork. The difference is especially noticeable in sprints, cornering and braking. Under load distorts the fork, for example, in Fat Bikes, significantly less.
The operation is very simple: the tensioner by rotating the lever clockwise as tight as possible by hand tighten (min 15 Nm.). Depending on the fork construction, this can also by repeatedly moving the lever. Then put the lever and rotate to the desired position - the wheel is fixed securely and strong.
Because the RWS are no plastic parts in the force flow, the clamping force is independent of temperature and thus the RWS is 100% disc brake compatible!
The direct transmission of leverage on the thread can be achieved with the RWS is up to 50% more clamping force than with conventional quick release. This is not only safer, but also increases the stiffness, which is particularly noticeable with disc brakes.
Material: 7075 aluminum axle, clamping lever for the
Compatibility: Dt Swiss forks with 15mm thru axle receiving
axle length: 100 mm
Shaft diameter: 15 mm
Weight: 72g (manufacturer)