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Introducing the new 535 suspension platform.
A holistic approach to suspension.

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New 535
Platform

To make a competitive product you need to cover all the needs for its given application. We do that at DT Swiss, with Swiss accuracy and a sense for unparalleled quality. But to achieve holistic performance you need to do more. We defined the key factors for All Mountain riding and pushed them to the next level. To achieve holistic performance. To give you the ultimate all mountain suspension. Follow us to discover the 535 suspension platform.

Position-sensitive damping

Product shot DT Swiss Fork F 535 ONE
F 535 ONE
Product shot DT Swiss Shock R 535 ONE
R 535 ONE

All mountain
the Holistic Ride

Schematic All Mountain combines Cross Country, Trail riding, Enduro and Downhill

All Mountain is the holistic kind of mountain biking, as All Mountain combines all the qualities and requirements of the individual disciplines of Cross Country, Trail riding, Enduro and Downhill. The F 535 ONE is the only fork that balances all the demands: efficiency, small bump sensitivity, mid-stroke support and end progression. With position-sensitive damping and the combination of coil and air spring, the F 535 ONE is the only fork that overcomes the trade-off between small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support. These world-first technologies make the F 535 ONE a holistic suspension for a holistic ride.

The Difference in Damping

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Common Damping Systems (2D)

A common damping system is entirely speed-dependent, which either generates a force too low in the mid-stroke or too high in the beginning stroke.

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Position Sensitive Damping (3D)

Why add travel as a new dimension to the damping?
You get everything!

  • Low compression (0-30% travel) ultimate small bump sensitivity

  • Increasing compression (30-50% travel) smooth transition and ideal support

  • High compression (50-100% travel) mid-stroke support and bottom out control

PLUSHPORT adds a new dimension, travel, to the common system and generates the right force in every stroke. With PLUSHPORT, you get small bump sensitivity mid-stroke support and bottom out control.

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The Difference in Spring

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A simple little coil spring paired to the high performance air system makes a dramatic improvement in fork performance. We call it COILPAIR.

 

With its zero breakaway force, the coil spring filters all the small hits ranging from 0 to 30 mm travel. From 30 to 160 mm travel, the linear mid-stroke and the end progression give the rider precise control of the terrain and a safe, bottomless ride.

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Our Holistic
Approach

INCONTROL
FORCE SPEED

On your usual All Mountain ride, it’s important to have an efficient power transmission like in Cross Country. Making sure your invested energy is transmitted into acceleration. With INCONTROL we offer you three on the fly adjustments, always ensuring you the proper balance between acceleration and traction. For long gravel grinds, steep uphill trails and gnarly descents.

Efficiency
Cross Country

On your usual All Mountain ride, it’s important to have an efficient power transmission like in Cross Country. Making sure your invested energy is transmitted into acceleration. With INCONTROL we offer you three on the fly adjustments, always ensuring you the proper balance between acceleration and traction. For long gravel grinds, steep uphill trails and gnarly descents.

HOW IT WORKS

FORCE SPEED

In OPEN mode you get a minimal low speed compression, giving you the super supple suspension for maximum grip. The higher low speed compression damping from the DRIVE mode provides you a nice pedal platform for uphill riding. The LOCK mode ensures a locked out low speed compression circuit, resulting in maximum acceleration for those long gravel grinds.

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FORCE SPEED TRAVEL

PLUSHPORT is an opening in the low speed compression circuit. It is slowly closed by a floating piston, the further you go into the travel. In the first couple of centimeters PLUSHPORT is fully open, the compression damping force is very low. The fork offers unprecedented traction.

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Logo DT Swiss COILPAIR
TRAVEL FORCE

A small coil spring works with the air spring in the first 30 mm of travel. Due to the zero breakaway force of the coil spring, it compresses before the air spring piston even starts to move. The COILPAIR produces real coil sensitivity in a lightweight spring system ensuring small bump sensitivity.

Sensitivity
Trail

On single trails with small rocks and roots you need a fork with a high sensitivity in the beginning stroke. This ensures that your wheel is always connected to the ground and giving you maximum traction. All the little vibrations are absorbed and you can ride longer and harder. With the low compression damping of PLUSHPORT in the beginning stroke and the zero breakaway force of the coil spring, the F 535 ONE offers you unprecedented small bump sensitivity.

HOW IT WORKS

FORCE SPEED TRAVEL

PLUSHPORT is an opening in the low speed compression circuit. It is slowly closed by a floating piston, the further you go into the travel. In the first couple of centimeters PLUSHPORT is fully open, the compression damping force is very low. The fork offers unprecedented traction.

TRAVEL FORCE

A small coil spring works with the air spring in the first 30 mm of travel. Due to the zero breakaway force of the coil spring, it compresses before the air spring piston even starts to move. The COILPAIR produces real coil sensitivity in a lightweight spring system ensuring small bump sensitivity.

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Logo DT Swiss PLUSHPORT
Logo DT Swiss LINEAIR
FORCE SPEED TRAVEL

After about one third of travel, the floating piston has reached the PLUSHPORT bores. It slowly closes them. Compression damping rate rises gradually during a couple centimeters of travel. Giving you a smooth transition and ideal support.

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Logo DT Swiss LINEAIR
FORCE TRAVEL

The large volume of positive and negative air chambers are the key to the linear spring curve, which is also responsible for the mid stroke support. An air bypass auto balances the air spring system of the F 535 ONE fork.

'Mid-stroke support' done.

EXPLORE End progression

Mid-stroke support
Enduro

On the steep and rough trails, like ridden in Enduro races, you need a fork with strong mid stroke support. This doesn’t only give you a lot of control, precise ride feeling, but it also prevents you from going over the bars. The F 535 ONE keeps you high in travel in the mid stroke. Achieved by a linear spring curve paired with the rising compression from PLUSHPORT.

HOW IT WORKS

FORCE SPEED TRAVEL

After about one third of travel, the floating piston has reached the PLUSHPORT bores. It slowly closes them. Compression damping rate rises gradually during a couple centimeters of travel. Giving you a smooth transition and ideal support.

FORCE TRAVEL

The large volume of positive and negative air chambers are the key to the linear spring curve, which is also responsible for the mid stroke support. An air bypass auto balances the air spring system of the F 535 ONE fork.

'Mid-stroke support' done.

EXPLORE End progression

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FORCE SPEED TRAVEL

For roughly the last half of the forks travel the floating piston keeps the PLUSHPORT closed. This forces the vast majority of the oil which is still being displaced by the compression piston to move through the high speed circuit, creating much higher compression damping force giving you a bottomless feel.

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Logo DT Swiss APT
FORCE TRAVEL

APT gives every rider the full tuning range for the air spring progression. By adding APT spacers, the forks gets more progressive at the end of the travel, made for strong riders with an aggressive riding style. By removing APT spacers, the spring curve is linear over the entire stroke.

'End progression' done.

EXPLORE Efficiency

End progression
Downhill

For the big hits you need a fork with a proper bottom out control, as required in Downhill. The end progression ensures that the force needed to compress the fork increases at the end of the travel. The high damping from PLUSHPORT does not only keep you high in travel, combined with our APT system it also offers every rider the proper bottom out control.

HOW IT WORKS

FORCE SPEED TRAVEL

For roughly the last half of the forks travel the floating piston keeps the PLUSHPORT closed. This forces the vast majority of the oil which is still being displaced by the compression piston to move through the high speed circuit, creating much higher compression damping force giving you a bottomless feel.

FORCE TRAVEL

APT gives every rider the full tuning range for the air spring progression. By adding APT spacers, the forks gets more progressive at the end of the travel, made for strong riders with an aggressive riding style. By removing APT spacers, the spring curve is linear over the entire stroke.

'End progression' done.

EXPLORE Efficiency

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Form is a function

Form
is a function

Nature epitomizes this credo. Sections that have a lot of functions and need to support large loads, are thick and high volume. Sections with fewer functions and smaller loads, on the other hand, are always thin and svelte. This not only results in an unique design, but also the ideal ratio of weight to stiffness.

Closed Surfaces

Nothing should detract you from the ride. Crown and lowers appear as one, closed volume. This produces and expresses the strength needed to ride with confidence and to push the limits of todays bikes even further.

Alloy Cap Screw
Integrated TORX T 10 tool

Integrated Torx T 10 TOOL

The tool you need to adjust low speed compression and rebound on the F 535 ONE forks is integrated into the RWS lever. There as long as needed, and removable for ultra clean looks if that’s what you’re after.

The Dials

To us, a high end product should be high end down to the very last details. Therefore we made sure that when turning any of the dials, there is a precision click, no play and a noticeable effect on your damping.

The Dials
High End Fender

High End Fender

Going for our HOLISTIC SUSPENSION approach, it was clear that the F 535 ONE fork needed a fender thought of as one with the fork. Made from robust yet flexible plastics, it covers the arch truss structure to prevent mud build up and is designed to work even when your rim and tire choice is at the upper end of the clearance.  

 

CLEARANCE

What’s better than a lot of clearance? More clearance. Following the arch’s contour makes the fender stiff and ensures maximum clearance.

 

INTEGRATION

No mounting bosses visible, because the knots in the arch’s truss integrate the threads.

Cable Holder

The custom made, injection molded clamping wedge sticks through the arch and is held in place by a stainless steel screw.

Cable Holder
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We are global

As long-time riders, we know the day will come when your beloved off-road bicycle needs some maintenance or even a repair after an overly close encounter with a tree that wasn't there before. We ride, therefore we know. And what we want, is what we do for you: 

TO GET BACK ON THE BIKE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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DT Swiss Personal Setup Guide

Get your
perfect setup

It doesn’t have to be hard to get a proper suspension setting. Our PERSONAL SETUP GUIDE will support you in finding your ideal setup, no matter whether you are a professional racer, an experienced rider or completely new to our sport. 

personal Setup Guide
DT Swiss Fork F 535 ONE
Wheelsize 27.5 29 / 27.5+
Travel 160 mm
150 mm
140 mm
130 mm
160 mm
150 mm
140 mm
130 mm
Dropout 15 / 110 mm
Spring System LINEAIR
COILPAIR
APT
Damping system INCONTROL
PLUSHPORT
Actuation Lever
Remote
Adjustment Three on the fly damping adjustment
Rebound, compression and progression tune
Steerer Diameter Tapered 1.5
Accessories Included RWS 15 / 110 mm Thru axle incl. Setup-Tool (T10 Torx), Fender, 1 volume spacer, 2 brake hose clamps
max. Disc Diameter 203 mm
Stanchions Diameter 35 mm
Fork Offset 44 mm 51 mm
max. Tire Size 2.8 " 2.8 / 3.0 "
max. Tire Width 75 mm 75 / 77 mm
Weight 2020 g(1) 2090 g(1)

1) Weight +/- 3%, lightest version without RWS, remote lever, fender and steerer expander. RWS weight 65 grams, remote lever 26 grams.

DT Swiss Shock R 535 ONE
Size Standard Mount Trunnion Mount
Travel 170 x 30 mm
170 x 35 mm
190 x 40 mm
190 x 45 mm
210 x 50 mm
210 x 55 mm
230 x 60 mm
230 x 65 mm
165 x 40 mm
165 x 45 mm
185 x 50 mm
185 x 55 mm
205 x 60 mm
205 x 65 mm
Spring System LINE-AIR
Damping system IN-CONTROL
Actuation Lever
Remote
Adjustment Three on the fly damping adjustment
Adjustable rebound
Mounting System BALL JOINT
Weight Lever version 266 g 1)
Remote version 291 g 2)

1) Weight ± 3% [g] without mounting hardware (170 x 35 mm version)
2) Weight ± 3% [g] incl. Two In One Double Stage Lever, without mounting hardware (170 x 35 mm version)

Where to ride

You would like to know how the position sensitive damping and the combination of an air- and coil spring feel on the trails? Awesome! Come to our test events and get that unique riding feeling!

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What the press says

Pinkbike

Matt Wragg

...what they have achieved with the damper in this fork might just be the most important step in suspension performance since we ditched the elastomers.

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ENDURO MAGAZINE

Felix Stix

Is Black the new Orange?... Over breaking bumps and fast sections where your fingers usually start cramping, the fork superbly filters out high-frequency chatter.

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RIDE MAGAZIN

Balz Weber

Mit der F 535 One hat DT Swiss eine Spitzengabel erschaffen, an der es so ziemlich nichts auszusetzen gibt. Wir sehen sie in demselben, breiten Einsatzbereich wie DT Swiss ihn beschreibt. 

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Rico Haase

Ausgabe 05 / 2018

Dank der Nutzung einer Stahlfeder für die ersten 30 mm Federweg tastet die F535 ONE den Untergrund förmlich ab und federt schon bei kleinsten Unebenheiten – dieses Ansprechverhalten empfanden wir als phänomenal. Danke an die Ingenieure von DT Swiss für diese Performance.

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Bike Magazin

Peter Nilges

...Die F 535 One spricht äußerst sensibel auf kleine Hindernisse an und bietet einen exzellenten Komfort sowie Traktion. Auch größere Schläge nimmt die neue Gabel sehr gut auf und steht in steilen Passagen sehr hoch im Federweg...

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Hear it from
the pros

The DT Swiss F 535 fork delivers outstanding small bump performance with great stiffness for the heavy hits. That's exactly what we need to succeed at the highest level of EWS racing. It gives us the confidence needed to attack the trails and enables us to have a smooth ride!

Caro Gehrig

DT Swiss F 535 ONE Testimonial Caro Gehrig

Hear It From
the pros

Riding to me is all about the unique feeling you get when pinning it on long alpine runs. Kind of like backcountry skiing, when you arrive at the bottom, realizing you just have destroyed 2000 m of vert and never stopped. For this kind of effort I have advised DT Swiss that small bump compliance is key to stay fresh. For the portions where you are really at the limit of your riding skills, you want a precise handling chassis with good support, and yes, if it looks burly it will help you winning the mental game.

René Wildhaber

DT Swiss Testimonial René Wildhaber

Hear it from
the pros

Looking at the totally fresh, clean and sturdy design of the 535 platform gives me extra motivation to get rad, just before I drop in. I am a downhiller at heart and therefore I want my suspension to be as supple as possible. The «Drop your bike on the ground and it‘s planted» kind of supple. Thats what I asked DT Swiss for and they have come up with the COILPAIR and PLUSHPORT technologies fulfilling that to perfection. Still, it‘s just nice to have such a sturdy looking chassis underneath you when you drop to flat, willingly or unwillingly.

Nick Beer

DT Swiss 535 platform Testimonial Nick Beer
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