DT Swiss 240 Road wheelsets - clincher

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $705.00


Product Description

DT Swiss Classic Series wheels are expertly hand built, utilizing proven 100% DT Swiss components including: SBWT welded DT Swiss rims, precision built DT Swiss Hubs featuring the highest quality cartridge bearings, state of the art butted spokes and specially designed Pro lock nipples.

  • Road Racing
  • Radial front
  • 28F/28R
  • Star Ratchet System


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by calhoun

    Date Reviewed: March 22, 2013

    Strengths:    Life time wheels, even if the hubs are a little high.

    Weaknesses:    200 grams heavier than most maybe 1700?

    Bottom Line:   
    The only wheel to own unless you are a pro, semi pro and coming in the overall win within 15seconds and get them free! No one should buy a 1k and up race wheel these weekend people are taken in by the social issues and marketing and ripped off by all the LBS's.


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Matt Matthews a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: February 6, 2011

    Strengths:    Light, and smooth with the 240s hubs

    Weaknesses:    Spokes keep breaking

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels were supposed to be an upgrade from the stock wheelset. From my experience these wheels are light, smooth, and are great for climbing. However the spokes keep breaking on the rear wheel.

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    Favorite Ride:   Trek Madone

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Trek

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager race light, and SSR

    Bike Setup:   2010 Madone, sram force components


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by scottvincik a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2010

    Strengths:    $5 flat tire fixes.
    Easy to service.
    Reliable braking. No expensive carbon specific pads which melt down weekly.
    Safe descending.
    Pretty light. Comfortable.


    Weaknesses:    Expensive hubs. last forever.
    Not real aero.
    Not super light.


    Bottom Line:   
    These are the wheels which you ride most of the time. Training clinchers. Who wants to ride sucky wheels most of the time. I have DT 240 hubs, RR 1.1 rims, DT spokes. You can ride em like cyclocross. Bunnyhop curbs, ride smooth footpaths, gravel roads, cut across parks, etc. If they go out of true, you break a spoke, or for God's sake you crash hard enough to bend a rim, they can be fixed relatively cheaply. They are comfortable on crappy roads for all day rides. If you break your 404 race wheel, you need a grand to fix it. Yeah, you'll lose seconds over aero, carbon hoops. You won't get dropped because of your wheels though. These are raceable wheels with no disadvantage for most racers. They feel safe when you are bombing downhill with your ears flapping in the wind. Mostly, having nice everyday wheels makes your bike more fun. You can really ride it without sweating the consequences.

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    Favorite Ride:   Old Priest Grade, CA up New Priest Grade down

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Ksyriums, Bontrager XXX lite tubies, Zipp 404, Record/Open pro. DT 240/Stan's on mt bike.

    Bike Setup:   2004 Fondriest Alu/Carbon jobber. Cool paint, nice welds and tubing.
    Campy Chorus


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nicool333 a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2008

    Strengths:    Comfortable, stiff enough to race, excellent strength to weight ratio (good builder required for this), beautiful classic looks

    Weaknesses:    Marginally less rigid than race level machine built wheelsets, Not aero enough for triathlons longer than Olympic distance, requires that you do some research and find a very experienced builder who matches spoke tension/lacing to your weight and riding style. You're better off with machine built sets unless you find a top-notch builder.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have about 800 miles on these now and they have been excellent for everything from stand up sprints and climbing to spinning away on long flats. They were custom built by Paul of Julio Cycles; an old school racer who takes a lot of pride in his work. The setup is DT Swiss 240s hubs, DT Revolution spokes, DT 1.1 rim, Michelin Krylion Carbon tires, and race tubes. The lacing is full radial front and radial non-drive/3x drive side in the rear (2008 DT Swiss 240s road hubs can be ordered premachined for this setup). The wheelset alone weighs in at a scant 1,450 grams and the difference is very noticeable over Ksyriums and other such machine built wheelsets. While these are probably not as stiff as those sets, they are lighter and much more comfortable for long rides. The stiffness, however, has not been a problem for me and I'm a 186-190 lb. stand-up masher who loves all out sprints. Finally, I got red alloy nipples to match my bike so they look beautiful in a very classic Carme du Roseau kind of way.

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    Favorite Ride:   Mount Kisco Road to King Street in Chappaqua, NY

    Price Paid:    $625.00

    Purchased At:   Julio Cycles, Chappa

    Similar Products Used:   Xero, Mavic, Ultegra/Open Pro.

    Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Carbon, Ultegra/105/FSA


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2007

    Strengths:    Stiffness, yet compliant. They are a climbers dream. They are as expensive as the carbon wheelsets. Did I say they were fast?

    Weaknesses:    None that I can see at this point!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    I researched out various wheels and opted to have a set of DT 240 hubs built on the DT R1.2 rims with DT spokes. The wheels were built by Dave Thomas at Machinery Row in Madison,Wi (awesome builder). They are about as perfect a whhel as I could envision!! The ride characteristic is a unique blend of stiffness and compliance. In my opinion, I have never had a set of wheels perform as well as this set. There is NO hesitation in power transfer when you step on the gas. They absorb shock amazingly well and they are absolutely beautiful to look at. I have had some performance oriented wheelsets and these beat everything,...hands down!! The service and knowledge at the LBS was on par with the quality of the wheels.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anywhere is western Dane County, Wisconsin

    Purchased At:   Machinery Row, Madis

    Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek Volos (nice wheels),Kysirium SSC SL, Bontreger

    Bike Setup:   Seven Elium SG with Full Campy Record



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