DT Swiss R 23 SPLINE wheelsets - clincher

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Straight pull spokes and SPLINE® designed hubs give this aluminum all around wheel set the stiffness for any road application. The set weighs in at a respectable 1520 g and comes prepared for 11 speed applications and a spacer for 10 speed.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikola

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2017

Strengths:    • Nicely looking wheels.
• High quality components and well thought through design with thicker spokes on the drive side of the rear wheel.
• The freehub sounds great, although some people say it's too loud.
• The bearings are excellent - the wheels spin very smoothly.

Weaknesses:    • The only problem was that the wheels were making clicking sounds and had a bit flexy feel (compared e.g. to Ultegra 6800). Apparently, the spokes where under-tensioned for my weight (I'm not light, but not super-heavy either - under 80kg).

Bottom Line:   
Bringing the spoke tension to where it should be fixed the problem with clicking sounds and also made the wheels noticeably stiffer and more responsive to acceleration.

Have been riding them for 3 months since then with no issues - great wheels! May try them with tubeless tires in winter season.

Taking one star off for the under-tensioned spokes out of the box. Otherwise it'd be 5 stars.

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Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   merlincycles

Similar Products Used:   Ultegra 6800, Yoeleo 38

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Johan

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2015

Strengths:    Went well for about 9,000 km...

Weaknesses:    ..then the rear wheel exploded. On a descent (from Galibier in the French Alps, the upright part of the rim came loose over 10 cm or so. DT Swiss were not helpful at all, although the wheels were still under guarantee.

Bottom Line:   
To be avoided by those who cover a lot of distance

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