DT Swiss RR 1450 wheelsets - clincher

4.6/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $985.00

Product Description

DT Swiss Champion Series wheelsets feature System Optimized Components including: SBWT welded DT Swiss rims, precision built DT Swiss Hubs featuring the highest quality stainless steel ball bearings, DT Swiss patented Star Ratchet System, state of the art double forged bladed spokes and specially designed Pro lock nipples.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bmc rider a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010

Strengths:    Light, Fast, Instant Response, Straight.

Weaknesses:    Unkown

Bottom Line:   
DT Swiss RR 1450 are great wheels. My prior wheels were Mavic ES. They seemed fine. But these seem to coast and ride on the flats much faster with less effort and track very straight. On hills just stomp on the pedals the the ratchet hubs provide instant acceleration. Too soon to know about long term reliability. The Mavic ES's were bullet proof but not nearly as fast or quick.

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Mavic ES Kysrium, Easton Velomax Accent and Circuit, Kysrium SSL

Bike Setup:   BMC Pro Machine with SRAM RED. Also Trek Madone 5.2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David S a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2010

Strengths:    Light as hell, saved about a pound and a half over my old wheels. A really good value (as long as you build them up yourself or get a shop to do it, although with 240s hubs now retailing for over 500 bucks, the 850 dollar sticker price is becoming more appealing). Hubs are awesome, basically the same as Hugis, and hugis will last 15 years. Easy to true. Easy to replace rims, spokes, parts aren't proprietary. Really comfy compared to ksyriums or lower spoke count wheels.

Weaknesses:    Won't make you any stronger.

Bottom Line:   
I got a great price on these, had been wanting to replace my archaic 7speed 105s laced to mavic ma4s, so sprung on them. This is a review for a custom laced set (brass nipples), so probably about 1.5 kgs for the set. Overall, a very nice wheelset. I'm very nicely surprised with the rims, they're stiff without beating you up, hold true well, look flashy. The hubs are really, really, really dope, buttery smooth, easy to service, and have a reputation for lasting forever.

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Similar Products Used:   Ksyriums, bontrager race lights (also excellent, but not as light even though lower spoke count, using similar parts)

Bike Setup:   80s Gianni Motta on a diet with bike bling to get it down under 19 lbs with original frame+fork.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by camsand a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight: Good climbing wheels
Laterally stiff - don't rub the brake blocks (Kysiruims did)and handle well
Hubs are really good, so keepers after the rims dead.

Weaknesses:    Rims - Failed after 12 months. Also the join on the rim is really noticable (looks avaerage) and the stickers are very second rate.
Not aero (even with bladed DT aerolite spokes). I found them to be similar to classic open pro/ultegra wheels in this regard.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels have been an exercise in lessons learnt. I initially bought these to replace 2007 kysirium elites. I was looking for lightweight and aero allrounders. The DT's bought on line were competitively priced and specced. 12 months later a very mixed bag. Firstly the hubs and spokes are very good. No issues, no broken spokes and light. The rims are rubbish. I've since learnt that they are single eyeletted, with the end result being the rear wheel cracked at the rim on 8-10 spokes after 12 months and 5000km. I'm 80kg, not generally hard on gear, and ride mostly on smooth roads. Only one puncture in this time.
Overall they are good climbing wheels, laterally stiff and comfortable due to low profile rims. They are not aero though. Too many spokes for that, and had noticably more drag than my prev wheels on undulating fast roads.

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Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   chain reaction

Similar Products Used:   Kysirium Elites - OK but a bit heavy
Mavic open pro/ultegra hubs - bullet proof.
Shimano 500's - (worst wheels in history)

Bike Setup:   BMC SLT Team machine, Dura ace, Easton parts mix.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Alex_V a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2009

Strengths:    Light and good hubs

Weaknesses:    Ligth rims, but two broken in less than 3 years.

Bottom Line:   
Normal use. Rear rim cracked one year after buying it. Replaced by DT Swiss and cracked again in 19 months. Out of guarantee and not serviced by DT Swiss. Now I have replaced the rims by a Mavic Openpro rims. Don't buy the wheels.

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Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bicicletas Guzmán

Similar Products Used:   I use the RR1450 with Mavic Openpro rims

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR carbon, Shimano Dura-ace, Stronlight Vulcan crankset

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

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2009

Strengths:    Strong: Drove over the rear wheel in my car (on grass). Still true!
Light: Lighter than Kysriums, similar price if not cheaper
Reliable: had mine 3 years, regularly ride country lanes with serious potholes. They've never needed truing

Weaknesses:    DT Swiss customer service - there are no servicing instructions available for them from their website and they ignore emails

Bottom Line:   
Specced them on my Airbone Zeppelin 3 years ago, now run them on a Van Nicholas Aeolus that I use for audaxing. Fantastic wheels. I'd buy another set and recommend them to anyone either for racing or audaxing. I'm 6ft and ~160lbs

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Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Fat Birds Cycle (UK)

Bike Setup:   Van Nicholas Aeolus frame with Campag Record

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