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DT Swiss E 540 Rim

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $26.99

Product Description

  • Weight: 540g
  • Height: 21.5mm
  • Width: 27.9mm
  • Rim Joint: Sleeve Joint
  • 32 Holes

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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Michael G

    Date Reviewed: April 15, 2015

    Strengths:    Strong. DTSwiss. Easy tire changes. mid-weight.

    Weaknesses:    100g heavier than a rim double the cost.

    Bottom Line:   
    I built these for a bike, 26" HT with Deore hubs. Not a bad durable set that will handle more damage than my frame ever could. I will keep as my durable set as I intend to replace with carbon rims and hope hub set soon. For recreational user who buys a $900 bike and thinks they've made it... upgrade your wheels and you'll realize why every little upgrade is worth it and every step gets more and more expensive. PS: 32H never had to true in four years.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by JohnnyX a Cross Country Rider from Lake Tahoe, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2008

    Strengths:    Rims are fine for smooth to small rock type trails, and can take bike park jumps. DT Swiss rims/hubs combo roll well, feel lively and have stayed true from factory (I'm 145 lbs).

    Weaknesses:    Stay away from rocking trails where you can carry any bit of speed. In 2 days of riding such trails I put 4 dents in the rear wheel. I come from 25 years of mountain biking, and know how to finesse rocky trails, but these rims are simply soft to any hits (Kenda tires, 2.4 frt / 2.35 rear, pressure kept 37-38lbs)

    Bottom Line:   
    Keep 'em on smooth to light rock trails ... jumping to pitched landings not a problem, but avoid any "coral head".

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    Favorite Trail:   Rim Trail, Hole in the Ground, Bear Market, Live Wire

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano XTR - this wheelset has stood up flawlessly for 2 years mixed trail riding; Ringle A.D.D. Lite - just started to use these rims, but they have taken 3 days at Northstar bike park without a glitch.

    Bike Setup:   El Guapo, RP23HV, mix of Shimano, Avid, Titec

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim a Weekend Warrior from Worcester

    Date Reviewed: August 14, 2008

    Strengths:    Stronger and lighter than previous wheels I've had, plus I thing they look pretty good.

    Weaknesses:    I've managed to put a tiny ding in it. I'm guessing that's more to do with my weight and clumsy riding.

    Bottom Line:   
    I haven't ridden a whole load of other rims to compare, but I bought them on good faith from my mate at a bike shop. He reckoned they would be the best wheels for me at a very good price. Obviously I could have bought better for more money, but they suit me down to the ground and I haven't got any complaints as yet.

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    Favorite Trail:   Wales

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Two Wheels

    Similar Products Used:   Sun Rims Singletracks, Bontrager Race discs, plus some cheap crap

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Epiphany, Fox shox, Oro brakes, Shimano gears/crankset, Easton finishing kit, hope hubs. Booyaa!

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