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DT Swiss TK 7.1 Rim

4/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 540 grams


Product Description

  • Torsion-resistant
  • CNC outside-turned sides
  • Special surface treatment


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by creekchubb a Cross Country Rider from Omaha ne. usa

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2009

Strengths:    strong. stays true

Weaknesses:    a little heavy, but worth it for the strength.

Bottom Line:   
Dan at bike masters builds a great wheel. I have been riding these wheels for almost a year now. I am heavy 205 pounds, and these wheels stay true.

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Favorite Trail:   Lewis and clark

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Bike masters

Similar Products Used:   WTB laser disk

Bike Setup:   dt swiss 7.1d. xt hubs.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2008

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Too narrow for wide tires

Bottom Line:   
I run with tubes, and I could not get any tires to stick to this rim. It's a monkey puzzle to get a tire onto this rim because it is so loose to get the tire installed. Once mounted on the rim, I found my rear tire slid along the bead causing the valve stem on my tubes to break off. I was breaking 2 tubes per ride using this rim. This was with a Geax Saguaro tire.

I swapped this out for the WTB LaserDisc Trail 29er and put on a WTB Exiwolf tire, and I've had no troubles since. Wide rear tires with low pressure and tubes require a wider rim than this one. Or at least one with a larger inner diameter so there's more grip on the tire. If you run tubeless and use snot to glue the tire onto the rim, then you probably won't have this problem. But don't use this rim with tubes.

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Favorite Trail:   cuyamaca

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   WTB LaserDisc Trail 29er

Bike Setup:   Haro Mary

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin M from Houston

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2007

Strengths:    Tough and light compared to my stock wheels

Weaknesses:    None that I can find

Bottom Line:   
Hand built xt front hub and ultegra back. This wheel has survived the chain coming off into the spokes at 20 mph. Did have the RD get caught in the spokes don't know how many spokes were broken but 12 were replaced by shop. Amazing thing was it still was rideable though a little out of true couldn't pedal but scooted to the bike shop on it on the way home. More wheel than I will ever need. Have about 2500-3000 miles on them so far.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Houston Bicycle Company

Similar Products Used:   Stock Alex DC19 that came with bike

Bike Setup:   2006 Motobecane Fantom Cross

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charlie Meienberg a Cross Country Rider from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2007

Strengths:    This is final update to previous two reviews.

Bottom Line:   
DT Swiss would not warranty the rim so it cost me about $75 to have my LBS replace it with the TK7.1D and rebuild it. They gave me back the old twisted rim. I put in on the ground with two blocks of 2 x 4 under the low spots and stood on the high spots. I jumped up and down on the rim. It still held its shape. No spokes to give it strength and it still wouldn't bend. I can't figure out how it taco'd in the first place. Anyway, I've ridden the new replacement for a while and so far so good. As the manager of my LBS said "Sh*t happens." I hope it happens to someone else next time.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Creek Ranch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle World & Fitness

Bike Setup:   Cobia with upgraded everything. Frame isn't even original. :-)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Charlie Meienberg from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2007

Strengths:    This is a (sad) update to previous review.
Strengths? Light and really well balanced.


Weaknesses:    Weakness? Well it was weak. Rim taco'd, had to carry bike 2 miles back to my truck.

Bottom Line:   
I loved this rim right up until it taco'd. I took a very minor fall (ran out of steam on a climb, didn't unclip quick enough, fell over sideways from a standstill). I got up and the rear wheel had taco'd so badly it wouldn't even turn in the frame. In fact, I'm not sure if the wheel taco'd before or after my fall.

This was a 100% DT Swiss wheel. The TK7.1 rim was laced to a DT Swiss 340 hub using DT Swiss Comp double butted spokes with DT Swiss nipples. It was built by DT Swiss. I will now wait to see how good the DT Swiss customer service and warranty are. The owner of the LBS said he'd call me with a cost estimate to repair. I sure hope it is $0 or I will be one very unhappy customer.

I'm wondering if what I'm reading about 29er wheels may be true. Is it really hard to build a strong one?

I'm changing the rating to 3 chili's pending outcome of DT Swiss response.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Creek Ranch (Warda)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Bicycle World & Fitness

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Cobia 29er, upgraded everything.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charlie M a Cross Country Rider from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2007

Strengths:    Strong and stays true.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This rim is laced to a DT Swiss 340 6 bolt disk (rear). I had ordered the TK7.1d rim (Disc specific) but when the wheel arrived it was the TK7.1 with silver sidewall. The only difference in the two rims is that the "d" version has black sidewalls. Anyway I decided that I might possibly use this wheel in the future with caliper brakes instead of disk, so I kept it. I immediately noticed the difference in how well balanced the wheel is. I thought I had an out of balance tire. Turns out it was my old wheel. This rim and hub are fairly expensive, but I think worth the cost.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Creek Ranch (Warda)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Bicycle World & Fitness

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager stuff

Bike Setup:   Cobia 29er with upgraded everything.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Racer from Florida

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, fairly light

Bottom Line:   
A well made rim that holds its shape. Although it's not the lightest rim available the strength of this rim more than compensates for the added grams.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   bontrager 29er rims, mavic 29er rim


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick from Denver

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2006

Strengths:    Light, strong, stays true

Weaknesses:    silver sidewalls

Bottom Line:   
These are laced to DT 340's, the combo is very light and strong. No need to true as of yet after 6 months of hard riding.

I love these rims so far, no problems at all, very happy with them.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Salsa Dos Niner

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jody a Cross Country Rider from Asheville, NC

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2006

Strengths:    Solid, light, round, well finished rim

Weaknesses:    Machined brake track only

Bottom Line:   
I'm suprised nobody has reviewed this rim. I've been running them laced to Industry 9 hubs and aluminum spokes for close to a year and they have stayer true, round, stiff and tight. Good product if you don't mind the silver sidewalls.

Now where's the 29" tubeless kit DT?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Wily 29er SS

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DT Swiss TK 7.1 on a DT 240 hub for sale...front wheel only $125

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Nevegal on a DT Swiss TK 7.1 rim with Stan's???

I was curious if you (or someone you know) was able to succcessfully mount a 29er Nevegal on a DT Swiss TK 7.1 rim with Stan's??? The rims seems small and the tire large?Read More »

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[url]http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showproduct.php?product=1687[/url] Silver DT Tk 7.1 rims with Stan's +4 strips. I've used these and they work great tubeless with Rampages, etc. Used with disc only, no brake wear on the rims. Got a set of Flows which I really like, and these are on the blo ... Read More »

DT Swiss TK 7.1

I am building a set of wheels with this rim to a set of Phil wood hubs (non disc flip flop). The spoke holes do not seem to be offset. Is this correct (if so it will make wheel building easier). Thanks for any info.Read More »

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