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DT Swiss XR 4.1 Rim

2.33/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 425 grams MSRP : $75.00

Product Description

DT Swiss is the only manufacturer in the world to produce every part of the wheel in-house, including their new line of rims. The XR 4.1 MTB rim utilizes a special welding process called SBWT (strength boost welding technology), which strengthens the point where the aluminum ends come together. This results in a truer, rounder and ultimately stronger wheel. All DT Swiss rims feature perfectly adjusted stainless steel eyelets, symmetrical and CNC machined sidewalls, wear indicators and are available in 28, 32 and 36 hole configurations in both black and silver.

DT Swiss rims are easily serviceable through the DT Swiss worldwide dealer network, and are 100% produced and hand finished in Switzerland.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michal a Cross Country Rider from Poland

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2004

Strengths:    light
narrow - you can use road 1.0 tires also

Weaknesses:    soft

Bottom Line:   
Good alternative for mavic xc517 (new: 717) if you don't prefer fast and agressive trails. The major disadvantage is too soft alu - red Ritcheys eat it rapidly... After 4 kkm in mountains (mostly alpine tracks with long 20-50 km downhills) I lost more than 50% of rim thickness. Fortunately rim is punctured with small holes indicating when you should call for a new one. The new one will be Mavic xc 717 - cheaper and better...

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Favorite Trail:   Morena Dymaczewska XC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   local shop in Poznan (price for pair)

Similar Products Used:   cheap rims like Mach Tequilla, Sunrims

Bike Setup:   shimano_xt/sram_quartz/avid_sd7/formula/manitou_axel_super/dt_revo/dt_xr_4.1...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kees Veninga a Cross Country Rider from Harlingen

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2004

Strengths:    Nice black ano rim.

Weaknesses:    I've bought the ceramic ones. That's exactly the weakness of the rim; the ceramic coating.

Bottom Line:   
I have used these rims for only a few days now and have gone through one pair of brakeshoes. After this I've tried several other quality brands of specialy designed for ceramic rim brake shoes but these rims really eat up everything. My bike has brakedust all over it just after a few times on the brakes. I don't dare to use these in a race or marathon (for which I bought them). Besides eating up half of you brake the coating also makes my frontwheel sqeal like hell. This occurs with all the brake shoes. I wish I had gotten some mavics instead!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Several Mavic ceramics

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark S. a Cross Country Rider from Lebork,Poland

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    too soft alu

Bottom Line:   
front wheel needed more truing after each xc marathon, then I had to replace the rim. on the rear wheel it is ok yet.

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Favorite Trail:   marathon xc

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $530.00

Purchased At:   dt dealer

Similar Products Used:   rigida, mavic 217, 517

Bike Setup:   frame giant xtc, skareb super, wheels hugi/revolution/xr4.1 (front now mavic x517)

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