DT Swiss DT Titanium MMC Spoke

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $3.44


Product Description

  • 14 gauge (2.0mm) our lightest spokes
  • MSRP for per spoke with nipple = $3.44


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    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by elousatu a Racer from Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2011

    Strengths:    Lightness

    Weaknesses:    Price

    Bottom Line:   
    I like the idea of Ti spokes, but in practice I'm not sure if they're really worth the expense. I prefer steel DB spokes for the strength combined with TWT Ti nipples to save weight (while preserving strength). Titanium seems much better suited to nipples than spokes.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $3.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   titanium nipples from Titan Wheel Technologies

    Bike Setup:   King hub with TWT Ti nipples

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Pennsylvania

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2003

    Strengths:    Reduced weight in the wheels is really noticable! gold ano looks different

    Weaknesses:    From what I understand, DT no longer makes these (replacement issue?)

    Bottom Line:   
    I picked these up on e-bay since very few people were bidding on them, ended up only costing $54! I figured for that price it was worth experimenting.

    I had them built up 2 years ago and have had them trued 3 times since then. I was initially worried after hearing from so many that Titanium spokes are "too flexy" "break real easy" "can't be used with discs" etc. So far, I have broken one spoke, a year after they were built (broke at the hub flange). I had a few spares so I replaced it and have not had any problems since. I weigh about 190lbs. and generally don't hit any jumps bigger than 3-4", I do, however, ride in extremely rocky areas that tend to destroy tires & rims, so I'm just as surprised that they have held up just as well as SS spokes.

    I do not notice that they flex more than stainless steel, nor do I notice that they absorb small bumps. I do notice that they seem to roll with less resistance, and others who generally regard my bike as a P.O.S. notice it and comment on it as well.

    After 2 years I have reallized that all the people (locally and on MTBR) that "warned" me about Titanium Spokes, probably have never had them or used them. Well I have, and recommend them to anyone that can afford them!

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    Favorite Trail:   Fell Mountain

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $54.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   DT 14 ga. black spokes

    Bike Setup:   K2 Evo, Spokes are laced to Hope Bulb Hubs (20mm thru-axle on front) and Sun DS1-XC rims, Tioga 2.3's, XT discs, Marzocchi Z1, 5" travel front & rear

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Mark Flanagan a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood CO

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Light

    Weaknesses:    Cost, Durability

    Bottom Line:   
    These spokes can be sweet but after years of use I can say that they do have a tendency to break. I recently replaced four of them because of hairline cracks forming at the elbows. Keep in mind that I'm using them with disc brakes and that might be too much to ask Ti spokes to handle. Anyway $4.00 is alot clams for a spoke. Anymore trouble and I will most likly return to the DT stainless DB spokes. The Revolution 2.0 1.5 for example are only slighly heaver.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $4.00

    Purchased At:   Mailorder

    Similar Products Used:   DT double butted

    Bike Setup:   Long travel trailbike. Disc brakes King/Mavic

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Elkhart In

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, durable

    Weaknesses:    Bonds with Al?
    Higher Tension
    Cost


    Bottom Line:   
    I've got these holding together a set of Nuke Proof (32H) hubs and Bontrager rims that I use for XC riding. On the front nary a complaint. Perfect. The rear have had to be trued once in the 9+ months I've owned them.

    I don't notice much, if any, difference between these and the steel spokes that I used to, and still ride.

    Pretty darn good considering I'm borderline clyde. (200 lbs +) They aren't cheap, they aren't for people who trash wheels. Like most other things just gotta know your style and what you're getting when you buy. They've worked as advertised.


    JmZ

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    Favorite Trail:   Still a looking

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Steel Spokes

    Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar with lots of toys

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Martin Jonsson a Cross-Country Rider from Vasteras

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Looks really great(Gold anodized), Awesome strength, lightweight.


    Weaknesses:    
    The Price


    Bottom Line:   
    I built these wheels myself with Syncros hubs and 517 ceramic rims, i used very high spoke tension, Ive ridden these wheels for two years and i have never trued the wheels and they are still perfect.
    NO PROBLEMS, THESE SPOKES ROCK

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    Duration Product Used:   
    2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   
    Most of em


    Bike Setup:   
    Giant MCM, Z2 Atom Bomb
    Xtr/Use/Syncros/roox.....

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Atle Kleiven a Cross-Country Rider from Norway

    Date Reviewed: September 7, 1999

    Strengths:    
    light weight, cool look, easy to build with


    Weaknesses:    
    none yet


    Bottom Line:   
    I wanted a light and durable wheelset, and now I have got one. It weighs 1550 gram total and it was easy to build the wheels. They are solid too, I almost did a whole lap on the backwheel with no air in the tire in a CC- competition, and the wheel managed to survive the beating. I just put a new tube in it and it was as good as new.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Bymarka, Kr. Sand

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    DT 2.0/1.8
    DT 2.0


    Bike Setup:   
    K2 Razorback RS XTR hubs with M517 rims and alloy nipples

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