DT Swiss 240 XC Disc Wheelset

5/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 1593 grams MSRP : $730.00


Product Description

DT Swiss Classic Series wheels are expertly hand built, utilizing proven 100% DT Swiss components including: SBWT welded DT Swiss rims, precision built DT Swiss Hubs featuring the highest quality cartridge bearings, state of the art butted spokes and specially designed Pro lock nipples.

  • MTB Racing
  • Disc Brake 6-bolt
  • QR/Bolt-on
  • 28F/32R
  • Star Ratchet System
    (also available in center lock disc version at 1561 grams)


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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ed Merkel a Cross Country Rider from Germany

    Date Reviewed: October 7, 2008

    Strengths:    light,strong,stiff,Hubs are one of the best in the market,very low maintenance.

    Weaknesses:    Maybe price,but it worth every coin.

    Bottom Line:   
    These are one of the lightest wheelset for disc brakes avaliable on the market.The hubs are one of the finest and the rims are really strong and stiff. Fast rolling wheelset and not flex when you stand on pedals. It is so stiff and well trued that I have never take it to the Local Bicycle store for alignment in 3 years. I have never broke a spoke or a open a hub for maintenance. I love to ride on abandon trail and most of them are full of rocks,roots and these ways are really a test for the bike,components and including the rider.


    The new Dt swiss model change on the rims because on the past the rims were the same for V-brake and Disc Brake,so you can use it on both ways.


    If you get crazy for UST Tubeless wheelset ,this can be converted easily,with Dt swiss special kit or you can buy a Mavic Tubeless valve and duck tape.

    These wheels are race oriented,but you cat even use it on light aggressive cross-country. If you get it,probably you will never get another one,but being honest,it doesn´t looks so cool as other brands. It came with a black mate color ,small stickers and at first sight looks cheap but it is totally different when you have it on your bike and found the marvelous around this product.

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Dt swiss 240s(V-brake),Chris king,Spinergy,shimano,WTB,Mavic.

    Bike Setup:   Gt i-Drive 4.0(custom),Marzocchi mx pro,full xt drivetrain,dt swiss wheelset,Avid ball bearing disc brakes,MG 60 stem,syncross seatpost.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by b3rnard a Cross Country Rider from los angeles, CA

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2008

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, problem free, easy to maintain with minimal use of tools.

    Weaknesses:    Price? DT Swiss parts are hard to find in the US.

    Bottom Line:   
    Light wheels that can take a beating. I've used these wheels for over a year now, between the jumps, drops (nothing outrageous), rocks, logs, etc. the wheels remains true. The freehub is easily serviceable and QR to 9MM TB in the front, QR to 10mm TA conversion is a snap. Literally snap the end caps off and pop the new ones in - if you can find them.

    The 9MM/10MM TB/TA conversion made a big difference, you won't need to worry about your wheels not being tight enough with the QR. The DT RWS 9MM TB is easy to use, but expensive $75 for 1. End caps aren't cheap either, $35 for a set,

    One of the end caps cracked for no reason. I took a pic and send DT Swiss an email attaching the photo, they sent me a replacement right away free of charge - now that's customer service!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   www

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic, Shimano XT/Mavic Rims, Bontrager

    Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper FSR

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rathbone a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

    Date Reviewed: January 4, 2008

    Strengths:    About as light as you can get while still allowing one to still ride aggressively. The DT4.2D rims are strong and light. Swiss Hugi 240S hubs are great. RWS thru bolt axles are amazing!!! Highly recommend the RWS thru bolts...a must!!!

    Weaknesses:    The wheelset with the RWS aint cheap. Not as blingy as King or Mavic, but this wheelset does cost a lot less and more importantly works better.

    Bottom Line:   
    Wheels are the most critical component on a bike, and this wheelset is exceptional. The bike handles better than ever, and lighter wheels make for faster acceleration.

    The RWS thru-bolt skewers are sooo much better than quick release....I spend less time messing around putting on my front wheel now, and they make the front end much more stable.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   North of the Border

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic 717, Velocity VXC Disc, etc.

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth 2007

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bernard a Cross Country Rider from CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: September 5, 2007

    Strengths:    Well built - light, strong, durable, very smooth rolling. Easy to maintain.
    First thing I've noticed is how light the entire wheelset is, it will make you think will it even hold just your rolling weight. So far, after a few hundred miles, some jumps, some down hill, and spills, the wheels are still as good as new/true.


    Weaknesses:    None, made me weak after paying for it hahaha.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bottom Line is these wheels are not cheap, you should look at replacement parts and how much they cost, how easy they are to get a hold of. That will help you decide your total cost to own a set, since they all break at some point.

    I've recently converted the hubs from QR to Thrubolt, now the wheelset is twice as stiff. Add about another 150-200 to your investment.

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    Favorite Trail:   too many to list

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Cross Ride, Mavic Rims laced to Deore Hubs. DT XR series.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Marc from Maastricht

    Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, strong, stiff (testwinner in a wellknown German magazin). Accelerates well, rough downhills no problem at all. Stiffer than Mavix Crossmax SL, and about as light (my weight: 70 kg).

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    Better than Mavic Crossmax SL; it only hasn't the Crosmax 'looks'. But what is most important? And way cheaper through www.aktionsports.de(?)!!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Similar Products Used:   Non-disk wheelset for my hardtail with V-brakes: same characteristics.

    Bike Setup:   Spec.Epic; DT Swiss, Thompson, XT, Magura Marta, Easton, Fox 80 RLT, Chris King

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by DT Swiss a Weekend Warrior from VIC, Melbourne, Australia

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2005

    Strengths:    looks, solid and very light

    Weaknesses:    non

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy it if you can and you will not regret it! This thing is stiff and very light. I ride aggressive XC and do a few jumps here there and is as stiff as anything I have ever tried before.

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano hubs, other DT swiss, etc..

    Bike Setup:   standard

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from Germany

    Date Reviewed: May 17, 2005

    Strengths:    Unbelievably light, great bearings, very strong so far

    Weaknesses:    Normally price, but you can find good deals on them (I got the full set w/ 240s disc hubs, XR4.1 rims, DT comp spokes for $410)

    Bottom Line:   
    Veeeery light wheelset that is well made and strong. I'll post more after I've had them for longer. So far two XC races and a few small drops, and they're great.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $410.00

    Purchased At:   Stadler in Germany

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stout, Shimano LX and XT

    Bike Setup:   2004 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR w/ many upgrades

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Weidenfeller a Cross Country Rider from Castle Rock

    Date Reviewed: May 17, 2005

    Strengths:    Strong, Light, Nice Looking

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels are the strongest and lightest I've ever ridden!!! They absolutely blow the Crossmax SL's I changed out for away!!!
    I ride some pretty rocky, rutty, rooty trails out here in the Rocky's and these things take a lickin and ask for more. Never had to true them. And I'm no lightweight at 200 lbs.
    This is absolutely the stiffest, strongest wheelset I have ever ridden. And everybody in my group keeps asking me where I got them because they look so sweeeet and clean!

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic's (817, 717, Crossmax)

    Bike Setup:   Titus Switchblade

    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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