DT Swiss Champion Series EX1750 Wheelset

3.9/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $397.49


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DT Swiss Champion Enduro EX 1750 Wheelset Lightweight Enduro wheelset. Hand built by DT Swiss using 100% DT Swiss components. 20mmThru-axle front wheel DT Swiss double butted bladed spokes Prolock hex hex aluminum nipples Strength boost weldingTechnology rims Valve: Presta ISO Diameter: 559 Valve Length: Short 34-40mm Wheel Size: 26" TireType: Clincher Spokes: 28 spokes Front WheelType: Mountain, DH/Freeride Front Hub Spacing: 110 mm Spoke Info: Aero Black Rim: Champion


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Herzalot a Weekend Warrior from Laguna Beach, USA

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2011

Strengths:    Light, Strong, Ratchet drive, great hubs. 9mm, 15mm and 20mm front adapters

Weaknesses:    Bladed spokes

Bottom Line:   
I write this with a tear in my eye, because my trusty 4 year old 1750 set might need to go out to pasture. My mechanic said the rims are tired and he can't do much to keep the spokes tight. Maybe I'll just get new rims...

I have tried to kill this wheelset for four years. The rear hub was outstanding - had to fix the ratchet drive once. Engagement is quick and quiet, but without noticeable drag. Both wheels spin forever. The rear rim did sustain a few dings, but it's meant to bend and not crack. The front is still perfect and still has the bladed spokes.

The bladed spokes are too weak for a rear application. I had to re-lace them with regular spokes after about a year. The front hub came with standard QR and 20mm adapter. I also purchased a 15mm adapter. I trade forks fairly often between a 150 with 15mm and a 36 with 20mm. No problem.

Watching my friends mess around with maintenance and problems with their Mavic, Hope and King hubs, I just smile and keep riding - fast and hard. Oh - and I weigh 210lbs and do nasty rock gardens at speed and small 3-4' drops.

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Favorite Trail:   Aliso and Whistler

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Adrenaline Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Deetracks, Mavic 721/DT 340

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 (XL) Fox TALAS 36rlc, DHX Air, 2x9, bashguard, tensioner

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fxdc69 a Downhiller from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2011

Strengths:    Used since 06, Light, stiff, fast.

Weaknesses:    One rim dented. (it was replaced by DT)
Broke a few spokes over the years


Bottom Line:   
This wheelset has been used on the downhill worldcup circuit for years. Main reasons being they are super strong and very light.
In my experience, the way I beat the crap out of them on flat drops and rock gardens, these wheels have been great. I have never touched the hubs in four seasons which is saying a lot, compared to Mavic hubs that need constant care when they are not breaking altogether. (I'm on my 3rd free hub on my 09 crossmax SX...)

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn woods

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   came on a bike

Similar Products Used:   Mavic crossmax SX.
Deemax.


Bike Setup:   Iron Horse 6.8. 20 mm front
150mm Thru-axle rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mogligirl a Weekend Warrior from spanish fork

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2011

Strengths:    engagement is awesome; right up there w/ Chris King. Very Smooth. These add bling to any bike--beautiful wheels. Weight is acceptable, and light for a trail tire. Good stiffness. Tubeless. There are lighter and there are stronger, but these are a PERFECT blend of lightness and strength for an xc/enduro/trail rider

Weaknesses:    none. DT swiss makes them from a soft alloy on purpose so that if you take a big hit your rim will give but not break or pinch flat your tire. Its not a weakness; its a strength

Bottom Line:   
So, if you can get your hands on these for $750 or less, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. Flashy, high-performance, light, sturdy, high-end wheelset from the best name in the industry

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Favorite Trail:   stumpjumper

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on a bike...

Similar Products Used:   mavic SLR wheels; other wheels w/ Chris King hubs

Bike Setup:   turner 5 spot. x0, revelation ti, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mogligirl a Weekend Warrior from spanish fork

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2011

Strengths:    engagement is awesome; right up there w/ Chris King. Very Smooth. These add bling to any bike--beautiful wheels. Weight is acceptable, and light for a trail tire. Good stiffness. Tubeless. There are lighter and there are stronger, but these are a PERFECT blend of lightness and strength for an xc/enduro/trail rider

Weaknesses:    none. DT swiss makes them from a soft alloy on purpose so that if you take a big hit your rim will give but not break or pinch flat your tire. Its not a weakness; its a strength

Bottom Line:   
So, if you can get your hands on these for $750 or less, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. Flashy, high-performance, light, sturdy, high-end wheelset from the best name in the industry

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Favorite Trail:   stumpjumper

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on a bike...

Similar Products Used:   mavic SLR wheels; other wheels w/ Chris King hubs

Bike Setup:   turner 5 spot. x0, revelation ti, etc.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tak1234 a Cross Country Rider from Aspen, CO

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2009

Strengths:    They are light and the hubs roll nice

Weaknesses:    Very flexy wheelset. When coming fast into a hard corner if felt like the rear triangle of my bike was loose. The side to side flex is not acceptable.

Bottom Line:   
The hubs and rims have been fine but they use a bladed road spoke on this wheel that just is too flexy for a MTB wheel, let alone a freeride wheel. These wheels are terrible at cornering. Just ordered some regular double butted spokes and I'm going to rebuild the wheels. They are not worth the money.. You can get a nice pair of handbuilts from excel for half the money and twice the performance.

Although if you live somewhere flat and just wanted a little wider rim for some wider tires and you ride mellow they are a really light wheelset.

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Favorite Trail:   United States

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossmax XL and a variety of handbuilts.. The Mavics are really stiff side to side

Bike Setup:   Turner 5 spot, Romic coil, Fox RC36 and full XTR

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ravenbike a Cross Country Rider from Alice Springs Austraila

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2009

Strengths:    The wheelset felt stiff when cornering and produced a solid stable feeling when desending on rough terrain. The 240 hubs provide an amazingly smooth roll. Tubeless tyres mounted and sealed well. These wheels were assembled by "Dirts Works" in Australia. So they were beautifully true when first spun. They also look awesome.

Weaknesses:    However, the rims must be made from a very soft alloy, because they are extremely weak and very pron to denting. I have riden competive and recreationally for about 10 years and have only ever dented one other rim, and it was a cheap Velocity Deep V rim. I am generally a smooth rider who usaully manages 3 to 4 years out of a good wheelset. The EX1750 rim lasted less than 40km, before it flat spotted and dented beyond repair. I should point out that where the rim dented, there was no visible scratch or mark were the dent was discovered. Nor did I get a pinch flat. Also no warranty was offered on the rim.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that the 1750 rim has ruined this potentially amazing wheelset. I thought these wheels would have been perfect for endurance and general trail riding, as this is the market they have been designed for. So unfortunately I can't say who would want to use them. My recommendation would be, buy the 240 hubs and areo light skopes seperate and build the wheels using mavic 819 tubeless rims. Then you will have a bomb proof wheelset.

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Favorite Trail:   Kurragong

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Bike Setup:   These wheels were mounted on a Yeti 575 running XTR components and Truvativ Nior cranks mostly set-up for endurance type riding. The weight of the bike is 12.1kgs which fairly light for a 5.7inch travel bike. I weigh 85kgs. The tyres that were mounted on the rims were tubeless Continental Mountain Kings.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gomez35 a Cross Country Rider from Czech, Prague

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2008

Strengths:    Light,Strong,Very nice design

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful whellset for DH,XC ....

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   ZTR olympic, Hope, Tune ...


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dum-dum a Cross Country Rider from Warren VT

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2008

Strengths:    light & strong

Weaknesses:    big bucks but that's the way it goes

Bottom Line:   
These are killer killer wheels for aggro trail riding, for drops over waist high or chair lift days I'll grab the lead sled. The trusty rusty old Saber is REBORN with these wheels...pedals/climbs/descends like a dream, what can I say, best 8 bills I've ever spent.

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Favorite Trail:   any trail's a good trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Stark Mtn Bikes

Similar Products Used:   single track/XT's on my other bikes

Bike Setup:   Used and abused Azonic Saber w/Z1 freeride, 5 inch F & R
Conti 2.4 Mtn King rubbers

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gary Bell a Downhiller from Manchester

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2007

Strengths:    Very light for a downhill intended wheel set, good paint job - doesnt chip that easy.

Weaknesses:    As above very light - too light - not very strong in the latteral direction (side to side) 3 cross and only 32 spoke!

Bottom Line:   
After a 3 hour ride over some 5 to 10 foot drops in the woods the front wheel started to warp a bit side to side - but the wheel did not buckle in the radial direction? very odd. The rear wheel lasted a few rides later before it started showing some warp but still I think it should have lasted a bit longer before it needed truing. Bearings are fine for DH bashing. Not a fantasic wheel set for your money, my mavic/hope combo as described above makes a perfect downhill and jumping wheel - lasted me ages. Bottom line, not strong enough for your big jumps and hucks but the wheels are dam light - they would make perfect cross country wheels lol, 3 chillies because they were not too expensive.

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Favorite Trail:   Pot Brew Bottom

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   -

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ex729 2007 on Hope Big'un 4 cross pattern with DT swiss Alpine 3 spokes(My babies)

Bike Setup:   My friends bike - DDG Blackjack, DMR Moto Digger tyres, Rockshox Boxxer Race, X-lite 4 piece bar, Hope Headset, Hope M4 brakes, Sram PG990, PC991 - No Rubbish

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed a Weekend Warrior from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2007

Strengths:    Light, stiff, fast wheels

Weaknesses:    RWS thru bolt is to long for my 6.6 frame, it needs 3 more threads to be really tight. i have to shim it with a washer.

Bottom Line:   
i recomend these wheels, three months of thrashing, still straight and true.

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Favorite Trail:   white ranch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $825.00

Purchased At:   collins bike, denver

Similar Products Used:   XTR, Cane creek chronos

Bike Setup:   6.6, XT, K24, tompson.

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