DT Swiss FR 2350 Wheelset

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 1090 grams

Product Description

The wheelset is made of solid freeride rim and the top end hub with stainless steel ball bearings.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh WOod a Weekend Warrior from Canberra

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I'm fairly sure I'm breaking a rule with this because I havent used the rim but in case your reading these reviews it should be known that the 2006 one was really soft but recently theyve changed the alloy and ive read that its heaps stronger so I would only listen to reviews that are more recent than older

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by t.martin a Racer from Telluride, CO

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2008

Strengths:    Fast, precise hub, stiff in the corners and soft on the rocks, just like every race wheelset should be

Weaknesses:    Maintenence is not for the average Joe. These rims are soft, very soft in fact. Difficult to get tire on and off and have to keep a close eye on spoke tension.

Bottom Line:   
I have had one set last me a whole season of professional abuse. Let it be noted I put considerable dents in the rear in the first month. However, it remained straight and held the tire bead just fine. With DH tubes at +/- 20 psi, I did not flat once. A critical quality when you only get one race run! I'll be replacing the dented rims with new of the same for next year. I would recomend these wheels to a free rider/weekend warrior only if they're running more than 28 psi on average or a dedicated racer looking for the best rim on the market. Just let it be known, these wheels were designed to dent.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   DT FR-2350 wheels with Intense FRO Lite rubber

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ahren a Downhiller from California

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Strengths:    Light, Looks dead sexy, Great hubs.

Weaknesses:    Rims are a little soft. They are expensive.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are pretty sweet. They accelerate fast and are very stiff in the corners. I have had some dents in the rim, but they saved me from pinch flatting. Ok. So if you are a smooth racer who needs that kind of pinch protection at any cost then these wheels are for you. If you are a "pin it" at all times person who runs low tire pressure and ride anywhere where rock gardens are a constant threat, then you might want a stronger rim. But I can't complain on the build quality. This is a top notch wheel for the smooth as silk rider, who can flow over rocks like water.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Similar Products Used:   Deemax, Industry 9, Bombshell

Bike Setup:   2 wheels suspension and gears = MTB

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Uncle Ric a Downhiller from Marquette, MI

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2007

Strengths:    Looks cool, hubs and service from the company - they have been replaced twice, no quetions asked.

Weaknesses:    Rims are very soft! I have had to warrenty them twice. They dent very easily! For the large price tag and the DT swiss name I expected higher quality, especially since they are marketed as Freeride/Race wheels and are used by some very respected pros.

Bottom Line:   
I am getting rid of the this wheelset and going to try something else marketed as "bombproof" Maybe Bombshell or Deemax. Read all the reviews on the DT swiss 6.1 rims and they all sound a lot like what I have experienced with the FR 2350. The bottom line.... Light weight = less durable, in most cases. There are cheaper and tougher wheels on the market.

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Favorite Trail:   Bertha

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   Alex and Mavic without any problems.

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Switch Stealth, Raceface, MRP, Marzzochi, Fox.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Racer from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

Strengths:    Very, very light. Very, very red. Coming off of a year using Hadley hubs with Sun Ringle' rims, I can honestly say these wheels seem to spin faster. There seems to be next to no rolling resistance. It was quite a strange experience bombing the same trails as the increase in speed was VERY noticable. The wheelset seems to be built very well.

Weaknesses:    The rims.... They dent like mad when you take a rim shot. After half a day running Maxxis Minion DH's at 18-20 psi, both rims had a large dent in them and I wasn't pushing it. I never flatted, but will now have to most likely run higher psi to prevent this from happening and sacrifice some traction.

Bottom Line:   
The full retail price on this wheelset is a bit ridiculous. Fortunately I found a pair for under $700 with free shipping so I thought I'd give them a shot. Like I mentioned, these wheels feel A LOT faster than the setup I've had on this bike for the past season. The original wheelset continually went out of true, but never dented. Whereas even with 2 rim shots, the wheelset is still straight but there is noticeable damage to the rims. I can't say this came as a surprise as I know a lot of DH racers use the 6.1D's because they do dent and thus don't pinch flat as often-a feeling that is nice to have in the back of your mind during a race. The buyer needs to figure out if they want a fast wheelset or a wheelset that is more durable without having to replace the rims and pay for a rebuild frequently.

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Favorite Trail:   The one that goes downhill for a long time....

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   DT Swiss 5.1D with King Hubs on my Super D bike. Absolutely no problem with the 5.1's even after a season of racing Super D and general riding-still straight as an arrow.

Bike Setup:   Ventana 'El Cuervo' w/888, Fox DHX 5.0, Chris King, Diabolous crankset, Thompson, Saint 8" brakes....

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dt swiss fr 2350 feedback

I'm thinking of picking up a set,the price is right...I know the early models (2007-2008) had a few issues with soft rims.Feedback needed on the 2010 models Also hows the reliability of the dt 440 hubs....Read More »

DT Swiss EX1750 or FR 2350

I'm looking into a new wheelset for freeriding and was wondering if the EX 1750 will hold up for freeriding? or should i just get the FR 2350 and not worry about it. I will be doing some climbing, but not much and I can get both sets at the same cost. If any of you have expierence on these wheels, ... Read More »

DT Swiss Fr 2350 wheelset. yes or no.

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