DT Swiss X 1800 Wheelset

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $195.75

Product Description

The X 1800 by DT Swiss is a versatile wheelThat is great for XC,Training rides or all day epics.This wheel is both lightweight and durable. Center-Lock disc brake hub (Includes 6-bolt adapter) Rear hub uses 2 pawl engagement Double butted spokes 3 cross lacing DT Pro lock brass nipples Weight: 780 g(front), 1020 g(rear)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kwinten a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2013

Strengths:    Pretty stiff, still straight after 1.5 years of riding. Cheap

Weaknesses:    Rear wheel body, real wheel spokes.

Bottom Line:   
I broke the body after only 2 month of usage. The body just cracked into two pieces. I regular brake spokes in the rear wheel. They always tend to break on the flange site, were the spokes make their 90 degree bend. Last week I broke the body again. This time the body broke over the entire contour near the needle bearing. Also the internal ratched got damaged. It costed me 75 euro in replacement parts and this on a 200 euro wheelset. I will never buy DT Swiss wheels again.

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Favorite Trail:   Houffalize, Malmedy Belgium

Duration Product Used:   1.5 years

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   bike-discount.de

Similar Products Used:   X455 rim with sun ringle dirty flea hubs. The hubs lasted for 5 years without any trouble! This set already broke after 2 months.

Bike Setup:   Canyon nerve XC7, formula oro brakes, fox suspension, SRAM X9 drive train and gear shift.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by juanca21 a Weekend Warrior from Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2011

Strengths:    Strong, fairly light, rolls very smoothly, they have remain true so far... the two pawl system engages just fine... hand built... tubeless ready, plus! they came with an incredible pair of sturdy travel bags.

Weaknesses:    None so far!

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for I great training wheelset, this is it, look no further. Amazing set of wheels for the price...

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Favorite Trail:   Bosque de la Primavera

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   WTB..., M.Crossrides...

Bike Setup:   Giant 2008 XTC AO Alliance frame, Customize: Easton EA 70 Monkey bar 680 low rise, Easton EC70 composite seatpost, Selle Italia Slk saddle, Easton EA70 steam, X9 rear d., X7 shifters, deore front d., race face evolve cranks, Avid Juicy Seven brakes, Reba Team fork with remote. C.Candy pedals, Etc...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by wasso67 a Cross Country Rider from CO

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2010

Strengths:    Hmm, not too sure. Reasonably light I guess.

Weaknesses:    Roll poorly, squeak, huge rolling resistance. Rear wheel horribly out of true after about 200 miles, most of it on single track/fire roads.

Bottom Line:   
What a disappointment. My old 1800's held up pretty well, so I expected these to be fairly solid. The front is the 15mm thru axle version and the rear is the new 12x 142 thru axle. Unbelievably awful rolling resistance. I've had 3 speed grandma bikes that have better freehub spin. No kidding. A huge disappointment. Have to wonder why Yeti put them on their bike. I guess I figure when you spend around 5G for a bike you should get a better wheelset. I love the bike, but honestly these wheels just don't cut it.

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Favorite Trail:   Voodoo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   King/notubes Arch, King/DT Swiss rims.

Bike Setup:   Yeti ASR 5 Carbon.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from CO

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2008

Strengths:    Strong enough for most trail riding. Stay true and roll easily. Seem fairly durable, have taken some side rock hits and very little damage. Fairly light. Quiet. Good looking.

Weaknesses:    A little flexy, but not too bad. The two pawl system lags a bit on engagement.

Bottom Line:   
For the cost, a pretty good set of wheels. I set them up with the DT tubeless kit and they sealed up just fine. After 100+ miles of pretty ruthless cross country riding they are still true and in round. Granted, I am a bit of a lightweight (160 lbs) but they seem durable enough. Just light enough too. All in all I have to say I am impressed with this wheelset. I was a pretty sure they were a weak spot on the bike, but I was wrong. As I said earlier, the two pawl system does lag, but engagement is never a problem and I have to admit, they look pretty cool. DT swiss has a customer for life if these things hold up!

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Favorite Trail:   Voodoo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Custom built King wheelset with WTB rims and DT spokes.

Bike Setup:   Stock GT Marathon Pro

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