DT Swiss FR 6.1d Rim

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FR 6.1d

  • Extremely stiff due to a 24mm high profile
  • Perfect pressed-in eyelets of stainless steel
  • Special surface treatment

User Reviews (31)

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ddayton217   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2012]
Strength:

Looks good, strong rims (so far) no problems with.

Weakness:

None yet.....

I had some custom wheels built with these rims, I have Chris King hubs laced with DT Swiss spokes and nipples. I have riiden these on my Intense UZZI on DH ski resorts and on lots of North Shore type stuff and dont have any issues yet with these rims. Im running 2.5 DH tires at 60psi on front and rear and they seem to hold up great. There are alot of bad reviews on these but I havent had any issues with mine so far, maybe I got a good set of rims. They look good, and look bullet proof but as with anything thats on a mountain bike its sure to get some abuse. I was looking at 819's when building my set but I found a great deal on these online and Im glad that I purchased them so far.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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mtn_biker17   Racer [Aug 20, 2010]
Strength:

Everything.

Weakness:

Kinda of hard to mount a tire.

I haven't had any problems out of mine. I built them up my self, I have kept perfect tension in the spokes, I have got a few scratches but no more then any 2 year old rim. I would buy theses again.

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
SwissDH   Downhiller [May 29, 2010]
Strength:

It's resonably light and DT Prestige
Rolls fast
Good looking
Wonderful to race !!
The alloy is made so you can't pinch flat (race rim)

Weakness:

The alloy used is soft and you can get flats even at a resonable pressure. I got a big dent and the wheel needs serious truing after only one session

I will swap rims with EX 729 even if I don't like Mavic and keep these to lace 'em and make a light wheel with Hope Pro II hub for racing.
You should buy it if you'r really light or for racing

Similar Products Used: Alex FR32
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RATING
3
VALUE
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4
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illnacord   Weekend Warrior [Sep 05, 2009]
Strength:

Looks, Build Quality, Price, Weight, Dish, Width, Brand

Weakness:

Price, Build Design

Reinforced eyelets. Yes, the reviews are correct. Theres a reason beyond corporate sponsorship that you see DT Swiss FR 6.1Ds on Gee Athertons Animal and Kirt Vories single speed dirt jumper. The deep dish sidewalls are soft and prevent pinch flats in races and competition. But if you drop your PSI to 20psi, you'll have more chances of bending the sidewalls, sure. I however do not compete nor do I drop my PSI for nobody so I simply use them for quality, width, depth and looks, but of course. At that, they are expensive rims and you won't find them on bammer rides which I enjoy since I am an elitist snob. They also stretch out high volume tires to look more like balloons which I admire. DT Swiss has since released an update to the 6.1 but with different graphics but cant report on the differences since I haven't tried them. To be honest, there are a number of rims out there that can come close - even the $20/rim Mavic X321's were a great value in comparison and were almost the same profile. Can also go with Sun MTX or Double Tracks which are deep and tall, and about 50% cost. The DT 6.1s are for ballers and those that can afford it as you can read below. And any negative "sidewall flat spot" stories are irrelevant if you run higher than 30psi. See those pro rides at: http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=5703457&postcount=16

Similar Products Used: Mavic X321 Disc
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5
VALUE
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5
pagrappler09   Downhiller [Aug 24, 2009]
Strength:

none... looks? says dt swiss so ppl will think its good?

Sidewalls are so soft you dont get pinch flats... but im not loaded with cash, so not really a strength for me. tubes- $5 Rims- $100 you decide...? lol

Weakness:

Just another over-priced piece of garbage from dt swiss. The only good things you hear about dt swiss come from the company, on the trail, nobody likes them (from what i hear)

Anyways, these wheels survived snowshoe because i ran 8zillion psi because the rock section was brutal, then i went to 7springs, and ran 35psi, which isnt very low for dh, by the end of the day i went from zero dings to 8, 3 of which were very severe... And 7springs doesnt even have that much hard core downhill??? its all hard pack bmx dirt.
IMO- DT Swiss= junk. If your considering them, dont... unless you like lacing new rims to your hub...

great if your sponsored by dt swiss and doing downhill, because you wont get pinch flats, and they will hand you a new wheel at the top of the lift... THEY SUCK if you pay for your own sh*t...


Value-0
Overall-2

Similar Products Used: mavic, bombshell... lots of "lower quality rims" that make these look like sh*t
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2
VALUE
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1
Erikober   Downhiller [Dec 05, 2008]
Strength:

Light. Look cool. Good strength if you keep your tire pressure up so flat spots don't develop.

Weakness:

flat spots do develop

Good rim if you keep your tire pressure. flat spots do develop but the can be gotten out.

Similar Products Used: LOCOS MTX
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
camus   Cross Country Rider [Sep 07, 2008]
Strength:

looks decent

Weakness:

rim is a POS, dinged up from some XC riding, folded over from hitting a rock and blew a $40 lift ticket

These wheels came on my 2007 Nomad. I've probably got less than 30 somewhat easy rides on my bike. Both rims had some minor dings. I was able to ease these out with a crescent wrench tightly fitted on the edge. Didn't think a lot of it although in my 15 years of riding, I don't ever remember having to do this to other rims.

Today I went riding at North Star. Was cruising a pretty easy yet rocky trail. Was running 25-30 lbs in my rear Michelin. I hit a rock and next thing I know my tire is leaking like a sieve.

I get down to the lift and the freakin' whole side of the rim is folded in. Hell, I didn't even know a rim could do that. It didn't even feel like that hard of a hit.

Using a large screwdriver I was hoping I could ease the side of the rim up so I could seat my tire bead again and continue to ride.

I hear a loud *ping* and a big chunk of rim goes flying and now for sure the rim is trashed. $40 lift ticket wasted since I only got three runs in that day.

Shame on Santa Cruz for putting such junk on their bikes and although I never even heard of DT swiss before I got this bike, I certainly won't buy any of their crap after this debacle.

One dead horse for these shiaty rims.

Similar Products Used: Mavic
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
M0R0T0   Weekend Warrior [Aug 24, 2008]
Strength:

looks ok when new

Weakness:

soft soft soft, many dents now, i dont do massive drops n jumps.
Dents look like they hav come from looe rocks ets, but paint finish ok

gonna have a look at some Spank rims next

Similar Products Used: Mavic
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1
VALUE
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1
scoots   [Aug 27, 2007]
Strength:

light weight
Excelent pinch flat resistance
looks good

Weakness:

i am a all-mountain lite rider so no problems yet.
no drops over 2 feet.

I will say, for a heavy duty x-country rider. These rims are lite and strong. I don't do anything close to downhill so I can't say how they hold up to big hits or drops. I would say buy these rims for lite all-mountain riding. My friend who turned me on to these rims has a few minor dings, however maybe a slight bend is better than a cracked rim?

Similar Products Used: mavic 321
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Blair   Downhiller [Aug 18, 2007]
Strength:

Light, Look good, Very pinch flat resistant (I've run ~10psi through rock gardens and down Kicking Horse), seem to stay true fairly well.

Weakness:

Rim walls dent super easy like everybody else is saying
Changing tires is a pain but the rims are so flat resistant I haven't had to yet this year.

So... to start with, if you're going to buy these, you have to treat them as being disposable downhill rims. Expect to change them at least once a season.

That said, I'm going to buy another pair next year (unless I go tubeless) because they are really light, and I have mangled the rim walls but not flatted yet. Nothing pisses me off more in the middle of a run than flatting so I don't particularly care that my rims are taking on some damage... especially when you consider that 15psi is about the maximum that I run.

I'm a relatively clean rider but have hit these full force into a lot of rocks and I'm stoked on them. If you're somebody who is usually hard on rims you might want to look for something else.

I'm giving these a good rating because I knew that they were going to be 'disposable' when I bought them, but the other qualities made up for that by far as far as I'm concerned.

Similar Products Used: Mavic ex729, Atomlab Trailpimps
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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