DT Swiss DT Revolution Spoke

DT Swiss DT Revolution Spoke 

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DT Swiss Revolution 14/17 Gauge Spokes

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 07, 2017]
nicolas
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

light
strong

Weakness:

not so stiff
needs to true regularly

These spokes are strong and light, but on my ZTR crest rims, they need to be trued regularly.
I think that's part of the combination ; revolution spokes + light rims + Zee hubs (flange with small diameter, not adapted for 29" wheels).

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 26, 2010]
meltingfeather
Racer

Strength:

Weight
Perfomance
Cost Benefit

Weakness:

Need a little more attention and time to build.

The best weight/performance spoke selection for many applications.

Similar Products Used:

Comps, S.Comps, Aerolites, Wheelsmith DB

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 08, 2009]
rogerzilla
Racer

Strength:

A bit lighter than the usual 2.0/1.8/2.0 DT Competition spokes. Consistent length and high quality. Make a slightly different-looking wheel. No problems with reliability.

Weakness:

Massive twist due to the thin middle section makes them slow to build with. Becoming ridiculously expensive.

Cost-benefit isn't really there. If you have the patience and want the utlimate hand-built wheel though, they're there.

Similar Products Used:

DT Competition, Sapim Race

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 24, 2009]
Schmurtz
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

-light
-stong

Weakness:

-they twist quite a lot during the building proces

my wheels are 3cross laced with 32 spokes per wheel
im' a 186lbs jump monkey, frequently bottoming out rev426u-turn/air at 150psi, frequently going down rocky contry roads 30-35mph, i'm braking hard climbing hard, you get the picture... and these things are are doing great, so far! my friend laced up these wheels two weeks ago and since then they've been trough about 80 miles of pure up and downhill abuse, and stayed dead centered, never retrued. these wheels are no flexier than my previous wheelset (32pw 3cross dt competitions). i just hope revolutions are as durable as competitions...
PROPPER and, more important, EQUAL TENSION is the key with these spokes. get a skilled wheelbuilder to do the job and and you're ready for some serious trailhunting!
i wanted to give them four chilis because they haven't passed endurance test yet, but, . . .
there's this purple-black box and eight spare spare spokes in it, begging me to give them five,...
i just cracked under pressure...

Similar Products Used:

dt alpine, dt competition

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 17, 2009]
JoeFish357
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

These babies are light and stand up to masses of abuse :)

Weakness:

Price is the only issue with these babies, and they are a bit more difficult to build with... If you're scrimping a few quid on the most important component in your wheel you're a divvie.

Firstly, these are NOT strong. They are RESILIENT.
They've been designed to resist the particular stresses found in bike wheels. Because they are thinner, well-made and well-designed, they avoid the severe shock loadings that shear lesser spokes. I use them because they are light and have never had a problem. The 230lb gorilla that owns my LBS uses them on his downhill bike (!!) because every other spoke used snaps and these don't. They're not the stiffest but they just come back for more and more and more and......
You're mad if you're not after an aero blade spoke and you don't use these in your wheels! 10 chilies, no hesitation.

Similar Products Used:

DT butted, DT straight guage, No name spokes in factory wheels

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 10, 2008]
The Psycho
Racer

Strength:

Thin but strong, stiffness, price.

Weakness:

Durability.

After 1-2 year of intensive use, this spokes comes to softer. Great spokes for a 1,10 eur/unit.

Similar Products Used:

Competition, champion

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 27, 2008]
mtbnachos
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Strong, weight

Weakness:

None

Crazy Guy's remark is so ironic. It's funny he found the time to post a remark about these spokes while making fun of people who comment on them. Anyways these are great spokes so buy them already! Crazy Guy, go ride an ATV and go away.

Similar Products Used:

DT Competition

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 22, 2003]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

weight, strength

Best spokes ever for rim-brake wheels. I had mine built by the guys who own www.wrenchscience.com and I couldn't be happier. I do straight-up cross-country riding, range from 185 in the summer to 210 in the winter, and have yet to have a problem after 3+ years. Highly recommended, providing you get a good wheelbuilder. Mine were tied and soldered for extra strength with minimal weight gain.

Similar Products Used:

DT Competition, Wheelsmith crap

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 22, 2003]
Crazy Guy

Strength:

I can't believe you guys are writing and reading reviews about spokes. Spokes!! Are you dumb? Would you write reviews for air or sunlight? Geez!

The bottom line is that you all have too much money and time and not enough sense to use them correctly. Get a life.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Dec 11, 2001]
Rik
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very light, cuts down on crucial wheel weight, strong, sexy looking.

Weakness:

Might not be suited for heavy riders (over 180 lbs.), lateral flex can be an issue.

These spokes rock, a little hard to build up (find a good wheel builder if you aren't experienced), but worth every penny. Just as strong, gram for gram as Competitions. Ok, here's the beef... Never, ever, buy anything from Cambria Bike. These guys have the worst customer service people I've ever dealt with, and yes, I've called Rock Shox before. These guys sent ran out of the Rev's in the length I wanted, so they sent Competitions instead, at the same price, and told me after they shipped already. I got the package, they didn't even include all of the rev's they were supposed to in the right length! So I have 16 of the wrong spokes for the rear and not enough for the front. So I called to complain, no problem they said, they'll ship them out tomorrow, no charge. 3 weeks later. No spokes. I call back, "oh, they're on back order, you should have caleed to find out sooner, it'll be another 3 weeks, send us back the wrong ones at your expense, ok?" I flipped out, talked the MANAGER, who was a prick, and still had to wait almost a week. I could have flown to switzerland and gone to the factory myslef for less hassle than these people gave me. They gave no apologies, offered no refunds, and I probably spent closev to 3 hours on the phone with these idiots for 64 tiny strands of steel. Do yourself a favor, boycott these b@stards. I'm out.

Similar Products Used:

DT Competition

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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