DT Swiss DT Revolution Spoke

DESCRIPTION

DT Swiss Revolution 14/17 Gauge Spokes

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 23, 2020]
Cayenne_Pepa


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Forget Sapim CX Ray, DT Aerolite or Pillar Mega Lite....this light, thin-gauge DB spoke excels in high-tension environments, with just the right amount of compliance and comfort. When laced 3x on NEXTIE 30mm ID carbon rims - it's simply "buttery."

Weakness:

COVID19 availability from Europe is delayed, by months.

Price Paid:
150
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2020
[Feb 07, 2017]
nicolas
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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).

[Mar 26, 2010]
meltingfeather
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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

[Nov 08, 2009]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
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

[Mar 24, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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

[Feb 17, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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

[Aug 10, 2008]
The Psycho
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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

[Jun 27, 2008]
mtbnachos
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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

[Jun 22, 2003]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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

[Jun 22, 2003]
Crazy Guy

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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.

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