DT Swiss Champion Series EX1750 Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

DT Swiss Champion Enduro EX 1750 Wheelset Lightweight Enduro wheelset. Hand built by DT Swiss using 100% DT Swiss components. 20mmThru-axle front wheel DT Swiss double butted bladed spokes Prolock hex hex aluminum nipples Strength boost weldingTechnology rims Valve: Presta ISO Diameter: 559 Valve Length: Short 34-40mm Wheel Size: 26" TireType: Clincher Spokes: 28 spokes Front WheelType: Mountain, DH/Freeride Front Hub Spacing: 110 mm Spoke Info: Aero Black Rim: Champion

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[Nov 05, 2011]
Herzalot
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, Strong, Ratchet drive, great hubs. 9mm, 15mm and 20mm front adapters

Weakness:

Bladed spokes

I write this with a tear in my eye, because my trusty 4 year old 1750 set might need to go out to pasture. My mechanic said the rims are tired and he can't do much to keep the spokes tight. Maybe I'll just get new rims...

I have tried to kill this wheelset for four years. The rear hub was outstanding - had to fix the ratchet drive once. Engagement is quick and quiet, but without noticeable drag. Both wheels spin forever. The rear rim did sustain a few dings, but it's meant to bend and not crack. The front is still perfect and still has the bladed spokes.

The bladed spokes are too weak for a rear application. I had to re-lace them with regular spokes after about a year. The front hub came with standard QR and 20mm adapter. I also purchased a 15mm adapter. I trade forks fairly often between a 150 with 15mm and a 36 with 20mm. No problem.

Watching my friends mess around with maintenance and problems with their Mavic, Hope and King hubs, I just smile and keep riding - fast and hard. Oh - and I weigh 210lbs and do nasty rock gardens at speed and small 3-4' drops.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic Deetracks, Mavic 721/DT 340

[Apr 05, 2011]
fxdc69
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Used since 06, Light, stiff, fast.

Weakness:

One rim dented. (it was replaced by DT)
Broke a few spokes over the years

This wheelset has been used on the downhill worldcup circuit for years. Main reasons being they are super strong and very light.
In my experience, the way I beat the crap out of them on flat drops and rock gardens, these wheels have been great. I have never touched the hubs in four seasons which is saying a lot, compared to Mavic hubs that need constant care when they are not breaking altogether. (I'm on my 3rd free hub on my 09 crossmax SX...)

Similar Products Used:

Mavic crossmax SX.
Deemax.

[Feb 03, 2011]
mogligirl
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

engagement is awesome; right up there w/ Chris King. Very Smooth. These add bling to any bike--beautiful wheels. Weight is acceptable, and light for a trail tire. Good stiffness. Tubeless. There are lighter and there are stronger, but these are a PERFECT blend of lightness and strength for an xc/enduro/trail rider

Weakness:

none. DT swiss makes them from a soft alloy on purpose so that if you take a big hit your rim will give but not break or pinch flat your tire. Its not a weakness; its a strength

So, if you can get your hands on these for $750 or less, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. Flashy, high-performance, light, sturdy, high-end wheelset from the best name in the industry

Similar Products Used:

mavic SLR wheels; other wheels w/ Chris King hubs

[Feb 03, 2011]
mogligirl
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

engagement is awesome; right up there w/ Chris King. Very Smooth. These add bling to any bike--beautiful wheels. Weight is acceptable, and light for a trail tire. Good stiffness. Tubeless. There are lighter and there are stronger, but these are a PERFECT blend of lightness and strength for an xc/enduro/trail rider

Weakness:

none. DT swiss makes them from a soft alloy on purpose so that if you take a big hit your rim will give but not break or pinch flat your tire. Its not a weakness; its a strength

So, if you can get your hands on these for $750 or less, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. Flashy, high-performance, light, sturdy, high-end wheelset from the best name in the industry

Similar Products Used:

mavic SLR wheels; other wheels w/ Chris King hubs

[Oct 12, 2009]
tak1234
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

They are light and the hubs roll nice

Weakness:

Very flexy wheelset. When coming fast into a hard corner if felt like the rear triangle of my bike was loose. The side to side flex is not acceptable.

The hubs and rims have been fine but they use a bladed road spoke on this wheel that just is too flexy for a MTB wheel, let alone a freeride wheel. These wheels are terrible at cornering. Just ordered some regular double butted spokes and I'm going to rebuild the wheels. They are not worth the money.. You can get a nice pair of handbuilts from excel for half the money and twice the performance.

Although if you live somewhere flat and just wanted a little wider rim for some wider tires and you ride mellow they are a really light wheelset.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic Crossmax XL and a variety of handbuilts.. The Mavics are really stiff side to side

[May 01, 2009]
Ravenbike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

The wheelset felt stiff when cornering and produced a solid stable feeling when desending on rough terrain. The 240 hubs provide an amazingly smooth roll. Tubeless tyres mounted and sealed well. These wheels were assembled by "Dirts Works" in Australia. So they were beautifully true when first spun. They also look awesome.

Weakness:

However, the rims must be made from a very soft alloy, because they are extremely weak and very pron to denting. I have riden competive and recreationally for about 10 years and have only ever dented one other rim, and it was a cheap Velocity Deep V rim. I am generally a smooth rider who usaully manages 3 to 4 years out of a good wheelset. The EX1750 rim lasted less than 40km, before it flat spotted and dented beyond repair. I should point out that where the rim dented, there was no visible scratch or mark were the dent was discovered. Nor did I get a pinch flat. Also no warranty was offered on the rim.

The bottom line is that the 1750 rim has ruined this potentially amazing wheelset. I thought these wheels would have been perfect for endurance and general trail riding, as this is the market they have been designed for. So unfortunately I can't say who would want to use them. My recommendation would be, buy the 240 hubs and areo light skopes seperate and build the wheels using mavic 819 tubeless rims. Then you will have a bomb proof wheelset.

[Oct 27, 2008]
Gomez35
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light,Strong,Very nice design

Weakness:

None

Wonderful whellset for DH,XC ....

Similar Products Used:

ZTR olympic, Hope, Tune ...

[Oct 16, 2008]
dum-dum
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

light & strong

Weakness:

big bucks but that's the way it goes

These are killer killer wheels for aggro trail riding, for drops over waist high or chair lift days I'll grab the lead sled. The trusty rusty old Saber is REBORN with these wheels...pedals/climbs/descends like a dream, what can I say, best 8 bills I've ever spent.

Similar Products Used:

single track/XT's on my other bikes

[Jul 31, 2007]
Gary Bell
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Very light for a downhill intended wheel set, good paint job - doesnt chip that easy.

Weakness:

As above very light - too light - not very strong in the latteral direction (side to side) 3 cross and only 32 spoke!

After a 3 hour ride over some 5 to 10 foot drops in the woods the front wheel started to warp a bit side to side - but the wheel did not buckle in the radial direction? very odd. The rear wheel lasted a few rides later before it started showing some warp but still I think it should have lasted a bit longer before it needed truing. Bearings are fine for DH bashing. Not a fantasic wheel set for your money, my mavic/hope combo as described above makes a perfect downhill and jumping wheel - lasted me ages. Bottom line, not strong enough for your big jumps and hucks but the wheels are dam light - they would make perfect cross country wheels lol, 3 chillies because they were not too expensive.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic Ex729 2007 on Hope Big'un 4 cross pattern with DT swiss Alpine 3 spokes(My babies)

[Jun 23, 2007]
Ed
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, stiff, fast wheels

Weakness:

RWS thru bolt is to long for my 6.6 frame, it needs 3 more threads to be really tight. i have to shim it with a washer.

i recomend these wheels, three months of thrashing, still straight and true.

Similar Products Used:

XTR, Cane creek chronos

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