DT Swiss X470 29 Rim

DESCRIPTION

DT-Swiss X470 29" Disc Rim: Single-pocket hollow construction with single stainless-steel eyelets. Sleeved jointed disc specific rim...

USER REVIEWS

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[May 27, 2016]
Dillon

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, Cheap

Weakness:

Spokes break easy

I've broken 2 or 3 spokes since I got my bike with these wheels. Shop says its about time to get a new wheel...after only a year! I only weigh 160 and only huck 3 ft drops so nothing major. Last spoke broke just calmly pedaling uphill. At least they're cheap though, but spoke repairs have cost as much as the wheel!

[Oct 18, 2010]
RobOpel
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

-Fairly light

Weakness:

-Seems kinda weak

I am a crosscountry racer, and I weight 138lbs. I don't push these rims to the limit, so they haven't given me any real problems. However, I have had to retrue them twice in the past year and I recently bent the front in a rock garden. Since I don't weigh much, I can imagine heavier riders having more problems with these rims.

[Sep 17, 2010]
29'er4ever
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Hare to keep tru, I mean these rims are so weak. I've had to straighten not only left to right wobbles, but even high spots on it. Crazy weak!

Weak, weak, weak, and I am only 175ibs and a XC rider. I'm not doing any hucking or big drop ridding here.

[Apr 03, 2010]
Ottoreni
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light.....
Appearance...

Weakness:

None to this point.

This rim is on the front wheel of my bike. It is mated to a White Industries Venti 20mm TA hub with DT double butted spokes. I have a White Brothers IMV fork set at 80mm

Rim was built by Tom at my local bike shop. Is it the rim or the builder? All I know he built me an awesome wheel that has held up nicely after one year of riding. Took the wheel in once to get checked after riding it for few months. Wheel was fine.

Best testament I can give, I am gettin' another one for the rear. Of course, I will have Tom build it up!

Similar Products Used:

Bontrager Mustang rims, Alex rims (HEAVY)

[Oct 21, 2009]
Bixy21
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

I don't really know of any

Weakness:

Hard to keep true. Spokes broke easy

These rims came on my bike. My front rim has been bent twice, once it was retrued the other was beyond repair. The back rim has been had spokes broken at two different times and has also need to be retrued. I am not a big guy, 5'11 180. Bottom line, I have far from impressed with these rims. Very dissapointed!

Similar Products Used:

DT Swiss 430

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