DT Swiss GRC 1400

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vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

Any thoughts on these wheels? There are no reviews for it yet and nothing popped up on my search.

1600 grams for 42mm deep 25mm Internal Width seems in spec with most other brands. The new Roval Terra are tempting but it's 32mm deep. So the aero aspect of the DT Swiss is appealing. When I do ride gravel, it's like 50/50 gravel/road. Usually ride to the spots. Plus I'm doing the Belgium Wafer Ride in May. 65% of that is on the road.

Plus the GRC is cheaper by like 800 dollars.
Any other wheelsets I should consider. It's $1400 from Starbike

emotive
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by emotive

vanmatthew wrote:Any thoughts on these wheels? There are no reviews for it yet and nothing popped up on my search.

1600 grams for 42mm deep 25mm Internal Width seems in spec with most other brands. The new Roval Terra are tempting but it's 32mm deep. So the aero aspect of the DT Swiss is appealing. When I do ride gravel, it's like 50/50 gravel/road. Usually ride to the spots. Plus I'm doing the Belgium Wafer Ride in May. 65% of that is on the road.

Plus the GRC is cheaper by like 800 dollars.
Any other wheelsets I should consider. It's $1400 from Starbike
Closest competitors are Reynolds ATR, Hunt Limitless 48, Light Bicycle WR50, November All Road 50.

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crlincoln
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by crlincoln

I’m running the 1600’s and very happy with them so far...


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vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

Awesome thanks. Need to find another shop because Starbike doesn't ship DT SWISS to USA anymore.

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equi ... l/p/27195/

For my money, I'd get a set built up by Lightbicyle for 2/3 the price. I've got their 30mm with 36mm deep wheelset, and they're great.

If Starbike can't ship to the US, try Merlin or BIke-Discount.de, both have good prices and stock.

vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

Which light wheels did you go with?

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

WR36 with DT Swiss 350 hubs

emotive
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by emotive

vanmatthew wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:05 am
Which light wheels did you go with?
I have a set of the AR36 and a set of the WR50. I upgraded to the WR50 when they were released. If you have the frame clearance, go for the wider WR50, or the slightly heavier and cheaper WR45. The 4mm wider internal width of the WR over the AR provides better support for wide tyres. Also, consider the shallower WR35/WR38 for some weight savings, or if you ride in a windy area.

vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

So I can build the WR38 for 1290 with the Industry Nine torch. Or I can get the GRC 1400 for 1400. I can build the WR45 for 1200. Is it worth 200 dollars more . . .
emotive wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:08 am
vanmatthew wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:05 am
Which light wheels did you go with?
I have a set of the AR36 and a set of the WR50. I upgraded to the WR50 when they were released. If you have the frame clearance, go for the wider WR50, or the slightly heavier and cheaper WR45. The 4mm wider internal width of the WR over the AR provides better support for wide tyres. Also, consider the shallower WR35/WR38 for some weight savings, or if you ride in a windy area.

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

I’d only do the i9 hub if you want loud and blingy. The DT will be near silent. I don’t think you’d have a usecase for anything more than the 18t freehub, unless you’re climbing muddy steep hills.

In any case, it’s not worth $200. You’re not getting better aero with gravel tires. LB wheels are good quality and gravel use is about the lightest duty possible. They use the same spokes and hubs. LB are less resellable and you neee to wait a month. I’d go DT if you’re buying a $300 set of alloy wheels, but not for their higherend offerings.

vanmatthew
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by vanmatthew

ok thanks.

bikesrdangerousmmk
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by bikesrdangerousmmk

vanmatthew wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:13 pm
ok thanks.

The LB 50 wheels are very nice. Got mine with WI hubs.

Js2
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by Js2

I'm contemplating on getting LB WR38 rims, anyone have experience with the so called "black tex" finish that is supposed to be more durable?

Built up with DT240S + Lighter Rim option (global warehouse) hits the scale about 1367 +/-15g according to the website.

emotive
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by emotive

Js2 wrote:I'm contemplating on getting LB WR38 rims, anyone have experience with the so called "black tex" finish that is supposed to be more durable?

Built up with DT240S + Lighter Rim option (global warehouse) hits the scale about 1367 +/-15g according to the website.
I have the WR50 which has the same black-tec finish. I also have a set of the AR36 with their matte finish. I would have chosen matte if it was available as I thought it would look too loud but now I really like it.

I rode them through some coarse railway bluestone with road tyres on them and have managed to scuff them in one place, so they are not bulletproof. I can’t say how the same treatment would have scuffed my other rims.

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Js2
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by Js2

emotive wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:14 am
Js2 wrote:I'm contemplating on getting LB WR38 rims, anyone have experience with the so called "black tex" finish that is supposed to be more durable?

Built up with DT240S + Lighter Rim option (global warehouse) hits the scale about 1367 +/-15g according to the website.
I have the WR50 which has the same black-tec finish. I also have a set of the AR36 with their matte finish. I would have chosen matte if it was available as I thought it would look too loud but now I really like it.

I rode them through some coarse railway bluestone with road tyres on them and have managed to scuff them in one place, so they are not bulletproof. I can’t say how the same treatment would have scuffed my other rims.
Thanks for the insight :beerchug:

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