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    Retired dabbler hobkirk's Avatar
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    Clueless on DT Swiss 4.0 Wheelset

    I cannot find any listings for DT Swiss 4.0 rims or wheels. Are they good?

    Wheels have been too complicated for me so I've just ignored the subject. Until the rear rim fractured at one of the spokes, for the second time.
    1. I replaced the original Mavic CX [I think] with a Mavic CXP [I think] last year after the original fractured at several spokes. The original rim had about 10K miles and I weighed 225# on average.
    2. This new rim only lasted about 3-4K miles. I laced it myself using the original hub and spokes. Wheelworks in Belmont says the hub can't be re-used, for what this is worth.

    Obviously a new wheel would be a good idea. So I stopped at Wheelworks and sought info. And bought a wheelset.
    1. My goals & needs = 5-6K miles per year, currently 215#, quick acceleration is not an issue, I prefer that the rear is silent when coasting (OK, I had to compromise on this to "not real loud").
    2. After dragging the knowledgeable sales guy into the basement where they had wheelsets under $1K, it seemed like there were three choices:
      1. Mavic Aksium Race wheelset - fairly loud - $388
      2. Bontager wheelset - white - old stock, I think - almost silent - $400
      3. DT Swiss 4.0 wheelset - $300
        • They had tires mounted - 25mm "Endurant Roubaix Pro" (my bike is a Roubaix, I have been using 25mm GP4000s tires)

    I thought I would avail myself of the boundless knowledge of this forum before I ride them.
    2007 Specialized Roubaix, 105 Triple
    Started cycling 6/1/2010 at 64 - lethargy, bad knees, & 247# triggered my foray into cycling
    200# as of 9/9/2012 (mostly from diet, 40# in 5 mo)
    2010 (1st 7 mo) = 4.7K miles (a little nuts), 2011 = 6K

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    Retired dabbler hobkirk's Avatar
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    Specialized Roubaix OEM takeoffs?

    Specialized Roubaix OEM takeoffs?

    Now that I've finished unpacking my daughter, I spent a few minutes examining the wheelset. The tires are by Specialized ("Endurant" is a Specialized technology), which I have only seen on Specialized Roubaix bikes.

    Which makes me wonder if this wheelset came off a Specialized Roubaix.
    2007 Specialized Roubaix, 105 Triple
    Started cycling 6/1/2010 at 64 - lethargy, bad knees, & 247# triggered my foray into cycling
    200# as of 9/9/2012 (mostly from diet, 40# in 5 mo)
    2010 (1st 7 mo) = 4.7K miles (a little nuts), 2011 = 6K

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    JRV
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    Yes DT Swiss are used on the Roubaix series. My 2013 Roubaix Compact came with DT Swiss 1.0 wheels.

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    Retired dabbler hobkirk's Avatar
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    OP with answers -

    Thank you JRV. Before I read your response, I had done some more investigation.

    I went to the Specialized web site. Looked at archives. Useless - no DT Swiss wheels. No results looking for "DT Swiss 4.0" on the Specialized web site. Then I looked at current bikes. Eureka!

    "DT Swiss" wheels are called "DT Axis" wheels. Specialized offers 4 "DT Axis" wheels on Roubaix models:
    1. DT Axis 1.0 on base and Sport Roubaix models (list price $1750 & $2100)
    2. DT Axis 2.0 on Elite models ($2300 & $2500)
    3. DT Axis 3.0 on Comp models ($3200)
    4. DT Axis 4.0 on Expert models ($3800 to $5100)


    So the wheels are probably a decent fit for my basic 2007 Roubaix.
    2007 Specialized Roubaix, 105 Triple
    Started cycling 6/1/2010 at 64 - lethargy, bad knees, & 247# triggered my foray into cycling
    200# as of 9/9/2012 (mostly from diet, 40# in 5 mo)
    2010 (1st 7 mo) = 4.7K miles (a little nuts), 2011 = 6K

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    I've put about 2,500 miles on those wheels this year and while they are not something exciting they work. Still true and no problems, a little flexy but not bad.
    2013 Specialized Roubaix SL4

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