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DT Swiss R460 Wheelset for Gravel Tires?

Old 06-27-20, 01:52 PM
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DT Swiss R460 Wheelset for Gravel Tires?

Any issues with the wheelset below being used with gravel tires? Inner rim width is 18mm...is that too small for a 40mm (or larger) tire if I want to go that route? I am using the lighter wheels that came with my revolt advanced 0 for road tires and want a cheaper set I can use for light to moderate gravel/offroad use. Any thoughts would be helpful. Specs all seem to line up for my bike to just throw a cassette and disc on and ride...

https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/...formance/r-460
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Old 06-27-20, 02:09 PM
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I would go for a wider rim. It would work though
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Old 06-28-20, 01:54 PM
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I have these on my bike.

I have run 38mm Gravelking SK and Maxxis Rambler on them tubeless. No worries at all. I have beat the heck out of them and they're near perfect. Measuring 39 and 37.5 on my rims. Never a burp. If I had disc brakes, I'd try something wider but really it isn't a big deal.

I have Bitex hubs, Sapim Race spokes, and 3x 32 spoke lacing. I use rim brakes but they do make a disc version of the same thing.

My local shop sells them for $45. I've gotten 4. One to fix the rim on a bike I sold, one for a road wheel for my gravel bike, and 2 for the wheelset described. I think they're a bargain for what they offer.
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Old 06-28-20, 08:11 PM
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I think you can get by, but wider would be a lot better to give you more tire volume cushion and to shoulder-up the sidewall when cornering. If it were me, I'd hold out for 22 - 25 mm internal width.
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It'll work, but why not just go with the DT Swiss R470 (internal width of 20mm), or R500 (internal width of 22mm)?
The wider rims will be better suited for gravel/cx tires.
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Old 06-29-20, 09:06 AM
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The others saying you might look into something else are right.

I'm happily running 38s on mine though, without any of the issues people are suggesting.

If you're building up the wheels yourself, there would be pretty minimal price difference <$100 and inconsequential weight gain to find something wider from DT or a different company.
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