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Specialized Diverge E5 Elite Gravel bike - new wheelset

Old 04-12-21, 02:19 AM
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Specialized Diverge E5 Elite Gravel bike - new wheelset

Hello all, first post here!

I bought a Specialized Diverge E5 Elite Gravel bike July 2020. Absolutely love it, my first road/gravel bike of any sort and i find it so comfortable.

I'm looking at getting a new wheelset to fit over summer for more speed when riding road only.

Don't even know where to start looking - i'm completely new to it all but was recommended buying a new wheelset to improve speed.

Max spend i'm looking at is around £500.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

Cheers, Jonny.
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Old 04-12-21, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonny91 View Post
Hello all, first post here!

I bought a Specialized Diverge E5 Elite Gravel bike July 2020. Absolutely love it, my first road/gravel bike of any sort and i find it so comfortable.

I'm looking at getting a new wheelset to fit over summer for more speed when riding road only.

Don't even know where to start looking - i'm completely new to it all but was recommended buying a new wheelset to improve speed.

Max spend i'm looking at is around £500.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

Cheers, Jonny.
For that money, I would either go with DT Swiss PR1600 or hand built with DT Swiss hubs. I'm running DT Swiss wheels or wheels with DT Swiss hubs across all 3 of my bikes.
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Have you considered checking on the used market? 500$ isn't a lot for 2 complete wheels.

As Rivers said, DT Swiss could be an option. They are strongly built and very reliable.
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Thanks, I have considered looking for a used pair too yes.

In terms of compatibility, would these be easy enough to fit for a beginner?

DT Swiss PR 1600 Spline 32 Disc Road Wheelset - 700c £449

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