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DT Swiss R1500

Old 10-04-12, 10:26 AM
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DT Swiss R1500

I'm in the market for some new all-around wheels. I've got a zillion miles on my Shimano wh-r550s, and they've got a slight hop that I can't seem to get rid of, and the brake tracks are just about shot. My budget is only about $400 or so, and I've been thinking about the Shimano rs80s, but I came across these DT Swiss r1500s on PBK for a cool $400, but I can't really find much info about them. Apparently they use the DT 350 hubs, which are supposed to be pretty good. I weigh 165-170, so that shouldn't be much of a factor. Anybody got any info on these wheels or other suggestions (yeah, I know: Boyd, Soul, PSIMET)?
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Old 10-04-12, 11:15 AM
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If they're anything near as good as the R1700s, I'd snap 'em up. I have a set of R1700s that came stock on my Giant TCR SL3 and couldn't be happier. They're truly a great set of "all around" aluminum wheels. I haven't had to touch any of the spokes since I got the wheels and I weigh slightly more than you, so I wouldn't worry about that.

Personally, I run clincher's on mine, but I bet they're tubeless compatible, as I know the R1700s that I have are. If you want to check for sure, you can easily find the specs for them online.
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Seems like a great deal.
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Old 10-05-12, 07:35 AM
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So I really can't find much info or specs on this specific set (nothing on DT's site), but given the brand and model #, we can make assumptions. I just wonder if anybody has any specific experience with these.
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