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    DT Swiss XR 2.5 29 Wheels

    My Trek HiFi has bent axles and a flat spot on the rear wheel, Bontrager SSR wheels. My buddy is upgrading his Scott to Stan's rims and will sell me his DT Swiss wheel set. I can't find much info about the wheels as they are OEM to Scott so don't show up on the DT website. Does anyone have info on these wheels? I have never purchased a wheel set for a bike before so what do I need to make sure of before I buy? How easy will it be to make these tubeless? Approx value?

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    They are Syncros wheels and seem to be heavy at 2160+. If they have star ratchets in the freehub drive and you can pop it off without tools they are worth something. If not than they use a 370 3 pawl hub of low value. They are likely to be 19mm or less inside dimension-- poor for 2.25+ tires. Less than $100.

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    eb thanks for the info. Any idea what the SSR's weigh?

    If I can get them for around $100 seems like they may be a good temporary replacement for my SSR's.

    My buddy says they have the 9mm QR's. Which is what is on my HiFi. So should they swap right over, or does the ABP change things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvdabeach2001 View Post
    eb thanks for the info. Any idea what the SSR's weigh?

    If I can get them for around $100 seems like they may be a good temporary replacement for my SSR's.

    My buddy says they have the 9mm QR's. Which is what is on my HiFi. So should they swap right over, or does the ABP change things?
    Trek says ABP doesn't require any special wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Trek says ABP doesn't require any special wheel.
    That is good news and good to know.
    My LBS said I would need to go to Trek to have the axles replaced on my SSR wheels. Why would that be?

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    I should have waited to post until I knew what the wheels were. They are actually DT Swiss XR39, rims and hubs. Any info?

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    Here's info on the XR29. You can email Dt for info on your wheels. If the same as these they have star ratchets in the 350 rear hub and changeable endcaps. Ask Dt for part numbers for caps for the front so you can check on pricing. Dt has raised the price of 36T ratchets to $90, these probably have 18T ratchets. You can also ask the internal rim width.


    I sent a query yesterday to DT Swiss through their website and I received the following reply today. Kudos to DT Swiss for their prompt and helpful response. Guess the comments above were correct. Message as follows:


    Hello Kevin,

    The XR-29 Scott wheel set is a custom OEM offering only available on that bike. It uses custom color and decal variations on X470 rims and 350 hubs. The spokes are standard Supercomp triple butted.

    Best Regards,
    David Agapito
    Technical Services
    DT Swiss, Inc
    2493 Industrial Blvd
    Grand Junction, CO 81505

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    Contacted DT Swiss,XR39 wheels use the 485d pin jointed rims with the two pawl 370 series hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvdabeach2001 View Post
    Contacted DT Swiss,XR39 wheels use the 485d pin jointed rims with the two pawl 370 series hubs.
    I'd pass and pay that money toward a better set.

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    Can you recommend a better set at $150-$200?

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    29er wheel set, 9 speed drive train
    Make your offer.
    The front wheel makes the most difference. For 151 the archex(dropdown says arch it's ex) is the best long-term start.
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