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  1. #1
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    DT - Swiss XR 4.1D question???

    I'm looking for 1 of these in a 32 hole, trying to build a new front wheel and want to keep the rims the same. It needs to be disc. I know it's a few years old, anyone know where I could dig one up.

    Just curious.


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    the 4.1d disc rim is no longer produced. The 4.2d took it's place as you likely know. It's very unlikely that you'll find a new 4.1d. However the 4.2 is almost identical in appearance to the 4.1. The only difference being the 4.2 designation. Graphics are the same. Unless you can find a shop (online or otherwise) that still has the 4.1 disc floating around in inventory, you likely won't find one. I don't know why DT changed em like that. The 4.1 was a great rim. But I suppose with the 4.2 being 20g lighter they had to go with a new model number. But I suspect that the 4.2 is pretty much the same rim as the old 4.1. The 4.1 is still available, but only in a rim brake version.

    Anway, sorry, I don't have a source for you. It speaks well for the popularity of the 4.1 disc. It didn't take long after production stopped for them to disapear. But look at it this way, you now have an excuse to build a whole new wheelset!

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    New question here.

    So what is the current equivalent in DT Swiss' lineup to the old XR 4.2D? They went and changed all the numbers...

    Is it the XR400? Or XR450? Or ????

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    The 4.1d was nothing more than the 4.1 without machined sidewalls...nothing wrong with this but it really wasn't a true disc specific extrusion.

    The 4.2d is a true disc rim, which is why its 25g lighter

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    Family Cycling Center in Santa Cruz, CA has one left.

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    I've asked DT about the XR4.1 and got their reply :

    Good day Mr. Chan,

    Many thanks for your e-mail and your interests in DT Swiss products.

    There is actually no difference on the prodouct specification between the old XR4.1 and the new XR425 rim.

    We only renamed the rim, but there is no technically change.

    kind regards,

    Thomas Studer

    Sales Support

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