For $1,100 one could purchase a lot of things. Heck, some families in the world make due with less than that to support themselves for the whole year. According to VeloNews dot com, the new series of wheels from DT Swiss "hits a reasonable price point between $1,060 - $1,140." Reasonable. Maybe compared to the über expensive wheels that seem to be everywhere. Eleven hundred dollars is still a lot of money. I'm sure the wheels are very nice. DT Swiss makes some great hubs and spokes and rims. I use a lot of their parts. Heck, a friend I've known for years works at DT Swiss in Switzerland.
One thing I do like about these wheels is that it is essentially one wheelset that is offered in different sizes and widths. They didn't try to reinvent the wheel for each option. Three diameters, three widths. About $1,100. Reasonable.
Now, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. For $852, I can build you a set of wheels with the excellent White Industries MI6 hubs, No Tubes ZTR rims (Crest, Arch EX, or Flow EX in 26", 27.5", or 29"), DT Swiss black Competition butted spokes with DT Swiss black brass nipples. That's also complete with NoTubes yellow rim tape and valves. Tubeless ready for $250 to $300 less than that DT wheelset and with a spoke system that can be serviced anywhere, unlike this one. Heck, with that savings, you can get yourself set up with new tires, cassette and still have money left over for beer and burgers for all your friends post-ride.
Okay, one thing you will need. Depending on the way your wheel fits into your bike, you may need quick releases.
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