DT EX1750 N'Duro Wheels review£45.00

Sweet and smooth but not so tasty price-wise

BikeRadar score3.5/5

These Swiss all-mountain wheels are sweet and smooth but not so tasty price-wise. Based around DT's 20mm front, 10mm rear axle versions of DT's proven 240s hubs with hand serviceable Hugi Freehubs, they're super smooth and their longevity should be legendary. The EX5.1 rims are building a great reputation for strength too, with enough width to fatten and stabilise mid-size tyres. Hand building with double butted bladed Alpine spokes adds premium quality control, excellent steering/side load stiffness and chunky CrossMax-style looks.

At 1.796kg (850g front, 946g rear) they feel XC lively on the bike. They certainly run among the lightest broad rimmed, allmountain wheels without compromising spoke count, strength or stiffness. 20mm front adaptors can be swapped for QR, but won't fall out accidentally, while the rear uses a 10mm DWS locking skewer. Quality padded wheelbags and spoke key complete the VIP package, and you can't get these rims and wheels in white any other way.

That colour certainly costs though - you could build up the same wheelset for £50 less, and obvious competition from Hope and Bontrager comes in £200 cheaper.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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