DT EX2200 mountain bike wheelset review£451.98

Not cheap, but damn good

BikeRadar score4/5

These eye-catching red rock eaters from DT Swiss are expensive, but they offer excellent all-round performance.

Our last set was hammered by Mountain Biking UK's Doddy before being beasted at Whistler, via New Zealand’s best downhill runs. Apart from needing some new spokes and occasional servicing, they’re still going strong despite frames and forks dying along the way.

They’re also harder and less prone to dent than DT’s 5.1 and 6.1 rims, which these sit between in weight. The 28mm width works with tyres up to 2.4in too.

The bearings have proved tough despite all-year, all-weather use. The two-pawl freehub is slightly slow to pick up, but they’re light enough for hardcore trail use, leaving only their cost as a potential obstacle.

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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