DT 6.1/340 Freeride review£274.99

The 6.1 Freeride rim hasn't been around long, but it's already building a great strength reputation thanks to its 35mm width and deep-section construction.

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The 6.1 Freeride rim hasn't been around long, but it's already building a great strength reputation thanks to its 35mm width and deep-section construction. It's disc specific though and fitting Schrader valves can be a squeeze unless you drill the hole wider.

Our wheels had plain gauge spokes for max strength. The DT 340 hubs are quality all-rounders with a fast-reacting StarDrive freehub clutch (DT's freehub design), quadruple bearings and a 12mm rear axle option. They're super-easy to pull apart by hand and service, too. The overall weight is relatively high, though.

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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