These wheels are DT Swiss’s lightest to date; our sample even weighd in at 16g less than DT states. The hubs are DT’s own and use stainless steel cartridge bearings for long life.
The Revolution butted spokes look unfeasibly thin. Both front and rear use 28 spokes – widely regarded as the minimum number for a wheel with a shallow rim as they have a tendency to vibrate more than short spokes used on deeper section rims. We needn’t have worried, though, as the alloy nipples have nylon ends to prevent them loosening, and should you ever break one they are readily available at most bike shops.
Opinion was divided on the black and white theme as they look a bit odd when ﬁtted to a bike painted in anything other than primary colours, but we were in no doubt that shock dissipation was signiﬁcantly better than the heavier wheels we’ve tested recently, and brake rub was absent for all but the heaviest riders. The front and rear are available separately, and come with a wheel bag.