DT Swiss P-1800 Spline wheelset review£335.00

Tough and tubeless-ready wheels at a great price

BikeRadar score4.5/5

We’ve been consistently impressed by DT’s Spline family and the DT Swiss P-1800 Spline is no exception.

The rim of this new entry level-priced model is relatively narrow by the latest standards but the shallow depth and well-tuned DT Aero spoke build keep it comfortable and help sustain speed across rougher surfaces.

Pick up from the standard pawl system is slightly slow but it’s light enough to be encouraging when it does connect.

It comes pre-taped with valves ready to add for tubeless use for an even smoother ride. RWS ratchet skewers are also included.

  • Weight: 1,630g (pair)
  • Pick up: 15 degrees
  • Internal width: 17.5mm
  • External width: 22.5mm
  • Depth: 22.5mm
  • Spokes: 20/24
  • Tyre overall diameter: 26x24.5mm
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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