DT Swiss GR1600 Spline gravel wheelset review

Reliable, robust, and respectably zippy – they’d not be out of place bought as an upgrade or a workhorse.

Dt Swiss GR1600 wheelset Editor's Choice
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

DT Swiss GR1600 Spline wheels are lightweight and robust enough that they can function as either an upgrade over a stock wheelset or as a workhorse that won’t complain about heavy usage. The price isn’t entry level, but then neither is it restrictively high – these are still significantly cheaper than a carbon option.

Reasons to buy
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    Very robust

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    Interchangeable endcaps

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    Wide internal rim width

Reasons to avoid
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    Stock freehub engagement is 20°

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The DT Swiss GR1600 Spline gravel wheels are the next up in the line from the entry-level GR1800 Spline. The combination of a reasonable price, robust build and spritely character means this wheelset arguably delivers the best total package in the range.

The construction: DT Swiss GR1600 Spline

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Weight 1,727g
Internal rim width 24mm
External rim width 28mm
Rim depth 25mm
Spokes 24 (front and rear)
Freehub engagement angle 20° (can be upgraded to 15° or 10°)

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