DT Swiss 1600 Spline 23 review

DT Swiss has been producing some great wheelsets at the higher end of the market recently, its DT Swiss 1600 Spline 23 perform just as well

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Ultimately these are a great set of wheels for training, racing or just a general upgrade. You'll be getting good quality hubs and spokes from the brand who supply much of the industry as well.

Reasons to buy
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    Build quality

Reasons to avoid
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    Rim brake skewer design

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The only downside to the 1600 Spline 23 wheel was the odd skewer it had for the rim brake version. We now have the disc brake version, which doesn’t have that issue and so rubber stamped its way into Editor’s Choice for 2019.

DT Swiss has really performed with its high-end wheels over the last few years and that again is evident in the lower categories. The latest DT Swiss 1600 Spline 23 aluminium wheelset from the brand offered plenty of performance out training recently and I’d go as far to say one of the best £500 wheelsets available on the market and definitely on par with the likes of Mavic and its Ksyrium Elite.

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