DT Swiss G540db 700c Tubeless Clincher Wheel Set


The 565g DT Swiss G540DB features a 24mm tubeless ready inner width.  Comes with tubeless tape & valves installed.

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Rear Hub Axle *

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Nipples Select *


DT Swiss has been progressing their rim product line steadily.  At present, DT Swiss offers some of the best rims in the market place, if you were to take into account rim weight, strength, durability, easy of use, (tubeless tire setup), precision rim finish, performance, and aesthetics.  Don’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe Terry Bradshaw.  The DT G540db, despite it’s humble product catalog position, is quite an exceptional rim.  It’s strong, light weight, looks good, has attractive decals, and builds up smoothly.  If you’re into racing (Doh! not that kind of racing), training, or you simply prefer to buy really nice gear, this is your starting and finishing point.  That’s pretty straight forward.

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The Speed Tuned ST280 hubs feature 72 points of engagement, (5 degrees) via a 6 pawl free hub.  The drive ring and pawls are super overbuilt in terms of diameter, (drive ring), height, (drive ring + pawls), and materials, (quality stainless).  Their bearing placement is proper, in terms of overall design meant to promote hub function and durability.

DT Swiss 350 hubs are excellent as well, they are finished to incredible standards, and include DT Swiss’ Star Ratchet engagement system, (same exact drive mechanism as with their DT 240’s and 180’s).  These hubs get the job done, hold up extremely well in an assortment of conditions, and have proven reliable even in the emerging context of high torque drive trains, (29er wheel bikes with 1×12 Eagle drive trains).  Essentially, DT 350’s offer you the option of buying one of the best performing hubs available anywhere, for only a modest price bump.  Given their huge value proposition, they are hands down a great option for any MTB rider that cares about their gear.

In “stock” form, these wheels are built with Sapim Leader black spokes in a 32 hole, three cross configuration front and rear.  Sapim only produces spokes and nipples, their focus has translated to legendary quality and performance over time.  If you didn’t know a thing about spokes, know that your wheels would come with a really top notch spoke product.  That being said, we’re offering a spoke upgrade option, in the form Sapim Race or Sapim DLight 2.0/1.65/2.0 spokes.  Essentially, you might be able to find a spoke product that approaches Sapim’s quality, but you’d be hard pressed to find a company that makes a better spoke product.  All their spoke products, from straight gauge to their elliptically bladed and butted products, are all the best of the best.  Sapim Dlight spokes will perform at the same relative level as DT Competition spokes for example, but will shave off approximately 75 – 80g from the wheel set.

The DT Swiss G540db is a stellar wheel set option for either road or gravel, in a field that’s composed of some of the best aluminum alloy rims ever.  Given their level of performance, they are an unbeatable deal, (coupon codes here).  We’re not joking around here.  If you don’t have a lot of time to research all the rim options in the marketplace, if you don’t have a lot of money, and if you can find this product page, maybe that’s Magic.

Should you buy this wheel set?  Entirely your call.  Should you watch this short but sweet rock climbing video?  Absolutely.  One More Fun One.

Make That Two.

DT Swiss G540db Tubeless Clincher Disc Specs

700c Front Wheel   Rear Wheel   Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, tubeless ready
ETRTO 622 x 24mm  
Weight ≈565g ≈565
Sidewall Disc Brake compatible   
Inner Width 24mm
Outer Width 28mm
Rim Depth 25mm
Rim ERD 592
Rim Tape Tesa Tape ≈ 15 – 18g/wheel (varies)
Valve Type Presta valve
Tire Type Tubeless Ready OR Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 700 x 28 – 54mm  (sweet spot is 35 – 46mm)
Nipple Info 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea 32H = 32g
Spoke Info

Sapim Leader 2.0mm (14g) Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea (26″)

Sapim Race 2.0/1.8mm Double Butted Stainless Black ≈ 5.625g ea (26″)

Sapim DLight 2.0/1.65 Double Butted Stainless Black ≈ 4.85 ea )26″

32H = 208g

32H = 180g

32H = 155g

Spoke Count Front: 32H   Rear: 32H  
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross   Rear: 3 Cross  
Lengths 288/290mm 286/289mm 286/290mm 288/289mm
Hub Info ST160 DT350 ST280
Hub Weight 152g 174g 280g +/- 308g +/-
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy  
Axle Info Variable, Please select
Hole Ct 32H  32H 
DriveS PCD
41 52 61 52
DS Ctr to Flange 22.5 35 19.5 19
Non-DriveS PCD 41 58 45 58
NDS Ctr to Flange 34 23 35 34
Axle Material Aluminum Steel Aluminum Steel
Bearings Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Bearing Size M17287 EZO x 2 6902 x 2 M17287 EZO x 4

Shim 6902 x 4

XD 6902, 6802 (2 ea)

Aluminum Freehub Options

Shimano HG “splined” MTB series 8/9/10/11 speed = Road series 8/9/10

Shimano Road 11 Spd

Shimano MircoSpline (12TA end cap only) MTB 12 Spd  Speed Tuned ST280 only

Sram XD 1 x 11 and 1 x12 Spd

Sram XDR (road 1 x 12 Spd) Speed Tuned ST280 only

Wheel Weights

ST160/280  32H Race F ≈ 910g R ≈ 1038g Set ≈ 1948g
ST160/280  32H Dlight F ≈ 885g R ≈ 1013g Set ≈ 1898g
DT Swiss 350  32H Race F ≈ 932g R ≈ 1066g Set ≈ 1998g
DT Swiss 350  32H Dlight F ≈ 907g R ≈ 1041g Set ≈ 1948g

(with an alloy nipple option, without QR’s or rim tape)

  • All options include rim tape and QR levers with the selection of QR end caps.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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