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  • Rear XM1501 wheel needs a spoke – help
  • Premier Icon paulneenan76
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    Last ride i had a rear spoke go on me but I’m not sure what length replacement I need. It’s on the rear of my DT XM1501 27.5″. I’m sure it’s a competition spoke I need but the length calculator is confusing my simple mind. Also there seems to be limited stock in some sizes.
    What I have left of the spoke is about 290mm.

    Any ideas?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Some of the rim decals may have replacement spoke sizes on them in the small print. Normally I would just google for the manual for that wheel but helpfully, the DT Swiss site appears to be down for maintenance today.

    Premier Icon fatmess
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    I’ll be your night in shining armour as I had the same dilemma and the nice guys in TF Tuned gave me the correct info.
    With regards spoke length the rear uses 284mm & 285mm Competition SP spokes and the front uses 285mm Competition SP. The 284mm is the rear drive side. TF Tuned can’t supply singly though. I paid through the nose for them from an Italian outfit. can’t remember who though but google will be your friend.

    Premier Icon hatter
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    All the DT MTB alloy Spline wheels use 284 mm spokes in 27.5″ and 304 mm spokes in 29″ same lengths all round.

    So a shop only needs to have 2 spoke boxes to hand to service the whole range, and any DT Swiss dealer should carry them as spares.

    Premier Icon paulneenan76
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    Awesome, thanks All.

    Premier Icon scruff
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    I think I got mine from SJS.

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    Premier Icon nosedive
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    The link above is to an ebay seller calles thespokedwheel who sells single and small pack dt swiss straight pull spokes.

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