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  • XM-481 rim weight?
  • Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    Am I being incredibly stupid?

    I bought a pair of XM-481 DT-Swiss rims, 29er, 32 hole, 30mm internal width.

    https://www.dtswiss.com/en/components/rims-mtb/all-mountain/xm-481

    DT-Swiss claim 525g.

    My scales say 560g (not including the washers or nipples).

    I “calibrated” the scales with some butter from Tesco; they’re within a few grams.

    What’s going on?

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    Not going to take the wheel apart to return it, that would be stupid.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    My DT rims have always been a little more than quoted when weighed on my scales (kitchen from Lidl) with a little variance between any two.  Look on the bright side yours will be extra strong with that additional material 😀

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    take the stickers off

    Premier Icon rockandrollmark
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    take the stickers off

    Amateur hour. Get the Dremel out and hole them like we did in the 90s.

    Premier Icon BearBack
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    my 29er 32h 481 weights 511g on “calibrated” scales.
    In the sprit of dairy calibrations I used a 750g greek yoghurt pot at 802g minus the 37g of empty container =766g of yogurt so my scales weigh heavy..
    I now feel a bit sick and unsure what I’ll eat for breakfast tomorrow now the yoghurts gone.

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    I didn’t weigh my XM481’s before building them up. They were probably lighter than the Hope 35W’s they replaced.

    How do you know Tesco aren’t dodgy?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I’ve seen manufacturers’ weights be out by 20%, this is nothing.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    In the sprit of dairy calibrations I used a 750g greek yoghurt pot at 802g minus the 37g of empty container =766g of yogurt so my scales weigh heavy..
    I now feel a bit sick and unsure what I’ll eat for breakfast tomorrow now the yoghurts gone.

    🙂

    Premier Icon DickBarton
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    Is it an issue that they are heavier?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    4.80 grams saved for 2 wheels

    Premier Icon andy5390
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    Is the butter weight out by the same percentage?

    Premier Icon teethgrinder
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    4.80 grams saved for 2 wheels

    I wonder if Dangerholm even goes to those lengths

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