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Switzerland Robin Review WISTIO

DTswiss rims with WISTIO tubeless valve stems

Switzerland Robin Review WISTIO

When I got all the valves, I had a close look at all of them. They all look well manufactured with a high standard of quality and come with valve cap and a black aluminium nut to hold the valve in place. There are no sharp edges at all. Using Aluminium as Valve material results in a very light end product of about 4 grams per valve, they are a must have for every weight weenie, to reduce the rotating mass b quiet a bit. The anodized finish comes in blue, green, gold, red and black and makes the valves look sharp on every kind bike! WISTIO also offers them in almost every length size from 34mm to 46mm. If that’s not enough, there are all aluminium valve expenders.

DTswiss wheels

After i checked everything, the mounting began.  I am running DT Swiss EX471 and XM401 rims on my bikes in combination with DT Swiss tubeless rim tape, DT Swiss Tubeless Valves and Maxxis Highroller II EXO tires. For sealing I am using Schwalbe’s Doc Blue tubeless sealant. The valves I used fort he test are the 36mm valves with a cone head. The first thing i recognized, was that the valve was not so easy to lock with the nut, because oft he round head which can rotate in the rim profile. After the valve was fixed in place everything was  fine. With the small plastic valve core remover from WISTIO it was extremely easy to remove the valve core to fill the tire with the tubeless sealant. With everything installed, the inflating process started. I used a hand pump to pump up the tire, everything worked great and the system was sealed completely at the first try!

I can really remommend the WISTIO valves and I will still use them in the future.I prefere them over my DT Valves, because oft he cloured finish and the very low weight.


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