Reviews and good numbers are hard to find on many stock wheels, with good reason. This is an attempt to fix that with respect to the Giant S-X2 disc wheelset that comes with many Giant Revolt bicycles.
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Thanks. I was hoping to get info on weight. I’m planning to upgrade to DT Swiss GR1600. I agree they roll well and I plan to keep them. I’ll probably keep slicks on these wheels (commuting and training rides) and knobbier tires on the new set for gravel Fondo events. Another thing I noticed right away is that I don’t think Giant’s wheel building is great with respect to the spoke tensioning. My wheels were slightly out of true before I even rode the bike.
I ended up getting a set of DT Swiss ER1400 Spine, and a set of Farsports gravel wheels for the bike (working on reviews for both). Considered the GR1600, but the weight put me off.
I currently have a giant toughroad 2020 TOUGHROAD SLR GX 1 and it has the s-x2 wheel set. Do you know if it’s possible to upgrade the casette on the wheel set to an 11 speed cassette? i been looking everywhere and can’t find the answer.
Yes. I use an 11 SPD cassette with it.
Hi. I’m thinking of buying a secondhand Giant SX2 Wheelset for my GT Hybrid. Can you use a 9 speed cassette with it? Thanks.
The Revolt that the wheels came with was equipped with 9 speed Shimano Sora, so I would expect that it should work fine.
Hello, can i put tyres 700x280mm on these wheels? I have this wheel with 700 x400mm tyres and I would like to put on thinner tyres: I’m thinking 700×280….thanks. claudio
Yes. As long as you keep the pressure under the min for the rim (IIRC, 85PSI), you’ll be fine.
Thanks for reviewing these , a few questions if you can help
any idea what the max weight limit is for these ? Could I bikepack on them for instance ?
Can I run a regular tyre with a tube or is it tubeless only?
Do you know what I should expect to pay for them second hand ,Have seen a set on auction on ebay, thanks
I’ve read that the weight limit for the Revolt is 300lb. I don’t know if Giant publishes a weight limit for these wheels, but I think you’d be fine bikepacking with them.
You can run tubes, or not. Your choice.
I wouldn’t know what a fair price would be. Guessing, maybe $150-200?
Thanks for the help
These rims are on Toughroad which has a weight limit of 160 kg total. @28 spokes
Just note that the Giant SX2 wheels are upgraded in 2021. I just bought Giant (Liv) Devote 2 and alhough the wheels are labeled SX2, they are different to the model reviewed here. They seem to be much wider rims 622x25mm and I do not notice any wobble in the freehub….
Do you know which bearing do they have – sealed or not?
Thanks for this. Do you know how much just the sx2 rims themselves weigh?
Sorry, I don’t.
Hello, can I use Sram Red etap 11, mechanical, on a gravel bike, Giant Revolt 2, 2022? Thank you, greetings
You should be able to any road groupset on the Revolt. I use Ultegra on mine. The only thing I can think that might be an issue is if you want to run a large chain set. It’s possible that you might have an issue because of the chainstay width, but I haven’t looked into it. It’s not a problem with a 50, haven’t tried anything bigger but I think a 52 would fit fine.
Hi, what’s the internal rim width on those?
The version I have is 19mm. I’ve heard that Giant released an updated version of this wheel, but didn’t change the model number. I don’t know how accurate that claim is, but mentioning it just in case.