DT Swiss EX511 or XM481 with Hope Pro 5 or Bitex hubs

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Please note: We are currently away on holiday so all orders will be built and shipped in the order in which they are received starting from Monday 25th September. We are still available on email and phone so please get in touch to get an accurate date of when to expect your wheels before ordering if required.



At Blue Flow we firmly believe carbon is best but we realise not everybody agrees with this and not everyone wants to spend the extra money. So we also offer handbuilt custom wheels with DT Swiss rims with either Hope Pro 5 or Bitex hubs. We can build any DT Swiss rims you like for similar prices to these EX511 snf XM481 options.

We use Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples as standard – we always use DT rim specific PHR washers on the inside of the PHR compatible nipples. If you would like to upgrade to CX Ray spokes this is just £90 – please contact us for this option.

Wheels are delivered tubeless ready with Muc-Off rim tape fitted

If you would like rims, hubs, spokes or nipples not included here, please contact us.

EX511 rims for AM / enduro use with 30mm internal width: Weight 535g (27.5″) or 570g (29″)

XM481 rims for trail use with 30mm internal width: Weight 490g (27.5″) or 525g (29″)

Hope Pro 5 hubs speak for themselves. Manufactured in the UK to the highest standard with the Pro 5 pushing the game on significantly.

Bitex are fantastic hubs which we use on all of our own wheels. Cheaper and 100g lighter than Hope yet we have found them equally as reliable and servicable.

Please see our hubs section for more info on each.

Additional information


DT Swiss EX511, DT Swiss XM481

Rim size

29er, Mullet, 27.5


Hope Pro 5, Bitex

Front hub fitting

15×110 boost, 15×110 torque caps, other (please specify in notes)

Rear hub fitting

12×148 boost, other (please specify in notes)

Freehub body

XD Driver, Shimano Microspline, Shimano HG (standard splined)

Hub colour

Black, Silver, Red, Blue, Orange, Purple

No. of spokes

28 front, 32 rear, 32 F&R, 28 F&R


Black Brass, Silver Brass

1 review for DT Swiss EX511 or XM481 with Hope Pro 5 or Bitex hubs

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connor (verified owner)

    511/pro5 combo

    Ran 511’s for over 3 years now with no issues. Managed a minor dent in one doing something I’d expect a lesser rim to collapse from. As for the hubs, the pro5s are butter smooth & feel more refined than the lower engagement pro4’s they replaced.

    BlueFlow themselves are helpful & communicative. The craftsmanship is as flawless as it was rapid. Wheels delivered well packaged & unmarked with spares chucked in – something I didn’t get with a popular larger wheel builder. The BlueFlow guy/s must be Usain Bolt of wheel builders to turn around a custom build in ~4 working days (having had to order parts initially too).
    Doubt I’ll need these replacing any time soon, but I’ll be back here when I do. Cheers

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