DT Swiss XMC 1550 mountain bike wheelset review

Tough and quick rolling

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £1,798.00 RRP
DT Swiss XMC 1550 wheelset

Our review

Crazy expensive, but a blisteringly quick and gonzo tough wheel at a cross-country weight
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Crazy expensive, but a blisteringly quick, gonzo tough and easy-to-live-with wheel at a cross-country weight. No, you haven’t read the price wrong – these wheels really are just shy of £1,800! That’s thanks to the 29mm wide, handmade carbon rims. These ultralight hoops boost acceleration and overall agility whatever bike you slot them into.

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Unlike most light wheels they’ll also still handle the biggest tyres, although they’re not tubeless compatible.They’ve also proven they can take a beating on rocky terrain at low pressures and they’re stiff and accurate for precision handling and traction feedback. Conventional triple butted white 32-spoked construction means they’re easy to find temporary spares for.

Product Specifications

Product

Name XMC1550 wheelset (11)
Brand DT Swiss

Description 20mm front, QR and 10 or 12 x 135mm rear
Weight (g) 1560
Front Wheel Weight 730
Rear Wheel Weight 830