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.


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


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