DT XR1450 wheels review

Unbelievably light, stiff and durable cross-country wheels

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £610.00 RRP | USD $799.99
DT Swiss XR1450 Wheelset

Our review

Performance and long-term reliability makes them worth the money
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DT provide the rims and hub guts for lots of wheels , but they’ve saved some special stuff for themselves as these superb wheels show.


The rim is a tweaked version of the 4.2D hoop, combined with 28 tightly-laced aero blade spokes in each wheel. The result is seriously speed boosting. The rims are unbelievably light, stiff and durable for cross-country wheels.


The quietly buzzing Star Ratchet Freehub system engages quickly for immediate drive and the 240S hubs have proven reliable stalwarts for years, however badly we’ve treated them. Tubeless conversion kits are extra. The set comes with quick release skewers and more.

Product Specifications


Name XR1450
Brand DT Swiss

Available Colours Black/White
Tyre Type clincher
No of Holes (Front) 28
No of Holes (Rear) 28
Weight (g) 1452
Front Wheel Weight 666