DT Swiss EXC-1550 Wheelset

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $921.49

Product Description

  • Super light enduro carbon wheelset
  • Hand made, multiple chamber UD carbon rims, 29 mm wide
  • High end hubs wiht stainless steel bearings

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by trailpimp33 a Weekend Warrior from Arvada Colorado

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2011

Strengths:    Very light, very stiff. Super durable

Weaknesses:    None really, well cost!?

Bottom Line:   
These wheels spin up super fast, roll forever, and hold a line like nothing else. For the weight I have never ridden anything stiffer, they are even stiffer than most DH wheels I have tried. They have so far taken more abuse than I would have ever imagined, so no worries about rocks and such. I have flatted a few times and no cracks or delamination. It is hard to ride any other wheel now.

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Favorite Trail:   Super Secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Crossmax, I9 on DT 5.1, Sun Ringle

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign, Sram x9, dropper post, basic stuff really

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by buell1450 a Weekend Warrior from Caracas, Venezuela

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2011

Strengths:    Very Strong, Stiff and Light.... Very sweet package. 30mm rim gives best tire traction-footprint.

Weaknesses:    Not tubeless compatible. I tried stans without success. I heard rumors that DT Swiss recommends against using any tubeless system. Ratchet engagement not the best. Always in doubt how rim walls will hold up to impacts....

Bottom Line:   
I am very happy so far, widest & lightest carbon AM wheetset out there. Edge composites has a 28mm wide carbon rim (tubeless compatible), but they dont do their own hubs-wheelsets. Industry nine is super sweet, but not as wide or light.
The EXC1550 are definately a noticable improvement on my bike, but for the money you really have to want it..... Bummer you cant go tubeless...

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Favorite Trail:   Matamorros

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Alex Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Industry nine AM, Ellsworth AM, CB Iodine & Cobalt, DT Swiss xr400 custom

Bike Setup:   Pivot mach 5.7 XTR, Ellsworth Moment X9.

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