DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline 29 Wheelset

5/5 (1 Reviews)


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With the XM 1501 SPLINE®, stiffness, low weight and good value come together in one wheelset. The wide and light rims combined with the reliable Ratchet System® hubs are the perfect combination for aggressive trail riding.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max_lombardy

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2015

Strengths:    Strong, light, great hubs, tough rims, fairly wide rim, interchangeable hub caps, standard spokes.

Weaknesses:    28 spokes. What's that about? Just put 4 more in there. Hubs look kinda cheap.

Bottom Line:   
These replaced a set of Roval Carbons I broke on my 29er. They're not as light and snappy as the Rovals were, but I wanted a set I could ride hard and not worry about. These have delivered! Much stiffer overall than the Roval C's and more confidence inspiring. On my 29er, the Rovals always made a lot of noise as the spokes loaded and released tension under heavy braking and cornering that was a little disconcerting. I could feel them flex at times too, and I'm only 150lbs. I do ride hard though, to be fair. Finally I cracked one of the rims and jumped to the 1501s. Very happy overall, they've taken abuse and have held up admirably. Still true, no dings in the rims despite having taken plenty of hits through rock gardens. Plus the shot-peened anodizing on the rims is tough as hell.

I had plans to build up a Chinese carbon set on DT 180s I have sitting here but these are pretty sweet, they have me second guessing whether it's worth it.

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