DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon Wheelset

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $565.49


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The newTricon M1550 wheels from DT Swiss are a slam dunk - lightweight, strong, USTTubeless right out ofThe box, and a variety of axle optionsTo suitThe various standards in use onTodays full suspension MTBs. Sold individually - order both a front and rear wheel if you needTo outfit a complete bike USTTubeless Tricon hubs with precision sealed cartridge bearings Hubs accept Centerlock-style disc brake rotors; and also include adapters for use with 6-bolt rotors 220 pound max rider weight per


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NIGHTHAWKDC5 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2013

Strengths:    #1 1574 grams low weight
#2 Eye candy! Black rims with logos and white bladed aero spokes are Hot!
#3 So stiff feels amazing on the trails
#4 Fast hub engagement compared to my Mavics


Weaknesses:    #1 Hard to perform DIY service
#2 Expensive but I paid $450 for a new set! Good luck finding that deal!


Bottom Line:   
DT Swiss have been supplying OEMs with wheels spokes and hubs for some time now. The Tricon XM1550 are freaking awesome on the trail if you're debating to pull the trigger on this wheelset go for it you will love this wheelset. I picked up a new set for only $450 new in box. I've only had a few miles on them so far so I can speak for durability but my previous experience with DT Swiss customer service has been good and I hope they will stand by their product if I experience any issues in the future. If not I will make sure to report my experience to all. Happy Trails!

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Favorite Trail:   Aliso Woods, The Luge, Holy Jim

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   worldwide web

Similar Products Used:   Crossmax
Crosstrails
Bontrager RL Elite TLR
Bontrager Rhythm Elite 29er
DT SWISS EX500


Bike Setup:   2012 Trek Remedy 9 E
2012 Trek Superfly 100 Elite
2012 Blur LT Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by torque29er

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2012

Strengths:    This review is for the wheels that came stock on the Scalpel 1.
Very strong so far.
Stiff and has taken a beating so far.
Great engagement on rear hub.
Over 2500 miles on them and have trued them only twice. That's pretty good for rims on bikes that I've owned.
I weigh 220lb and I'm unfortunately NOT a smooth rider.
They look really nice. Great finish.


Weaknesses:    1800gr...Not the lightest wheels.
Did not set-up easily with tubeless Racing Ralphs tires.


Bottom Line:   
Wheels came stock on my Scalpel so my value/cost rating has really no merit. They are perfect for me for my riding style. I ride hard so I like the strength of the wheels.
No issues at all with these wheels to date. If your a hard rider, these will fit the bill.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trailpimp33 a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO. USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2011

Strengths:    Great rolling hubs, good engagement, light weight, super stiff ride.

Weaknesses:    None so far!

Bottom Line:   
I was really concerned with such a light weight wheel on my 6" travel bike, but after the first ride I was hooked. I don't know how anyone can say that these are flexy, as these things are really stiff and responsive. More and more bike shops are offering service for these wheels as well so I'm not seeing any issues if they ever need repair. They just wide enough to fit a 2.35 tire (why would ever need more for trail or AM riding) and they weigh less than some others XC wheels!! Win win!

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Favorite Trail:   Anadelle

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   King, Easton, Mavic, Sun.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer VP, XTR, Thomson.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by vandalay711 a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2011

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    Very flexy and requires special tools.

Bottom Line:   
Too flexy and fragile for anything but racing.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   DT EX1750

Bike Setup:   Pivot 5.7

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by eiri a Weekend Warrior from Amsterdam

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2011

Strengths:    Looks, Weight

Weaknesses:    Expensive maintenance. Aluminium freewheel body gets damaged by the sprocket. Special (expensive) tools needed for spoke replacement. You need to service the in a DT Swiss Service centre, that only accepts orders from a shop. So buying this wheelset on the internet is not an option.

Bottom Line:   
The wheelset looks good, but the weakest point is maintenance. That can only be done by a DT Swiss Service Centre. I have some play within a year. I don't recommend this set

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Germany

Similar Products Used:   Other DT Swiss rims and hubs


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Help: Issues with my new XM Tricon 1550

I have new set of 2012 XM Tricon 1550 wheels. I like them, however I have popped two spokes in about 20 rides. One spoke was on the front wheel going down hill and the other spoke was on the back wheel going up hill. These are all mountain wheels so I am a little surprised I am popping spokes al ... Read More »

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DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon vs. American Classic 26 UST Tubeless

Has anyone tested these new wheels yet? I e-mailed American Classic for Specifications and release date of their new Tubeless wheels, but haven't heard from them yet. Specs on the DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon are on the DT Swiss Website. Great wheel, just a bit heavy compared to the AC Tubeless. ... Read More »

Has anyone ridden on the new DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon wheels?

I know there are new, but, am really interested on how they perform. I'm taking a leap of faith that the hubs will be up to the high quality of the 240s hubs. The width of the tire is perfect for my kind of riding, just worry about the Seal of the UST and strength of the wheel. Your comments ar ... Read More »

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