DT Swiss XRC 1250 Wheelset

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1482.00

Product Description

The new king of XC race wheels! DT raises the bar with a carbon rim, laced up with 100% DT Swiss parts including aero, double butted spokes, ProLock aluminum nipples, and sealed cartridge bearing hubs. Sold singly: order both a front and a rear if you

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mborduin a Cross Country Rider from Butte, MT

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2011

Strengths:    Incredibly light and smooth, rated for 200# rider (which I am). Great for fast and smooth courses with lots of climbing yet strong enough for 100 mile races. Good acceleration/rigidity, even for the stronger rider. The thing I like the best about these wheels is that they are standard bladed spokes and nipples, not the proprietary spoke/nipple combo that is so prevalent right now.

Weaknesses:    Wheels are too light for some terrain and get deflected more easily than wheels in the 1450 to 1600g range.

Bottom Line:   
One year down and many, many miles later the wheels are going strong. Price is seriously stupid, even on eBay, but like Keith B. used to say "Cheap, light weight, strong. Pick any two!"

Who should buy it? Terminal weight weenies or endurance riders/xc racers between 170 and 200# looking for a lightweight wheel that will last. This wheelset is for smooth riders who like to go super fast on xc singletrack/fire roads and want a wheel that is tough enough to handle the rough stuff*.

Who shouldn't? Anyone who finds themselves routinely replacing/repairing a 1600g+ wheel will not like how this wheelset rides.

*A word of warning for anyone considering any wheelset in this weight range: in technical/rocky terrain where body English is a must, the wheel will get deflected more easily than heavier wheels and the ride quality is comprommised. Compensating for these deflections tends to tense up the rider, and a tense rider is a beaten up rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Beaver Ponds

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   DT Swiss 1450, Fulcrum Zero's (2010 version), Chris king

Bike Setup:   Ibis mojo SL with stock XTR drivetrain, Magura Marta SL brakes, DT 1250s, DT rear shock, Push'd Fox 140 RLC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by a_ratcliffe a Racer from New Castle, In, USA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2010

Strengths:    Light soaks up the vibrations....did I mention light?

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
got a huge deal on ebay came with tires and skewers. used bing to get 8 % back. I rode these back to back with my mavics and the difference is remarkable. Great rims, but cost prohibitive. glad I have them though. I'm going to use them only for my dino races. and hopefully the iceman cometh race.

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Favorite Trail:   Westwood park New Castle, IN

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1680.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Mavic crossmax

Bike Setup:   Scott Spark Team, Sram XX DT Swiss xrc1250, Magura Marta SL, mostly Kenda tires, Extralite saddle, Candy 2ti.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by timbuktu a Racer from Planet Earth

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2010

Strengths:    Incredibly light and strong.

Weaknesses:    Pricey

Bottom Line:   
Maybe the best that money can buy? I don't know. These are strictly my racing wheels. Have a titanium cassette on them and they are unbelievably light. Have yet to loose a race with these wheels so they must be doing something right for me...even psychologically. Right tire selection is critical for terrain, but I even put one and 1/8th inch wide slick tires on these and can hold my own on group training rides with the roadies. If money is not an object, get'em! Of course, I've only ridden on them a dozen times or so, so I can't attest to their longevity.

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Favorite Trail:   Whatever is steep and goes up

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   treefort Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Cross Max and other DT Swiss set ups.

Bike Setup:   Sub 20 pound Scott Spark with these wheels on it.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robin v Berkel a Cross Country Rider from the neterland

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2008

Strengths:    its light set w/o adaptors 1200gr / very stiff / rim looks so cool in sun / hubs give no drag at all

Weaknesses:    thx to side of carbon rims tyre dont stay in rim if there is no air in tub so it hard to go to notube with this rim you can run notube but it more work to get it work with this rim /

Bottom Line:   
i play 1900 euro for set its much but you get super licht set if you are 85kg+ i wight 86/87kg so cheap 1200gr weelset of stan's who is 700€ dont work for me so i go for this set

thx to how much set is and thx to it hard to run notube with this rim i give
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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   giant anthem Adv 2008 frame set with THm crank / XTR shadow der + nobu shifters / Durin R 100mm black = 9.26kg / 20.4lbs

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