Dirt 100

2012 Dirt 100: DT Swiss EXC 1550

Money might not be able to buy you happiness, but it can certainly buy you an incredible set of wheels.

At just 1550g for the pair these are lighter than a pair of Crossmax ST’s, yet their strength is easily comparable to that of the SX’s. Part of that amazingly low weight comes from DT’s excellent hubs which are available in all the major axle sizes, but it is of course the carbon rims that really make the difference.

We’ve got to admit that when we first heard about making rims from carbon we thought it was a stupid idea, but since then we’ve subjected a pair of these to a phenomenal amount of abuse and they’re yet to show even the slightest hint of a wobble. If we had the money (sadly we don’t) we’d all be running a set of these as the difference that they can make to a bike is astonishing. A special set of wheels if ever there were any.

Price: £1799.98

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