DT has an enviable reputation for producing high class rims, hubs and spokes all built to their exacting Swiss standards. It goes without saying then that their factory wheelsets such as this the DT Swiss XM1501 Spline One are a no compromise products that are focused specifically on their intended use. When a manufacturer designs and engineers each component part from the ground up, then end result will be exactly what is required for the job in hand. we especially loved these wheels on the all-action Giant Reign last year.
“Smooth and fast, the XM 1501 wheels are easy to rebuild without specialist tools, giving many seasons use”
With reliable carbon rims being an expensive option for many riders a fast, light wheelset with an aluminium rim is often a more realistic option. With a move to bigger wheels, there is an opportunity to lose weight and increase feel and the resulting performance with the right upgrade. For a mid travel trail bike a pair of wheels weighing under 1700g will be lighter than the tyres fitted to them so need to be built well to go the distance. The DT XM 1501 wheels fit the bill nicely and are our choice at this weight.