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    New Dt Swiss XR 1501 Spline wheels 29er

    Hi everyone,

    I've been looking at buying a new 29inch bike and was planning to switch out the stock wheelset (Easton EA70 XC) for something a little little and perhaps a bit more xc/marathon oriented.

    Dt Swiss have been showing their new 29inch XR 1501 Spline wheelset this spring and I,d like to know if anyone has had a chance to ride them. I'm not sure when they'l be available so maybe they won't be available until latter this year. Here's the link for the specs:

    DT Swiss - XR 1501 Spline« 29

    They are listed at 1520g for the pair, which is pretty light for allow wheels. Any suggestion for similar wheelset or custom wheels that would weight about the same as these and and fairly durable ?

    Thanks all for your comments !

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    These wheels are looking like they will list at about 1100.
    More info-
    Out of the Box: DT Swiss Spline 1 Wheels
    For that money the Roval Control Carbon 29 come with Dt Swiss 350 star ratchet hubs and carbon rims at 1200 list.

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    Well although the specialized wheels look pretty good too, it's a bit more complicated to get them here in Canada since you cannot just buy them off their website like in the US and usually when you get them through a bike shop that sales Specialized they'll coast you even more.

    I also have no clue on how you get the control carbon for only 1200$ because they seem to be listed at 1700$ on the website ? For 1200$ I would definitely add them to my shortlist, do you have a link to where they cost only 1200$ ?

    Thanks !

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    I just built up a 29er with XR1450 Spline wheels, I assume the 1501's are just the latest version of the wheel set. I've not ridden them yet but they seem very well made, the hubs on the XR1450 are DT Swiss 240, higher quality than the DT Swiss 350's on the Roval wheels. I really like the no tool free hub, I removed the standard free hub installed an XX1 free hub in just a few seconds.

    Similar wheels I looked at where some of the Stan's Wheelsets (Arch, Crest) they are said to be very sturdy wheels but a bit heavier. Mavic CrossMax are were also on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRS_Comp1 View Post
    Well although the specialized wheels look pretty good too, it's a bit more complicated to get them here in Canada since you cannot just buy them off their website like in the US and usually when you get them through a bike shop that sales Specialized they'll coast you even more.

    I also have no clue on how you get the control carbon for only 1200$ because they seem to be listed at 1700$ on the website ? For 1200$ I would definitely add them to my shortlist, do you have a link to where they cost only 1200$ ?

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    That is a US price, but your lbs should be able to work with you or shop around if possible.
    I would be looking for a discount off the 1200.

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    Anybody who has long-term experience with DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline One wheelset, could write some words about the the wheelset?

    I'm searching for a light(er) wheelset from DT but I'm not sure, XR 1501 would be enough for XC/Maraton racing (hardtail w/ rigid fork) or should I go for the stronger XM 1501.
    Usually I'm between 163-167 lbs (and 184.5 cm tall), around 163-164 lbs in racing season.

    Edit: for XM 1501 I found a lot of reviews (I read all that I found) but almost no word for the XR 1501...
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    That's a 20mm inside rim so a 30mm will add a lot of comfort to a rigid ht.
    Here's a couple wide rim wheelset reviews to give you the benefits. Just read them for the info. There are other choices at various price points.
    MF Tested: Ibis 741 Wheelset ┬ź Mountain Flyer Magazine
    Gear Review: Ibis 941 Wheels - Mtbr.com

    This is a 2.2 Bontrager XR1 Team on a 35/30mm Carbonbicycle rim with a 36t Dt hub build. Easy to lace. Looks normal not 'wide'.

    New Dt Swiss XR 1501 Spline wheels 29er-cb35.30rimxr1.jpg

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    Thanks a lot for the links, I read them. Ibis 928 wheelset would be one on the best choice that I could decide for XC/maraton racing. However a bit pricey for me (and no dealer here in Hungary for Ibis).
    Actually, I was also thinking to collect the money to buy Specialized's Roval Control 29 Carbon wheelset but would be difficult to get replacement spokes in my country (I had severe spoke issues in the past with almost all of my wheelsets). So that's why I'm thinking of buying DT's alu-rimmed flagship.

    Chinese rims looks an interesting territory. Time to time I read the new posts here in the forum, it seems that these rims are getting better and better, which is a good news!
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    Here's the link for the 35/30mm rim in the picture above. They will ship to you just like me.
    Use your own hubs and spokes you can get with brass nipples to avoid corrosion issues.
    You'll be faster climbing, through turns and race longer without fatigue. I've had no difference in rolling resistance.
    I have a season of riding mine over rocks and roots with no problems.
    Bead hook-less rims carbon 29er light bike rim tubeless compatible, outer width AM 35.00/30.00mm & XC 27.00mm - carbon rim (beadless) - Carbon Bicycle, Carbon Frame, Carbon Rims, Carbon Wheels, Carbon Wheelsets, Carbon Mountain Bike, Carbon Road Bike
    In a couple years these will be considered on the skinny side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semmiho View Post
    Anybody who has long-term experience with DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline One wheelset, could write some words about the the wheelset?

    I'm searching for a light(er) wheelset from DT but I'm not sure, XR 1501 would be enough for XC/Maraton racing (hardtail w/ rigid fork) or should I go for the stronger XM 1501.
    Usually I'm between 163-167 lbs (and 184.5 cm tall), around 163-164 lbs in racing season.

    Edit: for XM 1501 I found a lot of reviews (I read all that I found) but almost no word for the XR 1501...
    The XR1501s came stock on my Pivot Les. I've had them for just over a year and have around 1,200 miles on them. They've been flawless and are still perfectly true.

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