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    DT swiss XM 1501 alternatives? 29 boost 30c center lock, shimano 12s

    My new bike probably will come with Dt swiss M 1900 30C boost 29" and shimano microspline 12speed, with centerlock. (i'm new to centerlock)


    As i like to have 2 wheelsets, with my actual bike i have two wheelset with 6 bolt rotor, i ended up using the same disc rotors, swapping from one set to another.
    After having 2 distinct rotors on each set, I then ended up to this solutions as it's always a perfect match with the actual brake pads on the bike.
    But changing 6 bolts rotors from a set to another take too much time, so i think i will follow the centerlock route.
    I will keep the stock Dt swiss M 1900 centerlock, and sell my 2 others wheelset 6 bolt.


    I need another wheelset with Center Lock.
    I was thinking about a Dt swiss XM 1501 30C boost 29" and shimano microspline 12s (approx 1780gr.)
    Are there other alternatives with center lock, maybe not so expensive but with similar characteristics?


    I see also Dt swiss M 1700, but in terms of ride confort/performance/weight gain, are they a real improvement compared to my stock M 1900 or not so much?


    Thanks

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    The lower the model number the higher the quality. The XM 1501 wheels are typically 350 hubs laced to XM481 hoops. The 1900 wheels are 370 pawl type hubs. I would definitely step up to the 1700 which has the ratchet hubs at least if you're looking for more reliability and also easier service along with the ability to swap out ratchets for higher engagement. The 1501 would be super durable and weighs less. Not so sure about the Shimano hub though, don't know how reliable they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rngspnr View Post
    The lower the model number the higher the quality. The XM 1501 wheels are typically 350 hubs laced to XM481 hoops. The 1900 wheels are 370 pawl type hubs. I would definitely step up to the 1700 which has the ratchet hubs at least if you're looking for more reliability and also easier service along with the ability to swap out ratchets for higher engagement. The 1501 would be super durable and weighs less. Not so sure about the Shimano hub though, don't know how reliable they are.
    Thanks, i will avoid shimano hubs as the don't have replaceable ball bearings...

    Dt swiss:
    Stock M 1900
    hub370 with 3 Pawl

    M 1700
    hub 350 with Ratchet System 18

    XM 1501
    hub 240 with Ratchet System 36 SL

    Maybe going to the M 1700 will not be a good improvement over the M 1900 and it's better to go straight to the XM 1501?

    Apart Dt Swiss, there are not other Center lock options that are worth?

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    Just saw this thread.
    https://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires...s-1139315.html

    DT Swiss 350 hubs are basically bulletproof. Have them on two bikes. I have a set of the XM481 hoops that have been on three bikes and laced to two different hubs they're currently on a set of hope Pro4 hubs which are also quality but about the same price as DT350's. I don't think you can go wrong with the XM1501 wheels. 30mm internal width is the sweet spot for 29 wheels.
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