If all-out speed is your goal, then DT Swiss' XR line is the route that you need to explore. However, if the hunt for all-day rides with rewarding lines is your cup-o-tea, you'll find that the features of DT Swiss' XM 1501 Spline 27.5in Wheel provides exactly what you've been looking for.
The XM 1501's wide rim provides an excellent platform for enhanced tire volume and roundness. In other words, a wider rim makes for more grip and suppleness over rough trails. And, when the trail's like that, DT Swiss' Strength Boost Welding Technology ensures that your bike makes it through in one piece. Essentially, this process uses two small inserts that stabilize the rim during welding in order to increase structural integrity.
Adding to the strength picture are straight-pull spokes. These DT Swiss spokes are double-butted for weight reduction, however, this process doesn't sacrifice strength. Additionally, the elimination of J-bend spokes, or spoke elbows, ditches one of the more common fail points of a mountain wheel. The best part is that these straight-pull spokes are replaceable with traditional tools, making home maintenance a simplified affair. At the nipple, DT Swiss injects its patented liquid to prevent backing out and to ensure durability.
At the hub, DT Swiss' favored star ratcheting system takes care of reliability by handling extremely high loads with minimal amount of mechanical drag. And, like the spokes, it doesn't require proprietary tools in order to provide routine maintenance. In terms of braking, the hubs have a six-bolt rotor interface, and for added stiffness, they're available with a 15mm front thru- axle and a X-12 rear thru-axle.
The DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline 27.5in Wheels are available in the color Black. The front comes equipped with a 15mm thru-axle, and the rear is available with 12x142mm thru-axle. Please note that these wheels are sold individually, and that the freehub body comes with either a Shimano or XX1 compatibility.
The XM 1501 Spline One 27.5 wheels offers all of the required ingredients for merciless trail riding, including wide, lightweight tubeless ready rims, and reliable Ratchet System® hubs. Spline One wheels feature rim profiles engineered specifically to maximize the rims material across all categories of weight, width and performance. A special welding process is applied to the rims for a seamless look and tenacious connection.
The XM 1501 Spline One 27.5 wheels comes tubeless ready, meaning the rims have been carefully engineered to feature a profile that reduces the forces applied on the rim sidewall. This optimized rim bed yields fast tire installation and a great tire fit, allowing for quick and trouble-free tubeless setup.
The patented freewheel system uses precision ratchets, featuring an extremely high load capacity and unmatched reliability. The straight pull spokes are utilized for their absence of spoke elbows, eliminating the biggest weak point of conventional spokes, while increasing the overall stiffness of the wheel. Combine this ingenious Ratchet System with the new straight pull hubs, and the result is a firm, reactive wheel that excels at transferring your energy from your pedal strokes and into the forward motion.
|Disc Mount:||IS (6-Bolt)|
|Free Wheel Body (rear):||Shimano and SRAM 9/10|
|Freewheel:||DT Swiss Ratchet System|
|Front Wheel Includes:||RWS, 5mm endcaps/axle, Tubeless Valve|
|Hub axle system:||(Front - 15/100mm thru), (Rear - 12/142mm X-12 thru)|
|Nipples:||DT Pro Lock aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Includes:||RWS, 5mm endcaps / axle, Tubeless ready tape, Tubeless Valve|
|Spokes:||DT competition straight pull|
|Tire Dimension:||1.9” – 2.5” (tire not included)|
|Weight:||Front – 745g, Rear – 845g|
|Wheel Size:||27.5” (650B)|