DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline wheels 29 Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

The XMC 1200 SPLINE® is for anyone who enjoys high-speed climbing and descending: the hookless design allows super-precise construction of the rim for perfect tubeless compatibility. It massively reduces the chance of punctures, is very low in weight and achieves excellent tire support with the 24 mm rim width. The new SPLINE® hub is the lightest wheel hub ever built by DT Swiss.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 28, 2020]
philipwright0


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Haven’t had any issues with the rims after 3 years of riding. Ride east coast rocky trails predominantly and was afraid these would break easily. I’m fairly light at 150lbs with gear and camelback, have them mounted to an aluminum Devinci Django and don’t take the best lines. With Maxxis Minions 2.3” at 21psi rear and 18psi front, I don’t get any rim impacts. The 24mm inner rim width seems to be fine for the tires. Not sure going for 30mm would make it better. The light weight of the rims makes up for the extra rubber and keeps the bike moving. Even better is when I have some x-kings mounted and really take advantage of the light weight. Steering is really quick with the light wheels. Not found these to be harsh, but definitely not the same ride feel as my old aluminum wheels. I like long 4hr + rides and don’t think the wheels are adding anything to fatigue from the bumps. The 36 star ratchet is way better than the 18 in my other DT350 hub wheel set. Not had to true them once, but see lots of grazes on the spokes from rock strikes so a few spare spikes are probably good to have on hand. Got them on sale for $1,200 for the set.

Weakness:

I was stressed these would break so I did put in some Huck Norris rim protectors. Have left them in since they improve the ride when crawling over technical sections and give some extra peace of mind.

Price Paid:
1200
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
[Sep 10, 2017]
Kelvin F
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Beautifully made. Very light. Feel very strong. Fast rolling. Great looks, on both wheel and hubs.

Weakness:

Rather expensive. Tend to mark up quite easily, but many wheels do this.

I got these 2nd hand on a YT Jeffsy 29er, being about a year old. Would never have paid £1500/£1600 for a pair, as I feel this is far too extravagant. However, they are superb wheels.

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