Stiff and stout for voluminous rubber.
In building the XM 1501 Spline One 35 Boost 27.5 Wheel, DT Swiss set out to create a wheel that balances the needs of durability and stiffness—all without the sticker shock of fancier carbon hoops. It's an ideal choice for aggressive trail and all-mountain riders seeking strength and stiffness from an aluminum wheel, but without depleting your funds for upgrades to your trail bike or road trips to iconic riding destinations.
Wider than standard trail wheels, you'll find its inner width of 35 millimeters offers plentiful support for running larger trail tires in the 2.5-inch realm, as well as the gargantuan 2.8 to 3.0-inch rubber found on 27.5+ rigs. Running larger tires gives you the ability to drastically lower your pressure, providing ample traction across loose trail surfaces and plush support when you're plunging into rock-strewn descents.
Accommodating the latest Boost standards of modern trail machines, the XM 1501 Spline One 35 Boost 27.5in Wheel benefits from the extra stiffness afforded by this wider hub spacing, in turn improving the spoke bracing angle for a reliably stout and stiff build. Speaking of the hubs, DT Swiss employs a custom version of their legendary 240s straightpull hub, complete with the 36-tooth ratchet on the rear for quick engagement. The straightpull hub design accommodates straight spokes without a bend at the head, thereby eliminating weak spots. This makes it all the more tough and responsive, seeing you'll be riding this wheel for years to come across rock gardens, sweeping berms, and ledge drops.
This particular wheel is available as a front or rear, in Boost spacing only. As a rear wheel, there's an included SRAM XD freehub body conversion for SRAM's newest 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrains. If you're rocking a Shimano drivetrain or SRAM 9/10-speed set-up, it'll work with these configurations straight from the box. It's optimized for tubeless set-up, seeing you'll want to reap the benefits of running lower pressure with fatter tires. DT Swiss includes a tubeless valve and tape with each wheel for convenient set-up, as well as a center lock/IS adapter for fitting your 6-bolt brake rotors.
- Optimal strength and stiffness for 27.5/27.5+
- 35mm internal width for 2.5 to 3-inch tires
- Aluminum build for ideal strength-to-weight
- Custom 240s straightpull Boost hub for reliability
- Boost hub spacing drastically improves stiffness
- 28 straightpull spokes in 3-cross lacing pattern
- Rear wheel comes with SRAM XD freehub conversion
- Tubeless rim tape and valve included