Okay, it might not be the sexiest story in the world, but DT were keen to shout about their new rims – the XM481 and XM551
The name is based on the target weight – with washers and nipples the 551 apparently comes in at 595g and the 481 comes in at a creditable 490g, The 551 has a 40mm internal width, and is 27.5in only. The 30mm internal 481 comes in 27.5 and 29in flavour.
They’re not doing one wider than 40mm – DT feel that going beyond 40mm decreases strength unless you pile on the weight. The 551 should be good for 2.8ion tyres at least.
Top top end wheels from DT. Rumour has it they’ll be about soon. These carbon do-everything puppies are 32 pawled, boost available and will come with a predictive steering option for those of us with RS1s.
More info on DT Swiss here