DT Swiss MTB and Road Tricon Wheelsets
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 2 September 2009
As previously announced, DT Swiss are releasing new Tricon Wheelsets (for Road and MTB). Now available are the technical details as to what makes up a Tricon Wheel.
Two Piece Hub
Two piece flange and hub that keeps the bearings free of tension – so they can spin more smoothly.
Staight Double Threaded Spokes
Stonger and with less play at either end therefore with smaller peak loads
The DT Swiss Star Ratchet System allows easy conversion to different axels and rotor types.
Spokes with radial and crossed lacing for better stiffness and more direct ‘transmission’ of power.
Rim Insert / Torx Nipples
Inserts that hold the spoke nipple (on two sides) and thus allowing a lighter rim. The Tork Nipple mean that a truing tool has a better grip and truing is easer.
Concave Rim Profile
Concave walls on the rim to counteract spoke tensions
The DT Swiss XM 1550 Wheelset for Mountainbiking weights 1550 grams
The DT Swiss RR 1450 Road Wheelset weighs 1450 grams. (Note the correlation between the weight and product name.)
In Australia, DT Swiss is imported by Dirt Works Australia