Outstanding stiffness and top quality hubs make the DT Swiss Tricon M1700s a super-responsive trail or cross-country upgrade but their axle options are limited and they’re seriously pricey.
Tricon wheels use a unique direct-pull spoke and rim anchoring system for exceptionally high tension that’s immediately obvious in the super-taut, pinpoint accurate ride feel. They’re too narrow for fat tyres but they’re designed more for cross-country than mountain hammering and they’re tubeless-compatible as standard.
The Star Ratchet clutch system gives super-fast engagement to flatter the responsiveness of the low overall weight even further. This makes them singletrack rippers with an obvious upgrade effect.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.