The best aluminium all mountain wheels. Period. That is what DT designed the XM 1700 SPLINE wheels to be. Whether this is actually the case is up to you to decide. But DT has given it everything needed to dominate the mountain. Light and robust welded rims, perfect tubeless compatibility for grip and puncture resistance as well as DTs reliable hubs with RATCHET freehub and a 36 tooth engagement. Equipped with the XM 1700 SPLINE nothing can stop you from your personal all mountain adventure.
All DT Swiss wheelsets are tubeless compatible and the ASM versions come tubeless ready, equipped with tubeless tape and valves. Tubeless tires have a number of advantages over the conventional combination of tube and tire: Without risking snakebites, the tire can be run with lower pressures providing better grip. The lower pressure also results in a more comfortable ride. Eliminating the tube means there is no friction between tube and tire and therefore less rolling resistance when the tire rolls over the ground and obstacles. If tubeless sealant is used, the tire can self-seal stings and small cuts. A big advantage for all those who like to ride for long and far away from the next bikeshop.
Pro Lock Technology
Pro Lock is a process where a patented, dual compound, adhesive liquid is injected into the nipple thread, allowing for extremely durable wheel builds. By threading the nipple onto the spoke the adhesive is activated and starts to harden. Retruing the wheel is still possible after the adhesive has hardened completely, with only a minimal decrease of its thread-lock function.
The patented freewheel system, which features high-precision star ratchets, guarantees top performance and reliability. The simultaneous engagement of the ratchet teeth makes the Ratchet System extremely reliable since the loads are distributed equally across a large contact surface.