If you've ever sat and pondered which wheel will tolerate your riding style, don't fret, DT Swiss has simplified the process. With its new Spline Technology wheel line, DT Swiss has created designs to meet every intended riding application. And for those with a penchant for all mountain riding, the X 1600 Spline 29 Wheel is aiming at you. Starting at the rim, DT Swiss constructed the X 1600 from a lightweight aluminum alloy. By doing so, weight is well managed without subtracting from the X 1600's intended application, all mountain riding. That's right, durability and a stiff ride quality were at the forefront of this wheel's design. So, while the wheel remains compliant on rough terrain, DT Swiss guarantees a reliable power transfer and exceptional tracking on the trail. And not surprisingly, DT Swiss managed to achieve this at a respectable 1770 grams. For a reference point, the carbon fiber Enve Twenty9 AM tips the scales around 1644 grams with King ISO hubs. Durability is covered through a few subtle, yet key design features that DT Swiss calls its Spline Technology. For one, you'll find that DT Swiss applied its patented Prolock to the nipple threads. Essentially, this application seals the nipple to the thread, resulting in less tension loss, and ultimately, less wheel truing on your part. Additionally, the clincher wheel is convertible to a tubeless tire system. And when converted, your ride quality will benefit from lower tire pressures, less rolling resistance, and a near elimination of pinch flats. Now, lets move into the keystone of the X 1600, the all new Spline hubs. Essentially, DT Swiss designed the Spline hubs to strike the ideal balance between strength and weight savings. To do so, DT Swiss opted to design the hub around the use of straight pull, Competition spokes. So, the hub shell sees a reduction in weight, while providing the perfect positioning for the spoke anchors. What are spoke anchors Well, they're a section of the hub flange that...