In this brave new world of disc brakes and thru axles it’s easy to forget that the majority of us are still riding standard road bikes with conventional rim brakes. DT Swiss has been as big a proponent of new technology as any manufacturer, but despite this it hasn’t neglected riders with more traditional needs, as witnessed by the release of their latest wheelset, the RC28 Spline C Mon Chasseral.

The Chasseral is a socking great mountain in northwest Switzerland, so it will come as no surprise that the new wheelset is one aimed squarely at those of a climbing bent.

DT Swiss first used the Mon Chasseral moniker for a posh alloy wheelset a few years ago. The new wheels are full carbon clinchers built using a version of DT’s RC28 rim with improved heat resistance and braking performance, and a variant of the company’s high-zoot 180

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