The Tripel hub with 102 teeth is designed for super quick engagement that is crucial for mountain bike riding (especially getting over rock gardens and such). However, with the modern 1X drivetrains found on most mountain bikes, there is a massive torque load placed on the rear wheel.
The Tripel freehub body has 6 pawls that all engage at the same time. With 3 tips on each pawl, you always have 18 points of contact to propel you forward. This handles the torque load of the 1X drivetrain and gives the super quick engagement to help you get over that rock garden.
Quick Swap Freehub Bodies with No Tools Required
Just like with our 85 and Quest hubs, the Tripel hubs can easily swap between Shimano Hyperglide, Sram XDR, and Shimano Microspline with no tools and no redish required. Note that the Tripel hub freehub bodies do not slide off as easy as the 85 and Quest hubs as the seals are better handled for the mud, dirt, and pressure washers that mountain bikes see.
The Tripel freehub body is for use ONLY with the Tripel MTB hub. It's not compatible with any other hub in the Boyd Cycling line up past or present. If your hub does not say Tripel on it, this will NOT work.
There is a steel spacer that goes on the axle between the hub shell and freehub bodies. This spacer is size specific to the freehub body. So if you are swapping between freehub bodies, you must swap the steep spacer as well. The Shimano Miscrospline also has a specific drive side end cap that must be used. The Shimano Miscrospline logo is laser etched on that end cap.
When installing the freehub body, make sure to twist the freehub body counter-clockwise so the pawls do not damage the rubber gasket.