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Are DT Swiss 240 hubs good?

Are DT Swiss 240 hubs good?

The 240 has long been a byword for reliability and it appears in numerous high-end wheelsets, as well as being a top choice for wheelbuilders the world over.

Are DT Swiss 240 hubs loud?

With the 240S I went from being one of the loudest bikes to one of the quietest bikes, a great upgrade. And speaking of upgrades, the first thing that you should do if you buy this hub is upgrade the ratchet to the 36-point ratchet, which gives you better contact and more to torque in quick situations.

Are DT Swiss hubs the best?

DT Swiss has long been known for crafting some of the best and most reliable bike components around. When it comes to wheels and hubs, it is tough to find a better combination of strength and affordability than the DT Swiss 350 Series Hub.

Why are DT Swiss hubs so good?

DT Swiss claims this simplified arrangement yields reduced wear and even better reliability, while also slightly reducing the time it takes for the ratchets to engage. The new EXP system (top) requires fewer parts than the existing design, which generally bodes well for long-term reliability.

Are DT Swiss hubs noisy?

First Ride Impressions The one thing that stood out the most was the difference in how loud the freehub is. The Hope hub was really loud, which usually wouldn’t be a deterrent. But, after a demo day at a LBS and riding a bike with the DT 350 hub and hearing how quiet it was, it quickly became a consideration.

Does giant use DT Swiss hubs?

Yes, it is made by DT Swiss for Giant and uses a DT 360 hub internal (pawl driven, not star ratchet).

Why are DT Swiss hubs so loud?

Loudness in the freehub/freebody is usually due to the very light oil used to lubricate the inner parts. Thicker oil can be used to lessen the noise and even grease in some cases, but it’s high viscosity is pointed at for not being so efficient.

Where are DT Swiss made?

DT Swiss is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance components for the segment of sporty bicycles. In addition to the company’s headquarters in Biel, it also has a network of production and sales sites in Germany, Poland, France, the USA and Taiwan.

Are DT Swiss 350 hubs good?

The DT Swiss 350 hub has been always been a fantastic option for bikepackers due to its reliable design, tool-free maintenance, and proven Star Ratchet engagement system. Unlike a pawl system, the teeth on the Star Ratchet all engage simultaneously, distributing the load more evenly across the freehub.

Who owns DT Swiss?

Frank Böckmann
Currently DT Swiss is owned and managed by Frank Böckmann and Maurizio D’Alberto. VISION Driven by the vision of becoming a worldwide known manufacturer of bicycle components, DT Swiss expanded its product range over the years.

How do I get rid of a giant freehub?

The axle is independent of the freehub.

  1. Remove set screw from side of drive side locknut.
  2. Hold non-drive side cone with cone wrench. Loosen and remove drive side locknut.
  3. Pull freehub to remove. Use care not to loose small parts. Note orientation of pawls as you remove freehub.

Are Loud hubs better?

Yes, but not completely silent. Many mechanics have been successful at quieting down their Chris King, DT Swiss or other ratchet style hubs by adding extra grease to the engagement and drag points within the freehub mechanism. This, unfortunately, doesn’t last long, as the grease tends to migrate out during use.

Is the DT Swiss 240 front hub removable?

The new 240 front hub is very similar to the old one with slighly different machining to save a few grams, and non-removable decals available in red and black only.

What are Hole counts on DT Swiss 240?

Depending on version, hole counts range from 20 to 32. The new 240s support all major axle and freehub standards and, in their lightest configuration (road, straight-pull), they’re claimed to weigh 102g for the front and 191g for the rear. Maintenance should be easier on the new 240s too.

How many spoke holes are in DT Swiss hubs?

Spoke hole counts are limited to 24 for the road, and 28 or 32 for the MTB hubs. The configurator on DT Swiss’s website allows you to easily choose the correct model. I went with a Classic 15x110mm Boost hub, Centerlock brake disc attachment and 28 holes.

What’s the difference between DT Swiss and Hugi?

That new Ratchet EXP mechanism technically still uses the same interface, but DT Swiss reverts back to the old Hügi days by only having one of those rings moving back and forth along the axle; the other one is fixed in place inside the hub shell.