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RE: DT Swiss 440 Hugi fr hub

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Bobby Peru, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Bobby Peru

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    I have a 165 MM rear axel... this is about the only hub that is 1/2 decent for my bike. Any tips on it? Any suggestions? Is it loud? Is it worth the ca$h? I am getting it laced to an ATOMLAB DHR rim. I hope this is a good wheelset!

    Thoughts?
     

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    DT hubs are very good. Well sealed star drive ratchet is fantastic and crazzzzy light. Atom lab rim? does it have eyelets? I dont often hear good things about them but I had a set with no problems.
     
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    The guy @ Adrenaline bike shop told me that DT Swiss licenses their patent to Chris King, so in effect, a DT Swiss is as good or better than the CK. All I am concerned with is that this is a good hub. My bike (Iron Horse SGS DH Pro) has some wierd sizes to it.

    - 1.5 headset
    - 165 MM rear axel
    - 29.2 seatpost
    -100 MM bottom bracket

    I have upgraded most of my bike and the wheelset is about the only thing left. I went with their suggestion of the ATOMLAB DHR rim and the DT-Swiss Hugi FR hub. This wheel (rear) set me back $475.00! I just trust them a lot but now I am 2nd guessing them. After reading a few reviews. I'd like to hear from some people that have this hub.

    I would like a loud hub, ala Chris King. I like the way it sounds, but more importantly, I would like a strong hub. I do some pretty mean drops (10') and I just want to know that this will hold up. For the ca$h I am spending, I expect them to hold up well.
     

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    The DT is not as loud as a king. I dont think the thing about DT licensing to king is true but I might be wrong. you will not regret getting a DT hub
     
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    i got my chris king upgraded to a 150mm spacing for my orange 223 and its amazing just like the first year i had it on my hardtail before i got it converted.
    it also made the rear of my bike amazingly light and track a bit better cause of the lighter rim and hub. i think if i change to ghetto tubeless it will save a fair amount and make the wheel track even better.
    comming from a swinger 4way and an azonic hub 321 rim
    to a
    fox dhx air and rhyno lite xl chris king wheel the suspension performance upgrade is so amazing it feels like a new bike.
     
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    Ya what???

    Chris king don't even make a 135mm spacing 12mm thru axle hub let alone a 150mm spacing rear hub. Whats the go? Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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    The DT swiss hub is about as good as it gets. I run a front HUGI FR and when i got it out of the box i thought they had sent me some XC prototype hub it was so light. Just dont get a ringle. :mumble:
     
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    so why not just use a hadley 108pt hub?
     
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    It's worth the money and it's not crazy loud. Sure, it doesn't have the quick engagement of the King, but it has a more solid feeling than the King. And you're right: for high end 165x12mm hubs, there's not a lot of options: DT Swiss and Hadley are about it.

    We've had great success with the DT Swiss hubs that we sell and their customer support is quite good as well.

    Noel Buckley
     
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    Also look into a HOPE Bulb hub for a quality rear hub that might be a little cheaper. I just got my rear bulb wheel yesterday (laced to a MTX rim) and the titanium freehub engagement feels very solid and smooth.
     
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    Hope rear hubs suck in anything over a 135mm they just add some material between the spoke flange and disc mounting area to take up the difference.

    I would MUCH rather select a hub that has a wider spoke flange to spoke flange area hence the whole point in bikes having a wider rear end than 135mm
     
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    I broke a DT hub this summer and had my wheel rebuilt by them in less than 1 week. Perfect service from Dave at DT.
     
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    Ringle also makes a 165mm hub. The DT is really nice, i have one on my 4x in 135x12 and it's pretty sweet and trouble free.
     
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    i always got the impression that wider dropouts were to accomadate for the 100mm bb so that you dont get a wack chanline and can run a dishless wheel.
    having an extra bit of material between the flange and the discmount wont stop you doing either so theyve got it down really.
     
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    Thanx for all the input, guys..... I appreciate it!
     
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    yeah no matter what you'll get that if the hub is to be dishless, ie. that spacing is determined by the casette width.