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DMR Revolver Rear Disc Hub

1/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00

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DMR Revolver Rear Hubs Forged AL-6061 shell and AL-7075-T6 axles with Allen quick-release bolts Double lip-sealed cartridge bearingTo keep out water and crud 3 heavy-duty engagement pawls and is spaced for 135mm Item Specifications Color Black Hub Drilling 32,36 spokes Rear AxleType 10x1 Cassette B

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by duanerowe a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2014

Strengths:    Price, initially.

Weaknesses:    Poor quality, no availability of parts when it inevitably fails.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the 3 pawl cassette freehub style. The cassette freehub crapped out in a little over 3 years. I"ve had 4 sets of Shimano hubs, and not once has the freehub system failed. Not good,but the worst thing is I couldn't find a replacement part. This is a routine part to replace, and not being able to find one keeps you off the trail that much longer. I'm a little pissed at Golden Bike Shop for having recommended this thing to me during the build up. The supposed better price ended up costing me much more in the end. Bottom line, a piece of expensive junk.

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Favorite Trail:   Too many to list

Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Golden Bike Shop - G

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, XTR

Bike Setup:   S Cruz Blur LTc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeza.B a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2014

Strengths:    Looks great, light weight, sealed cartridge bearings

Weaknesses:    Exactly the same as fuzzylogic - the pawl mechanism failed

Bottom Line:   
This is for the DMR Revolver 6 pawl rear hub.
My problem with this hub is identical to fuzzylogic. Was skipping from near new, and has gradually gotten worse.
The difference is I'm a light weight, and the hub has only had 200km on it - and hasn't been poorly treated. Mine is still ridable, but its obviously only going to get worse - and the noise is driving me nuts.
LBS can't see anything wrong with it, and DMR won't warranty it.
A new freehub costs about the same as a Shimano XT rear hub, so I guess I'll be rebuilding my rear wheel.

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Bike Setup:   Jamis Dragon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by fuzzylogic a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2012

Strengths:    sealed cartridge bearings. really stiff. Will look good on the mantelpiece - it is a pretty piece great and useless engineering.

Weaknesses:    pawl mechanism - the design seems to be faulty and chews itself into pieces.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the top of the line DMR 6 pawl cassette hub. Because of my heavy weight I decided to build myself a heavy rear wheel and laced this hub to Mavic EX 721 rim - overkill for my XC riding, but oh well...
The pawl mechanism ground itself into a fine pulp in 800 km and one season of use. The hub was occasionally skipping from new, but since nothing was visibly worn I could not send it back. Then it self destructed for good and I did not grip at all.
DMR claims that it is wear and tear item and thus not covered under warranty. In my opinion it is simply a design fault - the contact area of the pawls is too small, possibly the surfaces slip by not meeting face to face under load, or the spring in the pawl is too weak to quickly engage the hub.
Due to the slipping issues I do not trust this hub any more (a few times I almost dug my front teeth in the handlebars). My wheel-builder advised changing the hub entirely after seeing the design of internal parts.

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Favorite Trail:   Albion Hills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   local wheelbuilder

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stout, DT Swiss

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper Pro

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