I've been riding my Swiss 240s for several months now and Im very impressed with them. They roll very well, are light and transfer power wonderfully. So far I have not has a single issue with mine. The one thing I would like to see DT Swiss change would be to offer them standard with the 36 tooth engagement rings instead of the 18 tooth. I made the switch to the 36 tooth after the first 3 or so rides and couldn't be happier. Ive heard DT Swiss say the reason for use of the 18t stock is the added strength and durability, but so far the 36t has been flawless for me. I believe its another $40 upgrade or so so at this point they might be considered a little pricey, but the quality is top notch!
They are also very easily serviceable, the free hub it "tool-less" so it pops right off with a little tug, and very easy to clean out an re-grease. Noise level is great IMO also, they are not super loud like some other popular hubs, but talk just enough to let your buddies know your about to overtake them ;)
Strengths: simplicity, reliability, adaptable, smooth, and lightweight. You can get a hold of a human if you have questions.
Weaknesses: you have to grease your casette or else you get a creak. engagement is not as good quick as king/hadley/I9, no bling
in my experience these hubs are bullet proof. I wish I could say the same for DT rims laced to them.
You can service the ratchet without any tools.
the end caps are interchangeable, so you can run a variety of axle clamping styles (I started w/ quick release skewers, and switched to the stiffer through-bolt setup)
Similar Products Used: xtr, xt, king, hadley, american classic, hope
Bike Setup: Turner flux
from Knoxville, TN
Date Reviewed: January 17, 2008
Strengths: light, stiff, smooth, quite
Weaknesses: not as pretty as the kings but its a hub so im not to worried about it
Hub works great, rolls very smooth, increadibly light. They are super easy to rebuild whenever that time comes. Not much to say, the things just work like they should and i can tell the quality is there...the only downside is the 240 logo could be a little purdier but i got over that the first time i rode them.
a Cross Country Rider
from Dallas, Texas, USA
Date Reviewed: January 6, 2008
Strengths: Light and with the 9mm front axle and 10mm rear axle the overall stiffness of the wheelset is optimized.
Weaknesses: Slightly heavier skewers (DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt) but that is all...
The 750.00 price reflects my price for the wheelset built up by Richards Bikes or www.RBikes.com and shipping. This is my wife's bike and we could not be happier with the Stan’s ZTR Arch rims matched up with the DT Swiss hubs. Over all build quality is the best I have had yet. Go out and get some you will not be disappointed!
Similar Products Used: XT, Chris King, I-9, Bontreger
Bike Setup: Turner-'01 O2, SRAM XO Rear derailleur, shifters and comparable chain and rear cassette, Crank Brothers Cobalt crank set, XTR front derailleur, Thompson Stem and Seat Post, WTB saddle, Ergon grips, Larson 2.35 Highroller non-UST tires, and Avid Juicy 7 160 and 160mm brakes.
a Weekend Warrior
from Lake Forest Ca USA
Date Reviewed: July 5, 2007
Strengths: See bottomline
Weaknesses: See bottomline
Love both bikes, everthing on them works great. Well thought out components.
I have a nasty creaking sound under full power and have narrowed it down to the rear hub by proscess of elimination. (have serviced the bb/cranks and all of the pivits.) Noise goes away when I put a different wheel on. I have also serviced the hubs according to DT's website. Better after serviceing the hub but still a slight creak under heavy power. Love everything about the bike and hubs but baffeled at the creak. Anyone out there know what the creak could be?? Could it be my Sram PG 990 cassette??? Somebody help please!!! email@example.com
from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: June 16, 2007
Strengths: Very simple, smooth
Weaknesses: Price, but it's not that unreasonable when you consider it's quality.
As with the Kings, these are very simple and just do the job. All parts are easily serviceable, with nothing fancy required. The freehub works very well, and the hubs obviously spin very smooth (I suppose that's more a function of the internal bearings really).
Changing from my stocker wheelset to the DTs, with DT 14/15 spokes and a mavic 717 rim, I noticed them to be more responsive (my old wheels were reasonably poor quality however). I can't see anything failing anytime soon seeing as how they follow the tried and true KISS method of thinking.
a Weekend Warrior
from Northern Indiana
Date Reviewed: November 8, 2006
Strengths: Lightweight, Good engagement, Spins Smooth
Weaknesses: Price - it ain't cheap
Build a close out set of the older version from Price Point. Labeled at the time as Hayes Superlights. (They were also labeled as Magura Brand at one point.)
I've got the rear wheel built with a Bontrager Mustang Rim and 14-15 spokes. Hand-build.
They've taken a pounding under my 200 pound behind, without complaint. I'm a XC rider, so no drops, gaps, or north-shore rides on the build, but these hubs are not designed for that either. They are a little bit louder than when I first had them built but still no problems.
They build into a pretty light and durable wheelset. If I had to pay MSRP - take away at least one, maybe two chilies on the value side.
Similar Products Used: Various Shimano Hubs WTB Lazer Disc Hubs
Bike Setup: Ventana El Fuego with some goodies
Date Reviewed: September 24, 2006
I used the old 240 for years and I loved it. I switched to the new 240s and I love it too. The engagement system is fantastic, it is super simple, I don't have to adjust it... ever. I agree these are a XC hub, so maybe the 340 or 440 would be better in "all-mountain" situations, but I am convinced there is no better hub out there for me.
Weaknesses: hub cracked down the middle starting from drive side
I loved this hub right up till the day it died. With the exception of XTR and DT, I've destroyed every drive rachet system that I've tried. The Dt system was by far the smoothest, strongest feeling, fastest action rear hub I've ever tried.
It had the same unfortunate death that the old hugi 240 would have. DT says that they haven't had this problem since they switched to the DT 240s design, but it had the same exact break as the old ones described in the hugi 240 reviews on this site. But I am 205# and ride hard, and they are light weight xc hubs. DT customer service was great, replaced the hub with same day turn around and bonus they gave me the 440 freeride hub, on request, as replacement. Hopefully, the 440 will work better for me: much beefier design and only 50grams heavier. If you are looking for the ultimate light weight, high performance wheel, use these hubs. But if you are looking for more durability check out the 440 or Chris King. I'm keeping the rating at 4 chilis because of their great customer service and great drive system.
I'm thinking of having Mike Garcia build a set of wheels for my wife using this as the rear hub, the Speedcific "Soul-Kozac" 107gram, 28-hole front hub and Mavic X717 disc rims. She's 125 lbs, not very aggro, and Mike said this would be about the lightest set-up he could think of for this type of r ... Read More »
I've got a brand new rear wheel, DTSwiss 240S ISO disk rear hub, DT 14/15/14 black spokes, Mavic 717 and black nipples. Just wondering if anyone happens to want to trade for equivalent wheel with 240S centerlock hub. I have a front wheel with 240S centerlock and just wanted a matching set. Don't ... Read More »