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DT Swiss 340 Disc Front Hub Hub

3/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 196 grams

Product Description

The 340 disc is the right choice for all light frame freaks who like things extremely light and refined. A clever design and super-light, high quality components make it an extremely stabile disc brake hub. 100% Swiss made, patent pending.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Foolish a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, California

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2010

Strengths:    It has a 20mm hole in the middle of it that allows me to run a pike fork

Weaknesses:    Once you remove the 20mm axle, the center portion of the axle insert falls out of alignment, thereby making it very difficult to put the wheel back on. What is the purpose of this center barrel if it has no support to keep it in place???

Bottom Line:   
I noticed above that "sizzo" had the same problem I do. I have noted what DT Swiss said acknowledging the problem and their response is absolute chicken sh!t.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   Chris King Disc Hub 20mm Hope Pro II 15mm and neither of them has this ridiculous problem.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sizzo a Weekend Warrior from AZ

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth, solid, really slick (w/o the rotor they'll turn forever, w/ the rotor I can never get my avids entirely drage free but that's not the hub's fault)

Weaknesses:    The floating center barrel in the 20mm hub is a royal pain in the A**. when you remove your thru-axle it falls out of alignment just enough that you can't get the axle back through w/o reaching a pinkie in through the dropout and fiddling with it for 5 minutes until you get it just right so you can insert the axle through the other. Once the axle is in it's flawless, but if you have to take that b*tch off the bike, it's a pain to get back on. (solution: buy a frame mount rack and stop using the Fork-Up converter; now I don't even notice it. Plus i've become more skilled in manuvering the barrel)

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 20mm thru-axle version.

This is the first high-end hubset i've had the pleasure of dealing with, and frankly i'm super impressed minus the small design flaw. Actually shot DT swiss an email because I thought I had gotten a broken hub, got a super quick and friendly response that was basically, "your hub is perfectly alright, we designed it well before a "QR 20mm" existed and weren't really expecting anyone to take their wheel off routinely...but it works great once you get it on right?", to which I had to concede that yes, yes it does work great once I get it on the bike.

4 chilis for the price it brings new, kinds steep but probably worth it (i'm looking at getting another set)

4 chilis overall for being a super awesome hub, but not perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   the rocky ones

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came used w/ used bi

Similar Products Used:   plenty of Shimano QR hubs, cheapy Dimension 20mm

Bike Setup:   Frame, fork, 2 wheels, crankset, handlebars, brakes, and tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PB Matrix a Racer from Daegu South Korea

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2008

Strengths:    Well designed and durable hub

Weaknesses:    the paint chips easily

Bottom Line:   
DT Swiss has really done a great job in designing hubs. They are easy to work on and are durable. Not sure what the problem with the guy above was, but I suspect there is some sort of user error involved. The design of the axel should not allow play.

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Favorite Trail:   Come over I'll show you

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   part of a bike I bou

Similar Products Used:   XT, Formula, Shimano

Bike Setup:   yes, it is set up

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Xav M a Cross Country Rider from PL

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2007

Strengths:    light, but I'd prefer durability instead

Weaknesses:    this hub has developed play after only 100km of riding, which results in disc rub in the turns and an ear-splitting braking noise

Bottom Line:   
My LBS refused to take any action to solve the problem, because according to him there is none (whereas I'm not he only one noticing it). I'll have to deal with the DT distributor directly. Quite pissed off, thank you.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   kit w/ my SC Nomad

Similar Products Used:   lots of hubs, most of them long time dead now

Bike Setup:   SC Nomad, 36 Talas

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