The main feature of the 340 hub is durability. Strong bearings with perfect labyrinth sealing, our famous star ratchet system and 100% swiss made are just some of the factors which make this hub the perfect choice for your reliable wheel.
a Weekend Warrior
from Connecticut, US
Date Reviewed: November 19, 2009
Strengths: Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!
Very simple, good performance. The internal workings of the hub can be accessed within minutes with no special tools, simply pull off the cassette body and the guts are right there. Good quality bearings, good sealing system, reasonable weight. The RWS system (I've got the 10mm thru-bolt) is excellent as well. The star-ratchet is great, VERY solid engagement all the time and it's stupid easy to service.
Pretty nice lookin' too.
Weaknesses: Engagement isn't as fast as some other high end hubs, but they're offering a a ~30$ kit (new star ratchet) to upgrade this. It's compatible with any thru-axle or thru-bolt version of the hub. Boosts the 18 point engagement to 36. (King is 72, XTR is up to 36, Hope is 36, I9 is over 100.
Great hub, would recommend without hesitation. Today, after around 6 months of use, I pulled apart the hub (using a hammer and punch against the cassette) to inspect the star ratchets. It took about 2 minutes to break it down, and another 5 to repack and reassemble. Everything inside looked new. On trail performance is great as well. The engagement, although not that fast, is very very solid. None of the popping, skipping, and clicking in Shimano hubs. The star ratchet is far superior to a pawl-driven setup. Great hubs at a good price.
I can't get the freehub off my 340 hub. I have a 240s and have never had trouble getting the freehub off (by disingaging the locking mechanism in the center of the freehub and then pulling on the cassette - the freehub pops off). However, I am not having the same luck with the 340. I read the ma ... Read More »
I've done some searches but didn't find what I was looking for, maybe someone here can help.
I have a DT Swiss 340 rear hub that has some lateral play. With the wheel securely mounted in the frame, I can feel some play in the rear hub. After removing the wheel and cassette, I can grasp the rotor ... Read More »
Don't know if this belongs in this forum but does anyone have any information regarding the DT Swiss 340 disc rear hub? I just bought this hub brand new on ebay and it was described as having 24 holes. I looked it up on the DT Swiss website and all the information they have is on the 32 hole. Will t ... Read More »
Anyone know if this is possible from a standard quick release? I did a search, but didn't come up with anything.
I was looking for how easy it is, part numbers I might need, and maybe a cost? If it works I would run a Hadley 10mm axle or the DT RWS.
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