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DT Swiss Hugi 240 Hub

3.92/5 (36 Reviews)
MSRP : $360.00


Product Description

  • High quality forged alloy hub shell
  • Quad bearing system
  • Excellent labyrinth sealing
  • Corrosion resistant stainless ball bearings


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dolf a Weekend Warrior from spain

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2011

Strengths:    it is light, solf, reliable.

Weaknesses:    no so far

Bottom Line:   
i'm only 65 kg but i ride hard. the wheel stay true. i ride something like 100 km every weak, most of then out off road, all mountain.

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Favorite Trail:   single track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx

Bike Setup:   the wheel are mounted with dt conic spoke and the rims are mavic 415...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kadkhoda a Weekend Warrior from Stanford,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2011

Strengths:    Durability and comfort.
I have had two DT Hugi on two tandems both mountain bikes since 1996 and they work very well. It is specially made for tandem with 40 spoke holes.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
DT Hugi (Swiss Made) at the time published its engineering drawings of this freewheel. Knowing how Shimano failed convinced me that this unit will not fail under the tandem load going uphill. Fifteen years and several thousand miles later it seems the decision was correct.

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Favorite Trail:   Highway 1

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   bicycleoutfitter

Similar Products Used:   Shimano; which broke twice before I had to look into a better freewheel.

Bike Setup:   A Burely Tandem mountain bike.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bikinfoolferlife a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2008

Strengths:    Light, reasonable engagement (until failure), good price for the wheelset.

Weaknesses:    None until failure yesterday

Bottom Line:   
Contacted DT Swiss by email today as to my circumstances and within a few hours David had responded that even though they were out of warranty they'd go ahead and replace it anyways.
Awesome customer service, exceeded my expectations! Forgot to ask what they'll replace it with, see another reviewer got a 240s, which would be great! Due to the amount of use before failure I wouldn't normally still give 3 chilis but with customer service like that I was even tempted to go with 4...

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Favorite Trail:   see ya there

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   XT, Ultegra, XTR, Chris King

Bike Setup:   Moved around between a few different bikes but hadn't been using these wheels much for the last 4 years or so.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Sunnyvale, Ca.

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007

Strengths:    Light and Reliable

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
After another year of regular usage, this wheelset is as smooth as the day I bought it. The wheelset is still true. Thinking after more than 3 years of usage, the hubset might need to be regreased or even rebuild. Took it to Sun Bike Shop for a checkup. They said the wheelset is working perfectly. When they open the hubs, they only regreased them because everything else is functioning perfectly. The owner (Sun) tells me to come back in a year and they will recheck it.
My wheelset was built with 32 Rear and 28 Front on Bontrager Valiant rims. Front weigh 630 grams, Rear weigh 830 grams.

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Favorite Trail:   Saratoga Gap/Soquel Demo.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Sun Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Chris King, Cane Creek WAM Team, DT Hugi

Bike Setup:   Intense, Fox F80X, Shimano XTR groupo with SRAM 9.0SL, Hugi 240 custom, Race Face Next Crank, Kore Elite Stem, CT2 low rise Monkey bar.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oswald a Cross Country Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2007

Strengths:    Light, dependable, durable

Weaknesses:    Expensive, pre 98 models had some issues...

Bottom Line:   
My first set came with my 2001 GT Team bike. Never had any problems with it. After 3 years of hard use, I replaced the bearings with ceramic ones, put on a new body and relaced them with X717 rims. I now use them for muddy races or for really bad courses.
Since then I've bought a second set and I currently have a third one on order. These can be bought dirt cheap now, with the new 240s being out.
Needless to say, I recommend them...

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Has been on different bikes...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Ly a Weekend Warrior from Sunnyvale

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2006

Strengths:    Light, strong and reliable. The distinctive noise from the Rear hub.

Weaknesses:    none...

Bottom Line:   
These are one of the best wheelset I own. These wheels are sweet. Super high quality, way bombproof not to mention lightweight. Buoght this as a replacement for my original Hugi. I still have them on my hardtail. This is the absolute best hub that money can buy. After the initial break in period, they run smooth and true. Hope this is the last hubset that I will have to buy!!

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Favorite Trail:   Saratoga Gap/Siquel Demo.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Sun Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Chris King, Cane Creek WAM Team, DT Hugi

Bike Setup:   Intense, Fox F80X, Shimano XTR groupo with SRAM 9.0SL, Hugi 240 custom, Race Face Next Crank, Kore Elite Stem, CT2 low rise Monkey bar.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Karl from UK

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2005

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Seals, bearings, "no tools" servicing con.

Bottom Line:   
Certainly this is a light hub, but the overall usability has faultered on a number of counts.

First off, the bearings were never very free running- you know how you give it a few months and then it rolls for ages in your hands. Not so. Definitely more than acceptable resistance.

Secondly, the fancy named "labyrinth sealing" doesn't live up to much. Within 1.5 years of cross country muddy cycling, there's grit in the bearings and ratchet mechanism. Within 2 years the freehub is no longer 'free' but sticks alot.

So this is where the 'no- tools' servicing is meant to come in. Take off the freehub body (that connects to the cassette) and regrease the ratchets with special DT Swiss grease. Yet the freehub is totally stuck on despite following the manual. Any case, the bearings are grinding so they'll need replacing. But I can't get to them 'cos I need DT tools to open up the hub.

.... So you know this hub costs premium price right? well so does the servicing- the bearings cost £16 and the tool kit £95. Assuming the hub lasts another 2 years after servicing, the total cost for this hub for 4 years is c.£290 or £73 per year ($130 p.a.).
That is fairly acceptable $$ for a premium product, but this hasn't performed like a premium product- better off buying next level down and replacing every 2 years.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $320.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Petr Celba a Cross Country Rider from Czech Republic

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2004

Strengths:    Everything, light, bearings, durable

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I`ve got two of them, I never have problems with these hubs, they are well made. DT Swiss know how to make good hubs, trust them.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Onyx light, LX, WTB Laser disc Lite, poor Acera

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Triomphe 04, Pell`s components, SRAM XO, Manitou Skareb and QRL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cyberslak a Cross Country Rider from San Juan, PR

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2004

Strengths:    Light weight, looks, easy maintenance

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
This hubs are so far a great product. Compare to the Mavic hubs on my CrossRide wheelset they seem slower, but these are heavier. The DT seem to have little play on the axle but it can be removed by squeezing the QR tighter.

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Favorite Trail:   Rincon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Mavic, shimano, GT

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Sobo, 2003 XTR Components, Rock Shox SID Fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vince a Cross Country Rider from OREM UT USA

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2004

Strengths:    Light Light Light, strong, customer service. These hubs build the lightest wheels money can buy. and they are strong.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have 3 wheelsets whith these hubs, they are great. I had some trouble [sqeaking] with my first set after about 1000 miles. [old model rear ] I called Dave at DT Swiss customer service in Denver, absolutly the best I have ever been treated by a bicycle component Company. Dave did all upgrades for free and paid for shipping. I have had absolutly no other problems with my later version hubs. Kudos to DT Swiss for customer service, and thank you Dave. 5 flamin chilis for value is based on superior cusomer service.

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Favorite Trail:   Moab

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   xt,xtr, Chris King, all great products.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer. Easton Bars, Thomson post and stem. XTR shifters, Hugi 240s Mavic 517s, XTR brakes, XT crankset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Evan Dixon a Cross Country Rider from Victoria, BC

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2004

Strengths:    LIGHT WEIGHT, replaceable cartridge bearings

Bottom Line:   
They've stood up well in all weather conditions where I've ridden them. Just had them rebuilt with no problems. I ride these for fast cross country riding on rough and technical trails (I have other wheels for hardcore free ride). I don't know the style of riding and and experience level of the other riders who've posted but most of the negative posts seem to be back several years (shouldn't there be a statute of limitations?).

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Riders Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Cross Max, Ringle, White Industries


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff a Racer from Jax FL

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2003

Strengths:    Strong, reliable, easily serviced

Weaknesses:    no weakness in these hubs

Bottom Line:   
A robust hubset. Many thousands of miles in grit, sand, mud conditions - Zero failures. Maitenance is intuitive & easy. These hubs have outlasted 3 frames. A very fine product.

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Favorite Trail:   San Falesco

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   various shimano, spinergy

Bike Setup:   Fishers, Titus

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason beastmaster a Cross Country Rider from north shore

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2003

Strengths:    Best bearings, sturdy flanges, stiff as hell, positive engagement, and light, reliable. I don?t know about you guys but this is the Holy Grail.

Weaknesses:    None, or maybe that DT can't educate all their users to the purpose that the hubs were built to serve.

Bottom Line:   
My other DH free ride rig has sun single wides on big'un hubs, so I know what a strong wheel is all about and how it feels on the trail. These DT hubs rock!!!!!!! At 1/8 the weight and only a 20% decrease in stiffness I don?t see the negative. I do a lot of riding and these have been daily performers for over a year.

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Favorite Trail:   the chute

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   came stock

Similar Products Used:   chris king, XTR, hope.....



Bike Setup:   old klein hard tail with bomber fork, non new crapy XTR drive.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eugene from Singapore

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2003

Strengths:    Lightweight, cassette shell can be removed from the hub shell by hand without need for special tools.

Weaknesses:    Cartridge bearings tend to develop play after a while, hub shells seem rather fragile. The (radially laced) front hub flanges broke within a year, and the rear hub bearings developed free play.

Bottom Line:   
The front hub was laced radially with the distributor's agreement (DT did not have any explicit warning against radial lacing back in 2000) but after it broke he refused to honor warranty. Ironically, he had a similar set of wheels on one of his own bikes, whose flanges broke in a few months. I have personally seen a couple of other broken DT 240 hubs at my LBS since then: 1) Rear hub flange, 2) Rear hub ISO disc brake moount.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Soon Watt & Company

Similar Products Used:   Dura-Ace, XTR, XT, Chris King Classic hubs. Dura-Ace, Mavic Cosmic Carbone, FiR road wheelsets.

Bike Setup:   Titus HCR MTB, Pinarello Galileo road bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scott jansen a Cross Country Rider from etobicoke

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    high maintenance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this...I wish I had taken my money, pushed it into a little pile...and set it ablaze. The fire would have lasted longer than the hubs did. Rode my LX hubs for three years, was the most brutal, inbred, root whackin, rock bangin, stump humpin, SOB that ever disgraced a fine piece of single track and I still switch to my LX's when I send my HuGi hubs in for yet another trip back to the factory. Please save your money and buy some nice XTR's. Nobody should buy this product.

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Favorite Trail:   Hardwood Hills Barrie

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Silent Sports

Similar Products Used:   LX

Bike Setup:   XTR shifters and Derailers, Mavic 517, Z2 bomber

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Is a DT Hugi 240 with 355 Crest rims to Easton E90 Carbon wheels an upgrade?

I have been looking at some Easton 29er XC 90 wheels for (gulp) $1,614.00. Is that a weight loss or performance gain? Thanks.Read More »

DT Swiss 240 / Hugi 240 -- 20 mm?

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DT Swiss Hugi 240 front hub Vs. 240s hub?

i have a older Hugi 240 disk front hub that is in great cond and working great. For the rear i have a newer 240s hub. I whant to build them up into a wheelset. Only thing is that it my front is silver and my rear is the black with red sticker. Is there any reason to look for a newer 240s front hub o ... Read More »

APB for a DT/Hugi 240 Rear Hub Axle...

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Hugi/dt swiss 240 conversion question

I have some bontrager labeled dt swiss hubs which I beleave are the older 240 disc hubs. I am trying to figure out if I can use the newer 240s conversion kits. Looking at the schematic they look very similar other than the hub shell. Anyone try this?Read More »

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