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DT Swiss Hugi FR Hub

3.73/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 190 grams MSRP : $182.00


Product Description

The DT Swiss Hugi FR hub is a great choice for the freeride and downhill enthusiast and racer that wants a bombproof hub backed by 10 years of proven design and manufacturing. The Hugi FR hub features an oversize disc brake optimized design that spreads torque evenly across the wheel. The Hugi FR hub features proven DT Swiss technology including the proven Hugi ratchet system, high quality stainless steel components and bearings, an optimized labyrinth seal system and is maintenance friendly.

The Hugi FR hub is available in front hub configurations of 100mm quick release and 110mm in both 32h and 36h. The rear hub is available as 135mm quick release version as well as 150mm and 165mm 12mm thru axle versions. The Hugi FR hub is maintenance friendly and easily serviceable through the DT Swiss worldwide dealer network, and is 100% produced and hand built in Switzerland.



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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Downhiller from DanVegas, Va. USA

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    Completely bombproof, Only one true in 2 years.

Weaknesses:    weight, but it's hard for me to sacrifice lightness

Bottom Line:   
The best freeride hub I've ever owned. Had shop mechanic build this rear wheel for me after I had to have to stock shimano bearings packed four times within first couple of months of owning the bike. Carl built my wheel up with the DT Swiss FR hugi laced to Mavic 729. Bad to the bone. Can handle 6-8 foot flat drops, and extreme downhill in West Virginia and Western North Carolina..

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Favorite Trail:   the steep one

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Paceline

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   2005 Kona Coiler deelux, 66, fox dhx 4.0, raceface

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chucky from AZ

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2007

Strengths:    No problems in 3+ years!

Weaknesses:    Heavy by todays standards. No 10mm bolt-on for rear. If there was a 10mm rear, I'd not be buying a new I9.

Bottom Line:   
I've beat these hubs hard for over 3 years. I learned to FR and DH on these rims, so they've suffered many bad landings, many bad lines, etc... At least 5,000 miles on these humbs! Had the rear serviced once.

If thre was a 10mm bolt-on for the rear, I'd just lace new rims to it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   DT Onyx, XT, Funn, Real, Hope Pro II

Bike Setup:   4olb FR/ DH pounder

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ryon Mo a Weekend Warrior from Bristol, CT USA

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2006

Strengths:    Sounds cool.

Weaknesses:    Split in half after less than 100 miles

Bottom Line:   
Supposed to be bombproof but I didn't abuse at all. This year, I've been injured and taking it easy. Didn't last 100 miles or a dozen rides. Broke while peddling in a parking lot.

Called DT and they appear to be willing to warranty. Good to hear because it was highly recommended and pricey.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   beyondbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   XT, Cannondale


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike from Vermont

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2006

Strengths:    SMMOOOOTH

Weaknesses:    Rear Hub Split

Bottom Line:   
I really have no complaints, other than Hub splitting in two seperate spots. Just a matter of time I guess... Going to see what the warrenty people will do for me, hope to get something outa it since I paid a pretty penny for them.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   XT Stuff

Bike Setup:   '01 Enduro, F219 rims, Hayes Brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dave a Downhiller from Leesburg, VA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I am writing to add an update to my last post. I called DT Swiss directly and spoke to their warranty department. I explained to them the age and the situation with the cracked / failed rear hub. DT warranted the hub and is shipping out a new one. I was told that on the older hubs, they used anodizing which can cause aluminum to become brittle. They are no longer using this process apparently.

While disappointed with the hub failure, I was very happy to have DT step up and warranty their product, keeping me as a customer in the process.


Thanks DT.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $320.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dave a Downhiller from Leesburg, VA

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Strengths:    Lasted almost 3 years

Weaknesses:    Broke after 3 years

Bottom Line:   
I've purchased 2 sets of these hubs in 3 years, they were flawless until the 3 year old rear hub split across the hub body last week. I was shocked to come here and see that 3 other people had this problem with their rear hub as well.

I have another brand new set of these rolling on my VPP Free, and I hope the hold up. They are way to expensive to be replacing.

I would not buy another set of these after paying $320.00 cost and reading about the rear hub cracking problem.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   Dee Max, Shimano XT, Marzocchi

Bike Setup:   Bulllet w/ Mavic 321's & VPP Free with 721's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by murr-dawg a Downhiller from calgary, albeta, canada

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2006

Strengths:    spins like a dream, huge size, never have to adjust, indestructible

Weaknesses:    does not make sweet sound like a Crhis King, Formula, Sun ringl'e or hadley

Bottom Line:   
if you do not want to get your rep. up by having a loud hub or a coloful hub, then look no further. if you are about proformance and racing and winning races, this is the hub for you. it will keep spinning until you put the brake on.

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Favorite Trail:   cop downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   deore, sun ringle, CK

Bike Setup:   devinci wilson 2004, X.O trigger and derailure, 2006 swinger 6-way, easton everything

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lars a Downhiller from AZ

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2005

Strengths:    Smooth operation. Great sound. Modular - can use with either QR or 20mm TA!!!

In contrast to what others have said here, I've beaten these hubs on countless rockpounding sessions. Additionally, I tend to ride right at the edge of my ability, so I'm NOT what you'd call "easy" on the bike - I hammer always and wreck often.

Also, internal ratchet mechanism is VERY easy to rebuild when the time comes.


Weaknesses:    absolutley none yet!

Bottom Line:   
Great hubs so far!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   laced to Mavic rims

Similar Products Used:   Many including WTB - beware WTB! The WTB Speed Disc hub boke after ONLY 8 rides! WTB would not honor their warranty and either repair / replace at all - evean after months of giving me the runn around about it!!!! The worst customer service I've ever recieved on any product I've purchased in my entire life.

Bike Setup:   6x6 38lbs

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jasper a Weekend Warrior from Belgium

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2005

Strengths:    Does what a hub is supposed to do. Never had any problems until...

Weaknesses:    Rear hub split

Bottom Line:   
Riding xc at first, I began doing more freeriding. Bikeparks and stuff. Nothing really big (used a crossmax as backup wheel and worked fine)
Had the wheelset for almost 2 years, when the rearhub splitted. This may not happen with an expensive hub meant for FR and DH. For this year, they made the hub even lighter. Beware!
Let's hear what they have to tell me about warranty...
Front hub is fine though.
Riding xc at first, I began doing more freeriding. Bikeparks and stuff. Nothing really big (used a crossmax as backup wheel and worked fine)
Had the wheelset for almost 2 years, when the rearhub splitted. This may not happen with an expensive hub meant for FR and DH. For this year, they made the hub even lighter. Beware!
Let's hear what they have to tell me about warranty...
Front hub is fine though.
Riding xc at first, I began doing more freeriding. Bikeparks and stuff. Nothing really big (used a crossmax as backup wheel and worked fine)
Had the wheelset for almost 2 years, when the rearhub splitted. This may not happen with an expensive hub meant for FR and DH. For this year, they made the hub even lighter. Beware!
Let's hear what they have to tell me about warranty...
Front hub is fine though.
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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano deore, Mavic Crossmax

Bike Setup:   SC Heckler at first, now SC Bullit

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Guy Woollett a Cross Country Rider from Herts

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2004

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Lightweight

Bottom Line:   
Extremely lightweight hubs. Front no problem. Rear hub split, which is very disappointing given the cost of these hubs and the fact that it had not had any heavy usage to speak of. I estimate that I've ridden approx 200 miles with no jumping whatsoever and I'm not particularly heavy at around 12 stone.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Cyclopedia

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Work M5, Sid SL

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by steve perkins a Cross Country Rider from suwanee, ga, usa

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2004

Strengths:    Smooth action and rolls forever

Weaknesses:    Rear hub split 2 times

Bottom Line:   
These are great hubs until they break. I've split 2 rear hubs in a year. No jumping just cross country riding. The first one I though may have been built wrong but the 2 was built by Hugi warranty. sigh... Front hub is great and have never had to true it.

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Favorite Trail:   Chicopee Woods

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Hugi240, XT

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F2000. 36 Hole Hugi FR with SUN single track rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stephan a Downhiller from noyal, brittany, france

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2003

Strengths:    Light, stiff, reliable, low maintenance, good looking.
It's possible to switch it from 9mm axle to 20mm.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I associated this hub with a mavic d521 rim and it's great combo, kick ass!!!!
Before with my previous, I was always worried about the stiffnees of my front wheel, not anymore now. I ride fr/dh and a little bit of street. And this wheel is amazing.
In a couple of days, I'll receive the same for rear since I blow my shimano LX and bearings are dead.
The hub are a little bit pricy, but not too much compared to hadley stuff.
Buy it, they last up the end of the world.

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Favorite Trail:   trails of the customers

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   www.mtbikers.com

Similar Products Used:   shimano xt, shimano lx, coda dh


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by axel dolph a Weekend Warrior from yakima

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2003

Strengths:    strong, good freehub, sexy looking

Weaknesses:    price

Bottom Line:   
These hubs are the ones to get for street bikes/dirt jumpers. I do alot of peddal kicks and they dont blow out like normal shimanos

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   sagebrushcycles

Similar Products Used:   XT,Deore,Red Line

Bike Setup:   kona roast hugi's laser disk dh, Xt stuff profile cranks, evil guide, fox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sam a Downhiller from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2003

Strengths:    So smooth very strong and it is incredably smooth

Weaknesses:    they're a bit pricy

Bottom Line:   
These are the best hubs ive ever riddin ive got them front and back and never had a problem with them

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   SIC cycles

Similar Products Used:   sun ringle, proflie, Funn

Bike Setup:   Giant DH team

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric L. a Downhiller from Montreal, Qc, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

Strengths:    Strong. Really fast! Smooth rolling hub.Really good looking.

Weaknesses:    Price! At a retail of 600$ CAN for one rear hub... It's a bit pricey!

Bottom Line:   
The wheels are amazing. They're mean looking and the are so smooth! I love them! They're the best wheels i've ever owned! Don't let the price fool you, they're worth it!

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Favorite Trail:   Bromont

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Primeau Velo - Brossard

Similar Products Used:   Hugi Onyx, Ringle

Bike Setup:   Wheels built with Hugi FR 12mm R and 20mm FR on Mavic D3.1 UST with black spokes and Michelin DH tires on a black Intense M1.

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bought a new cracked DT Hugi FR hub

Hi all! I just got a new wheelset tonight (Mavic EX729 + DT Hugi FR hubs). After carefully checking everything, I bought it and when I got home and hour later, I saw a damn crack in the flange. The wheelset is pretty old but it's supposed to be new (bought from a particular). There is not a sc ... Read More »

So, I bought a cracked DT Hugi FR hubs

Hi all! I asked for info about DT Hugi FR hubs last week and went to buy the used wheelset. After carefully checking everything, I bought it and when I got home and hour later, I saw a damn crack in the flange. The wheelset is pretty old but it's supposed to be new. There is not a scratch on ... Read More »

looking for DT Hugi FR hubs info

Hi all, I've spent quite a few hours online and talking to bike shops to get info about the DT Hugi FR hubs. People seem to have mixed experiences with these hubs : they're super reliable or they're creaking. It seems like they have updated them a few times but I can't find any history about the ... Read More »

DT Swiss 440 / Hugi FR front hub bearing life?

I'm running this hub with a 20mm through-axle. Kind of expected bulletproof performance, but I'm suddenly on my 3rd set of brand-new bearings in under 6 months. Oddly, brand new bearings seem to go only about 5 rides before a tiny bit play develops. The free play doesn't progress too quickly fr ... Read More »

Mavic EX729/DT Hugi FR or EX823/Hope Pro2

I'm looking for my next wheelset and I'm not sure which way to go. I'm a clyde (around 280 right now) who rides mostly AMish type stuff, maybe more on the XC side of things. But my weight and riding style has meant that I seem to be particularly hard on wheels. The reason I need new wheels is I'v ... Read More »

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