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DT Swiss Onyx Downhill Hub

4/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $140.00


Product Description

  • 20mm thru axle front hubs in 110mm spacing
  • Weight = 240g (front only)
  • MSRP - Front = $140


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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rojomas a Weekend Warrior from rancho cucamonga

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

    Strengths:    Been riding the same wheel on my allmountain/lite freeride bike for over 7 years without a problem. Haven't gotten any cracks and it still runs smooth. Ya, I'm not a big time hucker or a hard core D.H.er but I can be a pretty agressive rider.

    Weaknesses:    None that I've encounterd

    Bottom Line:   
    I know other people have had problems with this hub but for me it's been over seven years with out a problem. They just may be more abusive on there parts than I am. The rear hub on the other hand is a differant story.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Bike Setup:   2001 Foes Weasle dual sport, Marzocchi 66, RaceFace Atlas cranks, Hugi Onyx hubs on Mavic 517 rims.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Josh a Racer from San Diego,Ca

    Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

    Strengths:    broke 2 of them, bit DT Swiss and Diavid the customer rep. warrantied both and supplied me with an entire wheel set up. Very good warranty dept. Perhaps I had a bad batch

    Weaknesses:    C above

    Bottom Line:   
    They will take care of you

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Mavik

    Bike Setup:   Heckler

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Bort a Downhiller from Basalt, Colorado

    Date Reviewed: December 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks ok, fits my thru axle.

    Weaknesses:    The flanges on my hub completely cracked and fell apart at the spoke holes.

    Bottom Line:   
    This was strange, I had been riding this hub with no problems for a year. Then all of the sudden I am standing in the lift line and I hear a pop followed by the sound of metal and spokes popping loose. The non-disc side hub flange started to disintegrate at the spoke holes. It appeared that the metal had fatigued and started to crack and oxidize at the spoke holes on the flange. I can now crack off parts of the flange with my fingers. It looks like silver sand. Not good. It lasted through a year of serious abuse before this so I can't totally crap on it. But I will spend the extra $$ on a king now. It is money well spent.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Many shimano XC Crap, Sun/Ringle (crap), King (the bomb!), Hope(not as good as King)

    Bike Setup:   01 Super 8, 02 Shivers, full xtr, Hayes 8 inch, avalanche dhs rear shock, profile cranks, Azonic stem, bar, saddle, thompson post, Intense Rubber.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by urbanjunkie a Weekend Warrior from vancouver wa

    Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

    Strengths:    eer its big

    Weaknesses:    i had it start making funy noises once but i just had to take it apart completely and clean it and that was end of noises...it wasn the bearings

    Bottom Line:   
    well its rather large and tough and its one of those components you dont bother worrying about cuzz u know it will survive the dumbest sh*t you can throw at it....including having a car roll on it...which iv done
    also intense tires tougher than my mamoth which got squished but the tire still didnt explode

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   some kinda ringle hub

    Bike Setup:   old super8 with hays and made out of a bunch of diff parts i got including a old specialized hub that has had a few near death experiences.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Carry Dee a Downhiller from Stow VT

    Date Reviewed: September 19, 2001

    Strengths:    Price? Name?

    Weaknesses:    One run......
    One full day at Mt Snow and it is now squeaking and crunching. And this is with a set a BOXXER forks which you can clamp the hunb VERY tightly with. Internal design is crap.


    Bottom Line:   
    Floating bearing setup is pure crap....takes patience and a scewdriver to get all the internal spacers lined up JUST SO you can slip the 20mm axle through. You need to smear grease in there to keep them from floating (falling) all around. In any case, you will fight with it as you try to get the 20mm axle to go through.

    Seemed like a good hub for the money (Trusted the name). It isn't, you can do better.

    I must say that even WITH the squeaking and intermittent "crunch" noise while rotating, they spin very very well. I just wished they didn't nuke themselves so quickly.

    Are you an aggresive rider? Buy a HOPE and be done with it. ~~~~~~~~ You buy cheap, you buy twice.....always.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mt Snow

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   On-line

    Similar Products Used:   Many.

    Bike Setup:   Intense M1.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brett Thorne a Downhiller from Orem, UT

    Date Reviewed: August 29, 2001

    Strengths:    Everything. These little guys are truely a work of art. They roll smooth, are strong as hell and take a major beating.

    Weaknesses:    Seriously?

    Bottom Line:   
    These are sweet little hubs. I got the Hayes/Hugi versions just because they look cool with the Hayes logo on them. I've never had one day of trouble with them. They roll smooth, there stiff, they look simple yet elegant. Man I love these things. Buy them... buy them now!

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    Favorite Trail:   State Course

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $250.00

    Purchased At:   N/A

    Similar Products Used:   DT 240, Phil Wood, Kings and many other generics

    Bike Setup:   Sun RhinoLites XL, DT brass nips, DT 2 butted spokes w/ a 3x pattern

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Australia

    Date Reviewed: March 15, 2001

    Strengths:    Looks solid
    Spins freely


    Weaknesses:    Floating bearing system

    Bottom Line:   
    The hubs looks tough and spins freely. However the shaft floats and it requires an extremely tight fitting fork, my forks werent and hence the play with the bearings destroyed the hub quickly. This is a excellent hub if your forks can very tightly clamp the hub, otherwise youll destroy the hub. Im getting mine replaced free of charge. Excellent value for the correct fork

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    Favorite Trail:   good ones

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Several

    Bike Setup:   Custom built craftworks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TIM a Racer from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

    Strengths:    run super smooth, strong, the bearings in them are awesome

    Weaknesses:    none at all

    Bottom Line:   
    It's definately not the best hub out there, but it can compete against some good hubs. Its cool that it doesn't cost very much. Low cost, high quality!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $113.00

    Purchased At:   Bingham's Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   specialized stout hub, truvativ hub, some others

    Bike Setup:   s-works DH,WB DH-2 w/7 in. kit,hayes brakes, Easton bars,stem, and pedals

    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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