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i know they were made by the same people and the hugi ones are a little older but has anything changed?

specifically im looking at a Hugi 440 hub for a good deal. is it the same weight/insides as the dt swiss 440? the only difference i see is the dt swiss has a sticker that says 440 and the cassette body is black instead of silver like the hugi.
 

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I can't speak for the 440s but I have older hugi 240s and new dt 240s and they appear to be mechanically identical.
 

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I have DT Swiss 440's that are a little over 4 years old and they also say Hugi on them.
 

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ok just wanted to make sure.

My friend was telling me of a part you could put in to dt swiss hubs and it gives it more engagement. puts it up there with the chris kings and such. He has done it to his 240's.

thanks
 

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climbingbubba said:
ok just wanted to make sure.

My friend was telling me of a part you could put in to dt swiss hubs and it gives it more engagement. puts it up there with the chris kings and such. He has done it to his 240's.

thanks
I believe the engagement upgrade applies to those hubs too, but I would certainly double check

The upgrades nets you 36pts of engagement versus 72pts on the King so your buddy likes to exaggerate. However, 36pts is a big upgrade over the stock 18pts and many people can't don't find any noticeable difference past 36pts
 

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There is a difference between the Hugi FR and the DT Swiss 440 Freeride. Hugi used the bomber strong Stainless Steel carrier that you can use cheap cassettes on, the 440 Freeride uses an aluminum carrier that's malleable and gets marred using non solid carrier based cassettes, and requires XT or XTR cassettes or SRAM 990 cassettes, which are very, very expensive. Failure to use non solid carrier based cassettes will make your life miserable when you have to remove the cheap cassette from the hub as it will be stuck in place.
 
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