My bike came with a DT M1900 wheelset and an HG freehub body. I would like to switch to Microspline or XD (most likely Microspline). I thought if i'm switching out the freehub body, why not convert the hub to the ratchet system. But it's not that cheap, and at that point a 350 hub is not that much more.
Ratchet LN upgrade kit (steel): €90
3 pawl removal tool: €25
DT 350 Microspline straight pull hub: €176
Cost of a wheel build: around €35 (i'm guessing I don't need new spokes?)
Unfortunately I don't have a truing stand, dishing gauge, and while I could build I wheel I just don't want to do it without the proper tools.
So the price difference between the two options is around €96 or around a 108 bucks. Other than the ratchet system, is there a difference between the 350 and 370 hub? Is the 350 worth the extra ~100 bucks?
Note that the DT350 option would let you sell the DT370 to recoup some costs too. (I'd check spoke calculator or hub flange dimensions first to make 100% sure you're not going to need new spokes).
So it's more work, but actually the DT350 option seems best.
Where is the DT350 micro spline hub 176 euro? That's really cheap, and I need another one before the summer.