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I want to buy a new wheelset based on DT Swiss 340 or Hope Pro 2 for rear wheel and DT 370 and Hope Pro 2 to the Front. Main minus of DT is price. Hope Pro 2 is very loud!!! But all these minuses are insignificant. The main problem is my riding style. I like such competitions as bike-off-road, where 50% of a route is mud and water:
something like this or this or this or this or this. Photos are not mine but situations are the same,

Also I ride tour trips and XC.

So, I need reliable hub! It should simply to repair and easy maintenance. Hub should be as lightweight as possible for those conditions, because very often bike rides on me :D

Will any hub (DT or Hope) survive in those conditions? Or I need to buy Shimano XT?
What difference between DT 370 and DT 340 Front?
 

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If you pack your cartridge bearings with a really good marine grease, and do maintenance to your freehub body after every really muddy race...hubs should survive fine. Personally I'd take the DT hubs (check out the 350 to save a little $$ over the 340) as the star ratchet mechanism is super easy to maintain.
 

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I have both a 340 and a ProII set. Both seal well, but I would take the DT over the Hope for quality and endurance. As for noise, the Hope is loud as mentioned and the DT is quiet. If you go DT get a spair set of star-ratchets ( or if 18pt, upgrade to 36 pt and put the 18's in yer pocket)

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I almost decided to buy DT Swiss 340 CL. Some more questions:
Does dt 340 have industrial size of bearings? It think it would be difficult to buy original dt's bearings here.
Do I need only DT's toolkit to change bearings if this operation will take place?
 

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ESN said:
I almost decided to buy DT Swiss 340 CL. Some more questions:
Does dt 340 have industrial size of bearings? It think it would be difficult to buy original dt's bearings here.
Do I need only DT's toolkit to change bearings if this operation will take place?
The Bearings for the QR hubs are 6000, front and rear, a very common size. I do believe you need a DT tool to remove the drive side rear bearing.
 
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