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I have a set of Hayes Disc Hubs about 5-6 years old. The rear hub started slipping today and I would assume the pawls have worn down - but I haven't taken the hub apart yet. Since I can find no information on the hubs on Hayes website - does anybody here have an idea on who actually manufactured the hubs and where I could possibly get info on a rebuild kit or parts?

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Timo said:
I have a set of Hayes Disc Hubs about 5-6 years old. The rear hub started slipping today and I would assume the pawls have worn down - but I haven't taken the hub apart yet. Since I can find no information on the hubs on Hayes website - does anybody here have an idea on who actually manufactured the hubs and where I could possibly get info on a rebuild kit or parts?

Thx.
I'm 85% sure they were rebadged Hugi hubs.
 

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The Hayes Elite is a DT Swiss Onyx.

Hayes Superlight is a DT Swiss 240.
Information is golden. Thanks a bunch - mine are the Superlights.
 

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Make sure the rear hub shell is not cracked.

Timo said:
Information is golden. Thanks a bunch - mine are the Superlights.
That "slipping" feeling is what happened to mine (twice!) when the rear hub cracked. The 240 hubs had a real problem with that. DT has since switched to powder coating rather than annodization. They claimed that the annodization process was making the hub shell brittle.

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MightySchmoePong said:
That "slipping" feeling is what happened to mine (twice!) when the rear hub cracked. The 240 hubs had a real problem with that. DT has since switched to powder coating rather than annodization. They claimed that the annodization process was making the hub shell brittle.

Dave
Dave you must have ESP! Probabaly about the time you wrote this I was in the garage looking a t the hubs and yes indeed there is a crack. Oh well I at least didn't need to take the hub apart! Darn, but they did get survuve a brutal 5-6 years if riding.. I will still probabaly replace with a 240 - I have them on my 29er (hope they are powedercoated). :eek:
 

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Well DT Swiss honored the broken hub, even though it was so far out of warranty and badged as a Hayes. They are sending me a new 340 Disc hub as soon as I send in my old one. I'd rather have the 240s but since I got 5-6 years use out of the old hub and got a new one in return for FREE, I'll take it. 340 is a good hub too.

Thanks for the help everybody!
 

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I was building up my new trance and just noticed the rear of my superlights hub is cracked :rolleyes: What process did you use to RMA the hub?

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I was building up my new trance and just noticed the rear of my superlights hub is cracked :rolleyes: What process did you use to RMA the hub?

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I called DT Swiss at 8 in the morning on a Monday, left a message and didn't hear back from them - so over lunch I stopped by LBS and buddy there called Dave @ DTSwiss directly and reiterated the mesage - then got offer for the 350 hub. I got back to work just after lunch and Dave had left message saying the same on my voicemail.

They wanted the cracked hub before they would send out the 350. Buddy at LBS said he would handle for me - still waiting for hub.
 

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Did you ever get the hub?

Timo said:
I called DT Swiss at 8 in the morning on a Monday, left a message and didn't hear back from them - so over lunch I stopped by LBS and buddy there called Dave @ DTSwiss directly and reiterated the mesage - then got offer for the 350 hub. I got back to work just after lunch and Dave had left message saying the same on my voicemail.

They wanted the cracked hub before they would send out the 350. Buddy at LBS said he would handle for me - still waiting for hub.
I busted my Hayes Superlights this week: cracked hub shell. I thought I had blown up the internals but it was the shell. I'm going with a 340 too. I can live with 3 ounces to get a free hub. I wonder if the 340 is a tougher hub than the 240...I'm going with a heavier rim too. I don't want to true a wheel monthly.

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Wow, this is crazy!

Timo said:
I have a set of Hayes Disc Hubs about 5-6 years old. The rear hub started slipping today and I would assume the pawls have worn down - but I haven't taken the hub apart yet. Since I can find no information on the hubs on Hayes website - does anybody here have an idea on who actually manufactured the hubs and where I could possibly get info on a rebuild kit or parts?

Thx.
I just cracked my Hayes superlight hub yesterday and was on this board looking for recs on a new hub. My crack looks exactly like the ones in the picture. I've been on them for about 4 years. I'm glad I read this thread!
 
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