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I'm wondering if the set of Bontrager Race Lites I got used recently are DT240.

I think the wheelset is a few years old, but it's hard to say. Are there any identifying features about the DT240s that would set it apart from the fake ones used on newer Race Lites?
 

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I don't think that the RL's have the rebadged 240's. It was my understanding that the RXL's prior to this year had the 240's. If I remember correctly there was the DT Swiss part number on the end caps of the hub. I can't confirm this as I have upgraded to the RWS thru bolts on my '07 RXL's
 

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Pull off the drive shell and look for star ratchet. You don't need to take cassette off as it will help get a grip. Might as well clean and lube it if'n it needs it also.
 

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PaintPeelinPbody said:
So if they were the Onyx hubs, they wouldn't be compatible with the 36 pawl engagement upgrade?
Are the 340's what the onyx used to be? Maybe they are what the 370s are now which are not star ratchet engagement. I guess I'm not sure the onyx hubs use the star rachet. I know the 340s aren't supposed to be compatible with the 36POE ratchet but I read somewhere where someone actually did it and it worked.

Here's the mtbr link:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...z43YMJ&usg=AFQjCNGLo-L_Nyq0oGzPmUraNlriHxoZag
 

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moishlashen said:
Are the 340's what the onyx used to be? Maybe they are what the 370s are now which are not star ratchet engagement. I guess I'm not sure the onyx hubs use the star rachet. I know the 340s aren't supposed to be compatible with the 36POE ratchet but I read somewhere where someone actually did it and it worked.

Here's the mtbr link:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...z43YMJ&usg=AFQjCNGLo-L_Nyq0oGzPmUraNlriHxoZag
The DT Onyx hub is not a star ratchet like the 240 or 340. The new 370 is now the replacement for the Onyx hub.

I have a 2003 Bontrager manual showing the change from the star ratchet to 3 pawl system in the 2003 Race Lite hub if anyone is interested.
 
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