thanks, thats kinda what i thought but i wasnt really sure. is it really noticable say if i went from a decore to a hope hub would i be like "wow".William42 said:it effects how far the cranks/pedals will freespin before they catch and start putting power into the wheel. More engagements mean that the cranks will freespin less and put power down faster.
I thought it was pretty bang on.
Pretty un-bias article if you ask me... Since the guts of DT hubs aren't much different from each other, they're a viable alternative to the 440 to save grams.saturnine said:pretty lame review. it basically states that there is no discernible difference between the hubs and quality evidently does not count for much. dt 240s should not even be in that list.
I agree. I have a DT440 rear and it's still very light for how strong it is. One rider I know went up through the product line (breaking hubs), and has yet to break a 440. I need to get the 36 pt star ratchet plates for mine though. They also have very low friction (bearing drag) and are not loud. The Hope wheelset on my trail bike is loud and the bearing drag is somewhat noticeable...jschwart73 said:I've built wheels and ridden on King, Hadley and DT hubs and it would take a lot to get me to build a wheel with anything but DT hubs now that the 36pt engagement is out. The star ratchet is such a simple and elegant design that just works very well. They're light (well, the 240's are) and strong.