Dt 240- tech advice

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  • Dt 240- tech advice
  • chilled76
    Member

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know- if I buy a 20mm 110mm front one of these… can it be converted to Boost 15mm?

    I’ve had a look at their tech documents and I’m not sure.

    Any help much appreciated

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    i dont think so…? Doesn’t 15×110 hub does have wider flanges than a 20×110 hub. Might be totally wrong though!

    chilled76
    Member

    Cool. Thanks- confirmed what I thought.

    In which case… where is the best/cheapest place to buy a set of boost 350 28h hubs? Yes 350. This rules 240s out.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    my guess would be Germany. Bike 24 somewhere like that.

    Premier Icon hatter
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    100% no I’m afraid.

    Beware of any super cheap DT hubs online, theres quite a few fakes out there, had a set come into the shop that a guy had bought from Eastern Europe, they looked very similar at first glance but the finish started to degrade almost immediately and the bearings were dead in 2 months.

    liamvc96
    Member

    are you building the wheels and have everything else already? (spokes , rim)

    it’s just that I have found you can get pre build wheels for the price of a single front or rear hub.

    definently have a good look on German and Europe sites as they are very much the cheapest for dt stuff

    saying that I got a 350 hub built rear wheel for 130 from crc so just keep your eyes peeled

    chilled76
    Member

    I’m building them- got the rims already.

    liamvc96
    Member

    ah right no worries

    Premier Icon craig5
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    Have a look at wolf tooth components. If the hubs have replaceable end caps they probably make a converter to fit

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    You can definitely convert the 20mm DT240S to 15mm standard. From there, you could adapt it with a 3rd party boost convertor or similar, but it’s a total bodge, I wouldn’t do it

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    it’s a total bodge, I wouldn’t do it

    Not that bad, surely – longer end cap on the brake side and a spacer for the rotor. I’d ride it. You don’t get the purported benefit of a wider base for your wheelbuild but otherwise, meh

    IMO

    chilled76
    Member

    Cheers guys. Just gonna buy 350s and save a ton. I was trying to get a budget 240 front to work as id.managed to source a 240 rear for £70 more than a 350.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    ” I’d ride it.”
    Same here but I wouldn’t get a top-end bloody expensive hub then bodge it so that it works and weighs the same as a midprice hub.

    TBH Chilled, front hubs are so simple, there’s not much benefit to posh ones.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I wouldn’t choose to do it either – I’d assumed from the 1st post that he already had one

    … and yeah, a front hub’s just a carrier for bearings innit

    chilled76
    Member

    If there had been an end cap I’d have gone for it as there’s some on ebay for 70 sheets.

    As I said I’m gonna buy some 350s

    mariner
    Member

    Contact DT Swiss direct. I always find them extremely helpful.

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