- DT hubs – best place to buy?
I’ve been watching DT 350’s for a while now in preparation for a new build that seems to have been on hold for ever.
I’d agree that r2 are probably the best one-stop shop for DT if you need hubs plus adapters plus freehubs but depending exactly what you want, Starbike May be worth a look too.Posted 3 months agomarinerMember
One method used to be buying a knackered old wheels as a set or odd size wheels individually with the hub you want fitted.Posted 3 months ago
Bit of a lottery but a used 240s that can be rebuilt for as little as a third of the new price does have its attractions if you are on a budget.vincienupSubscriber
The old wheelsets approach is one that has probably had its day I think.
I’m assuming the world caught on, as all manner of DT hubbed crap is overpriced now.
Obviously, boost requirement adds problems as boosted DTs aren’t really old enough yet for this approach…Posted 3 months agobaddddadMember
Worth looking at the clearance wheels on CRC. Sometimes cheaper than buying the hub on its own:Posted 3 months ago
Thanks.Posted 3 months ago
Yep, I keep my eye out for old used hubs and snap them up when I can. Got a 32h 240 front locally last week for pennies! I’m through all my old wheels now too from various kids builds.
I’d looked at that i19 CRC wheel but being that the 28h rims they sent me were 32h, I’m not convinced the 32 spoke wheel with a 28 spoke photo won’t end up being another headache.
I’m sure if I wait a couple of months something will show up but the bits between my teeth now and I’m itching to get it done 🙂damascusMember
I know you said 32 hole but there are some good deals on 28h 240s on ebay from the Netherlands and all the plus rims I was looking at are all discounted in 28h from crc etc. They were so much cheaper I was considering selling my 32 hole hopes to start a new build.
seller:rollingbparts on ebayPosted 3 months agojoebristolSubscriber
I was looking for a deal on 350’s when I was building my most recent wheelset but I didn’t find anything great. Went with Hope Pro 4’s instead for less money – plus they looked nicer (imo) than the checkerboard finished 350’s I could find at the time. So far so good – although accepting the Hope’s might need more regular maintenance.Posted 3 months agoargeeSubscriber
THere’s still bargains to be had, some non boost e1700s for 120 here, https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/521498162032297/
Bought similar not that long ago, a quick true and clean and they’re perfect, always worth a viewing, but usually these things are sold cheap because the rims are knackered or out of true.Posted 3 months ago
Yep, there do seem to be plenty of factory wheels kicking about, trouble is almost all are 28h.Posted 3 months ago
Just need to find a stash of the original EX1750’s – 26″ but on 240s hubs so will do 110/20, 100 qr/9/15 and 135qr/10 and 142×10/12
I have a bunch of 28h hubs and narrow rimmed spline wheels but the 28h rims I ordered to widen things up ended up as 32h 🙁
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