DT Swiss 240 or Chris King hubs that is the question
Kings are heavy(er) and require a surprising amount of maintenance by comparison. They also make a really annoying noise, and the 72 point engagement never makes itself seem like a bonus.
I’ve had a few sets of DT too, never a single problem. Best hubs out there by a mile, just don’t use DT rims as they’re made of Swiss cheese and are a nightmare to fit tyres on!Posted 5 years agoKonastonerMember
I’m going against the grain here from personal experience. My 3 year old £300 DT440 hub split last year after my trip to Morzine, despite sending the hub back for inspection of the failure and copies of the receipt for the wheel build to Germany I was told that “The life expectancy of the hub has been passed” and basically F*** Off go and buy another. So I did, a Hope Pro 2 Evo.
I WAS a DT supporter but not now.
P.S. anyone want a home build DT Swiss bearing tool? Send me a PM, postage paid and it’s yours.Posted 5 years ago
Six sets of Dt 240’s, says it all – CK every time (and the maintenance is easy.
Huh? The maintenance is easy, never said owt to the contrary, but why should I have to do it?
I’ve had 6 sets because they’re good, not replaced through necessity, just when I’ve changed parts! 2 sets of Race X Lite road wheels (one set now 6 years old on original bearings), a set of Race XXX Lites, a set of Aeolus 5.0s, some Roval Controle SLs and a pair of 240s on Olympics as my current spare wheels. I don’t replace them because they break! One set I had to do the bearing behind the star ratchet, I’ve got the tool, but can see that being a pain if you don’t, only downside IMO.Posted 5 years agosweaman2Subscriber
I have DT240; wife as CK. I think a CK front and DT back is perhaps ideal 😀 …. The front CK just spins so nicely; almost like magic but the back. njee + 1 – Always seems to need a bit of tweaking and I’m never convinced the freewheel isn’t slightly dragging. My DT is noisier though.
I think I would go DT given the choice.Posted 5 years agoHadgeMember
I’ve owned both sets and I’m currently running CK hubs. No problems with the CK’s so far and still running nice and sweet as did the DT 240’s when I sold them. Finish wise I do believe that CK are the best out there and that’s why I chose them this time. You won’t go wrong with either so it’s your choice really.Posted 5 years agorc200f8Member
got two sets of kings, a pair of isos (9years old) & a pair of discotecs(14 years old) – have had to replace the freehub bodies on both rears as the ring drive splines wore out. Other than that only a strip, clean and lube a couple of times a year. Don’t think thats too bad really.Posted 5 years ago
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