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DT Swiss 54T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit

Item #: HU205Z02
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DT Swiss 54T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit

DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade

It’s commonly known that nice wheels are some of the best upgrades you can add to your bike. But, nice wheels aren’t only about lightweight and high strength. Increasing the quickness of your hubs engagement will give you power right when you need it. This will allow you to power out of corners and ratchet up technical climbs without losing your power output to excessive free stroke of your cranks. This DT Swiss Ratchet 54t Upgrade kit, will triple the amount of engagement points of your stock star ratchet 18t hub. After installation engagement of your hub will only take 6.6° of pedal movement vs the 20 deg; of the stock 18t setup. This kit includes everything you need to make the swap in minutes including two star ratchets, two springs and DT Swiss’ specially formulated Molykote grease. Upgrade fits DT Swiss’ 190 ceramic, 240, 350 or 440 hubs.

  • 54t option
  • Engages hub every 6.6° (vs 20° for the 18t, or 10° for the 36t)
  • Includes two star ratchets, two springs, and Molykote grease
  • Compatible with all current DT star ratchet hubs and wheels
4.6 / 5.0
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That buzzzzzzzzzz without the CK price!
FAST!
August 16, 2016
Location:
Denver, CO
Great upgrade
This was a great upgrade to my mountain bike. Makes it easier to pick through rocks and tight technical areas. Easy install.
June 27, 2016
Location:
Sacramento, ca
54 Points of Awesome
Essential upgrade if you can spare the change.

PROS: Lightweight, Easy To Install, Superior Engagement

CONS: Expensive

BEST USES: Racing, Upgrade, Mountain Biking
March 22, 2016
Location:
Denver, CO
Great Upgrade
This upgrade is a must for anyone with DT 350 or 240 hubs. The increase in engagement points really help on technical climbs and also sounds way cooler as a plus.

PROS: Easy To Install
April 3, 2016
Location:
Santa Rosa, CA
Huge improvement!
Delivery was on time. Stoked!
June 6, 2016
Location:
Victor, ID
Great product!
Expensive but a great improvment to dt swiss hubs.
July 4, 2016
Location:
Montreal
Much needed upgrade
The 54T upgrade is great, i installed in on my 240's in a few minutes and it drastically changed the hub's performance. The now nearly instant engagement gives it a snappy acceleration that i personally think is a must for and DT hub.
January 18, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Location:
Reno, Nevada
DT Swiss 54T Ratchet Upgrade
Delivery to Canada is slow (but free so I can't complain that much).

PROS: Lightweight, 3 times quicker engagement (over stock), Easy to install

CONS: Price is exorbitant

BEST USES: All Mountain, Single Track
April 21, 2016
Location:
Edmonton, AB
Faster swapout than changing a tube.
This took less time to install than swapping out a tube.
OEM 36's are solid, these are hollow.
JUST A LITTLE GREASE! Too much causes engagement delay.
I haven't laced them up, but the difference is noticeable, both sound and engagement.
More of a ZZZZZZZ sound from this rather than a CLICK/SLAP from the 36's.
Just buy it, you cant go wrong
August 10, 2017
Location:
Edmonton, Canada
Sounds cool, rides great!
Really like this upgrade for my DT Swiss wheelset. The quicker engagement feels better when getting through technical rock gardens like we have here in the sierra Nevada. The teeth are quite small so I reckon you have to use a lighter lubricant and keep them clean... of course that is easy with the star ratchets!
March 15, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Location:
three rivers, ca

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Hi, will these work on a set of Enve ses 4.5 running DT Swiss 240 hubs?
Sam L on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am using this on my DT Swiss 350 hub and I have friends using the same parts on their DT Swiss 240 hubs. I used YouTube as a reference and the swap was pretty simple even though I've never opened up a hub before.
Will 56t kit make my bike slower?
Gman on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In theory yes there is more resistance in the hub, but the additional drag isn't noticeable. The speed advantage with the additional contact is noticeable, and worth the additional drag.
Will this fit a DT Swiss Spline 1900 wheelset?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From what I found on the wheel, the 1900 wheelset uses pawls and not ratchets. This will only work on ratchet hubs, it would not work on the 1900 wheelset.
Will this fit the 2014 Dicut RR21?
coolRay on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hey coolray,

Yes it will, that wheelset also uses the ratchet system, which is the same between mountain and road
are there instructions on how to perform the upgrade?
useport80 on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey Robert,
This is one of the most simple bike upgrades you can do! DT Swiss has a video of doing trail side maintenance one the star ratchet. The only difference for you is that you will swap out the ratchets that are in your hub for the new ones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXJ2ao-Iq14
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