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DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade

USD$93.60 10% off USD$104.00 msrp
Item #: HU261Z01
USD$93.60 10% off USD$104.00 msrp
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DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade

This DT Swiss Ratchet Upgrade kit, which includes two star ratchets, two springs and special Molykote grease, will double the amount of engagement points to your current 18t hub. After installation engagement will be more responsive with 36 points of engagement.

  • 36t option
  • Includes two star ratchets, two springs, and Molykote grease
  • Compatible with all current DT star ratchet hubs and wheels

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DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (8)
  • Upgrade (8)
  • Racing (3)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Smoother Riding Experience

I made this upgrade to my road bike. It may not be a very cost-effective upgrade, but the loud sound of the 18-tooth ratchet from my back wheel used to annoy me on...Read complete review

I made this upgrade to my road bike. It may not be a very cost-effective upgrade, but the loud sound of the 18-tooth ratchet from my back wheel used to annoy me on long rides. The sound is now more pleasant and far more quiet, on my particular wheel (Syncros RP1.5).
The entire riding experience is smoother - with quicker engagement, smoother shifting and quieter free-wheeling.
The kit includes the two 36-tooth ratchets, a 20-g container of DT Swiss 'Special Grease' and two replacement springs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too expensive

Frankly, a 72 tooth option would be nicer. Loved the quicker engagement, seems to be holding up to hard use so far. Too dang expensive...is a luxury at this price...Read complete review

Frankly, a 72 tooth option would be nicer. Loved the quicker engagement, seems to be holding up to hard use so far. Too dang expensive...is a luxury at this price point. Product good, price bad.

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4.0

Smoother Riding Experience

By Hastings

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Quicker Engagement
  • Quieter Free-wheeling
  • Smoother Shifting

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking
  • Upgrade

Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

I made this upgrade to my road bike. It may not be a very cost-effective upgrade, but the loud sound of the 18-tooth ratchet from my back wheel used to annoy me on long rides. The sound is now more pleasant and far more quiet, on my particular wheel (Syncros RP1.5).
The entire riding experience is smoother - with quicker engagement, smoother shifting and quieter free-wheeling.
The kit includes the two 36-tooth ratchets, a 20-g container of DT Swiss 'Special Grease' and two replacement springs.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Awesome Upgrade

By benfocused

from Studio City, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

    This is a terrific upgrade to your hub. Highly recommend it.

    NOTE: This kit comes with grease, so no need to purchase it separately.

     
    5.0

    This should be standard

    By Red Snail Racing

    from Chicago IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Significant Upgrade

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Road Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

      I have been using King hubs for over 15 years and also have a couple of sets of I9s and am a big believer in rapid engagement. Once you get use to a high POE number you really notice it if you ride a bike with 24 or less POE.
      The DT Swiss hubs are nice but the standard stars leave way too much of a dead zone when you are on/off pedaling and will make you nuts when you try to ratchet on technical features. This upgrade takes DT Swiss hubs from nice to really, really good hubs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade

      By Rotorbaru

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

        This was very easy to install and reduces the angular contacts points from 20° to 10° while pedaling. This is a nice upgrade and should be standard in my opinion. The differnece isn't huge but noticeable particularly when crawling at a slow technical pedaling pace. I did not find it to be much louder than stock. I used some Redline shockproof heavy gear oil I had for lubrication and it works well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        upgrade is very nice, but expensive

        By Don

        from Boise, ID

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Road Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

        Upgrading my 240s hub makes the shifting smoother and the free-wheeling quieter. Hopefully having double the engagements will also mean that the machined piece between the star ratchet and the hub doesn't wear out as fast since it won't be clunking into gear as hard when shifting up. (Not sure how much that will cost yet)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Buzzzzzzzzzz

        By Curly

        from Eagle, CO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

          I Love my DT Hubs. Now that I've upgraded to the 36 star ratchet system from the 18, I notice almost no dead spots when I pedal. It was quick and easy to install. Also they sound much cooler, not that anyone but myself will notice. I can't say anything about durability. I only have about 6 rides on this upgrade.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Too expensive

          By Rusty Spearfish

          from NJ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Price Too High
          • Pricey Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Price

          Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

          Frankly, a 72 tooth option would be nicer. Loved the quicker engagement, seems to be holding up to hard use so far. Too dang expensive...is a luxury at this price point. Product good, price bad.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          upgrade!

          By Kevin

          from Spokane, wa

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Upgrade

            Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

            Easy to install and lighter too!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Simple and sweet upgrade!

            By Thehiredgun_TX

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Racing
              • Upgrade

              Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

              A great and easy upgrade. Got to love working on DT Swiss hubs. Very easy and quick maintenance.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Mandatory Hub Upgrade

              By Davemk

              from Denver, CO

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy Install
              • Fast Engagement
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dt Swiss Ratchet Hubs

                Comments about DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade:

                I purchased the star ratchet upgrade for my 350 rear hub and it is a huge improvement. Engagement is noticeably faster and the hub is still as quiet as ever.

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