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DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit

USD$93.60 10% off USD$104.00 msrp
Item #: HU261Z01
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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 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (16)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (14)
  • Upgrade (14)
  • Road biking (4)
  • Racing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Smooth & quiet

I picked this kit up to put on a brand new set of carbon wheels which came with DT Swiss 240S hubs. I'd noticed on my old wheel hub driver (Stan's Flow EX)...Read complete review

I picked this kit up to put on a brand new set of carbon wheels which came with DT Swiss 240S hubs. I'd noticed on my old wheel hub driver (Stan's Flow EX) that the driver body was a bit chewed up after only a half year of use, which I attribute to their lousy engagement and my tendency to stomp on the pedals when I want to accelerate. So, I figured that I should try and get better engagement on my fancy new wheels.

I never bothered trying the stock 18T ratchets, just installed the new ones immediately. It's super easy, especially on new wheels that aren't mounted yet. Engagement is noticeably better than my Flows, but could be a tad better. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet they are compared to the pawl drive of the Flows. The molykote grease is just a small tub, but it doesn't take much to install, and I'd guess it will last me a year or two.

My main complaints are how expensive this is considering it's just a couple of machined ratchets, and that it's not stock on DT 240 hubs to begin with.

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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

Just do it.

By Joe mama

from Riverside, ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Cha Ching

Best Uses

  • Upgrade

Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

What the hey, I bought new wheels, new hub...why not! Just do it, it only hurts for a second. I was looking for the 54T but those were way too expensive. Engagement is improved. Glad I did it. Plus I have a spare set of 18T if these break or wear out or I can use one as an engagement ring.
I only used a little grease per the various youtube videos and it's all good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great product worth the expense

By Ryan

from Northern indiana

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

    Great product upgrade, love the sound as well as the increased grip!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Instant engagement

    By SkunkapeNW

    from Greenwater, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

      Definitely noticed an improvement on engagement. Instant ratcheting now with no frustrating delay. I should have upgraded to this years ago. The grease is okay but I am back to Liquid Grease by Dumonde Tech which my LBS recommends.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Easy upgrade, quiet, quick engagement.

      By TTS

      from Long Beach, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight
      • No Wrenches Required

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

        Search online for video instructions. All that's needed are an old quick release skewer and a 3mm Allen wrench per video recommendations.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great upgrade. Should come standard w/ dt Swiss 240s

        By Ace

        from Phoenix

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

          Nice upgrade but for the price of the dt Swiss hub, should be already in the hub. Most hubs at the 240s price point already have a 10 degree or less ratchet

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Expensive but worth it

          By TJ

          from Canada

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

            I went from a 3° engagement I9 hub to a 20° engagement DT Swiss 240. I found it hard to get used to not having instant power to the pedals when I wanted it. I noticed the upgrade instantly. These Ratchets are expensive but worth it for me. They should however come standard with the hubs for the price of the DT Swiss 240 hubs

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Smooth & quiet

            By Andy M.

            from Crockett, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Should Come Stock

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Upgrade

            Comments about DT Swiss 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

            I picked this kit up to put on a brand new set of carbon wheels which came with DT Swiss 240S hubs. I'd noticed on my old wheel hub driver (Stan's Flow EX) that the driver body was a bit chewed up after only a half year of use, which I attribute to their lousy engagement and my tendency to stomp on the pedals when I want to accelerate. So, I figured that I should try and get better engagement on my fancy new wheels.

            I never bothered trying the stock 18T ratchets, just installed the new ones immediately. It's super easy, especially on new wheels that aren't mounted yet. Engagement is noticeably better than my Flows, but could be a tad better. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet they are compared to the pawl drive of the Flows. The molykote grease is just a small tub, but it doesn't take much to install, and I'd guess it will last me a year or two.

            My main complaints are how expensive this is considering it's just a couple of machined ratchets, and that it's not stock on DT 240 hubs to begin with.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

            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 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

              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 36T Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit:

                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

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