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If yes,
- how often do you lube the freewheel ? I have a set, the freewheel is becoming almost as noisy as a King hub, after between 500 and 1000 miles of use.
- what kind of lube do you use ?
- how much damage do you get on the spline pattern on the freewheel ? Did you ever replace the freewheel body ?
- isn't the rear hub supposed to have instant engaging ? Mine doesn't engage any better than a Dura Ace hub ???

I'm plenty satisfied so far with those hubs, but don't think they are any better than D/A, for a much higher price.

Thanks,

Pierre
 

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I have a 240 in a rear MTB wheel. I lube the hub about twice a year, when it basically becomes unusually loud. I only use the factory recommended Molykote grease. Experiments with anything else aren't recommended. If the star ratchet slips just a few times due to incorrect grease it's toast. Apply only a light coat. Do not pack it with grease.

You can get it directly from DTSwiss I think or on line here:
http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?Affiliate=1&PageID=30&SKU=LU1950
http://store.airbomb.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=LU1950

-the loose Shimano cogs do tend to eat into the hub splines but nothing really major
-your engagement sounds normal
-no it's not better than standard DA in my opinion
 

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Same here

divve said:
I have a 240 in a rear MTB wheel. I lube the hub about twice a year, when it basically becomes unusually loud. I only use the factory recommended Molykote grease. Experiments with anything else aren't recommended. If the star ratchet slips just a few times due to incorrect grease it's toast. Apply only a light coat. Do not pack it with grease.

You can get it directly from DTSwiss I think or on line here:
http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?Affiliate=1&PageID=30&SKU=LU1950
http://store.airbomb.com/Itemdesc.asp?ic=LU1950

-the loose Shimano cogs do tend to eat into the hub splines but nothing really major
-your engagement sounds normal
-no it's not better than standard DA in my opinion
I have them on my commuter which is a cyclocross bike. I lube the rear when it gets noisy, which is usually 1500-2000 miles. The grease is sticky which I suppose makes it last longer, but you just put a light coat in there. I wipe everything down first. Mine have 10,000+ miles on them and are still good as new. There are a few hash marks on the splines but they don't seem to be getting any worse.
 

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Pierre said:
- isn't the rear hub supposed to have instant engaging ? Mine doesn't engage any better than a Dura Ace hub ???

I'm plenty satisfied so far with those hubs, but don't think they are any better than D/A, for a much higher price.

Thanks,

Pierre
Nope it is the same 18 (or 16?) engagement points as Shimano. AC has 24 points (older ones where 12) and CK 72.

Not any better then DA? wait 'till you wear and need to adjust bearings, no can do
 
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