DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by kingaucho, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    Scored a ridiculous deal on a DT Swiss X1700 wheelset and saved $ that is burning a hole in my pocket. The hub comes with the standard 18 star ratchet and am thinking of upgrading to 54. Anyone else done this and is it worth it?
     
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Not the answer you were looking for, but I upgraded from the 18 to the 36, and love it.
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    The 54T is awesome-great sound, 6°engagement, but it comes at the price of more drag and quicker wear. That said, anything is better than the 18T.
    I use 36 and 54 on different wheelsets and barely notice the difference.
     
  4. muni

    muni Member

    Location:
    Downtown Los Angeles
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    17 Yeti SB5
    First thing I did when I got my carbon wheels with dt350 hubs. I went with the 54 because of the sound and engagement. Very easy to install.
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Go to a minimum of 36t.

    If you don't put a ton of miles on....go 54t.
     
  6. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    If you're set on the 54, go for it... :thumbsup:

    I have the 36 in both of my 29er wheel sets, and love it. The engagement is good, even on the single speed... And they have been bomb proof for quite a few miles.
     
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  7. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    Thanks, everyone! Found a great deal on the 54 on CL for $60. Now I am impatiently waiting for the wheels to get here on Wednesday! Can’t wait!!!
     
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