Road wheels, freehubs and sprocket cassettes.

by Sensible   August 28, 2013  

I have Giant P-SL1 road wheels that has a Shimano 105 11-28 cassette fitted. The wheel hubs are DT-Swiss.

I have just had my freehub repaired. I am told it had a broken spring.

I am interested to know if the freehub will have come fitted to the wheel and will be Dt-Swiss or if it has to be matched to the cassette and will be Shimano.

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Freehubs are part of the hub, so it is a DT Swiss component.

Freehub / cassette system was invented by Shimano, and replaced the old system of a separate hub and screw on freewheel + sprockets. The old system was bad because the drive side bearing was some distance from the dropout, and this put stress on the axle, which used to regularly bend or break.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1380 posts]
29th August 2013 - 11:01

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Or, it seems the story isn't quite as simple as I thought, having read this page. I think the exact Shimano system is still covered by patent.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1380 posts]
29th August 2013 - 11:25

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The answer is - both!

DT Swiss freehub and body with Shimano splines to match your Shimano cassette.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [329 posts]
29th August 2013 - 22:21

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