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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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cat1commuter [1421 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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cat1commuter [1421 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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Bedfordshire Clanger [344 posts] 3 years ago
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The answer is - both!

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