DT Swiss Hub Small Parts
Rapid Drive 54 tooth SL Ratchet System
Some time in 2013 Bontrager asked DT to design and manufacture a custom tooth count ratchet drive to be used in high end Bontrager wheels. The result was an ultra light, 54 tooth “Rapid Drive” . By adding 18 teeth to the design, DT was able to decrease the engagement angle from 10 degrees to just 6.67. Originally intended for use in Bontrager mountain wheels that utilize DT Swiss internals, the Rapid Drive ratchet system will work with any road or mountain DT Swiss hub the uses the Star ratchet system. The SL ratchet kit is also manufactured using less material saving an extra grams over the Stock ratchet system that ships with 240 and 350 hubs. All ratchet systems are made from the same high grade steel.
Conversion End Caps
DT Swiss hubs are world renowned for their simplicity and ease of service. Additionally, DT Swiss hubs are among the most modular available on the market. With a myriad of combinations that support nearly any current standard, the DT can easily find a place on your next build, regardless of the frame or fork being used. Converting your DT Swiss hub end caps is surprisingly easy and uses tools any cyclist has laying around the house, such as a 5 mm allen key. Due to the increasing amount of standards that are released each year, it is incredibly important that you familiarize yourself with the standard your frame and fork uses in order to purchase the correct conversion kit.
Centerlock to 6 bolt Adapter
The DT Swiss centerlock adapter is a simple conversion kit that allows those using centerlock hubs to utilize 6 bolt disc brake rotors. Centerlock is an increasingly popular standard for brake and hub manufacturers due to its simplicity and user friendly design. Using a lockring to tighten the disc brake rotor onto the hub has proven to be a repeatable and secure means of installation. Those of us who wish to utilize a centerlock hubset, but don’t feel the need to purchase new centerlock rotors quite yet can benefit greatly from the DT centerlock conversion kit. Inexpensive and incredibly easy to install, the DT conversion kit is a sound fix for your centerlock / 6 bolt compatibility issues.