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    135mm rear hub possible to adapt to Epic 142mm space?

    I want to build a rear wheel for a future bike that takes a 135mm hub, but use it now on my 2011 Epic Comp Carbon 29 that takes a 142mm hub.

    Is there a away to adapt a 135mm hub to the Epic frame?

    I am looking at either DT Swiss 240s or Industry Nine hubs.

    What is possible?
    2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO (Tang, XTR groupo)
    2011 Giant Reign 2 (XT groupo)

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    Both the DT 240s and Industry Nine rear hubs are convertible between 135mm and 142mm. You just need the appropriate conversion kit installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay View Post
    Both the DT 240s and Industry Nine rear hubs are convertible between 135mm and 142mm. You just need the appropriate conversion kit installed.
    I've looked everywhere online for the conversion kit and can't find it. What search terms should I use?

    Do these kits work with RWS?
    2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO (Tang, XTR groupo)
    2011 Giant Reign 2 (XT groupo)

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    You mean a 135mm x 10mm thru bolt? Yes for both DT and I9.

    DT has a pretty nifty new conversion matrix here:
    DT Swiss - Convertion Kit Axle System

    Click on the 'click here for more details' link for the pdf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay View Post
    You mean a 135mm x 10mm thru bolt? Yes for both DT and I9.

    DT has a pretty nifty new conversion matrix here:
    DT Swiss - Convertion Kit Axle System

    Click on the 'click here for more details' link for the pdf.
    I looked at the matrix and that seemed to be more of a axel height conversion (e.g., 9mm to 12mm) versus width (e.g., 135mm to 142mm),

    I think this is what I need and not cheap:

    DT Swiss 240s 135 to 142 Conversion Kit, Axle Endcaps+ | eBay
    2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO (Tang, XTR groupo)
    2011 Giant Reign 2 (XT groupo)

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    If it's a new 240s hub, you can just swap on 142 endcaps. I have a new-ish (got them this summer) set of 240s wheels, and I ordered the full axle kit. Turns out that I only needed the endcaps. Older 240s (pre-July, 2010) hubs do need a new axle and endcaps. And replacing the axle pretty much requires you or your LBS to have the DT Swiss 240 tools to disassemble and reassemble the hub with the new axle.

    BTI has information for the endcaps only as Item# DT-0547 and the axle/endcaps as Item# DR-0545.
    Check here under "DT-Swiss Hub and Wheel Axle Conversion Kits".

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    Resurrecting this thread. How do I find out if my DT240 hub was manufactured before or after July 2010?

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    DT-0545 include a pair of adapters and one hub axle and are compatible with 240s hubs/wheels produced prior to July of 2010 (chrome-style logo sticker)
    DT-0547 include end caps only and are compatible with 240s hubs/wheels produced after July of 2010 (white logo sticker)

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