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    DT Swiss Hugi 240 front hub Vs. 240s hub?

    i have a older Hugi 240 disk front hub that is in great cond and working great. For the rear i have a newer 240s hub. I whant to build them up into a wheelset. Only thing is that it my front is silver and my rear is the black with red sticker. Is there any reason to look for a newer 240s front hub over the Hugi hub? did they improve anything in the 240s from the Hugi 240 in the front hub that is important? I can live with them not matching as long as the silver Hugi 240 front hub is going to work out for me long term.

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    I've been running an older Hayes Superight (re-badged 240) for about 8 years (two different wheel builds). Still smooth as silk, original bearings.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    The 240s Oversize allows you to swap out axle sizes.
    -5mm QR
    -9mm
    -15mm
    -20mm
    Otherwise the 240 is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    The 240s Oversize allows you to swap out axle sizes.
    -5mm QR
    Wow, I did not know that even existed. I leaned something today
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    Wow, I did not know that even existed. I leaned something today

    5mm qr is just your standard qr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    5mm qr is just your standard qr.
    Oh, I though that was called 9mm.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    Oh, I though that was called 9mm.
    DT specifies 5mm for their QR end caps from their Thru Bolt 9mm end caps...if that's an issue your welcome to contact DT and complain

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    DT specifies 5mm for their QR end caps from their Thru Bolt 9mm end caps...if that's an issue your welcome to contact DT and complain
    I could really care less, just curious.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    DT specifies 5mm for their QR end caps from their Thru Bolt 9mm end caps...if that's an issue your welcome to contact DT and complain
    Does this mean that my new J&L(?) skewers wont fit on my DT hubs? The are standard QR size skewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc51kid
    Does this mean that my new J&L(?) skewers wont fit on my DT hubs? The are standard QR size skewers.
    Standard QR are all 5mm in diameter. The 9mm part refers to the standard diameter of the axle end on a QR hub and the standard width of the dropout slot on a QR fork

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    like was already said, you learn something new every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Standard QR are all 5mm in diameter. The 9mm part refers to the standard diameter of the axle end on a QR hub and the standard width of the dropout slot on a QR fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Standard QR are all 5mm in diameter. The 9mm part refers to the standard diameter of the axle end on a QR hub and the standard width of the dropout slot on a QR fork
    So, in the case of a the 240s hub, you would use the 5mm option for a 9mm dropout using a 5mm qr, and the the 9mm option would be for a 9mm though axle?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    So, in the case of a the 240s hub, you would use the 5mm option for a 9mm dropout using a 5mm qr, and the the 9mm option would be for a 9mm though axle?
    I haven't looked at those in a while to know exactly how they name them, but I'm pretty sure they label the adapters as "thru-bolt"/"TB" and "QR". I wouldn't jump on anything labeled "9mm" without double-checking because some places might use their own names and do away with any "5mm" description that DT Swiss might use

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    So, in the case of a the 240s hub, you would use the 5mm option for a 9mm dropout using a 5mm qr, and the the 9mm option would be for a 9mm though axle?
    Yes, Thats how DT classifies them. See "9mm RWS"

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