Bad experience with DT Swiss 180 hubs-
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  1. #1
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    Bad experience with DT Swiss 180 hubs

    I have 2 wheelsets with DT swiss 180 EXP sinc ceramic hubs.
    One is 3rd party wheelset and wife wheelset came with bike - so different sources.

    All 4 hubs were very stiff and tight when new. After service by LBS they felt little bit better and when driving it was okeyish.

    But now after 10 rides and after 1 wet ride (I dried bikes after ride) - rear is much worse - very hard to turn by hand and very rough. Rear bearings probably need replacement.
    I opened up the freewheel - ratchet and drive side bearing were muddy and wet.

    I have 3 sets of wheels with dt swiss 240s hubs - all running silky smooth even after winter usage.

    I'd say these hubs have serious desing flaws or just manufacturing error - anyone having similar experience?

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    I have a set on some wheels I just got, have not ridden yet, they feel nice for now, smooth and tight. Hopefully they hold up - they are not cheap!

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