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    Can pull off cassette with freehub inside by hand

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    I upgraded my wheels and want to build from the old ones a XC spare set.
    I put on the XD hub my Sram cassette an used a torque wrench to tighten up the cassette. At the end I pulled from behind, just to check if it sits correctly, and suddenly I had the whole cassette with the hub in my hands. It looks like the hub sits inside the cassette.
    I have no idea why this happened. Shouldn’t the cassette be firmly connected? I can put on the cassette and it looks fine and the hub runs smoothly.

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    What kind of hub?
    Yeah that's normal with most any modern hub. I'd clean it up and add a little bit of freehub oil.

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    Thanks for the quick response! It is a DT Swiss hub from 2016. Didn't know you can just pull it off. Thought there must be something wrong.

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    Yep, that's in the design. I'd go ahead and get some hub oil (do NOT use grease), clean everything up and oil it.

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    Actually, you should use the DT-specific ratchet grease. Not oil.
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    if the cassette came off, that is a problem!
    if the freehub came off with the cassette attached, that makes sense.
    everything should stay in place when you mount the wheel on the bike. if the freehub or cassette move around with the wheel mounted on the bike, that's a big problem too.

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    ^Good call LeDuke.
    I've used dumonde tech on my road set for ages though. So far, so good.

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    Grease for DT, oil for Torch, so it will vary by manufacturer and hub.

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    OP, yanking the freehub body off with cassette is exactly how you would service DT hubs on the trail if ever needed. (to replace broken star ratchet).

    Check out their website, they actually have a video of this trailside repair.

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