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    DT 370 hub - cold weather questions

    Hi friendly BF pals,

    I'm wondering if anyone here has experience using DT's lower end hubs in the winter and/or cold temps? I'm going from a Shimano freehub (worked great, just moving to a new wheel) to a DT 370, which also has pawls instead of the star ratchets that DT is known for. Do you think the factory lube from DT is sufficient for cold weather service, or would anyone advise putting in something lighter near the pawls, like Phil's Tenacious or another light grease/oil?

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    it's just light grease for the pawls... i've used a 370 at lower temps with just a simple light oil on the pawls and there was no issue. I didn't subject it to water or slush though, so ymmv. If a problem arises, changing the freehub lubricant shouldn't be an issue since that service is quite easy compared to a shimano.

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    Yeah, I'm not too worried about cracking the FH body open and re-greasing. I just don't want to be stuck mid-commute in the cold if the pawls stick,
    and just wondering if the factory lube is adequate for season #1. I will risk it this year. :-)

    thanks for the post, electrick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijoring View Post
    Yeah, I'm not too worried about cracking the FH body open and re-greasing. I just don't want to be stuck mid-commute in the cold if the pawls stick,
    and just wondering if the factory lube is adequate for season #1. I will risk it this year. :-)

    thanks for the post, electrick.
    No worries, i suspect the pawl springs are stronger also which will help to resist freezing.

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