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specialized hub question

Old 08-03-20, 10:32 PM
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specialized hub question

The roubaix 2021 expert shows Swiss DT470 wheels, with a Specialized hub. I heard that Swiss DT is really making the hubs and Specialized puts its name on them. Is this true? Does anyone know, if so, what type of private label hub Swiss DT is using? If not, which company and product is being used by specialized? thanks
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Old 08-04-20, 09:49 AM
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My 2020 Tarmac has DT Swiss wheels marked R 470db on the rim. The hubs are Axis and what little I could actually find out about them is that the design is patented by Specialized. The rear free hub makes all the noise that you'd expect from some of the DT Swiss free hubs so maybe Specialized collaborated with them on the design and they are made by DT Swiss.

They have not been any issue for the 1100 miles I've had mine, though in that short distance I've never had an issue with any hub. 24 spokes probably means I'll have to get a whole new wheel to get a quieter free hub. But that will be a while yet. I don't coast much.
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They would probably say "powered by dt swiss" or something if they DT swiss internals
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My 2020 Tarmac has DT Swiss wheels marked R 470db on the rim. The hubs are Axis and what little I could actually find out about them is that the design is patented by Specialized. The rear free hub makes all the noise that you'd expect from some of the DT Swiss free hubs so maybe Specialized collaborated with them on the design and they are made by DT Swiss.

They have not been any issue for the 1100 miles I've had mine, though in that short distance I've never had an issue with any hub. 24 spokes probably means I'll have to get a whole new wheel to get a quieter free hub. But that will be a while yet. I don't coast much.
Thanks! I heard from someone who was a Specialized rep that DT Swiss would do some of their hubs but contractually could not show as DT Swiss.
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