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Wheelset upgrade under $600?

Old 07-23-21, 08:02 PM
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Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss r470 from SRAM to Shimano?
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Old 07-23-21, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GBK233 View Post
Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss r470 from SRAM to Shimano?
You don’t convert rims, you convert hubs.
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Old 07-23-21, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by GBK233 View Post
Anyone know what I need to buy to convert DTswiss r470 from SRAM to Shimano?
Is there a difference between SRAM and Shimano free hubs?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Is there a difference between SRAM and Shimano free hubs?
Youre asking the wrong guy. I am completely new to all of this. According to seller description….the hubs are specialized sealed bearing thru axle. Seller said someone had contacted her asking to trade the xd driver for his Shimano hub, but unfortunately she deleted his message…so no way to recover it,
I would assume I need to buy a Shimano free hub and end caps….but have no idea WHAT exactly I need.
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An XDR freehub body (or driver) will not take a Shimano cassette, so a Shimano compatible freehub body is required.

Which Shimano compatible freehub is specific to the hub, so I’d recommend taking the wheel to your local Specialized dealer to have them check it out and order it.

Alternately, you could poke around the web and probably find the right one just by searching the wheel model.
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OP, do your research on freehub noise. Some are silent, some are incredibly loud (and price has little to do with it). Some people prefer a very loud hub, some prefer silent. My wife's bike has a cheap set of wheel from Performance Bike that are pretty light and totally silent. I have a set of Vuelta Corsa Superlites that are very light and click just loud enough that I can use it as a warning when passing people. I ridden with people who had hubs that were so loud that you could hardly hear yourself think when they stopped pedaling. Just one of those things that you need to aware of before investing in new wheels.
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
OP, do your research on freehub noise. Some are silent, some are incredibly loud (and price has little to do with it). Some people prefer a very loud hub, some prefer silent. My wife's bike has a cheap set of wheel from Performance Bike that are pretty light and totally silent. I have a set of Vuelta Corsa Superlites that are very light and click just loud enough that I can use it as a warning when passing people. I ridden with people who had hubs that were so loud that you could hardly hear yourself think when they stopped pedaling. Just one of those things that you need to aware of before investing in new wheels.
Already pulled the trigger on a new set of DT Swiss R470 takeoffs. Waiting for them to arrive to figure out what Shimano freehub I need to get. (Didn’t realize until it was too late that they have SRAM XDR driver).
As for loudness, I really couldn’t care less about the sound. I’m pedaling 99% of the time(I rarely coast other than 5 seconds breaks once every mile or so).
I’m assuming the R470s are pawls(vs ratchet)…so is it also safe to say that a small amount of grease would quiet them a touch….should the need arise?
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