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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:27 am 
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Hey guys,

I just bought a DT Swiss set of 350 hubs, including a 15mm thru axle front. Nice hubs for the money, light and look nicely made.

The front hub looks like this:
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One issue I wanted clarity on is that when I hold the hub, the 15mm end caps are quite loose to touch; is this normal??

I did a search and it seems that the end caps do not actually take any of the load, they are only used to compress the hub when it's in the fork- it that right?

I'm going to put the hub in the fork, clamp up the thru axle and hopefully the play will go away. Can anyone comment this is true, thanks.

It's just a bit weird to feel this amount of play on what is meant to be a quality Swiss product (Asian forged shell anyway).


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Yep that is normal, when you tighten the skewer there will be no play.


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afalts wrote:
Yep that is normal, when you tighten the skewer there will be no play.


Thanks for confirming. Like I said it just feels weird to have play on such a nice hub.
I'm sure DT Swiss have done it for a reason!


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I would like to add to this. I am getting flex/creaking due to these end caps. If I pull the wheel towards the left or right, I get movment in the endcaps. I thought I had a creaking headset but that was not the case. Im a bit disappointed that these end caps are not a more precision fit.


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Can I know bought How much?


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Any play in the endcaps is almost surely due to an improperly tightened through axle. There are some things to check, but for instance I have seen axles where the thread length was not long enough and the axle would bottom out at the end of the threads before it was properly tightened.

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