Changing hubs.

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jeza
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by jeza

Hi I've got xentis squad 4.2'a which I just don't get along with.they feel dead /lifeless..before I give up on them and sell them, wasting loads of money, would changing the hubs enable me to stiffen them up, thus giving them more feel and life? At present they have dt swiss 240s hubs which apparently are quite narrow.if I put say tune mig mags on, which are wider, could I tension the spokes more thus stiffening the rims?


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by WMW

Unless you are experiencing unacceptably high flex from the rear wheel, changing hubs won't help.
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by DJT21

What spokes have you got? Try some stiffer ones?

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What do you mean by "dead" could mean alot of things.

jeza
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by jeza

not sure what spokes.possibly sapim cxray.dead as in when you put power down they feel sluggish !!! unlike my campag eurus which are amazing and sort of zing along ???

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by LVGH

Have you tried different tires to find out whether the lack of riding fun comes from the wheels themselves?

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by Illuminate

Tyres were my first thought too. Have you tried running Veloflex tyres? Tyre pressure is also something that can be easily monitored that can take the zing out of a ride if too low.

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by Zen Cyclery

As mentioned, this could be a tire issue.


Swapping hubs won't do anything though. Yeah the DTs have relatively narrow spacing, but swapping to a wider flanged hubset will only make a difference laterally, not necessarily torsionally.

jeza
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by jeza

Yep.change pressure and tyres from schwalbe ultremo zx HD to Michelin pro race 4.
Trouble with this prob if that I haven't come across anyone who has them or any reviews.

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jeza
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Think I've sorted it.although not the bling look,....I've bought some campag shamal ultras..!!! Hopefully get something back on Ebay?
Thx for the input, think I was flogging a dead horse?

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jeza
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Ok.this should do the trick...!!!???
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Sorry about the multiple piks.don't know how that happened.

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