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DT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit

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    • Kit, 36 Tooth
    • Kit, 54 Tooth

    24 Reviews


    The best gets better.

    If you're looking for quicker engagement on your pedal stroke, DT Swiss offers a Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit to make its stock 18t hubs more responsive. The kit comes with a set of two of DT's signature ratchet rings, along with a pot of the grease that the manufacturer recommends for installation. Upgrade a set of 190 ceramic, 240, 350, or 440 freeride hubs with the kit to take advantage of quicker engagement for covering attacks on the road or popping across obstacles on the trail.

    • Item #DTS000U

    Tech Specs

    Hub Type
    DT Swiss
    Recommended Use
    road cycling, mountain bike
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    54t Upgrade is Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Upgraded from the 18t version. It was super simple and I love the way DT hubs are easy to service. Took maybe 5 minutes. The engagement is really fast and of course it also sounds awesome.

    So Much Engagement!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You don't know what your missing until you try out a hub with high engagement. It is so worth it. This guy is easy to install, bomb proof, and pretty noisy. Highly recommended if you have DT wheels with the other star ratchets

    Check what you have before ordering.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Didn't have engagement issues with my 5010 but though the 36t upgrade may be worthwhile. Got the existing ratchet rings off and low and behold the 5010 already had 36t installed instead of 18t rings. As for how much better the 36t is over the 18t I can't say. I can say 36t engagement is really good. Guess I already have a replacement set if ever needed. Lastly, installation is a breeze, clean you drivetrain then go watch a video on you-tube on how to do it. You can do the job without tools in 15 minutes.

    Easy and Makes a Difference

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I swapped an 18T on my Yeti SB5,5 for a 54T and am mega happy with the faster engagement.

    This is super easy to install. No tools required if you have a quick release axle.

    Just make sure to go easy on the grease. Too much grease is a bad thing. And with the finer teeth on the 54T, too much grease can cause the teeth to wear out faster.

    For applying grease, try finding a small/fine paint brush to get an even coating of it in the hard to get to parts.

    highly recommend it!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    if you are struggling to ride over technical terrain because you have too much play in your pedal stroke... Buy the upgrade. its something that takes two mins to install and will make life much easier.

    Upgraded Response

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you ride a DT Swiss hub, I would recommend purchasing this upgrade kit for better freehub engagement. It will really help for a better riding experience through the techy stuff.

    Easy Upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Really easy to install and increases your pedaling engagement. It's very evident once you install it but you really feel the benefits it on uneven rocky climbing sections. Much easier to just but this part than upgrade an entire hub.

    Easy upgrade that is well worth it.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is an easy, affordable upgrade that is well worth it. The upgrade to 54T makes the engagement a lot quicker and makes climbing a lot more sure. Stop thinking about it and do it!

    Easy Upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    DT Swiss makes it really easy to improve freehub engagement with this kit. It only takes a few minutes to install, and the quicker engagement will improve your riding experience.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I upgrade my stock DT Swiss hub to the 54t ratchet after a few days riding with the stock 18t ratchet hubs because I was lacking engagement and l wanted a more responsive feel. The 54t ratchet upgrade was easy to install and preforms great; offering a responsive and quick engaging hub.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Any upgrade to make climbing easier is worth it. You'll notice the increased number of teeth on those techy climbs. You'll also notice this little guy makes you way louder so fellow riders will FINALLY respects your send.

    Easy and cost effective upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    One of the easiest and most cost-effective upgrades you can get out there for your DT swiss hubs!

    I went with the 54t upgrade on the DT Swiss 350's -XM 481 wheelset that came stock on my Yeti 5.5 and very happy with the upgrade so far.

    When I demo'd this bike earlier this year... the lack of engagement was my only worry. For right around $100 I was able to resolve that and come pretty close to the I9 Torch hubs I had on my last bike (Santa Cruz Hightower with Trail S I9 wheels). Although it isn't the same... I am very stoked with the additional engagement so far.

    Hit me up if you have any questions on what upgrade kit might be the best for you and your wheelset.

    Easy and cost effective upgrade

    The perfect upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I recently got a pair of DT swiss wheels with an 18 tooth ratchet. Instantly I got this to upgrade. I went with the 36 tooth upgrade as it doubled the engagement from 20 degrees to 10 degrees, and works flawless. The kit literally takes 3 minutes to install. Pull off your free hub, remove the old springs and gears, drop the new ones in, and you're good to go. They include a small bottle of grease, which will last as long as you have the wheels. Servicing is a breeze, and the grease lasts quite a while between services. You can control the sounds from the hub by how much grease is applied. The more grease, the quieter hub. Once the grease breaks down and the hub starts to get a bit louder, I know it's a good time I think to clean and regrease.

    Feel free to reach out to me if interested, or have any questions about the product.

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    Sweet Upgrade!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I recently got a set of DT Swiss wheels with 350 hubs and it came with an 18t star ratchet. I knew after the first ride I needed an upgrade!

    The swap to the 54t was a breeze. I didn't even need to take the cassette off. Just to make sure I was doing everything correctly I watched this video before hand.

    DT Swiss gives you a tub of grease to use so I definitely have some left over to use mid summer when the ratchet needs to be re-greased .

    Now that I have the 54t upgrade I can make it up those technical climbs! The hubs are a little bit louder than most stock hubs but not annoying loud by any means. I can feel a slight increase in drag versus the 18t but I would rather be able to pedal up the technical climbs!

    I would recommend this upgrade to anyone!