Constructing a successor to a legend is the supreme discipline for every developer. The DT Swiss team has now taken on precisely this task with the new 240 EXP.
According to the manufacturer, the new “240 EXP” follows the maxim for which its predecessor stood: maximum reliability. However, the hub, which is available for the road and for the terrain, is said to have further improved in some points. Tool-free maintenance has become easier, the service life of the bearings is longer, the weight is lower and the wear is lower.
For the road there are different versions for classic and straight pull storage, both for disc and rim brakes. In this way, all imaginable wheel variants can be built with the new 240s.
The lightest configuration weighs 102 grams at the front and 191 grams at the rear wheel. The rear hub comes standard with a freewheel body for Shimano’s 11-speed cassettes or Srams XDR-Body, but there are also replacement bodies for other freewheel systems, including that from Campagnolo.
Prices start at € 149.90 for the front wheel hub and € 293.90 for the rear wheel hub.