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DT Swiss
Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
$116.00 - $129.60

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Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit

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.


  • Upgrade kit to enhance your DT Swiss hubs
  • 36T increases engagement to 10 degrees over the standard 18t
  • 54T increases engagement to 6.66 degrees
  • Compatible with 190, 240, 350 and 440 series hubs
  • Item #DTS000U
Hub Type
DT Swiss
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Overall Rating

5 based on 5 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2024

DT Swiss 36t Star Ratchet

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Arrived very quickly. It was super easy to uninstall my previous 18t ratchet and install the new 36t ratchet. Anyone can do it (besides, many YouTube videos show how to exactly do it). I find the price a bit high for what it is but, after looking at other online stores, none comes lower than Competitive Cyclist and I trust this store more than any other store for bicycle-related products.

5 out of 5 stars

July 24, 2023

More Buzz for the bucks!

I've put it through the wringer

Love this quick and easy upgrade. Its not the cheapest let's face it, but will it give your bike more engagement climbing and a slight buzzy nosie with is nice. We're always in the hills so i appreciate less drag from the cranks. Looking forward to that 54 maybe...

Kapo35 K
5 out of 5 stars

April 14, 2021

The special sauce, indeed!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I see many comments slinging their way around on this thread, so let me give you my smack. I ride road and I ride Campagnolo and of course a DT Swiss hub on my Lightweights and let me say that while I moved from the stock 18T up to the 36T it is quite an improvement when instant engagement means everything -- however, I wish I would have gone to the 54T. Even though the difference, ratio-wise, is little more than a hairs-difference, I still need it. As far as noise in concerned, that depends on your frame -- I run Lightweight carbon wheels on a magnesium frame, and yes, it does sound like a rage of bees swarming, the frame helps with this echo though. Bottom line, IMO, if you're going to make the move go straight up 54T and break down with the extra few bucks -- you won't be sorry. Cheers!

5 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2021

Great addition to my wheels-45t upgrade

I've put it through the wringer

Was quite surprised by how much difference this made on my wheel. A lot more snappy when changing climbing cadence and quite more engagement while spinning above 95RPM or so.

Abdelrahman E
4 out of 5 stars

October 17, 2020

Nice addition to your gravel/trail setup

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I have 2 sets of wheels for my 2016 Specialized Diverge Pro. One setup for the road and the 2nd for trails/gravel. Put this in the gravel wheels. Will you notice the 9g savings in rotating weight? Hell no. Will you notice the faster engagement and the change in tone sound wise. YES. I like it! I always prefer the ratchet design over the pawl designs with the “angry bees” annoyance. Your call if it is worth the rather steep price. Now I have the “official” DT Swiss grease. Ha! Any different that the white lithium grease I’ve been using? Who knows? I’m enjoying the switch!

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Walter M