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Can I put an XDR driver on a MTB Hub?

Old 08-03-22, 08:58 AM
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Can I put an XDR driver on a MTB Hub?

The hub is a 12x142 DT Swiss 350, j-bend if it matters. Currently has an HG freehub.

It's in a Boost frame with spacers.

I'm moving to 12 speed, and I want to use a specific cassette (Force XG-1271) that is only XDR compatible.

The XDR driver is 1.85 mm longer than the XD, so if I'm understanding correctly I should be able to use this in a boost frame with a narrower spacer. Will it work?
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Old 08-04-22, 04:32 AM
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For anyone else that finds this via search, I'm told it will work by a local mechanic who's tried it.

I'm ditching the idea however since I learned that the cassette I wanted to use (SRAM XPLR gravel) is only compatible with flattop chains.
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Old 08-04-22, 09:30 AM
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Why do you not want to get the chain as well?
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If you did a web search for DT Swiss 350 hub conversion, the answer would pop right up for you, from DT Swiss itself.
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Old 08-07-22, 07:44 PM
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Why do you not want to get the chain as well?
In that case I'd need a new chainring also, right? Different roller sizing?
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In that case I'd need a new chainring also, right? Different roller sizing?
Good point.
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