Qvist Factory Tour, new fast Double Ratchet hubs, preorder available now, made in Germany Take a look inside the hub with us in our exclusive Qvist factory tour just outside of Dresden, Germany. A year and a half ago we peeked inside Qvist’s unique all-new double ratchet, high-engagement mountain bike hub concept . Now we peek inside the Qvist CNC machines with idea’s man Roman Elsner – just as they are ramping up – to see how they’re made.
Besides the up close look at high-tech precision German manufacturing. The real added bonus is that the Qvist hubs & complete wheels are now available to pre-order at a 10% off discount. And many more components are on the way, too… Qvist 3° Double Ratchet 120 POE bike hubs
(Photos/Cory Benson) How hard can it be to make a good bicycle hub, right? Or well, a quick high-engagement, relatively light hub that is also durable. It turns out that it is pretty tough. Qvist had a – now patented – idea for a novel adaptation of the trusted DT-style start ratchet. And they ran with it.
Instead of creating smaller ratchet teeth to add more points of engagement ( POEs ), they doubled the speed of hub engagement by machining teeth offset on both sides of their main steel ratchet ring. But to do that, they pretty much had to reinvent the manufacturing method too. Qvist Double Ratchet hubs, preorder available now, made in Germany, ratchet ring detail Roman shopped the Qvist […]