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    xc AND road WoodyUpstate's Avatar
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    Giant NRS Bearings - cooked

    The rear sus bearings on my 2001 Giant NRS are cooked. Not seized - yet - but clearly need to be replaced.

    I haven't obtained a rebuild kit yet, but my concern is how to get the old bearings out and the new bearings in. The bearings appear to be pressed in. Will I need a special tool, or just a big hammer?

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    Usually they come out with a hammer and punch. It is best if you can back the part on a block of wood with a hole drilled in it big enough for the bearing to pass thru. Tap the new one in using a socket that only touches the outer race, other wise you may damage the seals or even the bearing.
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    look for cheap bearing kits online...perhaps even here in bikeforums.
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    Very good advice. Now need to find bearings.

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    Even if you don't get them from me, buy enduro MAX bearings. They are replacement catrtidge bearings, but instead of 10 balls and a cage, it's just 11 balls. Less friction and more holding capacity. You can order them from any decent bike shop, but expect to pay about 10 bucks a pop.

    http://www.endurobearings.com/produc..._bearings.html

    You could also get a cheaper set of bearigs in a kit for your bike:
    http://www.mtb-bearings.com/products.htm

    Whack out your old bearings the most convenient way you can. Gently whack in your new bearings using a socket with the same outer diameter as the OUTER race of the cartridge bearing. Putting too much pressure on the inner race may damage the internals.
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