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    Bontrager hub play

    I noticed on the ride last evening that the rear hub of my Bontrager Classic wheel has developed some side to side play. I have not had time to look at it closely. Is this simply a matter of adjustment or something worn out? Thanks much!

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    Just needs to have the cones tightened a bit. If the wheels are less then a year old, have the LBS do the job.
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    I'm not sure if these hubs are cup-and-cone or cartridge bearings. If the former, they need to be adjusted. If the later, either an adjustment will fix it or, possibly, there is a defective bearing that must be replaced.

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    Contact Trek (Bontrager's owner) to see if they have any tech info on these wheels. At least they can tell you what type of bearings they have.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I adjusted the cones & all is well!

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