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Bikes: 2004 Giant Boulder SE hardtail, 2008 Diamondback Response Sport hardtail, 2008 KHS XC 204 full sus mt bike, 2010 GT GTR Series 3 road bike.
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What bearings can I use to replace those in 20mm hubs?
Since I'm upgrading to a 20mm axle up front with a new fork/front wheel, I figured I'd look ahead to see what's involved with replacing the bearing. Since I already went through the process of overhauling my rear wheel, I wanted to see what was different with these 20mm front hubs.
Can I buy just any bearings that are listed for 20mm axles? Do I have to get a specific brand? If I have a Shimano hub, do I need Shimano bearings? A quick ebay search finds two auctions that appear identical, but the title says 20mm 6805 and another says 20mm 6804.
What's the difference? Also - how hard is it (and what tools are needed) to do this task?
Like I said, just trying to look ahead. Thanks!