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WTB SX19 Wheel & Hub Help

Old 09-28-22, 04:50 PM
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WTB SX19 Wheel & Hub Help

I bought a like-new set of takeoffs from a private party (WTB SX19 32H) awhile back to use on a commuter / utility bike. Equipped with a high quality 700x40 tire, I put no more than 150 miles on the wheels.

One day the rear wheel felt funny. I pulled it off and spun it in my hands and there was definitely something amuck. I was lazy and instead of taking it apart to examine myself, I brought it in to a tiny local shop that recently opened and left it with them. They called days later and said that the drive (sealed) bearing had cracked and the race and other little spacers/washers were mangled.

The axle and hub body were fine however. The cost quoted for the whole shabang was over $300.00 so we decided it was a throw-away. Iím examining the hub and everything appears to be fine, except for the missing bearing, race and washers.

I called WTB and he said the rim was a WTB, but he had no idea who the hub maker was - and I did not know what brand bike it came fromÖ

So basically, I need a bearing and the other little ditties that disintegrated---The challenge being determining the hub maker.

Does anybody out there have a suggestion on this?

Thanks very much in advance!
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Post a photo and maybe someone will recognize it.
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How can we suggest anything when we don't have any idea what you're working with? I will never understand why people will post asking for help on an unknown component and not post photos...boggles my mind.
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If you still have the busted bearing, measure it and order a new one from these guys. https://wheelsmfg.com/products/bearings.html

These bearings press fit onto the axle. If you lack the tools or courage, find a good shop to do it. The labor shouldn't exceed $50.00.
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It likely has a Novatec hub. It sounds like it's a cartridge bearing, and you can usually read the number on the rubber seal. It's probably a 6011-RS or 6011-2RS. But check your bearing to be sure.
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It might be easier to just replace the hub.
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