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Old 05-21-11, 02:15 PM   #1
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Help Suntour XC Pro rear hub rebuild.

I am not the best at working with Hubs, so I have a few questions for those of you who might be in the know!!!!. I have used the greaseguard ports to push new grease in and purge the old, but the hub still feels notchy and it simply does not spin as freely as I think it should. Before I crack it open though it appears to have a set of sealed bearings instead of loose balls under a dust cover. Can you guys confirm this and if so does anyone know where I can get replacements? Thanks


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Old 05-21-11, 07:41 PM   #2
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XC Pro used cartridge bearings, look in your phone book for a bearing supply house, and take them a sample of your used bearings. They are a standard size. You'll probably need help pulling the old bearings and pressing in the new ones.
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If they are like the front hubs it is not difficult to remove the bearings. The front takes 6001 2RS bearings. The ID number will be on the seal. I would guess that the rear takes a slightly larger ID.
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You might be able to get them spinning freely if you flush them with solvent and then oil before greasing... or not.

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