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Old 07-18-07, 10:13 PM
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Xero XSR-3 Wheels

The caps on the hubs keep popping off.

Anything to be done for this without replacing the wheel?
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Old 07-18-07, 10:16 PM
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I *think* you just press them back into place, maybe a light tap with a rubber mallet or something... It happened to mine afew times.
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I have the same wheelset with the same problem. It is only happening on the right side of the front hub. Usually occurs when on slightly rough roads. I push it back on and it pops off a few miles later???
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Old 08-06-07, 07:39 PM
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These are what came on my Giant and they do the same thing. If I press them back on, they are usually good for another 200-300 miles or so. I'm just worried that one of these days a bearing is going to come flying out when I'm doing 45 mph down a hill.
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Old 08-06-07, 08:08 PM
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Same happened to me, I kept taking it back to shop, once they even glued it on. I finally just got used to putting it back on every now & then by hand. I sold those wheels on Craigslist for $200 based on the low spoke coolness factor, bought a set of used Mavic Cosmos for $100 and it was the best thing I ever did with those wheels.
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I just ordered a Giant OCR1, and those are the wheels that are coming with them. Is there anything I should say to the LBS guys, as this seems to be a common occurrence rather than a one time thing. Were they bad wheels otherwise?
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They were fine for me. I had them on my road bike for about a year (1k miles) before i replaced them with the Xero Lite XR1 wheels. Not the lightest/stiffest/most aerodynamic wheels, but they work well enough. The spoke pattern does make them a tad harder to true (according to what the mechanic said at the LBS). I say use them until they break or you can find a great deal on a new set.
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Old 08-06-07, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Riprorin View Post
The caps on the hubs keep popping off.

Anything to be done for this without replacing the wheel?
I had the same wheels on my '05 Giant OCR Composite Limited. My caps started doing the same thing, popping off. My LBS found out it was a defect, and that there was a recall on those wheels. They ordered a newer version of the same wheels through the recall and installed them for me. No problems since.
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