Mavic rear wheel hub is worn out

by Strathlubnaig   March 4, 2012  

3600km, much of that over the winter, rear hub is noisy, grinding, slightly wobbly, Mavic XP22 with Shimano hub.
Buddy at the LBS says better just get a new wheel rather than replacing bits, keep the old one for next winter.
Thoughts ?

4 user comments

Oldest firstNewest firstBest rated

Have you inspected the bearings? Might just need some new balls / cones / grease and some tlc to keep going.

joemmo's picture

posted by joemmo [768 posts]
4th March 2012 - 23:42

like this
Like (8)

well on a recent service the mechy did say the bearing cup was getting pretty worn, to be fair.

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

Strathlubnaig's picture

posted by Strathlubnaig [113 posts]
5th March 2012 - 0:12

like this
Like (9)

If it's Shimano hub, its a cup and cone jobbie and once the race is worn its a new hub. You could replace the hub and lace it up onto the existing rims and get your LBS to true it up, but in truth it might be just as much to get a replacement wheel.

Having said that, is it possible just to replace the freehub bearing? That sounds like it could be at least part of your problem.

arrieredupeleton

posted by arrieredupeleton [533 posts]
5th March 2012 - 10:26

like this
Like (18)

I think a bit of further closer investigation is needed before dropping the £

Je vie dans l'espoir constant

Strathlubnaig's picture

posted by Strathlubnaig [113 posts]
5th March 2012 - 10:28

like this
Like (9)