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Play in rim

cookiemonstercookiemonster Posts: 668
edited December 2007 in Workshop

I've Mavic Aksiums, and if i grab hold of the rim I can wiggle the wheel a couple of mill side to side - enough for the rim to touch the brake pads. Its the same front and rear; there's no clicking, so no feel that the bearings are knackered.

AFAIK the aksiums have cartridge bearings, so I'm not clear if there's anything adjustable here - so, questions are - is a little play normal? and if not, any ideas how you go about adjusting wheels with cartridge bearings?




  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    So can I on my Aksiums, and on my Ventos and on the hanbuilts I have. Rims will always have a degree of lateral flex, it is nothing to worry about.
  • cool - thanks. My mtb rims dont have any play whatsoever, but i guess thats because they're forged from iron...
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