20 mm maxle on spesh hub

Shaggy3821 Posts: 37
edited March 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
I've got a pitch pro with 20 mm maxle through specialized hub. Have noticed a bit of play in the wheel when it is clamped in. The spacers in the hub seem to be a lot wigglier than they were and I suspect the bearings are either on their way out or gone. question is how do i get the bearings out. Read some where that you can knock them out with a mallet and rod but can't work out how to get the spacers off to expose the bearings in the first place. Any hints would be greatley appreciated!


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    they may just have press fit collars.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Does that mean i should be able to pull them off with some padded pliers or the sort
  • thel33ter
    thel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Get the maxle, place it a little bit inside the collar and push down, it should just pop off. To get it back on, lay the wheel flat and whack it in with a rubber mallet.
    And now you know, and knowing is half the battle
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  • cheers fellas. I suspected it might be something like that but have had, shall we say, incidents in the past when my 'suspected' methods have created 'suspected' holes. In my bank balance.