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Novatec D711/D712 - what bearings?

tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
edited November 2013 in Cyclocross
So far this season I've trashed my BB bearings (BB30, so hardly a surprise) and the bearings in both jockey wheels, and my headset is sounding a bit suspect. This is without the assistance of a pressure washer, but it has been a rather muddy season. My wheels are fine, but I'd like to have some bearings "in stock" for when I need them. To save me taking the hubs to bits, does anyone know what bearings they take? My Google fu doesn't seem to be up to this one...
Pannier, 120rpm.

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  • They are 15 x 28 x 7 mm front and rear.
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    Awesome, thanks muchly :-)
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    Wondering what quality of bearings to get. Broadly speaking, the options are:
    "Budget" bearings - about 3 quid each, or £18 for a full set
    "Decent" SKF bearings - about 13 quid each, or £78 for a full set
    Stainless SKF bearings - about 26 quid each, or £156 for a full set

    These bearings are going to have a hard life; at this time of year the hubs get covered with thick mud a couple of times a week, and then washed (albeit never with a pressure washer). I don't particularly mind replacing them frequently. Given the hubs were probably about £150 a set, I'm guessing they have bearings equivalent to the £3 jobs, and so far they run very smoothly. I certainly can't believe that, on a cross course, I'll go any faster with more expensive bearings.

    Will I gain anything by buying the more expensive bearings, or should I just go down the budget route on the grounds that they'll get trashed anyway?
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • I did get the standard SKF... fitted them recently, so can't comment. Remember SKF bearings have more drag, because the seals are tighter

    The rear has 4 bearings, only the main two are the size above, the others are the freehub bearings... were you planning on changing those too?
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    I did get the standard SKF... fitted them recently, so can't comment. Remember SKF bearings have more drag, because the seals are tighter

    The rear has 4 bearings, only the main two are the size above, the others are the freehub bearings... were you planning on changing those too?
    Hmmm... Maybe I'll stick with the cheap ones; I suspect the better seals on the SKF ones probably won't make them last four times as long.

    Not planning on changing any of the bearings right now, but I want to have at least one complete set available for when I do. I won't actually change the freehub bearings unless they need it...
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • Is there a standard bearing puller to get these cartridges out? When I search for bearing pullers all I seem to get is big kits of quite substantial cost.
  • PuttyKnees wrote:
    Is there a standard bearing puller to get these cartridges out? When I search for bearing pullers all I seem to get is big kits of quite substantial cost.

    The answer is no
  • Urgh. Time to find a friend with one.
  • PuttyKnees wrote:
    Urgh. Time to find a friend with one.

    You don't need it... the 712 has a slot for a 10 mm Allen Key in the axle, just slot it in and hammer on the Allen key, the bearing will pop out, then do the same on the opposite side
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