Forum home Mountain biking forum MTB workshop & tech

Rear Wheel bearings

iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
edited January 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi All
Got play in my rear wheel on my Specialised Carve 29er on the specs it says the rear wheel bearings are "double-sealed loose ball, polished races* when sorting them out is it replacing the ball bearings or is it complete bearing replacement?

Posts

  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    so cone and cup or cartridge?

    have a look.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    iwilldoit wrote:
    Hi All
    Got play in my rear wheel on my Specialised Carve 29er on the specs it says the rear wheel bearings are "double-sealed loose ball, polished races* when sorting them out is it replacing the ball bearings or is it complete bearing replacement?

    the spec seams to suggest the rear are cup-and-cone, as it differentiates between them and the front, which it states are "double sealled cartridge". Have a close look and you should be able to see the locknuts with little wrench "flats" on either side. Assuming that's correct then you'll be able to dismantle relatively easily (you'll need cone spanners) Take one of the old ball bearings to the bike shop with you so they can provide the right size replacement.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Surely you can just tighten it up regardless of what type if bearings they are.
  • iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
    Hi

    Thanks for the replies, a quick question do you have to remove the cassette to do rear wheel bearings ?

    Sorry if any of my questions are a little dumb, this is all new to me, enjoying the learning process.
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    iwilldoit wrote:
    Thanks for the replies, a quick question do you have to remove the cassette to do rear wheel bearings ?

    To adjust cup-and-cone bearings, you can normally manage it with the cassette in place, but to replace bearings (of either sort) you need to remove the cassette lockring to gain access to the drive side bearings.
Sign In or Register to comment.