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Only hubs with gen 2 axles will use radial bearings, if your hub has a gen 1 axle, it will use angular contact bearings.
  • Only hubs with gen 2 axles will use radial bearings, if your hub has a gen 1 axle, it will use angular contact bearings.

  • To determine your gen 2 hub bearing type, the axle must be removed in order to check the bearing spacer.

  • Axle removal instructions can be found here: Generation 2 axle - TRSr/TRS+/LG1+ rear hub axle install and removal

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With the axle removed, attempt to remove the bearing spacer by pulling it from the drive side All race level hubs will use radial bearings You can tap it lightly from the non-drive side to aid removal
  • With the axle removed, attempt to remove the bearing spacer by pulling it from the drive side

    • All race level hubs will use radial bearings

  • You can tap it lightly from the non-drive side to aid removal

  • If the spacer comes out the hub uses angular contact bearings

  • If the spacer is captured by the bearings and cannot be removed without removing the bearings, then the hub uses radial bearings

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