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  1. Remove freehub lockring by turning counter clockwise with pin spanner Remove freehub lockring by turning counter clockwise with pin spanner
    • Remove freehub lockring by turning counter clockwise with pin spanner

  2. Using two 5mm hex wrenches, loosen the endcaps by turning them counter clockwise from each other For 135x10 endcaps, use a 17mm cone wrench for the driveside endcap and a 19mm conewrench for the non-drive endcap
    • Using two 5mm hex wrenches, loosen the endcaps by turning them counter clockwise from each other

    • For 135x10 endcaps, use a 17mm cone wrench for the driveside endcap and a 19mm conewrench for the non-drive endcap

    • The driveside endcap will normally loosen first

  3. Slide freehub assembly off of the axle Be careful not to lose the pawls as they may fall while removing the freehub body
    • Slide freehub assembly off of the axle

    • Be careful not to lose the pawls as they may fall while removing the freehub body

  4. Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise While holding the axle in the vise, loosen the non-drive endcap by turning it counter-clockwise The preload adjuster may need to be held with a cone wrench while loosening the non-drive endcap
    • Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise

    • While holding the axle in the vise, loosen the non-drive endcap by turning it counter-clockwise

    • The preload adjuster may need to be held with a cone wrench while loosening the non-drive endcap

  5. Loosen the preload ring by turning it clockwise Loosen the preload ring by turning it clockwise
    • Loosen the preload ring by turning it clockwise

  6. Slide the axle out of the hub shell by pushing from the non-drive side to the drive side
    • Slide the axle out of the hub shell by pushing from the non-drive side to the drive side

    • At this point the hub is most of the way apart, you can service bearings, replace worn parts or just clean things up

    • Next, Let's install the axle

  7. Remember the drive side of the axle is the side with the bearing surface for the freehub body Start by lightly greasing the axle and sliding it back into the hub shell Start by lightly greasing the axle and sliding it back into the hub shell
    • Remember the drive side of the axle is the side with the bearing surface for the freehub body

    • Start by lightly greasing the axle and sliding it back into the hub shell

  8. Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise While holding the axle in the vise, install the preload adjustment ring by turning it counter-clockwise Tighten the preload adjuster by hand
    • Use an axle vise or insert the flats on the drive side of the axle into a smooth jaw vise

    • While holding the axle in the vise, install the preload adjustment ring by turning it counter-clockwise

    • Tighten the preload adjuster by hand

    • Install the non-drive endcap by turning it counter clockwise

  9. Put two drops of medium strength threadlocker on the inner axle threads Begin threading in the non-drive endcap by turning it clockwise Lightly grease the face where the endcap and preload ring will meet
    • Put two drops of medium strength threadlocker on the inner axle threads

    • Begin threading in the non-drive endcap by turning it clockwise

    • Lightly grease the face where the endcap and preload ring will meet

    • Adjust the bearing preload using the preload ring

    • Tighten the preload ring so the bearings no longer have play in them, but such that they also do not have excess drag

    • When you are happy with the adjustment, hold the preload ring with a cone wrench and tighten the non-drive endcap

  10. Remove the axle from the vise
    • Remove the axle from the vise

    • Next, install the freehub assembly

    • Learn how to lube the freehub properly using the freehub service instructions

    • Slide the freehub body over the axle

    • Turn freehub counterclockwise so that the pawls compress the springs and slide into the hub

    • A tool may be used to lightly compress the pawls

  11. Put one drop of medium strength threadlocker on threads inside the driveside endcap
    • Put one drop of medium strength threadlocker on threads inside the driveside endcap

    • Install the endcap by turning clockwise

    • Tighten to 6nm

  12. Reinstall the freehub dust seal by turning clockwise tighten to snug
    • Reinstall the freehub dust seal by turning clockwise

    • tighten to snug

Conclusion

Thanks for reading, now get out there and ride!

The Hive - Jeremy

Member since: 12/05/2012

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