marg26

Hope Pro 2 Evo Trials rear hub internal circlip

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Discovered the hub bearings need replacing so partially dismantled the hub to inspect. The freehub bearings seem ok, but the hub bearings don't turn freely and feel like crap. Decided while waiting for bearings to be delivered to put it back together so I can ride. Got the whole thing back together and wheel in frame, and it was only when tidying up I discovered the internal circlip on the floor. Woops.

How important is it? I've been out for a hour long ride this morning and completely forgot about it, so hoping it will be ok for another ride or two until I dismantle and replace the bearings.

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Is that the one on the outside of the freehub body? If so that bearing should be pretty reliably held in place by the compression of the wheel in the frame so you should be fine.

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Finally got round to looking at it last night, yes, it's the one that appears to prevent the bearing falling out from the freehub. Agree it doesn't appear to do much. The circlip was the first thing I removed before deciding I should probably look at some howtos and diagrams.

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Cool. You might even be able to refit it without taking the wheel out of the frame... 

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