I just opened my rear Hope Pro 2 (non-Evo), that was supposedly totally rebuilt by a LBS 4 months ago To my surprise the two inner bearings on the freehub are totally destroyed and the axle is resting only on the third, last one, which runs rough. Probably related to this (due to movement I can imagine) 3 out of 4 pawl springs were broken. Looks like I have been running on a single pawl for some time....
Anyway, the situation is that the inner metal ring of the two smaller bearings is gone:
The two grooves are the grooves for the balls in the outer shells of the two bearings. Those shells are all that is left from the actual bearing. I can't remove those shells
There is a metal lip in the inside, preventing the bearings from moving in. It also prevents me from knocking the bearings from the inside. There is no inner metal ring, which I can use to push the bearing. I tried catching only the edges of the remnants of the bearings and pull with pliers, but did't work.
Only thing that comes to my mind is to rest something in the groove for the balls and hammer it that way. Opinions?
Also, there is a Hope video on Youtube from 6 months ago, that shows how to service the Pro 2. It shows that there are 2 spacers inside the freehub - one longer and one shorter. In my case, there is only one longer spacer and two of the bearings (the two broken ones) are sitting right next to each other. Is this a new design for the Evo?