bearing are cheap and one set of bearing for 4 years use is **** all, especially when thehubs won;t be written off due to lack of servicing. Battering? Why would you need to, a sharp tap gets all but the must corroded bearing out. Have I had a outer race serperate yes, a bearing puller sorts this out in seconds.
SO yes a lot easier to service, and no more expensive.
I'd appreciate it if you didn't try talking down to me like I'm some sort of idiot, thanks.
You'd better calm down fella because I'm just about to rip you to shreds.
50p pack of bearings and a dab of grease once a year. So, 4 years = £2 = No wear. Only cone spanners needed. And that's a cheap Deore I'm on about.
Hope XC rear hub-
4 years, 2 sets of bearings. Cheap beaings £1.50 each, which last a year a set, 4 bearings in an XC hub, so £6 a set minimum. Decent bearings £15-20 a set, but last 2-3 times as long as cheap ones.
Pro2s have 5 in the rear hub, and they don't last as long as the good old XC bearings in most cases either, so they cost more.
The first time I changed my XC rear beaings (2 years old) I left marks in my bench from hammering the old bearings out. It takes no less time to hammer out 4 bearings than it does to service a C+C hub, unless you are a real numpty or it's your first time, then there's a few minutes difference.
Bearing puller? What?
Yeah, sure, like we all have one of those lying around don't we? And how much is one of those if we don't? More than a the £5 pair of cone spanners I've had since '91 I imagine!
Cheaper? Get real.
Put brain into gear before opening mouth, eh?