Anthem X pivot bearing life?
My Anthem is just over a year old, and has recently developed a really annoying creak. Tonight I bit the bullet and took it to bits and all the pivot bearings are shagged – they feel like they are full of grit. I've levered off the seals and they look like they feel. I guess I was spoiled by my previous Marin's lifetime warrantied bearings.
So is a year about normal for Giant Maestro bearings? How much should I expect to pay for a new set (I think there are 10 bearings in there!)? What tools would I need to have to do it myself?Posted 7 years agoac282Member
If they are anything like my old epic, 1 year-18 months is normal. There will probably be 8 bearings and 2 shock bushings to change. You can press the bearings in and out using some sockets and a vice.
I got an anthem this year but haven't been able to find the specs for the bearings anywhere.
Does anyone know what bearings an anthem X takes?Posted 7 years ago
There are actually 10 bearings because there are 4 on the lower shock mount. I didn't press the bearings out but I did take the seals off, flush them out with GT85 and repack with grease – they feel better, but still pretty notchy.
And I've just reassembled it all without taking note of the bearing numbers. Doh!Posted 7 years ago
Just heard from my LBS – Giant want £140 for the bearing set, so about £200 fitted. Since I only get to ride my bike at the weekends, that's about £4 a ride just for bearings. I'm not impressed.Posted 7 years ago
@Hadge – BETD don't list a kit for the Anthem – have I missed something on the website?Mark NMember
How much! I did my trance myself with a full set of Enduro "full compliment" bearings and it was no where near that cost.
If you do not fancy the Enduro set then get the numbers and look to a local bearing supplier. It will be so much cheaper than the Giant cost, no pun intended. It is not too bad a job to get them out and refit them.Posted 7 years agoneninjaMember
Katek bearing kits for the Anthem X are £22 posted on Ebay
I need a set for my Anthem X4 as it has started really creaking – less than a year old but gets used 4-5 times a week. I'll try cleaning and regreasing the bearings first and then fit the new ones.Posted 7 years ago
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