- Bearings loose AGAIN any tips ?
I’ve just changed my lower link bearings on my Santa Cruz Blur LT 1.0 and after 50 miles there’s play in the bearings already did I do something wrong ??
Anyone have any tips to stop this happening? I got the precise bearing kit Santa Cruz told me to and swapped like for like
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks, MarkPosted 4 months agotwonksSubscriber
If it isn’t an installation issue as above, I’d check the frame for oval bearing recesses or splits. 50 miles is nothing and the bearings in my SC lasted over 3000 miles (Granted not the same model, but would expect similar)
How easy did the bearings go in? If it was very easy to slot them in, maybe the frame has distorted due to previous bearings being removed or installed incorrectly and at an angle.Posted 4 months agodeadkennySubscriber
Not sure about the old 1.0 models. They have bearings in the frame instead of the link?
Anyway, on newer ones you adjust for play by adding more grease and increasing torque on the axle. Where the link has bearings and there’s an axle and cone washer with bolt, the axle is just done up snug but have to experiment to reduce play.
Worn axle you should see visible signs of on the axle and probably can feel it’s worn. Had one wrecked due to collapsed bearing, but it was cutting a groove into the axle and would have snapped eventually. Couldn’t get the axle on its own unfortunately, only the whole kit.
Though maybe ask Jungle. Their support is good and they sometimes can help out with odd bits lying around. I’ve had some stuff free off them, though cheap parts anyway.Posted 4 months ago
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