- Crossmax sx problem
Are you sure the bearings are wrecked? Crossmax often have slight play if the bearing adjuster isn’t tightened. Should have got a little plastic wrench with them, use that to just nip up the adjuster on the hub (drive side IIRC) hand tight, should sort the play.
Edit – not the drive side then, judging from the pic…:)Posted 4 years agocoatesyMember
Could be a similar problem to the one we’ve had on a few Mavic hubs recently, the axle is so loose in the bearings that it literally falls in and out under it’s own weight. Mavic’s boffins expect a circlip and a couple of washers preloading the bearings side to side to prevent up and down movement.They’ve sent us thicker shim washers which don’t appear to work, and we’ve just had a new replacement wheel returned after one ride due to excess play. I’m reckoning that a Stud & Bearing fitting compound will do the trick, but also reckon this is something Mavic should be sorting, not bike shops.Posted 4 years agoM1llh0useMember
cubemeup – Member
What do mean over tightened axle?? Why would that cause a problem? Sorry I’m learning slowly about mechanics
over tightening can put too much load on the bearings causing them to fail/wear prematurely. if you look at the bumph that come with the wheels they bearly need to be more than pinch tight.
chakaping – Member
Just been told that the bearings are shot so need new ones, I’m really disappointed with mavic.
Are they doing them under warranty?
was also to by LBS that mavic come with a 2 year warranty where bearings are concerned…Posted 4 years agowaldo1Member
Over tightening spokes on the sx can cause failure. The cast spokes can snap.Posted 4 years ago
I snapped a fair few on my last pair. Seizing of the nipples can occur also, especially after cleaning with certain products.
Bearings wise, I had a few issues with keeping them right. A lbs to us changed them, saying they were gone and the were never correct, even after 4 attempts.
I’ve got the later sx now like you and they’re going well. Bearings are running well – not too tight and not too lose. ..juuust right.
Few dings on the rims though and the tubeless valves deteriorate over time. Spokes on the rear are pretty loose and I can’t see them lasting much longer.
Mp3 time soon I reckon.
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