- Does anyone know for definite what the Specialized Hi-Lo rear hub is?
Specialized Camber 2011 with Hi-Lo rear hub. It has two sealed bearings in it and a freewheel assembly in the middle. I’ve totally munched it now – freewheel is wobbly and the ratchet is wrecked.
I did some google searching and there were several claims that it was a debadged DT Swiss hub, but some other’s said it was made by Commencal (or some other French sounding name?).
Does anyone know for sure who makes it?Posted 5 years ago
Is it worth fixing? Seems a real waste of a wheel that’s only 6 months old.
If you go to your dealer or failing that a Specialized Concept store the freehub body costs about a tenner and is easy to fit if you have a 12mm allen key. The bearings are standard and available easily. All in should only cost you £15 to get the wheel running like new.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve already replaced the bearings. That was a few months ago.
The main free hub is what’s broken.
It looks like you need a special tool to remove it. It’s got two big slots in it on the inside. I can’t see how a 12mm alley key would do it, but I’ll look again more closely.
I’ll ask at the shop.Posted 5 years ago
Someone told me that it’s Commencal. I’ll take a look. Maybe it’s like this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=72295Posted 5 years ago
They say that Formula make it.
This is another look at a Commencal free wheel assembly and mine looks nothing like this. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=76932
These guys say Formula or JoytechPosted 5 years ago
If you take the bearings out of the non-freewheel side you should be able to then fit the 12 mm allen key through the hub body to the the head of the bold the secures the freewheel onto the hub. Once undone the whole freewheel comes off a splined fitting and can be junked. Replacing it is easy once you’ve got this far.Posted 5 years ago
The shop gave me a new free wheel assembly for free today.
They said that someone else who’d bought the same model had the same problem and their’s failed after a few months too.
Looks like the 12mm allen key thing is true actually.
So maybe this is a Commencal part.
As long as I can get a year or so out of these wheels then I won’t feel so sad about replacing them after that. It’s a bit sad though that Specialized are using these parts – it seems a real waste to have throw away wheels on a bike.Posted 5 years ago
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