Maxle/Revelations/Hope Pro2 issues – Help please
my new bike is so close to being done apart from I have one really niggly little problem. For the life of me I can not get the front wheel completely rigid, or to put it another way, there is slight play coming from somehwere. It’s not the headset, it’s not the calpier or disc and I can only hope it’s not the fork lowers or the Hope hub as they are brand new. I have screwed the Maxle in as tight as it will go and the qr bit through the Maxle I really shouldn’t do any tighter I don’t think (I am using a cloth to get it that tight otherwise my hand slip) but still there is a minute amount of play.
I remember on old STW there was a similar thread (which I can find on Google strangely) but as I can no longer see it I can’t remember what the outcome was.
Would it be a Maxle issue?
Could I try shimming the hubs?
ta in advancePosted 8 years ago
Hi whippersnapper, I went through the same frustrating problem recently with my Pikes.Posted 8 years ago
I thought it was the wheel bearings but after changing them the problem was still there. In the end I solved it by stripping the Maxel down, giving it all a good clean and streching the springs which are in there, they seemed to have become compressed over a few years use.
The best test I found to confirm if its a Maxel problem is to fit the Maxel without the wheel and do it up, if there is play there its definately the Maxel.It should screw in to the RH stantion and then when closed the slack is taken up on the cones, try it you will see what I mean.
The position in which the Qr is closed also has effect on play.
Hope this helps.
check one headset
check two front brake bolts
the play is felt when holding front brake and rocking gently, exactly the same as when I check my headset. If you do this and hold the front wheel too you can feel a gently knocking. Tip the bike upside down, foot on handlebar and gently move wheel from side to side i can feel very slight play.
Strangely before i put the tyre on everything seemed tight, it’s not the tyre though i’m fairly sure of that 😉Posted 8 years agoretro83Member
I had exactly this problem with brand new Pro 2s and Pikes.
I think the thread was on the old forum though.
In my case replacing the bearings solved it. Phone Hope, but if you’ve tightened the maxle (both parts – screw it into the fork then tighten the other QR nobby bit) then I’d bet it’s the bearings.
fwiw Chelmer Cycles said my bearings had ‘lateral play’Posted 8 years ago
ok, checked the Maxle on it’s own without the wheel Rustydub, that has no play.
PP? What’s your theory…go on you can tell me 😉
Should it be a Maxle or bearing issue and given that everything is brand spanking new is it just something I have to take on the chin and cough up for or do you think contacting Hope/Rock Shox first is the way to go?Posted 8 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Are you doing up the QR thingy as tight as possible before you have screwed the Maxle all the way home? This gets the cam as tight as possible before screwing it all the way in and flipping the lever over. The lever should have significant “spring” in it as you flip it over.Posted 8 years ago
NO don’t overtighten the Maxel otherwise you will damage it and they cost 40 quid!Posted 8 years ago
Out of interest have you had the Pikes from new?
I seem to remember someone claiming a flaw on some of the Pikes, but that was on the old forum.
Others with this problem have had them sorted out on warranty by Rock Shox.
Mine are about 3 years old so it was nevert an option for me.clubberMember
No, shouldn’t do so long as you’re doing it straight but this:
the play is felt when holding front brake and rocking gently, exactly the same as when I check my headset. If you do this and hold the front wheel too you can feel a gently knocking.
certainly sounds like the pads moving in the calipersPosted 8 years ago
Mate, look at the first reply to this reviewPosted 8 years ago
Not that useful, but other people seem to have the same problem
Don’t want to seem cheeky but have you put the steel clips for the 20mm bits in the right place as i seem to remember i effed that up first time i tried…Posted 8 years ago
useful link that first one, ta dexbex. Regrading metal clips, I havent moved them since I’ve had them….where should they be?
just had an interesting chat with Hope who told me that unfortunately it could be one of those things. Assumming bearings are good (checking tonight) then it is just a compatability issue. Due to the floating spacer design, tolerances and the fact Maxles do not clamp the forks as a bolt thru or QR would then this small amount of play will happen. I wasn’t being fobbed off, the bloke was incredibly helpful and said if it was the bearings or a hub issue then they would replace no probs.
This will really bug me if it is ‘one of those things’. Bloody impulsiveness and STW articles scaring me about QRs 😉Posted 8 years ago
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