Which Bearings kit for Spesh Epic comp 2003 frame???
As this my first build I’m trying to work out which kit I need to replace the bearings, Bolts and nuts on the rear of my Specialized Epic comp 2003 frame.
There seems to be 2 options
Can anyone tell me which is the correct one as they both seem to look different but the description looks the same!
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the search for the correct answer!
Thanking you kindly!Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for the advice….
Popped into Summit cycles who wanna charge me £40 for the kit and up to £70 to fit,
He said it’s not an easy job, Although I’m new to building bikes I have my doubts on this and figure It’s something I could tackle myself..
What do you think? Big job or not?Posted 6 years agokaesaeMember
The epic can be a tricky job depending on how long it has been since it’s last service.
Why are you replacing all of the bolts, normally you just change the bearings and reuse all of the nuts spacers etc.
If you can get the frame stripped then it’s a fairly easy job to change all of the bearings.
Although the spherical bearings for the shock mountin can be a bit more tricky.Posted 6 years agoamt27Member
I used sockets and a vice to remove and install the bearings on my 2010 Epic and before that 2008 SJ.
Movement may not be the bearings, it might be the bushings on the shock (not inside the shock, but the eyelets at each end), these take quite a lot of abuse,
bearings wear pretty quickly as they are only moving a few degrees and taking a load at the same time, so get “notchy” but still do the job,
I would not replace the bearing unless they are completely ceased, are they making a “pinging” noise, this indicates they are ceased, strip it down and find out,
another issue is alignment when replacing the bearings and putting it all back together, this can leave the wheel out of line, sometimes it’s better to get a shop to deal with this hassle, £70 aint bad heard worse,Posted 6 years ago
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