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    New question here. Lefty wheel hub issue

    Advice required on problem with front mavic wheel for my lefty. When locating wheel on axle and tightening up it runs fine on bearings until I finally torque the hub up - when I do the wheel doesn't run free on the bearings and gets tight - spinning only several times when spun by hand. Any ideas?

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    Had them since new? Ever pull the disc side bearing? If so, it may be shimmed for a slight bearing wobble issue. There may be one shim too many in there, as there can be more than one... Beyond that, try another set of bearings, or making sure yours are fully seated.
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    Interesting post- I just put brand new Crossmax SLR's on my bike and have the same exact issue. When I first mounted wheel it seemed to spin very nice and when I did the final torque it only spins literally 3 times before coming to a stop when spinnning by hand. I was going to take it off and have a look, but have not done anything with it so far! Let's keep each other in the loop on this.

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    Old issue with the SLR's: it's an o-ring under the cap that drags. It's located under the cap, drive side. The two solutions I have seen is either take the o-ring off (I think A-dog was the first to do so and I have yet to hear any issue related to it) or wait, the wheel will brake-in and will eventually spin more freely....

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    Juup.
    I removed that lil' sucker too.
    No issues whatsoever.
    I just packed a bunch of grease under the bolt cap to keep dirt 'n grime out....and I also do this after I hose the bike off or after a wet ride.
    I don't see why there's the o-ring in the first place.
    Those are sealed cartridge bearings that can take quite a bit of abuse.
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
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    I have a set of Crossmax SLR Lefty too on my Rush Carbon.
    In the beginning, they did 5 turns when turned by hand. They needed about 150 miles to brake-in, now they run supersmooth


    Ron

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    agree with DAN

    same situation in 2 bikes.
    in one , pull off wheel and remounted and all spins well
    in second, no changes with this method...so take off rubber oring and solved

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    I appreciate the info. guys!
    Brian

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    Been away - thnx for the info - have got new bearings and problem fixed. Cheers
    Doug I.

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