Does anybody else have issues with their main pivot bearings.After a close look I discovered my main pivot bearings are just shielded not sealed.Why would a manufacturer
put such an inferior bearing on a mountain bike.Does this mean I should replace all 4 bearings or do you think i should talk to the manufacturer again. I mentioned this to them (Astrix)a couple of years ago when i bought the frame and they just blew me off.Now they the bearings are alittle on the gritty side and to top it off the size of the bearings isn't a item BTI or QBP carry.