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    Apr 2008

    X0 Jockey wheel bearings

    Hey guys

    Are the bearings in X0 jockey wheels a common problem. I'm now to the point I have to clean them out after pretty much every "really wet" race. I'm always really carefull how I clean my bike (never harsh jet wash) but I had problems with the jockey wheel bearings after the very first race I did on the new rear mech - 2008 X0.

    Basically, dirt is just getting right in under the shields on the bearings. I caould accept this if it was happening after I had removed the shields once for cleaning but it was just as bad right from new.

    Never had a problem with XTR

    Anyone experience similar problems?

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    Feb 2004
    You could always upgrade to jockey wheels with ceramic bearings.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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