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    Drag on Ritchey hub?

    I have a front wheel with a Ritchey, 20mm through-axle hub. When I hold the wheel in my hands and spin it, I can feel obvious drag on the left side. Are there bearings in that hub that I can service? How would I get to them? There's no obvious way to disassemble the hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    I have a front wheel with a Ritchey, 20mm through-axle hub. When I hold the wheel in my hands and spin it, I can feel obvious drag on the left side. Are there bearings in that hub that I can service? How would I get to them? There's no obvious way to disassemble the hub.
    Any (decent) hub has serviceable bearings.

    With many 20mm hubs the end caps are held on with press fit rings or circlips. The former can be removed by using the 20mm axle to tip the endcap.

    Remove the end caps and the bearings are exposed.

    But check the roughness with the wheel installed in the fork. You do not have a good feel otherwise.
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