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    How tight do you tighten the bolt on the rear hub of a element 950

    I mean the one that the axle goes trough and that resides on the brake side?

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    Do you mean the rear wheel quick release axle? The QR should be screwed in using the lever in the OPEN position to the point that you can just close the QR lever and leave an impression of the lever on your palm. You shouldn't need a tool to close the lever.
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    Not the quick release. I took my hub apart to install the freewheel body. It is a flanged nut that sits on top of the bearing.

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    Gotcha, on the Shimano rear hubs, the freehub retaining bolt is torque spec'd at 45-50Nm (392-435 in-lbs) on their big 16mm bolt, so the OEM hub is likely close to that.
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    That seems like too much, if I tighten it too much it seems to affect the bearing function.

    I tightened it to the point where it started to slow the wheel, backed off a quarter turn.

    The quick release will hold it in place I think. I will call a rocky dealer and see if I can get an answer.

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