2012 epic chain stay removal
I have a 2012 Epic which is in need of some new bearings. The bearings in the S link are not doing so well and I thought I would check the other bearings while I am at it. What I cannot figure out is how to take the chain stay off. When the shock is detached the spread in the chain stay is too narrow to clear the seat tube. What is the trick here to getting the chain stay off of the bike to replace the drop out bearings?
Secondly the chain stay/drop out double bearings look tough to get out and possibly drive back in. How are people dealing with it? I do not necessarily thing these bearings are bad right now but it is only a matter of time before they need replacement.