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    Bearing sizes, where to buy?

    I have an 04 Epic S-Works. I have the suspension apart and have cleaned/re greased the bearings. It looks like there are two different size bearings on the bike, 4 of each. What size are they and where can I find them? I would like to replace them next time I have the suspension apart.

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    According to the manual...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cevan
    I have an 04 Epic S-Works. I have the suspension apart and have cleaned/re greased the bearings. It looks like there are two different size bearings on the bike, 4 of each. What size are they and where can I find them? I would like to replace them next time I have the suspension apart.
    If you download the manual, you can see the sizes. They are on the detailed parts diagram. The part numbers are 6802-2RS and 6800-2RS (if I remember correctly, I don't have it at hand right now). You can do an easy search on the web for those. There is another type of spherical bearing for the shock mounts, but I don't remember the code.

    Cheers,
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    if your shop orders from QBP (quality) they carry enduro cartridge bearings. I'd recommend the full complement enduromax ones, they are a little more durable and only slightly more expensive.

    alternatively, specialized has a full rebuild kit that includes all the bearings and assorted spacers for about 50 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurowanker
    if your shop orders from QBP (quality) they carry enduro cartridge bearings. I'd recommend the full complement enduromax ones, they are a little more durable and only slightly more expensive.

    alternatively, specialized has a full rebuild kit that includes all the bearings and assorted spacers for about 50 bucks.
    I'll second the enduro bearings, they were highly recommended. To get them faster, I ordered them through http://www.thebikebench.com/. The order was shipped promptly and they answered questions pretty quickly. My LBS originally had some Spec bearing kit that included parts for lots of different bikes and cost $95. They could have got a less expensive kit or enduro bearings, but it would have taken a lot longer. Local industrial supply shops will probably have the bearings, but you will pay a hefty premium for them. ebay is an option too, but I would be careful about the quality.
    I also upgraded to full complement bearings for the rocker link. The main pivot is spec'd for them already. Didnt upgrade the Horst links otherwise I couldn't remove them via the disassemble/reassemble the bearing (Wayneosdios) method. Of course, if I used full complement, maybe I won't have to replace them that often . Not sure how the Epic Horst link bearings are set up.

    Dave

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    What are full complement bearings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave719
    I also upgraded to full complement bearings for the rocker link. The main pivot is spec'd for them already.
    Dave
    Are they different from the ones I found on Ebay (6800 and 6802) for $10 for 10 bearings, plus $5 shipping? Can the plastic spacers on the Horst Link be purchaed?

    I put everything back together last night and it was a breeze. I'm not sure how difficult it is to remove the bearings for replacement, especially from the carbon fiber link.

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    I did a little research

    The best I can come up with is they have ball bearings all the way around the race. The large bearings on the link are like this. The smaller bearings have a carrier that holds maybe 6-8 balls with gaps between each ball. I supposed more balls means smooth action, and the load is distributed between more balls.

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