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    how hard are titus pivot bearings to change?

    i recently had the displeasure of watching a kona's quad main pivot bearing being changed. you basically have to hammer all 4 bearings out through one side of the frame. not my idea of fun.

    i'm currently riding specialized and going through a set of bearings every season

    seems like the titus setup lasts longer, but how hard are they when i inevitably DO need to change em out.

    (i'm looking at a moto lite btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurowanker
    i recently had the displeasure of watching a kona's quad main pivot bearing being changed. you basically have to hammer all 4 bearings out through one side of the frame. not my idea of fun.

    i'm currently riding specialized and going through a set of bearings every season

    seems like the titus setup lasts longer, but how hard are they when i inevitably DO need to change em out.

    (i'm looking at a moto lite btw)
    Most bearings are interference fit... Titus' included. Unless you see the bearing fits in a housing that is split and tightened with a screw, all of them are pressed in and must be pressed out.

    However, you can make a homespun press to put the bearings in and out. This will make putting the bearings in and out an easy job and your chances to damage something will be reduced.
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    I used a home made press, too.

    I used a home made press to change out the bearings on my Loco Moto (4 yrs old at the time). I matched up the bearing numbers and replaced with enduros.

    I did run into trouble putting the swing arm back. There were very thin spacers at the main pivot separating the swing arm from the frame pivot. I mangled them trying to slide the swing arm on. Titus told me to clamp the drop out end with a skewer to open up the pivot yoke on the swing arm. Did the trick. Its what they do on the assembly line.
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