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    Bontrager freehub, where to buy online?

    Bontrager freehub: where to buy online?

    I have a set of Bontrager RXL wheels from 2008. I took the rearwheel apart and noticed that the freehub is running rough. So i guess a new freehub has to come. It is a wheelset that i don't use at this moment so i'm looking into a cheap repair, anyone know the price of a freehub?

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    Probably a Shimano style Formula, have you tried servicing it?

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    As far as I know, Bontrager do not sell online at all, only through official Trek shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    As far as I know, Bontrager do not sell online at all, only through official Trek shops.
    ^^ This
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    I have aready looked at the Park Tool site. It doesn't cover what problem i have. The bearing is shot....

    I will contact my Bontrager dealer. I just wanted to have a look what it would cost to change it. Some freehubs cost only $40 and some $100......... and the latter is not worth it to me since i have the set lying around doing nothing....(for a maybe future project)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    I have aready looked at the Park Tool site. It doesn't cover what problem i have. The bearing is shot....
    I apologize, the Race X-Lite (RXL) should be a DT Swiss star ratchet system. They should be fully serviceable including replacing the bearings in the freehub body.

    http://www.dtswiss.com/getdoc/1219c0...Datasheet.aspx

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    My RXL are not DT Swiss made hubs for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betzel View Post
    My RXL are not DT Swiss made hubs for sure.
    Can you provide pictures or should I just use telepathic powers to figure out what the freehub body mechanism looks like

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    It looks like the Bontrager freehub in the Park tool link. Not being the Hugi-Bontrager but the Bontrager almost at the bottom of that page.

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    So it looks like this?


    If that is the case, you still should be able to press the old bearing(s) out and replace them with new bearing(s). My Ringle rear hub has a nearly identical freehub body and mechanism and the bearings are replaceable.

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    Yes, that is it!

    I have tried to get the bearing out...but i failed. What do i use to get it out? I also look at the code on the bearing and see if i can get a replacement. Didn't get so lucky on the internet. I guess i have to go to a bearing-specialist.

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