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    I9 Torch Classic Freehub lockring

    Took my wheel out of the frame and just tilting it over sent the freehub, cassette and all onto the floor.

    Something a bit more secure please for the mountain bikers-if this happened on the trail and I contaminated the freehub or worse-had the pawls and springs fall out (as they dont appear to be secured either) I'd be screwed royally.

    Hub performs great, great sound and engagement is sick, but this attribute is not desirable at all.
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    How on earth did that happen? Was the cassette not torqued to the hub?

    Or are you referring to the hub itself actually dismantling?

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    My I9 Torch hubs stay together just fine, Is the o ring on the end cap ?

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    Had the same thing happen with my mine. I talked to my LBS owner/builder and he says this is common with these hubs. Just push it back it, twist counterclockwise until it clicks and move on. It worries me too. Hope I don't have to take my rear wheel off on the trail. I really wanted to get a Chris King Hub (like all of my other bikes) but CK will not be making an XX1 compatible hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom34 View Post
    How on earth did that happen? Was the cassette not torqued to the hub?

    Or are you referring to the hub itself actually dismantling?
    Its a design flaw. there is no lockring-just a small o ring that is supposed to keep everything in place. when its in the frame everything is hunky dory. But beware taking it out of the frame to change a wheel or like I did pack it up for a plane ride. Goddamn lucky nothing fell in the dirt at MBO.
    Again-great hub-design flaw.
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    I have not had mine come apart but it is VERY weird the way it will come apart without tools. I have had however the bearing disintegrate on a NEW wheel that might have 10 rides on it. Not happy at all about this. I have 3 sets of Chris King hubs and NEVER once a hiccup on any of them. Discovered this, recently and took it apart this afternoon. I hope that I9 will do something quick and not take too long to remedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voyeur View Post
    Took my wheel out of the frame and just tilting it over sent the freehub, cassette and all onto the floor.

    Something a bit more secure please for the mountain bikers-if this happened on the trail and I contaminated the freehub or worse-had the pawls and springs fall out (as they dont appear to be secured either) I'd be screwed royally.

    Hub performs great, great sound and engagement is sick, but this attribute is not desirable at all.
    Same problem for me - check this post

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    Hum I havent had that issue with my I9s. I have to yank hard on my free hub to dissemble it.

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    You know, I've been saying "Design Flaw" but its actually completely intentional by I9-they wanted to make it serviceable without any tools. They just need to make it less prone to uncoupling when you dont want it to.
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