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    Can anyone recommend a bearing press set for Banshees?

    There are several brands out there. Kits, handles, blind pullers, all kinds of stuff. Can anyone recommend a setup that will work well, off the shelf, for the KS-link bikes?

    Thanks.

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    I have rapid racing product extractor and press for my banshee. This is prior to getting a blind puller. It'll do if you have specific races you want instead of entire sets which would get really expensive


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    I ran into this last week. Rapidracer is hard to find online and sold out almost everywhere. Just an FYI for those looking. Real World Cycling makes a knock off of the same product here in the USA and has the same bearing specific options as RR. You can order direct from their site.

    It took me a while to find them, so hopefully this post saves somebody a little time.

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    Had I done known any better I would have just bought this

    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2238166/

    Then go to amazon and buy a bearing blind puller and be done with it. I bought the races from him to do hubs and a different frame and it's really well made.


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    Looks like a great set for a great price.

    At a glance i don't see any 8mm tooling though. Which is what is used on the upper linkage (608's) at least on my rune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach156 View Post
    Looks like a great set for a great price.

    At a glance i don't see any 8mm tooling though. Which is what is used on the upper linkage (608's) at on my rune.
    Good catch! I have a combination of that and the RR set so it didn't phase me that I would have missing pieces had I just gotten that guys set.


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    Well ended up getting things swapped out with an assortment of tools and no press. Here's a little hack for the upper link replacement with socket and hammer lightly. Worked really well, 2x4 was a perfect fit!

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    Good info, thanks all. Have not needed to do this yet. My 2013 Prime never needed bearings in 2.5 year of use. My 2016 bearings started talking to me in less than a year of service. I pulled the axles and popped the rubber covers off the bearings, and two of them were dry. Lubed them and they have been fine, although even after lubing I could feel a bit of roughness when rotating, so their days may be numbered. Got new SKFs ready to go. I may get the RWC tools. Although with headsets and bearings, I usually end up using whatever I can find in the garage...as Lithified did above.
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    Is it blue on one side and white on the other or did you buy two of whatever that is?

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