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    2016 Occam bearing replacement?

    My bike (2016 Occam TR H30, 29er, aluminum) is 1 year old with 2500 miles. This aluminum frame has pivot bearings concentric with the rear axle (whereas the carbon models have no pivot, just flex). There seems to be a fair bit of lateral play, so I'm considering replacing those bearings. I don't feel any obvious issues with the other bearings but should I replace those also?

    I'm considering the bearing kit from RWC:

    ORBEA Bearing Kits from RWC
    ($55)

    Or is it likely that bushings or other specific parts also need to be replaced, in which case I might need the entire kit?

    https://www.orbea.com/us-en/gear/kit...-modelos-occam
    (but this kit seems to be only the main pivots??)

    Does anybody have advice on which tools to buy to do the bearing removal/replacement? If I'm investing in tools, I'd like these to work for the bottom bracket also.

    Thanks-

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    The drive side bearing in the main pivot does seem to wear a little quick. The rest of them hold up quite well. You should be able to buy the bearing from a local bearing shop.

    I use a punch and hammer to remove the bearing and I have a press to put them in. You should be able to easily make your own press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramount3 View Post
    My bike (2016 Occam TR H30, 29er, aluminum) is 1 year old with 2500 miles. This aluminum frame has pivot bearings concentric with the rear axle (whereas the carbon models have no pivot, just flex). There seems to be a fair bit of lateral play, so I'm considering replacing those bearings. I don't feel any obvious issues with the other bearings but should I replace those also?

    I'm considering the bearing kit from RWC:

    ORBEA Bearing Kits from RWC
    ($55)

    Or is it likely that bushings or other specific parts also need to be replaced, in which case I might need the entire kit?

    https://www.orbea.com/us-en/gear/kit...-modelos-occam
    (but this kit seems to be only the main pivots??)

    Does anybody have advice on which tools to buy to do the bearing removal/replacement? If I'm investing in tools, I'd like these to work for the bottom bracket also.

    Thanks-
    Having the same slight lateral play on mine.
    LBS suggest the Main Pivot as well.
    Did this above work for you?

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