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    Joytech freehub body removal

    got a 2017 Kona unit and the freewheel has a gross griding sound. I can't seem to get the freehub body off. I've only worked on Mavic freehubs in which the body just slides off. Is it possible to remove the Joytech? I know these are garbage hubs but I haven't even ridden the bike yet.
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    I'm guessing that you're using a 9mm skewer? Remove it.

    Remove the axle buy lossening the lock nut and nut on one side of the hub and,

    I'm guessing that you'll need a 10mm hex wrench to remove loosen and remove the freehub?
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    I'd say just ride it. If there's an issue, it'll probably be taken care of under warranty.
    If you have to remove the freehub, you'll have to have a very stable workbench and vice. Put the 10mm in the vice and the wheel on top of the wrench. Turn the wheel ccw. It will be on there VERY tight.
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    Yes, 9mm QR. No warranty most likely, I bought it used. I'm going to take it apart again this weekend and give another crack at it. If I can't figure it out I'll just ride it like you said Larry and see what happens.

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    It takes an 11mm hex. No bike shops have one. I've been to hardware stores and auto stores. Looks like there are some on the web for sale. Why the heck would they use such an uncommon size?

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    Wtf?
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    I'm currently looking for a rear wheel replacement in 27.5+. I ordered the right size wrench but it probably wont even be worth my time to try and fix this POS

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    Correct. The possibility of fixing this might be moot, but I would at least make an effort to find and correct the problem.

    Have you ever serviced this freehub?
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    No, It's fairly new. Bought the bike used. I can't find much out there for a replacement wheel that's not super expensive. I'm gonna do my best to fix it though

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    No dice. I used a 7/16 allen and literally stood on top of it and the freehub would not budge. What a POS. New wheel time I suppose, but It's not easy finding a 27.5+ without a boost hub at a decent price

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    Put the hex wrench in a vice and turn the wheel. Or a big piece of pipe on the wrench.

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    It will take some effort, but it will come loose.

    If new wheels are too expensive for you and you're not able to service it back to life, then a replacement freehub can be acquired for a reasonable price.

    If you go the replacement route, anti-seize the freehub bolt threads and torque correctly.
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    My 2016 Unitís Joytech hub started slipping under load. Being a singlespeed I almost lost my nuts when that happened.

    I got the correct 11mm and a 5 ft breaker bar. Still no go. Did some Googling and read that some Joytech freehubs are welded.

    Good news is that a DT Swiss 350 fits right in. I even re-used most of the spokes and nipples... most.

    Good luck.



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    Do you put the 11mm into the hub from the outside or the inside? Thanks in advance.

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    Remember it is very likely reverse threaded.

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    It's not reverse threaded.
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    Did you ever get that free hub to come loose?

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