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    Easton Hubs - free upgrade

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    Personally- my experience with their hubs has been good- and my experience with their customer service has been excellent.

    Easton Cycling has introduced a hub upgrade kit for M1 rear hubs used in EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc and EA90 XD wheels. The Bearing Spacer Kit will be available late February 2013 free of charge for existing M1 rear hubs and is included as a running change in all M1 hub-equipped rear wheels shipped after mid-February.

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    Got my new free guts already. Even shipping was free. That is good product support!

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    Just gone mine also. Came with some cool tools too.


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    How did you guys get the upgrade? I'm in need of some new ea90 bearings...I have the m221 hub.

    Thanks

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    Just call easton. Warning, I had to wait a while (less than 5 minutes) before getting through to somebody, but I had email confirmation of the parts order immediately, and they arrived 5 days later.

    Not sure if your hub is part of the free upgrade but it's worth a call. I think all M-series hubs ending with a 1 qualify.

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    is this an upgrade for front AND rear?

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    Just the rear. Their front hubs have been great.

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    I emailed them and got the kit in a couple days. I never had any issues with the hubs.

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    I was disappointed that it doesn't fix their 135 QR version hub (m1-120). Some killer deals out there on it. Question: is the 142x12 version is convertible to QR with included hardware (endcaps) or do you need to buy an axle kit?

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    The axles are different lengths...so yes you'd need a different axle. The good news is their hub parts are very inexpensive. When I bought my havens I had to convert both front & rear hubs and all the required parts totaled to less than $30.

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    BTW, is anyone looking to convert there front 15mm hub to a 9mm or atleast have the option to in case they want to run a different fork?

    If so let me know. PM will do fine

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    Installed my upgrade kit last night...

    The tools provided are great, genius design using a QR to press the bearings in&out. The only difficult part was using the half-moon key to get the DS bearing out, this took a few attempts. I clamped a small pair of vice-grips through the hub shell, onto the bottom of the half-moon key, to keep it from popping out. everything else was super easy.

    The bearings I removed were in fine shape, and I've never had bearing issues with my hubs (always had the most recent parts) however, there has always been a slight amount of play in my rear hub. This new upgrade basically removes the pre-load adjustment; now the play is completely gone. The end cap basically threads on hand-tight (10nm max) and the spacer takes care of everything else (kinda similar to Hope). Makes adjustment idiot-proof, which is a good thing.

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    which email did you send to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Side View Post
    I emailed them and got the kit in a couple days. I never had any issues with the hubs.

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