Fitting Rear Axle Adapters & Freehub Body to MTB V1 Wheelsets
This guide refers to the following wheelsets
- Trail Wide V1
- Enduro Wide V1
- All Mountain Carbon V1
- XC Wide V1
REAR AXLE ADAPTOR OR FREEHUB BODY SWAP
- Remove the wheel from the bike and remove any disc rotors, disc rotor adaptors, and cassette if fitted.
- Remove the non-driveside end cap using two 17mm cone spanners (not supplied).
- Pull the driveside end cap and axle from the hub.
- Remove the freehub body taking care to retain the small spacer that sits behind the freehub body and the large seal that runs around the circumference of the body – note the seal's orientation.
- To service the freehub mechanism clean the ratchet ring and the pawls of the freehub body with a dry microfibre cloth and lubricate with a thin layer of lightweight grease.
- If you are fitting a new freehub body, please be aware that the Shimano Microspline body has its own dedicated axle so if you are swapping to or from a Microspline body you will also need to swap the axle.
- To reassemble place the spacer onto the driveside bearing.
- Make sure the seal is fitted to the freehub body correctly (the right way round and seated in its groove) and fit the body with an anti-clockwise motion.
- Use an Allen key, pen or similar to orientate the washer with the centre of the hub to allow the axle to pass through.
- Fit the axle from the driveside through the freehub body.
- Clean and lubricate the O-ring on the non-driveside end cap and tighten it onto the axle (8nm).
- Seat the freehub body seal. A 4mm ball-ended Allen key is ideal for this or you can carefully use a pen, cone spanner (as in the video) or similar. When it is seated it will ‘float’ and little resistance will be felt when rotating the body.
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