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i recently had the displeasure of watching a kona's quad main pivot bearing being changed. you basically have to hammer all 4 bearings out through one side of the frame. :madman: not my idea of fun.

i'm currently riding specialized and going through a set of bearings every season :rolleyes:

seems like the titus setup lasts longer, but how hard are they when i inevitably DO need to change em out. :confused:

(i'm looking at a moto lite btw)
 

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endurowanker said:
i recently had the displeasure of watching a kona's quad main pivot bearing being changed. you basically have to hammer all 4 bearings out through one side of the frame. :madman: not my idea of fun.

i'm currently riding specialized and going through a set of bearings every season :rolleyes:

seems like the titus setup lasts longer, but how hard are they when i inevitably DO need to change em out. :confused:

(i'm looking at a moto lite btw)
Most bearings are interference fit... Titus' included. Unless you see the bearing fits in a housing that is split and tightened with a screw, all of them are pressed in and must be pressed out.

However, you can make a homespun press to put the bearings in and out. This will make putting the bearings in and out an easy job and your chances to damage something will be reduced.
 

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I used a home made press, too.

I used a home made press to change out the bearings on my Loco Moto (4 yrs old at the time). I matched up the bearing numbers and replaced with enduros.

I did run into trouble putting the swing arm back. There were very thin spacers at the main pivot separating the swing arm from the frame pivot. I mangled them trying to slide the swing arm on. Titus told me to clamp the drop out end with a skewer to open up the pivot yoke on the swing arm. Did the trick. Its what they do on the assembly line.
 
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