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Does anyone have a tech doc or instructions on how to rebuild the rear hub on the Spinergy Xyclone Disc wheelset? I was taking off the cassette this evening and I guess the hub was loose on the other side and now the freehub and axle have come out. I figure seeing as it's out I might as well repack the bearings.
 

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I would contact Joe at Spinergy for the data. They have an exploded view on there website but it's current model year and they made some changes so older wheels will be different. They also don't make axles for the older wheels so don't bugger them up when you remove the bearings. I just installed enduro ceramic bearings in a friends wheels.......you will need tools to press the bearings. I made some tools to remove and replace the bearings. Although, Spinergy offered up some tips they don't sell any tools or offer any instructional documents. I would never buy these wheels based on their serviceability.....I roll on Kings for that reason.
 

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All you nee is a 10mm and a 6mm hex wrench. The rear axel has two caps and the axel. The caps need the 6mm and the axel uses the 10mm. They just need to be hand tight or 100 in-lbs if you have a torqure wrench handy. Also when you remove the axel re lube the paws and freehub body when putting it back in with a medium weight oil( I use Fox Float fluid). You can use a few drops of BLUE threadlocker on the caps, but don't go crazy with it. I think you have the newer ones like mine. I have seen post of yours on the wheels before. If you have any other question let me know.

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Brain
 

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I didn't see how to get the bearings out so I left them (they looked clean anyway) I did put oil on the axle before putting it back in the hub. Would TriFlow work? It was all I had at the time. Since then I picked up Phil Wood Tenacious Oil, should I use that instead?

Thanks for the help.
 

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I would stay away from the Tri-Flow as this is a very thin oil and might not last(I have never used it in a free hub). The Phil Wood Oil would be a whole lot better. Any medium weight oil should work OK. I noticed that the heavier the oil the quiter the free hub is.
 

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yeah what's the deal with the spinergy freehub it's so loud, not that it's a bad thing just crazy loud.
 

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Ok so I went to open the back hub up again this evening to use a heavier oil instead of the tri-flow. I'm guessing I over torqued it when I assembled it last time because the axle just cracked at the threads on the 6mm end while trying to loosen the assembly. Anyone have any guess how much this part will be and how quickly I can get another?

I dropped it off at the LBS who deal with Spinergy but they won't know till tomorrow sometime. I'm suuuuper bummed now cause I already missed a week waiting for a new chain and cassette to show up.
 

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Brian,

Did the axel or the cap crack? Which number in the drawing. I saw an axel crack where the 10mm hex below the threads are. Any chance of a pic? You can also call Spinergy yourself 1-866-517-4501. Their customer service is great. They will be able to get the parts you need. I am not sure of the cost. Spinergy was very helpful when my teammates broke

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sorry I meant the 10mm hex. Part number 7 at the cassette side. I'm in Canada and when I contacted them about possibly needing a new free hub (turns out I didn't) they really wanted me to deal directly with an LBS. The problem I see is that if the LBS doesn't stress how quickly I need the part I may be waiting. I may try calling Spinergy myself tomorrow and see what I can do. I have a race Sunday and as it is I may skip it because I have missed so much training in the past week :p

Also I left the axle with the LBS so no pics. It cracked length wise right on the threads for about 5 mm.
 

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Mine got super quiet when I went with the thicker oil. Try it you will hear the difference. As for the noise there is a lot of engagement points on these hubs.

Hi. I've been checking out these wheels and I'm thinking about going with them for my fully rigid hardtail. How many engagement points do these wheels have and how fast is the engagement compared to actual Hadleys or Kings? I also wanted to know if it's true that they provide a bit of vibration damping. Thanks.
 

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Hi. I've been checking out these wheels and I'm thinking about going with them for my fully rigid hardtail. How many engagement points do these wheels have and how fast is the engagement compared to actual Hadleys or Kings? I also wanted to know if it's true that they provide a bit of vibration damping. Thanks.
 

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dude, these wheels rock. they are the perfect dampaning, and they spin up ohh sooo quickly of the like and out of the corners. the engagement is near instant, and i would recomend these to anybody, there amazing. if you have ne other questions, just ask, and i'd love to answer them. :-D
 

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Mine´s make a sound like fffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu is it normal ? does anybody have a mail direction , cause the one in the web page ( custumer service ) doesnt work
I have about 4 months with them and at first they didn´t sound too much l and I heard with the time it will be louder
 

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Mine were quiet from new though read others that said they were fairly loud. Out of interest I dissasembled the freehub and discovered the pawl spring wasn't even installed correctly, so only about 1.5 of the 3 pawls were engaging effectively. Maybe you might wanna check for this, too.

After I corrected this they still were never very loud, though louder than before. The single spring for the 3 pawls isn't very strong so they're never that loud unless almost dry on oil/grease. I added an additional spring to mine for the hell of it to beef up the original (not that there was anything functionally wrong with the original operation). This made them much more clicky.

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Bearing removal problem

All you nee is a 10mm and a 6mm hex wrench. The rear axel has two caps and the axel. The caps need the 6mm and the axel uses the 10mm. They just need to be hand tight or 100 in-lbs if you have a torqure wrench handy. Also when you remove the axel re lube the paws and freehub body when putting it back in with a medium weight oil( I use Fox Float fluid). You can use a few drops of BLUE threadlocker on the caps, but don't go crazy with it. I think you have the newer ones like mine. I have seen post of yours on the wheels before. If you have any other question let me know.

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How do you remove the bearings from the hub shell? The bearings sits flush inside the shell and there is no edge to use to tap it out from the shell. tks,
 

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I've got a set of Xyclones, running them now for over 14 years , do everything set of wheels indead, the only problem now is the paws in the free hub are about finished and what i would like if anyone could help is can i get just replacement paws or is it a new freehub i need .If so can anyone recommend a "new'er" model/brand i could use
 
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