Here in Ontario ?
Time for some TLC .
Time for some TLC .
No problems. I lubed the ringdrive in situ a couple times and regreased the bearings at about 8 months (since last year was a wet season). I fully serviced them after 1-1.5 years (last week); they were dirty and one of the bearings was a bit dry but they are good as new now.nspace said:< hijack >
jmoote: How have your hubs been holding up on the TN mtb? Did they develop any play during the initial work-in? Just curious as I have been planning to purchase a SS hubset from them for a new build. You can read a million praises and knocks from people all over mtbr, but its always better to hear it from someone you know!
I know Cheers on here, had nothing buy great things to say about them based on his and a close friends experience.
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No, I that would not include the bearing repacks, or removal of the bearings from the FH body period, but as I would be removing the outer FH bearing I would probably repack that for not a whole lotta extra dough. The quoted price would be for the ring-drive maintenance only.jmoote said:Just curious Andrew, do either of those methods and corresponding rates include flushing and repacking all 6 bearings (4 driveshell bearings and the 2 in the freehub)? To me that is part of the full servicing (like you'd do when doing option 2) and I am very surprised if you only charge $60 when doing that as well. If so, everyone run to CS and get your hubs serviced!
Only going from my personal experience, but the value King hub isn't because it requires less maintenance than other performance hubs, but instead that if it's adjusted properly and given a general once-over at appropriate service cycles, then I trust it more than any other hub mech to get me from A-B. The hubs are well-sealed, and the drive mech is a no-brainer to maintain integrity. The only weakness - in the context of standard XC riding - to a properly adjusted King hub is that in very cold weather conditions it's sometimes necessary to wipe down the ring drive and reapply a ligher oil instead, otherwise thicker lube can lead to issues with engagement with the small teeth/splines in the ring drive.nspace said:Awesome. I have all of that in the toolbox