Mavic CrossRide freehub maintenance?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by mcrumble69, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. mcrumble69

    mcrumble69 Chimp

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    Hi I bought a Mavic CrossRide Disc wheelset last year and have noticed the freehub has been getting progressively louder.
    I assume it's going to need to be rebuilt/relubed.

    I'm wondering if anyone here can provide me with any info on how to do this?
    I have maintained other brands of hubs before but not Mavic.

    Thanks
     

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  2. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    It getting louder is a result of the grease being pushed out of the pawl area. I wouldn't even bother if that's your only symptom.
     
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    Yeah that's probably part of it but I also used that wheelset all last winter so It probably got wet too.
     
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  4. ESPI!

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    Kinda right but mostly wrong. Mavic free hubs are designed to be easily serviceable and the use mineral oil rather than grease which does get flushed out of the system somewhat quickly. These free hub bodies need to be serviced frequently to prevent wear. Its a fairly easy thing to do yourself but most bike shops only charge $5-$10 to do it. If you ride a lot or ride in crappy weather it should be done about twice a season.