Dt Swiss Sram Xdr Freehub Body Bearing Change

  • 21-Mar-2022

Right guys welcome back to the channel. Welcome back to another video in this one I'm just going to be showing you how to change the bearings in your DT, Swiss 3-pull, SRAM, Dr, free up body. So I'll, go ahead.

Let's run through the steps right here. We have the freer body as you can see Dr. This is road for the 12 speed road cassettes.

This is a three-pole version, DT, Swiss free up body. You see you've got a bearing in the end there and there's another one down inside there. So what we need to do is first. Of all remove this end first so to do that we'll, remove it by going down through this end where the poles are down through there.

So what you're looking for is there's a collar in the middle that moves, and it should move very easily either with your finger or say, a little screwdriver, you should just be able to push it left and right inside, so I'll do is I'll just show you that. So it should move very easily in there. Then we go.

Ed we'll get our bearing out right. So what we've got here is, we've got. A block of wood on a hard surface on the floor. Now if you've got a voice, then you can use a voice I'm, not saying, don't use one if you've got one then all farewell, you can use one of them. You don't need any specialist tools to do. This is very simple job. So first thing like I showed there's a collar in the middle there that you can move left to right.

So what you got what you need to do is just move it to one side. And then with a thin punch like that, you just move it to one side. And then you can. Locate the punch on the inner on the inside the bearing there. So if you move it right out of the way you can just locate it. And then what you want to do is just give that a tap like that, and then move over to the other side and do the same again, then just move across and give it a tap, and the bearing should move easily down.

And when it does as you can see, it's come out flush to the end now and the collar up inside I'll show you that or not it's loose. So it moves it's just falling around inside. There look like that. So now you've got it flush with the bottom see putting on the floor on your block of wood, sorry, then you're, not going to be able to hit it out anymore.

So you can either hold it up off the floor and just rest your punch on one side of it because it's nearly come out now then just tap it like, so there's, the collar inside there's, the bearing as you can see. So now what we need to do is get the bearing that's down in the bottom there that you can see, okay, I'll show you how to do. That all right so to remove that bearing down in the bottom there, what you want to do is just wipe out any old grease in there with a piece of rag. So you can see there's a sewer clip holding that bearing in it's, a snap ring sewer clip, whatever you want to call it.

So to get that out, you just need a long pair of circuit pliers like that. So you can reach down in there and actually get out the circlip itself. It's got two holes in it. So you just locate those and squeeze it together.

You might have to. Do a couple of times there you go just keep hold of that when you let go of them in case, it goes flying off, and you can't find it so there's, the circlip, and then you can see bearing down in there. So we need to do now is just put that on your block of wood like that, and then get your punch again like, so then we can just you can see the edge of the bearing just there. So punch will sit on it and just give it a tap just keep moving it around just tapping it.

Then what will happen is it'll work. Its. Way out eventually just bit by bit, and then what they do is they drop inside, so it's, just floating around in their inside the friar body, see in there. Now, the bearing in here is the same diameter as the one.

We removed out of this end, so it's, not just going to drop straight out. What you'll do is get it in there and then locate it, put it on your finger and pull it down. So it's located on this end, you need to be quite straight, because you don't want to hit it out at an angle. So you just need to. Get it resting in position in this end. And then we can knock it out like we did when the bearing was here.

Same thing we'll get that located then we'll, just tap that out also got the bearing in located in there. So same thing again, just get your punch. And just tap it round like you did before a few times until it's flush again, like so with the end. And then just hold it up off the block of wood there's, the bearing there's, an empty, freer body.

So you can get all that cleaned up inside any old dirt or. Grease in there again, wipe all that out clean it out, and you're ready to go ahead and reinstall your new bearings right? So when you're ready to go ahead and reinstall your bearings, what you want to do is put some grease down in the bottom there were the belt the bearing is going to sit in there, just put some round in there.

And then because we've got not this bearing through here down into the bottom to start with just put a smear of grease around there as well just help it go through. And then. You get your bearing put that in place, you should just be able to sit it in there, push it in with your fingers like that. So is this sitting flush? You don't want to go in at an angle at all it's got to be level and then to install it.

You can use an 18 millimeter socket or an 11 16. This is 18 millimeters. So we do is put that over there now never hit where the seal is on the bearing, the colored seal, the black seal on there always hit on the outside of the bearing.

So this is the same size as the. Outer race on the bearing there, so I'm, not hitting where the seal is. And all it takes is I'm just tapping it in you don't have to hit it hard or anything I'm just going to tap it in so just rest it over there, just keep it on the actual outside the bearing.

And then you just go around and just gently tap it in you notice, once it goes in like that, it should go in ever so easy you hardly have to hit it at all now it's gone in you see it down in there. So once you've got it sat in place in the. Bottom it's, the same thing we need to knock it in to position in the bottom. So we carry on tapping that in. So the tone should change when you hit the bottom. So you know, it's gone in, so there's, the bearing installed in there.

So we're ready to go ahead and put the circlip back in right. So before I put the circlip back in I'll, just put some grease down over the face of the bearing in their like so and then get your circlip again, your snap ring locate it on your pliers and squeeze it together. And. Put it down inside like that, and let go of it and that's just case make sure it's gone right in, and it's clipped, and it's actually gone into the little groove that it's supposed to go into. So what you want to do is when it's in their just get yourself a little screwdriver and just push on the sewer clip to make sure it's actually gone into the groove right? So, once you've got a circlip in then you can put your spacer collar back in place. Now what you can do with this is just put a bit of grease.

On it on one end that's going to sit down inside like that then just drop that in that just helps to stick it in place as such in the middle just make sure it is in the middle of the bearing. So once that's in then ready to reinstall the top bearing here. So you just get your bearing just put a smear of grease around it like, so I'll just put a bit over the seal over the inside that you don't see just help keep the water out best.

You can, and it's just a case of sitting it back in place there. I said, Before you can push it in with your fingers just to locate it. So you know, it's going to go in square when you actually hit it in the same thing again, just get your socket, put it over the outside, hold it in place. And then just tap it in like. So there's a bearing installed there one down inside so those steps complete.

So I hope you found the video helpful, if you did remember to give it a thumbs up subscribe to the channel for more cycle, relay content until next time ride safe, and I'll, see you. Then.

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