What hubs do Bontrager use?
There are plenty of Bontrager hubs from years past with 240 internals in a Bontrager shell. Current high end Bontrager wheels just use a straight up 240.
How do I remove a Bontrager freehub body?
The axle is independent of the freehub.
- Remove set screw from side of drive side locknut.
- Hold non-drive side cone with cone wrench. Loosen and remove drive side locknut.
- Pull freehub to remove. Use care not to loose small parts. Note orientation of pawls as you remove freehub.
Are Trek and Bontrager the same?
Trek Bicycle Corporation is a bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor under brand names Trek, Electra Bicycle Company, Bontrager, and Diamant Bikes. The company has previously manufactured bikes under the Gary Fisher, LeMond Racing Cycles, Klein, and Villiger Bikes brand names.
Can you change freehub bodies?
You can either buy a new freehub body or if you’re lucky your local bike shop or bike recycling project may have a stash! Your replacement freehub body needs to have the same interface as your old one (meaning the same spline pattern) so it can fit onto your old hub.
Does Bontrager use DT Swiss hubs?
The Pro wheels use Bontrager branded DT-Swiss 350 hubs.
What is boost148?
Boost 148…. it is simply a new hub standard. A standard MTB rear hub comes with a 135mm wide axle. Just a few years ago, it gets wider to 142mm. Now, it goes even further for another 6mm extra wider.
Are Bontrager products good?
Keith Bontrager is a pretty well respected guy in the industry. Pre-Trek take-over, he was making some pretty cool stuff. I haven’t used much of their components, but in my experience the stuff I have used has been solid. Maybe not as cutting edge as others in the market, but definitely pretty decent stuff.
Does Bontrager still make bikes?
Production of Bontrager frames ceased in Santa Cruz and Wisconsin. Bontrager continues to work with Trek to develop wheels and components for mountain, road and triathlon bikes. The components were used by the US Postal, Discovery Channel, Leopard Trek, Trek Livestrong, Science in Sport and Trek VW road cycling teams.
When should I replace my freehub body?
Check the freehub for wear to see if it needs replacing or just cleaning and relubing. To do this, firmly grab the splined body and give it a wiggle. If it moves more than a couple of millimetres side to side, replace it.
What are the parts of a freehub?
The freehub uses a splined cylinder to hold the cassette cogs. Inside the freehub mechanism will be bearings and a clutch system, usually ratcheting teeth and pawls. The cassette cogs have no moving parts. All moving parts are in the freehub body. Most rear hubs allow the freehub body to be removed.
How do you install a free hub on a Honda Civic?
Install freehub and any spacer onto hub body. Thread in freehub mounting-bolt and secure fully. Tighten to about 360 inch-pounds. If you are holding a wrench 6 inches from the bolt, apply 60 pounds of effort. Assemble and adjust hub as with hub overhaul.
How do you install gears on a freehub?
Install one gear inside freehub with smooth side facing freehub, and toothed side facing hub shell. Install spring inside hub shell, with small end facing toward freehub. Install second gear into hub shell, with smooth side facing hub shell and teeth side facing freehub body.
What are the parts of a cassette freehub?
Inside the freehub mechanism will be bearings and a clutch system, usually ratcheting teeth and pawls. The cassette cogs have no moving parts. All moving parts are in the freehub body.