Hope ProII hubs and Maxle lite – Fitting Problems?
Just about to buy some new Revelations with a Maxle lite, I will be running these with a Hope ProII hub. However I have noticed a few old threads on problems with wheel play, with no apparnet solution!
How common is this problem, anybody experienced it? Anybody had this problem and found a solution?Posted 10 years ago
mine wont tighten up proper on the hub resulting in play.its **** annoying.
thought it was my bearings that kept on going but contacted hope who reckon its a very common problem with the maxle arrangement, with mine its like i need another 1/2 turn/thread in the lowers
its a bit sh t really.Posted 10 years ago
It happens but is generally cured by tightening the wedges on the maxle or ensuring the bearings are seated properly
Fat mother – you tried both> before you flip the QR on the maxle tighten the nut on the non qr end as tight as you can – that should remove the endfloatPosted 10 years ago
TJ, yup tried all that, its all as tight as it can go but still have lateral play in the wheel. like i said before its as though the lower could do with an extra 1/2 a thread to nip up the slack. doesnt happen on my pikes, or with my maxle lite in my pikes therefore i can conclude its the lowers not the maxle.Posted 10 years agostupotMember
Fat mother, Ive been told about the exact problem that your experiencing. The only cure ive been told of is changing bearings in the hub which (only!)sometimes solves the problem. Seems to be a tolernace issue between the two companys.
Maybe I should just get the standard dropout type? How much stiffer are the forks with a maxle? (assuming the wheel tightens)Posted 10 years ago
Is it excessive end flat you are getting fatmutha? IE when you flip the lever it is not tensioning the maxle and thus pinching all the bearings and spacers between the fork lowers?
Try a spacer / washer under the head of the maxle on the outside of teh fork leg.
Flipping the maxle lever should put the maxle in tension and the bearings, end caps and central spacer in compression.Posted 10 years ago
If its happening with a solid bolt up axle something is badly wrong – are you taking the endfloat out? ei tighten one pinch bolt. then the axle bolt then the other pinch bolt.
I simply cannot see how that can happen unless the bearings are shot – two different types of play – bearing play and endfloat.
I'd love to get a set that someone is having trouble with to see why. I did get this but the taper wedge in the maxle was seized. Freeing it up solved the issue I cannot see how it can happen with a bolt up unless it is incorrectly installed
Kenny – if its all pinched up correctly that is not greatly important – the tension on the axle against the compression of the end caps, inner bearing races and central spacers will hold it all steady.Posted 10 years ago
ex – two separate issues getting mixed up hear – bearing wobble from loose / faulty bearings and poor fitting from maxles – thats why the confusion. Hope had a bad batch of bearings but that is not the issue fat motha has – which is excessive endflat – which is what i don't see how it can happen with a bolt up axle as with teh bolt up there is far more scope to remove endfloat
We are slightly at cross purposesPosted 10 years agogrievoustimMember
I pretty much eliminated the problem by stripping my maxle (not a lite one) and thouroughly greasing all the moving/ expanding parts – then doing up the qr nut as tight as I can
a very small amount of play still when I wobble the wheel – buts its inperceptible when riding and still feels much stiffer than a normal QRPosted 10 years ago
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