How To Service Cartridge Bearings On Your Road Bike

If your wheel or headset bearings are feeling a bit ropey then give them some added protection this Winter. Follow Jon’s top tips and keep your bike running smooth.

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Cartridge bearings receive a lot of abuse from wet roads and mud, but a service is quick and easy. Ideally you will remove the bearings first before cleaning, but make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions in doing so. Next degrease the bearings before giving them a thorough rinse. Once they are dry, re-grease the bearings, before fitting them to your bike using a dedicated bearing press.

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