Freehub explosion.

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Rasta
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Location: Sussex & France.

Freehub explosion.

Post by Rasta » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:45 pm

Freehub failure.

This happened last night on the South Downs. Going up a very steep section.
The pawls are all free and clean apart from bits of broken metal mush. They seem undamaged but I have't tried removing them.
Blew a hole through the hub. Carl Gustaf style. Unrepairable.

Anyone had a similar incident? I need to get a new wheel asap but need to make sure that I get a wheel where it will never happen again.
Anyone made a similar warranty claim? Mavic wheel from Hargroves Cycles. It is a long way from me so can't get there.


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Rasta
Posts: 298
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:33 am
Location: Sussex & France.

Re: Freehub explosion.

Post by Rasta » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:51 pm

Forgot to mention -

Mavic XA Elite wheelset. Purchased Nov2017.
Low mileage. No jet wash, submersion, jumps, drops.

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