Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

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Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby kikonameko » Sat Oct 19, 2013 01:27 am

Hi everyone, im using a Shimano RS81 11 spd wheel and the rear free hub body is making this obnoxious sound. I read around that these cassette bodies can be replaced. Any suggestion on what to replace it with? I cant seem to find an official shimano replacement for this. I found some eastons and DT swiss but im not sure if they will fit. Im ok to fit it with Dura Ace bodies as well if its needed... as long as its cheaper than my rear wheel im ok with it.

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Re: Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby Rolf F » Sat Oct 19, 2013 08:57 am

Which one do you want? http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-free ... s-dept608/. If yours isn't there it shouldn't be hard to find elsewhere.

I had the same problem with my Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. The freehub for those is about £50 - I just replaced the bearings instead for £6......
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Re: Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby satanas » Mon Oct 21, 2013 08:45 am

Given that these wheels haven't been around for long I'd be asking about warranty replacement of the cassette body, assuming it is actually defective. If you just want something that is quieter (or noisier) most likely that means switching to something completely different, i.e., another wheel.

Please note that is extremely unlikely that anything except a Shimano freehub body will fit; Easton and DT Swiss definitely will not.

Given your location, whatever you do is unfortunately likely to cost money in freight. :-(

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Re: Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby Rolf F » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:02 am

satanas wrote:If you just want something that is quieter (or noisier) most likely that means switching to something completely different, i.e., another wheel.


Not necessarily - the only reason lower end Campag wheels make a noise when freewheeling is lack of grease on the ratchet. The tiniest sliver of grease, applied and wiped off, is enough to quieten them. I'd guess this applies to any type of freehub.
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Re: Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby satanas » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:11 am

^ I was commenting more about the desire amongst some in MTB circles to have the noisiest freewheel mechanism possible. I think this is because both Chris King and DT Swiss hubs are very noisy, and thus noisy = better, and perhpas implies more money has been spent. Shimano freehubs OTOH are usually near silent, IMO a good thing.

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Re: Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby kikonameko » Mon Oct 21, 2013 16:24 pm

Rolf F wrote:Which one do you want? http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/shimano-free ... s-dept608/. If yours isn't there it shouldn't be hard to find elsewhere.

I had the same problem with my Campagnolo Khamsin wheels. The freehub for those is about £50 - I just replaced the bearings instead for £6......


wow this is a great site.. unfortunately it doesnt have what i need.. i did a bit of research and found out that the RS81 used the FH 6800 freehub body.. the site only has the 6700

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Re: Shimano 11 speed freehub / cassette body replacement

Postby satanas » Tue Oct 22, 2013 06:10 am

Assuming Shimano have actually produced spares of the 6800 freehub body (my non-UK dealer page shows no stock as yet), then any dealer should be able to order one for you. However, I'd be negotiating about warranty with whomever you bought the wheel from as IME Shimano are very good about replacing anything defective. Given this can only be a very few months old there should be no argument once they can inspect it; the problem will be what to ride in the meantime.

If you sourced the wheel from somewhere distant, I'd ask them if they will accept the result of a local inspection, rather than having to post back the freehub body to the vendor.


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