Many modern wheels use cartridge bearings, which weren’t designed specifically with bikes in mind. As a result, they sometimes only contain a small amount of grease, meaning they aren’t as resistant to wear and water ingress as they could be.
Curry suggests prying off your hub bearings’ seals and filling the bearings with a good quality grease. Watch our video to see how it’s done.
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