Make your wheel bearings last longer

Give your hub the grease it deserves

Are you looking to prolong the life of your wheel bearings? Haynes’ top mechanic Chaz Curry has a tip for you.


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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Get the best out of your wheel bearings