E-Sommet bearing numbers and torque values (incl headset bearing info and rear thru axle spec)

Master Link

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Thanks Gary, that’s what I thought. Just thought I’d raise this as someone buying just that bearing press will be very annoyed when they come to remove the bearings and find that they can’t.
 

thebarber

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I bought a slide hammer kit last year but found the hammer a bit crude
I ended up using it without the hammer and tapping the bearings out from the opposite side using the spreaders from the kit.
Still no press tho.
 

R120

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Cool the jets.
Just found this on kinetics site.....
Says 16 bearings tho.
Any ideas where the extra 2 come from?
These are the bearings I ordered, haven't unpacked or fitted them yet though
 

davosaurusrex

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I want to keep mine going for another year or two if I can, should have 18 months warranty on the motor and going to get a 630wh battery for it

What do we think the wear on the aluminium pivot hardwear will be like, I'm guessing it's going to develop play at some point? Thinking maybe I should get spares while available
 

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I want to keep mine going for another year or two if I can, should have 18 months warranty on the motor and going to get a 630wh battery for it

What do we think the wear on the aluminium pivot hardwear will be like, I'm guessing it's going to develop play at some point? Thinking maybe I should get spares while available
This is what I did - I have got full replacement hardware from CRC, including motor mounting bolts, so going to get that all swapped out when I get bearings done
 

R120

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I am waiting till late April before doing the swaps as I want to get the worst of the wet weather out of the way, also pretty much replacing full drivetrain, expect for mech which I replaced just before xmas, so basically a full teardown and rebuild of the bike.
 

davosaurusrex

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This is what I did - I have got full replacement hardware from CRC, including motor mounting bolts, so going to get that all swapped out when I get bearings done
I see the ones on sale at CRC are listed as silver although photos show black, what turned up?
 

R120

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Black, though labeled up silver - I am one set of bolts short though, you need two of these I believe, one for seat stay and one for chain stay pivot:




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R120

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Prob not but I figured get everything then at least I am covered.

Who knows how long they’re I’ll keep stuff in production
 

thebarber

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That reminds me to order shock bolts etc
There's a choice of shock bushing 20 or 22mm
Any ideas?
Bikes not handy.
 

Gary

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Shock bushing for the lower eyelet?

Rockshox use 1/2" same as Fox
 

thebarber

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Well parcel arrived from kinetic and as stated 16 bearings in the kit.
6901 x4, I questioned this but they said they never had any complaints.
Any ideas where the extra 6901's go?
 

cjm_wales

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I've just finished changing the frame bearings... and I have two new bearings left over. Do kinetic sometimes send kits out with spares by mistake?

Edit: the barber posted the exact same question 😀

I just counted the bearings I removed & there's 14.

I wonder if the VRX with the fox shock has a different v-link design?
 
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davosaurusrex

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cjm_wales

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2018 defo has 14, that is what is included in the kit from MB. Do we think the quality of the bearings in the Kinetic kit (Abec 3 Max) is worth over twice the price of the one from MB? I hate changing bearings so if they last twice as long defo worth it in my book

Vitus Bikes E-Sommet 2018 Bearing Kit - £34.99 : Mountain Bike Bearings, MB Bearings , Bike Bearings Specialists

Frame Pivot Bearing Kit: Vitus E-Sommet / E-Escarpe 2018 - 2020 (kineticbikebearings.com)

It's the first time I've ever changed the frame bearings on a bike, so I can't comment on quality.... all I know is that after almost 3 years the originals were absolutely fooked. No wonder it felt like my rear wheel was flexing & the tyre was under inflated.
 

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