Author Topic: Specialized Fatboy Rear Hub Failure Watch  (Read 4189 times)

skadamo

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Specialized Fatboy Rear Hub Failure Watch
« on: June 28, 2015, 06:22:04 PM »
I have been reading about a lot of rear hub failures on the Specialized Fatboy's. I just got a new Fatboy Pro. I took a vid of before and after to capture the sound of the hub freewheeling to try to see if the sound changes over time. I guess I have too much time on my hands :D

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Re: Specialized Fatboy Rear Hub Failure Watch
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 05:51:41 PM »
MTBR has extensive posts and information about failures of the Fatboy rear freehub. Mine is starting to show signs of wear on the free hub (see attached Pic)

Spokes in Wheaton, IL told me to just ride it, it is normal. I can't argue with that, it does seem to be "normal" based on MTBR posts.

I see that many hubs are being replaced under warrenty after full failure. I am wondering if there is a preventative step that can be taken so I don't have to go that route. I'd rather have the bike working and not have to rack myself when it fails.

In my 30 years of riding MTB i've never seen a freehub look like this.