How to replace the freehub on a Focus Concept EX wheel
I have a 2012 Focus Mares AX4 with the freehub worn out – it turns only with a lot of friction.
Focus provided a new one for free even though warranty is expired.
However, it took me some time to figure out how to unscrew the old one. I couldn't find any diagrams or instructions online so if you're in the same situation, here is how its done.
- Pull out the axle and bearing balls. The bolt holding the freehub is invisibly placed inside the hub.
- Insert a 12mm allen key from the non-drive side.
- Find a piece of water pipe or similar to extend the allen key, you need a serious lever as the bolt is tight as ******
- The bolt unscrews counter-clockwise as normal but only if you apply serious force (from the non-drive side)