News: Easton Offers Free Hub Upgrade Kit


Easton Release: Bearing Spacer Kit available for existing M1 rear hubs and included in all future M1 hubs

Scotts Valley, Calif., March 5, 2013- Easton Cycling has introduced a hub upgrade kit for M1 rear hubs used in EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc and EA90 XD wheels. The Bearing Spacer Kit will be available late February 2013 free of charge for existing M1 rear hubs and is included as a running change in all M1 hub-equipped rear wheels shipped after mid-February.

“This upgrade for the M1 rear hub is part of our ongoing commitment to producing the finest wheelsets in cycling,” said Easton Cycling Brand Manager Dain Zaffke. “Adding this Bearing Spacer dramatically improves bearing durability and eliminates the side-to-side play associated with an unthreading preload adjuster. Our wheelsets consistently win praise from professional riders, journalists, and consumers alike and this bearing spacer will ensure durability in even the most inclement conditions.”

Easton M1 rear hubs are used in EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc and EA90XD wheels. The Bearing Spacer Kit consists of an internal bearing spacer, a new set of bearings, a new end cap and there are installation tools available as well. They will be available free of charge to retrofit existing M1 wheels and can be installed by Easton distributors, retailers, or competent home mechanics. The Bearing Spacer will also be included as a running change to all M1 hubs starting mid-February 2013.

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Once you get your bearing replacement kit, follow the direction in this video:

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  • Chris says:

    Um, yeah… directions as to how to go about gettig this swap done? I’m riding a 2011 Havoc and a 2012 Havoc. Do I just call up Easton?

  • Tom says:

    Classy move by Easton that puts their wheels on the map for real, if it does in fact solve the durability issues they were having.

  • sam says:

    eastern yu need to offer us M-0 model people a upgrade because they are faulty aswell we pay lot of money for a fecked hub upgrade us eastern

  • Lance Terry says:

    If you have an m0 hub still under warranty they will replace the hub and rebuild the wheel. They actually sent me a while new wheel. Great customer service.

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