I thought i'd start a new thread on this just to see if anyone has any previous experience with an issue that seems to crop up with these wheels.
Many people have probably heard of the delimitation problems with the clincher version, however there also seems to be a common fault with the rear wheel bearing wobble, its quite easy to feel if you push the wheel from side to side. Quick go check yours!!
Yep thats what mine is doing
Once stripped down its easy to see a very slight score mark on the axle where it contacts the inner bearing. The only explanation I can think of is that the alloy axle is being worn away by the steel bearing inner casing. Not by spinning around but by twist within the axle itself or perhaps carbon hub. My own feeling is that that the axle is not strong enough to avoid flex when under load. Perhaps it should be made from something tougher than alloy, chrome Molley perhaps as Madfibers MK1 axles were.
Question is what to do about it? Has anyone managed to solve the issue by replacing the axle with one from another manufacture maybe? or has anyone had a replacement made up?
Easy option would be to call Madfiber and have them send one out under warranty but thats not ever going to happen is it
How many others have the same problem I wonder?
These last two pictures show what the issue is, more evident in the final photo. Its the scoring on the raised central section. Its not actually scored more indented.
Im going to change the bearings as a matter of course although whats fitted at present feels quite smooth with no lateral movement.