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My new bike came with I9 hubs which skipped on the first ride. Pulled them apart and found the mechanism full of a blue greased. Wiped the grease mostly out and I’ve only had a couple skips science. I’ve wrecked a 32 tooth DT Swiss ratchet probably from too much grease. These things really don’t need much lubricant. Just a bare minimum. It’s not like the hub bearings that are moving while under load. There isn’t much load while freewheeling and while pedaling there isn’t any movement at the pawls or there shouldn’t be. Grease can keep the pawls from engaging properly.
I don’t know who greased the crap out of my hub. Either I9 does it that way or Santacruz who built the wheels did. It’s wrong.
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