Really getting frustrated with how often I'm having to do my wheel bearings. Most recent rear hub (I9 1/1) is developing play after 10 months of riding. I ride year round in all weather, hose to clean only, no pressure washing, and regularly remove endcaps and freehub for cleaning and relube (but haven't been taking the bearing seals off).
What are you all doing to prolong bearing life? Looks like these are options:
- More thorough cleaning regimen that includes prying off the seals regularly and regreasing
- Upgrading bearings (I9 uses Enduro bearings, looking at NTN and SKF)
- Overfilling bearings with grease, my understanding is that they only come ~1/3 packed to reduce drag