Maximum torque we recommend applying is 40 Nm. Thanks George, lagged the freehub and cassette with grease as everyone has said the same. Posted 2 years ago. You must login to Pinkbike. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Post a Comment Login or Sign Up.

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Make sure the outer lockring is screwed correctly and tighten it with a removal tool. Yep, just needed winding on with the torque wrench.

Fitting a Sram XD cassette onto a XD freehub help. – Singletrack Magazine

I followed the instructions and voila, no more noise. Seriously about to check myself into the loony bin over this creak sound. I followed the procedure above to no avail, until I repeated the process while adding a liberal amount of penetrating lubricant to the pins Drunk Leprechauns do a great job, especially when they team up!

Rockrover Apr 10, at 7: Neko Mulally Has Been Testing a We recommend using the cassette lockring removal tool with guide pin that will not allow you to strip the lockring threads while tightening it.

Does it just then need more force ie with a torque wrench to then allow the lock ring to pull the cassette onto the freehub? To install Garbaruk XD-compatible cassette, you will need a Garbaruk Inner Lockring Tool that comes with every cassette, a torque wrench and a cassette lockring removal tool. Took me weeks to track the noise down to the cassette, which was confirmed by swapping to a different cheaper cassette.


We’re going to touch in specific on XX1 Cassette installation and where we have commercially found creak issues. While holding the cassette, fully insert the Garbaruk Inner Lockring Tool in the inner lockring threads. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser.

XD-compatible cassette 2nd gen. One of our comments on the latest Tech Spotlight pointed out we didn’t touch on the cassette – and JaseRidesBikes was absolutely correct so here it is!

XX1 Cassette Install / Creak Check

After going through the steps described above the cassette is installed and ready for operation! Chesterboy Apr 29, at Just seems odd that the splines on either part do not appear to match. No matter where I position the cassette on the freehub the depth of engagement is always the same.

After that, you will need to tighten the outer lockring. If you have questions don’t destroy a cassette or driver. Please refer to this manual if your XD-compatible cassette is an updated version you can read about the differences between an updated version and previous one here. On reassembly I followed this cassette lube advice and 40 Nm except that I used triflow everywhere except the free hub threads – I used anti seize on those.


Installation guidelines: XD-compatible cassette (2nd gen.)

Don’t have an account? I normally use Shimano cassettes which are pretty self explanatory. The lube and grease steps shown here are not to mask creaks – they are to reduce contact friction during assembly to allow a proper torque of your system.

Just a tad worried fudging a brand new freehub and cassette. If necessary, hold the oon lockring with your hand.

I believed them and lived with it. I believe it’s the pins holding the 42t to the machined cassette body.

Use a LOT of antiseize or grease on the freehub. You must login to Pinkbike.

Fitting a Sram XD cassette onto a XD freehub help.

ihstalling When I push the cassette onto the freehub, the splines at the back barely engage feels like 3 or 4mm before the threads on the cassette meet the threads on the freehub. Maximum torque we recommend applying is 45 Nm. Put the cassette on the driver body splines.