Introduction

Have you lost or broken a wheel spoke? This guide will show you how to replace it.

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  • Using the 4mm Allen wrench, partially unscrew the 4 (22mm) hex screws on the front of the axle casing to allow the axle to slide freely.

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Image 1/2: Push the axle screw to reveal the axle rod on the other side. Image 2/2: Push the axle screw to reveal the axle rod on the other side.
  • Using the 8mm Allen wrench, loosen the axle screw until 1/2 of the axle screw is visible.

  • Push the axle screw to reveal the axle rod on the other side.

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Image 1/1: Hold the wheel when pulling out the axle rod so that the bike does not fall.
  • Using the Allen wrench, finish unscrewing the axle screw and pull it out.

  • Hold the wheel when pulling out the axle rod so that the bike does not fall.

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  • Pull the wheel from the fork.

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Image 1/3: Twist off the spacer that holds the valve in place. Image 2/3: Push valve in toward wheel to release air pressure. Image 3/3: Push valve in toward wheel to release air pressure.
  • Twist and pull off the cap covering the tire valve

  • Twist off the spacer that holds the valve in place.

  • Push valve in toward wheel to release air pressure.

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Image 1/3: Push down on the tire lever until the edge of the tire is higher than the edge of the rim. Image 2/3: Insert a second tire lever next to  the first. Image 3/3: Slowly slide one tire lever around the rim until the tire is released from the rim.
  • Insert one tire lever between the tire and the rim.

  • Push down on the tire lever until the edge of the tire is higher than the edge of the rim.

  • Insert a second tire lever next to the first.

  • Slowly slide one tire lever around the rim until the tire is released from the rim.

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  • Using your hand, pull the tube completely out of the tire.

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Image 1/1: Pull brake rotors off both sides of the wheel.
  • Use an 8mm Allen wrench to unscrew the 6 (4x10mm) screws on the brake rotor.

  • Pull brake rotors off both sides of the wheel.

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  • Pull the tire from the rim.

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Image 1/1: Using your fingers, pull off the old spoke nipple.
  • Using a tire lever, push the rim tape aside to reveal the spoke nipple.

  • Using your fingers, pull off the old spoke nipple.

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  • Push out the old spoke from the hub.

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Image 1/2: Align the spoke with the spoke nipple in the rim. Image 2/2: Try to keep the spoke as straight as possible when threading it around the other spokes. Slight bends will be taken out when it is tightened.
  • Insert a new 250mm spoke into the hub.

  • Align the spoke with the spoke nipple in the rim.

  • Try to keep the spoke as straight as possible when threading it around the other spokes. Slight bends will be taken out when it is tightened.

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  • Using an SW-1 spoke wrench, tighten the spoke.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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