## [Bike] Servicing Shimano XT Front Hub HB-M8010

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2018 07:45:13 -0300

A quick note because the dealer's manual is unclear, and there's a lot
of confusion on the 'net (every hub being slightly different).

These have caged bearings (plastic cages; lighter on the smaller disk
side).  That means that you have to remove the seal to get the
bearings out.  The seal comes out fairly easilly if you prise with a
broad screwdriver - try a few different spots around the rim until it
pops out.  I have had no problems doing this twice now.

Push the seals back in with your thumbs.

Also, only one cone unscrews (with the 22mm flats, non-disk side).
The other end stays on the axle which pulls out to give access to the
seals / bearings.

Other than that, easy as pie to service.  Lovely hubs.

Andrew