Replacement front wheel for Haibike

reinhardtius

New Member
Hi Everyone,

I have a Haibike XDURO Trekking S RX (2017). The front wheel sits in the front fork over to the left side, as opposed to sitting right in the middle of the fender (yes, the fender is aligned). When I brake using the front disc brake, the wheel shifts toward the left side, and as a result, it rubs on the fender, and the whole front end shakes. Today, I tightened the axle carefully, and it now sits more in the center of the front fork, but it is still not centered, and when braking, it shifts toward the left.

The hub is an XLC EVO, which some on this forum have said is junk. The wheel is a Ryde Trekking Taurus 622x21c (according to the writing on the rim). I think it is a 28x2. I can't find replacement wheels, races, bearings, or axles, so I welcome your suggestions for a replacement front wheel. If you know where I can find a replacement hub and axle, I would consider that, too, especially because the rim and spokes appear fine, and I also don't want to buy a new tire and tube if I can help it.

Thank you for your suggestions. URLs to vendors/product pages are especially helpful.

Reinhardtius
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
When I brake using the front disc brake, the wheel shifts toward the left side, and as a result, it rubs on the fender, and the whole front end shakes. Today, I tightened the axle carefully, and it now sits more in the center of the front fork, but it is still not centered, and when braking, it shifts toward the left.

The rims are very good and they are tubeless ready. I think I shipped you an extra tire as well and they have a lot of life left.
From my memory, SKS Fender struts can move a bit and give an impression that it is not perfect. So, it could be a simple adjustment of the fender struts.

A tune-up every 4-6 months will minimize any unwarranted repairs and you will extract max life out of components. I kept very consistent tune-up every 4 months and the bike served me exceptionally well.
The front hub is mid-tier not junk. I would check with a local mechanic and see if the QR skewer has gone bad or something of that nature.

If the hub needs service, they can just replace the hub with an XT or Deore (costs anywhere from $18 to $30, see links/post below).

XT: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deorext-m8000/HB-M8000.html

Deore: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deore-m6000/HB-M6000.html

If you really want to replace the wheel, you can look at something like this depending on your budget:

low budget: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alexrims-D...ike-Wheel-36-Spoke-9X100-622X18/173970963468?

$100+ budget: https://www.ebay.com/c/2254369835?iid=274062127364

Make sure to check the centerlock and disc rotor compatibility. A good mechanic will be able to tell you within a minute just by looking at it.

DT Swiss, Alex rims, Velocity, RYDE are all very good brands for wheels.

I would start by taking it to a good mechanic and have them see whats wrong. If it is just the hubs, that is a simple replacement.
 
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TimJohn

Active Member
Sounds like you have a faulty wheel bearing. Do the spokes ring tight (tap on them and listen to them and they should have a slightly "ping")? Maybe the wheel needs to be examined.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
I can't find replacement wheels, races, bearings, or axles,


Here you go:


The wheel needs to be laced to this hub and can be done any decent mechanic.


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JayVee

Well-Known Member
I also have a 2017 Trekking but it’s an Sduro S. Mine has a 15mm thru axle. That’s a rod that you pull out of the Suntour fork. It comes out completely.

Isn’t yours the same? I looked at Court’s video and it looks similar to mine. I’m not sure the suggestions in this thread would work (or I’m missing something here). We’re talking about the front hub here, right?

Does your thru axle look something like this?

 
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reinhardtius

New Member
Folks, you are all very kind and helpful. Thank you.

My local bike shop Omer and Bobs took a look at the bearings look fine as did the races. They repacked them with grease and tightened everything, and things are better. But, the wheel still flexes to the left (the rotor side) when you brake hard. And, when it shifts to the left, the tire hits the front fender, and the whole thing shakes. The fenders are too small for this amount of flexing.

I think a front wheel replacement makes sense down the line. I like the idea of a replacement wheel like the DT Swiss R24 Spline Disc Front Wheel wheel @Ravi Kempaiah mentions, but I cannot see if that wheel is built for heavy duty e-bikes. I assume a 700C roadbike wheel is not appropriate. Anyone else have recommendations for a good front wheel replacement (700C) for me? Open to suggestions.
 

JayVee

Well-Known Member
It’s not so easy to find suitable wheels for QR9. The online shops here in the EU sell the Mavic 29” Crossride FTS-X at around 70 euros. It has caps to convert to 9mm and is 6 bolt compatible. The wheel is ETRTO 622x21. It’s not tubeless ready though. I have this wheel as a reserve for my rear wheel. I’ve fitted 700x38C Energizers on it but that is a rather tight fit (need a screwdriver to get it on). Generally speaking this wheel is made for more supple cross tires. It has rim walls of 21mm in height which is a tad on the high side. Mavic recommends tire widths from 1.4” to 2.5”. So you could go as low as 700x35c. It’s made for cross terrain usage and is definitely not a city bike wheel.

Check your wheel’s specs to see if it could match:


Some other comments:

You don’t necessarily need 622x21 rims. It all depends what width tire you want. I’m running 622x20 on my rear wheel, down from the original 622x21.

If you buy a wheel with a centerlock to 6 bolt adaptor, you WILL need a tool to fasten the centerlock. I had to buy one for my main rear wheel.

Whatever wheels you consider, if they are not QR9 make sure they have a conversion kit to QR9 included... Some do, some don’t. It’s better to ask the seller before you buy.

Pay attention to the valve type: Schrader vs Presta. The holes are not identical.