Remove A Bike Wheel’s Freehub Body

Introduction

A freehub lasts a long time but can be replaced if it wears out.

Step 1

Access the freehub body - Remove A Bike Wheel’s Freehub Body

Access the freehub body

Remove the wheel from the bike.

Step 2

Dismantle The Bearing - Remove A Bike Wheel’s Freehub Body

Dismantle The Bearing

Dismantle the hub bearing and remove the axle.

Pro Tip

If your 10mm hex key doesn’t provide enough leverage to unlock the freehub, you can turn it with a spanner.

Step 3

Unscrew freehub body - Remove A Bike Wheel’s Freehub Body

Unscrew freehub body

Slide a 10mm hexagonal key into the hub from the right-hand side. Turn the key anti-clockwise to release the freehub mechanism from the rest of the hub.