Winspace Hyper X Wheel Teardown

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The Winspace Hyper X 50mm are highly regarded, they have very good aerodynamic properties and are comfortably the fastest wheels you can buy in 50mm rim depth.

The Winspace hubs use standard 6000 series bearings of common sizes. This video shows you how to remove the bearings and replace them if they are worn or you want a bit more speed/durability.

It covers the service of the front hub, rear hub, rear freewheel. The part numbers are shown below.

Additionally, towards the end of the video there is a section covering grease, the merits of thick versus thin and what type to buy.

Things you will need:

6803 Bearing x 5 NTN Recommended
6903 Bearing x 1 NTN Recommended
6803 Overaxle Press c9 QTY 2
6903 Overaxle Press c9 QTY 2

Link to Winspace Website

18 thoughts on “Winspace Hyper X Wheel Teardown

  1. With your usage patterns, how long do you expect the LLU vs LLB bearings to last? How long did the stock ceramic bearings last?

    1. They started to rumble after about 6000km on the ceramics – that’s not a failure but it’s where I can detect it.. I haven’t had enough on the LLU to tell you how long they will last.

      1. In general, how long should I expect wheel bearings last? I’m curious how the Hyper X’s bearings compares with other wheels/brands.

        1. If you ride around in filthy conditions and don’t wash the bike like I do then about 4000km

  2. Hi Hambini
    I’ve serviced my fulcrum freewheel hub, and as I only had that one, I’ve put some ZEFAL PRO II grease in the ratchet mecanism. As it is a garde 2, it is a bit thick, but the ratchet works great and additinally it is much quieter, thanks to this thickness of the grease I guess.

  3. […] a number of questions arising from a video where the bearings on a set of Winspace wheels were changed, the guide below gives you a brief synopsis of grease for bicycle […]

  4. Just received my HYPER 50s yesterday for my new bike build. Today I discovered that my frameset – Carrera AR01, Rim brake – has 135.41 Dropout spacing (!?, #%¤/).
    Based on what I see in the rear hub explosion – can this issue be easily resolved by replacing the axle caps, if available and not messing with chain alignment … or are there other solution options?

  5. Hi Hambini. I am considering getting Hyper 65 but have some concerns about how well the hub cups protect the bearings from dirt. I have been riding for years and never had so much dirt and dust in the bearings as you got in the video. To me the bearings got fucked pretty soon. I expected more life out of them.

    1. THe hubs on any wheel bearings provide little protection. They are designed to have a small gap. Any secondary seals give the protection. In my case, I don’t clean the bike and ride through really crappy conditions hence the bearings don’t last as long.

  6. You swapped out ceramic bearings for steel. Why?

    1. They were worn out.

  7. Have bought a pair of Winspace Hyper 50mm, and are quite happy with it. However, the front hub seems to have developed some play – nothing dramatic, maybe 0.5mm at the rim, but they feel and sound a bit loose (you can hear a knocking sound when wiggling the wheel left to right).

    I have studied the schematic shown in your video, and the only explanation I can come up with is that at least one of the bearings does not have have enough preload (shite tolerances), or the bearing is shot, but they barely have run 200 miles so far. Any idea how to fix this? Some very thin shim, maybe?

    1. I would pop the end caps off the wheel and check the bearings are pressed in fully. There isn’t really any other way for play to develop.

  8. Hi Hambini, I am seeking to buy a pair of Hyper X 38mm or 50mm as second wheel set for my light gravel bike following your review. Based on your experience and teardown do you reckon Hyper X wheels able to handle off road, light gravel single tracks or am I better off buying 303 firecrest Enve AR 3.4 or Hunts 35 X wide?

    1. I wouldn’t take them off road unless you have bouncy tyres to compensate.

    2. Buy the ENVE AR 4.5 instead of the winspace, I have 12 pairs of wheels, AR 4.5 are the fastest and mosts versatile, and superb on gravel with 28mm

  9. […] hubs are extremely well made, they appear to be from the same stable as those fitted to the Winspace Hyper. The bearing arrangement consists of a pair of 6803 bearings in the front wheel, a pair of 6803 […]

  10. this wheels have internal nipples!

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