My Boardman full suspension bike had developed play in the main pivot bearings so I decided to replace them myself. I found that the bearings I bought were exactly the same as a bike I’d owned a few years ago. That was an Orange 5.


I could have saved some money! I used a vice to press the old bearings out into the opening of a big socket. I put a bolt through the hole and it pushed the bearing out.

After doing the job I needed to test it so I did a road ride around Healey Nab. The route around the back of the hill has a steep climb so it’s good for fitness even if it’s a bit boring compared to an off road ride. I’ll probably wait until Sunday to ride again.