I've serviced my freehub, and on putting it back together am unsure of the correct orientation of the seal between the hub body and the freehub.

I have a 2018 Specialized Diverge E5 Sport, with a 12x142mm thru-axle "Axis Sport Disc" wheel. I can't find any information regarding the specific hub used. It has "Axis" written on it, that's all. I've searched for information regarding what this hub might be but I couldn't find anything.

Can anyone tell from these photos which way around the seal should be?

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  • There’s a visible lip near the outer edge in photo 2. Does this fit naturally in a part one way or another? – Swifty Jul 28 '18 at 12:44
  • Actually yes you are correct! It fits perfectly into the hub side. – Neeson Champion Jul 29 '18 at 23:01
  • Well that’s good news, hopefully you’re back on the off-road. It’s ok, and encouraged, to answer your own question if you’ve solved it. Someone else might search the internet with the same problem and it could help them. Photos very useful – Swifty Jul 30 '18 at 8:05
  • Since having a smart phone I've always taken photos of any disassembly process and labeled parts with a sharpie (when possible) for reference. Next time I'm just going to video the whole thing. – Argenti Apparatus Jul 30 '18 at 15:24
  • Question answered, and yes I'll be more prudent next time! – Neeson Champion Jul 30 '18 at 21:30

Whilst I'm not 100% sure if it's correct, the visible lip on the outside edge in photo 2 fits neatly into the hub body, so I have assembled it this way. It appears to work fine.

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