I face the problem again of extracting the bearings, this time out of the wheel of my Giant XTC Advanced 29” 1.5 2017, Giant wheel system, hub OEM manufactured by Formula.
Once removed caps and cones the axle can be released freely (no hit, no pressure, all loose) and bearings appear uncovered at both sides but I can't use the axle to extract the bearings. Then I hit hard with the punch from inside out but they do not move a milimeter. I have a déjà vu and stop hitting.
Again: What am I missing?
UPDATE: Last picture. It seems to me, but not sure, that the box of the axle is here wider than the bearing and maybe there is a ring preventing the bearing to be extracted that side. Maybe a circlip again? Or anyway should both bearings be extracted by the disc side? Sounds weird, I'm just pondering.