Bicycle bearings: everything you need to know
These often-overlooked components actually bring life to your bicycle. You can’t steer, roll, pedal or have a functioning drivetrain without bearings so let’s show them some love… Workshop: Servicing your bearings Praxis adds ceramic bearing option for conversion bottom bracket How to service the hubs on your bike Enduro Bearings' factory turns out premium US-made smoothness The different styles of bearings Loose ball, loose ball in a retainer, needle, and cartridge are the main styles of bearing founds in cycling frames and components. Loose ball bearings Loose ball bearings are the most traditional and require the use of bearings with a mated cup and cone. Although they’re the oldest, in many ways they can be superior. They are angular contact (more on this later) and offer excellent maintenance and performance characteristics. The same can be said for loose ball in a retainer, but generally speaking this became popular in more ...
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