Types and designs of bicycle bearings

Types and designs of bearings used for bicycles

Updated: 08/11/2018. This post will explain what kinds of bearings are (mostly and usually) used with bicycles and what their advantages and disadvantages, compared to other commonly used bicycle bearing systems are. For bearing ball standards, see: Standard bicycle bearing ball sizes.   1. Cup and cone bearings Bicycle bearings commonly use bearing balls, placed … Read moreTypes and designs of bicycle bearings

Standard bicycle bearing ball sizes

Standard bicycle bearing ball sizes

Updated: 27/01/2019. Bicycles usually use ball bearings. Modern cartridge bearings come as a closed unit – with balls and races packed in a single unit. However, many bicycles still use older, cup and cone system, where balls can (and should) be replaced with new ones when servicing bearings. This is the case with most Shimano … Read moreStandard bicycle bearing ball sizes

Bicycle bearing greases – explained

Detailed explanation of important bicycle bearing grease characteristics - grease types explained

Updated: 27/01/2019. It is a common debate among cyclists (and mechanics) which is the best bicycle bearing grease – for use in hub, or steerer, brake pivot etc. bearings. Some swear by the old “axle grease” that “… my grandfather / father used …” Others recommend silicone, Teflon, graphite grease and so on. This post explains important … Read moreBicycle bearing greases – explained