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

Bottom brackets [02] Threadless – press fit BBs

Threadless (press-fit) bottom bracket (BB) standards

Updated: 16/11/2018. For basic terms explanation and history of BBs, as well as threaded BB standards, read this article: Bottom bracket standards – 1st part. BBs with press fit (threadless) cups usually use cranksets with the spindle (axle) attached to the right crank arm. For installing, and especially for replacing, BB cups, special, expensive tools … Read moreBottom brackets [02] Threadless – press fit BBs

Bottom brackets [01] Threaded BBs

Threaded bicycle bottom bracket (BB) standards

Updated: 25/11/2018. This post will explain bicycle bottom bracket standards. It is the first in the series of posts on the subject, explaining basic terms, then each standard. Most threaded standards are explained, while a separate post explains press-fit (threadless) bottom brackets. The last post will address BB and crankset compatibility and interchangeability.   1. … Read moreBottom brackets [01] Threaded BBs