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what bearings to put in a zipp vuma quad

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what bearings to put in a zipp vuma quad

Postby williamsf1 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:09 am

what replacement bearings (after market?) can you press into a zipp BB

as I think the ones I bought are a little noisey....

help?
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Re: what bearings to put in a zipp vuma quad

Postby Juanmoretime » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:29 am

I have the Zipp regular and ceramic bearings and both are excellent bearings although the ceramic one is the one in use now. When I have to replace it this is what I'll be using:

The 6806 from this page.
http://fairwheelbikes.com/hsc-ceramic-h ... -1044.html
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Re: what bearings to put in a zipp vuma quad

Postby williamsf1 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:28 am

awesome... thanks!!
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Re: what bearings to put in a zipp vuma quad

Postby Snoop PP » Mon May 02, 2011 3:34 am

Juan, can i just ask your thoughts on why the Ceramic Hybrid bearings for the replacement and not the Full Ceramic?
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Re: what bearings to put in a zipp vuma quad

Postby Juanmoretime » Mon May 02, 2011 10:28 am

While I think the ceramic hybrids feel much smoother than the standard bearings the jury is still out on whether there is any real advantage at all. I do know poorly make ceramics, and I think this would apply to full ceramics too, can be a worse choice then a well made steel bearing. Madcow has tested the bearings that Fairwheel sells so that if you choose to go that route you're not getting a bearing that is worse than the stock. Some day I may try full but I just really have not ventured that far yet to get into full ceramics but I do have a couple of race wheels that could be eager volunteers!
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