HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings

HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings

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HSC Ceramic Bearing Dimensions
Bearing ID OD Width
6000 10 mm 26 mm 8 mm
608 8 mm 22 mm 7 mm
609 9 mm 24 mm 7 mm
6801 12 mm 21 mm 5 mm
6802 15 mm 24 mm 5 mm
6803 17 mm 26 mm 5 mm
6804 20 mm 32 mm 7 mm
6805w6 25 mm 37 mm 6 mm
6805w7 25 mm 37 mm 7 mm
6806 30 mm 42 mm 7 mm
6901 12 mm 24 mm 6 mm
6902 15 mm 28 mm 7 mm
6903 17 mm 30 mm 7 mm
699 9 mm 20 mm 6 mm
HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings 6000 $30.00 In Stock
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HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings 6804 $40.00 In Stock
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HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings 6900 $25.00 In Stock
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HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings 6901 $30.00 In Stock
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HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings 6902 $30.00 In Stock
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HSC Ceramic Hybrid Bearings 699 $25.00 In Stock
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HSC Hybrid Ceramic Bearing Description

The application of hybrid ceramic bearing technology is relatively new within the cycling industry. Along with advances in aerodynamics and the fine-tuning of carbon frames for enhanced ride qualities, ceramic bearings point to a trend in which consumers are favoring performance advantages over simple weight reduction in bicycles (though it should be noted that ceramic bearings are lighter than their steel counterparts, if only by a few grams). For cyclists interested in making the upgrade to ceramic bearings in their bottom brackets and hubs, price is often a concern. HSC bearings are among the most affordable on the market, with no compromise in quality. Most front and rear hubs can be completely retrofitted for under $150, while most outboard bearing bottom brackets can be upgraded for $70.

HSC's ceramic hybrids use grade 3 silicon nitride (Si3N4) balls matched with hardened steel races and low-friction seals and retainers. The grade of the ball bearings refers to their sphericity in thousandths of an inch. Put simply, the lower the number, the closer the ball is to being perfectly spherical. As a reference, the highest quality stainless steel ball used in bicycle applications is rated at grade 25, and many ceramic hybrid manufacturers use grade 5 ceramic balls. Advantages over standard steel bearings include: lighter weight, lower thermal expansion and deformation under load, lower friction with reduced start and running torques, and reduced wear for longer running life. Again, put simply, ceramic bearings allow you to roll faster with reduced effort over a longer period before needing replacement.

Installation

We recommend installation be performed by an experienced mechanic with a professional quality bearing press. Improper installation will negate the performance advantages of ceramic bearings, and significantly reduce their wear life.



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