Bicycle design - performance meets comfort

Lightweight and rugged


iglide® plastic bushings are:

vibration damping

wear resistant

self-lubricating

corrosion resistant

lightweight

durable

and have a high load capacity.

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To The Point - Bushings from PinkBike.com

In this article on PinkBike.com, Matt Floyd, igus®' Bicycle Industry Specialist, discussed the advantages of plastic bushings with editor Mike Kazimer.

igus bushings for bicycles  

High wear resistance: self-lubricating plastic bushings for bikes

Bushings for rear derailleur  
iglide® G300 for rear derailleurs

Small oscillating movements possible

Edge loading and vibration no problem

Self-lubricating and maintenance free

Dust and corrosion resistant

Low coefficient of friction

Lightweight

Bushings for V-brakes  
iglide® G300 for V-brakes

For smooth, fluid movement

Maintenance free

Noiseless

Low friction even on poorly toleranced pins

Corrosion resistant

Low cost

Bushing for rear suspension arm  
iglide® J for rear suspension arm

Small oscillating movements possible

Absorbs shocks

Dirt and corrosion resistant

Minimal friction

Lowest wear rates, even in dusty environments

You only need one bushing for both radial and axial loads

Bushings with reduced clearance are available

Bushings for saddle gas springs  
iglide® D for for saddle gas springs

For seat springs requiring high-frequency linear strokes combined with edge loads

Delivers lowest friction on poorly toleranced, hard-chromed shafts

Dust, dirt and corrosion resistant

Low cost

Bushings for bike brakes  
iglide® R for low-friction brake handles

Low cost

Ideal for oscillating movement

Low static and dynamic coefficient of friction

Withstands high edge loads

Suitable for frequent movement

High wear resistance

Bushing for front shock absorber  
iglide® H4 for front shock absorbers

Can handle high edge loads

Suitable for short stroke, high-frequency movement

Low static and dynamic coefficient of friction

High wear resistance

Bushings for disc brakes  
iglide® H4 for disc brakes that last

Suitable for rapid oscillations and frequent movement

Can withstand temperatures up to 392°F

Low static and dynamic coefficient of friction

High wear resistance

Bushings for bike pedals  
iglide® J for bike pedals

Low friction, even when subjected to edge loads

Self-lubricating and maintenance free

Dust and corrosion resistant

Lightweight

Bushing for freewheeling hub  
iglide® J for freewheeling hubs

Shock and impact resistant

Lightweight

Self-lubricating and maintenance free

Dirt and dust resistant

Bearings for shock absorbers  
igubal® spherical bearings for shock absorber joints

Small linear movements combined with constant, wide-ranging oscillating movements - all while withstanding shocks and impacts

Dirt, dust and corrosion resistant

Only one bearing needed for both radial and axial loads

If the radial bearing has a low coefficient of friction, this reduces the edge forces on the shock absorber bearing

Can be used with even the most basic of shafts

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Application examples

Bike pedals

iglide® G300 plastic bushings distribute the load and lubricate the axle on this bike pedal.

Bike pedals    

Bike shocks

A coil shock for serious mountain bike enthusiasts uses iglide® G300 plastic bushings.

Bike shocks    

Full-suspension mountain bike

A leading manufacturer of full-suspension mountain bikes has developed one of its most innovative bikes to date.

Full-suspension mountain bike    

Suspension forks

This suspension fork uses four iglide® J plastic bushings, which are around five times lighter than metallic bearings of the same size.

Suspension forks    

Mountain bike

This mountain bike won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics. iglide® G300 plastic bushings are used in the derailleur.

Mountain bike    

Folding bike

iglide® plastic bushings were used on this folding bike due to being maintenance-free and resistant to dirt.

Folding bike    

Bicycle shock absorber

New bike shocks use plain bearings for their low wear rates, light weight, flexibility and to reduce costs

Bicycle shock absorber    

Recumbent bike

Recreational, three-wheeled recumbent bike uses igubal® rod end bearings in its steering system

Recumbent bike    

Industrial scooter for factories

iglide® plastic bushings were used in this industrial scooter because they were lower cost than steel alternatives.

Industrial scooter for factories    

Electric scooter

iglide® Q plastic bushings are used in the rear-wheel suspension of this electric scooter.

Electric scooter    
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