To find the ideal iglide® material for a manufacturer of high-end mountain bike pedals, we received different shafts of titanium and chrome molybdenum steel, as well as bearings of a competitor. On this basis we tested our iglide® plain bearings in the iglide® laboratory.
The trials were executed under the following test parameters:
Shafts: Titanium, chromoloy steel
Load: 657 psi
Slide speed: 0.098 ft/s
The iglide® J3 bearings have the lowest wear rate on both shaft materials (36.6 μm/km to 73.3 μm/km). These were the best test scores in the test. In contrast, the plain bearings of the competitor material wear out on both shaft materials at rates of 329.7 μm/km to 776.2 μm/km.