“Digital bikes” and “bikes as vehicles” are some of the trends that are of great importance in today’s bicycle world, with electrification also introducing new application potentials for bikes used in everyday life. This changes the demands of the components installed on the bike: impact and shock loads are exerted on the bearings used in the components while riding mountain bikes across uneven ground, whereas the e-bike is designed to cover the greatest possible range with one battery charge. To ensure the bike is lightweight, has a long service life and is low maintenance, self-lubricating iglide® plain bearings should be implemented. iglide® bearings made of high-performance plastics are low in cost, more wear resistant than metallic bearings, durable in extreme environmental conditions, characterized by low friction values, and they defy shocks and bumps. Overall, iglide® plain bearings provide savings in weight, maintenance and price.
Self-lubricating dry operation
Insensitive to impacts and shocks (no elongation, no displacement)
Very light compared to metallic bearings
Resistant to corrosion and chemicals
Extremely strong and wear-resistant
In pedals, seat posts, brakes, brake levers, shocks, suspension forks, derailleurs and many more parts – iglide® plain bearings are already used in many different parts from the broadest range of manufacturers. Here, you will find several potential uses for plastic plain bearings in mountain bikes.
iglide® J plain bearings in adjustable seatposts.
iglide® J3 bearings in oscillating joints.
iglide® J bearings for use in suspension forks.
iglide® J3 bearings in pedals.
iglide® G300 bearings in derailleurs.
iglide® L280 bearings in freewheels.
iglide® J bearings in brake calipers.
iglide® H4 bearings in disc brakes.
iglide® G300 bearings in cantilever brakes.
iglide® G300 bearings in brake levers.
iglide® G300 bearings in racing bike brakes.
igubal® spherical bearings in tie rods used to regulate cornering tilt.
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Crank Brothers, a company in the USA, relies on premium components from igus® for its pedals, among other things. Weight-reducing iglide® plastic bearings withstand even the most extreme conditions.
iglide® G300 plastic bearings from igus® used in SRAM derailleurs work extremely well and, in contrast to aluminum or metal bushes, are characterized by low weight and high wear resistance.
Weight plays a crucial role in bike sport. iglide® J bearings from igus® are around five times lighter than metal bearings and are ideal for suspension forks. Not only weight but also manufacturing costs were reduced.
For this cargo bicycle, robust iglide® bearings are used in the handlebars, among other things. Apart from the price-reduction and space-saving factors, the plastic solutions from igus® are also self-lubricating and maintenance-free.
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