Downhill speeds in excess of 80 mph
When a manufacturer of mountain bike shocks and springs designed a coil shock for speed and the serious mountain bike enthusiast, they ultimately chose to implement iglide® G300 plastic bushings from igus®. The iglide® bushings alleviate long-term costs for the company and maintenance requirements for its customers.
iglide® G300 mates with a stainless steel shaft. The bushing withstands high shock loads due to the rigors of descending mountainous, uneven terrains at downhill speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour.
The stainless steel shaft pivots within the iglide® G300 with minimal wear, as the suspension arms for the bike frame move through their range of motion. The low-friction system is essential for the smooth, silent operation of the suspension members. iglide® G300 also supports the compressive loads in this demanding application.