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Month: March 2018

How To Service Your Wheel Bearings For A Smoother Ride

Should your bike wheels feel rough when you spin them around, this indicates that it’s time to service your hubs. Usually, the problems will be caused by wear in your bearings or by the ingress of water, dirt and grime. Wheel bearings also wear out over time which will also introduce play to the hub…

How to Change Crank Bearings on a Bicycle

The crankset is one of the main components of the bicycle drive chain and it’s used to transfer motion of the rider’s legs into a rotational motion. The motion used to drive the chain then turns the rear wheel. In the centre of the crankset is a set of bearings that will ensure the crank…

What are Ceramic Bearings and do they Produce a Better Performance?

Many experienced cyclists and professionals use hybrid ceramic bearings or NTN bearings for superior performance. Hybrid Ceramic Bearings What exactly are hybrid ceramic bearings? As the name would suggest, they have stainless steel and ceramic materials – the races are made from stainless steel, whereas the ball bearings are ceramic. Hybrid ceramic bearings seek to combine…

Brilliant Ball Bearings to Upgrade Your Bike

What is one of the most important aspects of your bike, which makes it work effectively? The ball bearings. When you stop to think about it, ball bearings including NTN bearings and crank bearings are at the centre of any part that rotates on your bike. Do you prefer steel, stainless steel, or ceramic balls?…

Our Mountain Bike Bearings Will Help You To Conquer The World

Can you remember the first time that you saw the amazing mountain bike? Its rugged, striking design with oversized wheels and chunky tires, is just perfect for tackling rough terrain, hills, and mountains. This super-tough bike can go almost anywhere. What is one of the most important ways to maintain your mountain bike’s optimum performance?…

High-Quality Headset Bearings To Improve Your Handling

Remember the old days when the steering on your bike was often clunky, stiff and had excessive play? The advancements in bike engineering technology means that you can enjoy the smoothest handlebar action imaginable. The key is to upgrade your bike with our high-quality headsets. Aire Velo Bearings are bearings specialists and we have one of the…

The Best Quality Bearings For Your BMX Bike

Mention BMX bikes and what comes to mind? Super multi-talented riders performing incredible stunts, or attacking difficult off-road courses. Although generally small in stature, these sturdy bikes can do almost anything. What is the best way to ensure that you can get the maximum performance out of your BMX? By using top quality bearings and…

What Kind Of Bearing Will You Choose When Customising Your Bike?

Bike technology is incredibly advanced and sports scientists have been involved in its development. The large choice of bearings is vast and somewhat perplexing. Aire Velo Bearings have over 30 years of experience selling bearings, including parts for bikes. You can trust us to provide everything that you need and our quality is second to…

Bike Maintenance: How to Grease your wheels ball bearings?

It is incredibly important to carry out regular checks and maintenance on your bike to ensure it is in good working order. Regular bike maintenance and changing your bearings will also save you money in the long run. Maintenance of bike bearings You must regularly disassemble all of the bearings on your bike. This is…

Hybrid Ceramic Bearings VS Full Ceramic Bearings

Bearings are an important component of bikes. Their overall quality and design can mean a lot if you are customising your bike and looking for superior performance. Below we go into a brief description explaining the role of ceramic bearings and then compare hybrid vs. full ceramic models. WHAT ARE BEARINGS? Bearings are mechanical elements…