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Caged Ball Bearings

Quality Caged Ball Bearings

Bike bearings are essential when it comes to keeping your bicycle functioning correctly and effectively, it’s important that replacement bearings of the appropriate quality are provided to ensure durability and reliability. When it comes to bearings, at Aire Velo we offer a large selection of bearings, we’ll also ensure that these are of the highest quality so you can rest assured that your bike will remain in good working order.

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Caged Ball Bearings from Aire Velo


A caged ball bearing is also known as a ball bearing retainer or a ball separator, this is a component which separates the balls and maintains the symmetrical radial spacing; nine times out of ten this is what keeps the bearings together. Cages can also be used in providing lubrication and acting as a reservoir for oils, it can also supply a solid film via the cage material itself or by the coating on the cage.


For greater accuracy and prevent any additional friction, it is highly important that the retainer does not have too much radial movement. Your retainer should be either guided by the ball or one of the rings.


Types of Caged Ball Bearings


When it comes to the types of caged ball bearings, there are a multitude of styles which fall into two categories; Metal Crown and Metal Ribbon. Both bearings are great for low to medium speeds, and can withstand high temperatures – depending on the type of metal used.



  • Crown - Manufactured from carbon steel, these standard retainers can withstand high temperatures. Older crown retainers are made from brass, these are now less common due to a higher cost of brass.

  • Ribbon - Although the ribbon performs the same functions as the crown, yet the crown is primarily used on smaller or miniature bearings where space is more limited. Steel cages are more suited to conditions where higher levels of vibrations are experienced.


Why Choose Aire Velo for your Caged Ball Bearings?


At Aire Velo our focus is to ensure that you receive caged ball bearings of only the best quality and at a value for money price. We also offer those customers who buy in bulk an even lower price on their orders.<.p>

When it comes to replacement bike caged ball bearings, the items that we provide have been extensively tested to make sure that they’re all fit for purpose and manufactured from durable and reliable materials. This will also make sure that they provide you with a long-life cycle and won’t fail when you need them the most.


Buy Your Caged Ball Bearings Replacements Online Today!


We offer a full line of steel and ceramic bearings for almost any application. From headsets to hubs, wheels to suspension pivots, bottom brackets to jockey wheels...If it spins, caged ball bearings is there.


If you are stuck looking for the right replacement caged ball bearings to suit your needs, contact Aire Velo Bearings today and we can point you in the right direction. Make Aire Velo your first choice for caged ball bearings – Shop online today!



Frequently Asked Questions About Caged Ball Bearings


Do you offer different sized caged ball bearings?

Yes! The caged ball bearings we offer are available in a range of sizes and are suitable for some of the most popular types of bikes.

What is a Caged Bearing?

The ball bearing cage (also known as a ball bearing retainer or ball separator – these are used interchangeably), is the component in a ball bearing that separates the balls, maintains the balls symmetrical radial spacing, and in most cases, holds the bearings together.

What is the Purpose of a Caged Bearing?

A ball bearing is a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races. The purpose of a ball bearing is to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads.