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Hybrid Ceramic Bearings vs SteelWhat 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 the best of both worlds – anti-corrosion properties with superior strength and speed. Because ceramic bearings are harder than steel bearings, they are more durable, lasting anywhere from five to 20 times longer. This also equals an almost zero risk of bearing seizure. Consequently, since they also do not rust, they are less sensitive to moisture and lubrication, and some even come with no lubricant at all. Ceramic balls and races are also stiffer than steel ones, resulting in less flex in the bottom bracket. Finally, ceramic bearings are lighter, because ceramic is less dense than steel (silicon nitride, for instance, has a 60 percent lower density than steel). When combined with special seals and optimised lubrication, the friction in ceramic bearings can be 20- to 30-times lower than steel bearings with standard seals and lubrication.
What is a Hybrid Ceramic Bearing?Hybrid ceramic bearings have steel races and ceramic balls. They are a bit lighter than steel bearings only because of the weight difference in the balls alone. They roll a bit faster than even the best steel bearings because the balls are smoother, harder, rounder, and more uniform in size, and the steel races are often ground smoother as well. The friction in a typical bearing with silicon nitride balls and steel rings is about 10 percent less than in an all-steel bearing of the highest quality.
Better Performance - Hybrid Ceramic Bearing ConstructionMany experienced cyclists and professionals use hybrid ceramic bearings or perhaps full ceramic bearings, for a superior performance. Hybrid ceramic bearings seek to combine the best of both worlds – anti-corrosion properties with superior strength and speed giving you performance, extended lifetime and saved energy. As we’ve mentioned, hybrid ceramic bearings have a great reputation for being stronger, lighter, and for lasting longer than other materials. What are hybrid ceramic bearings made from? They are constructed from either steel or stainless steel races, nylon cages, ceramic (Si3N4 - Silicon nitride) balls & either 2RS (contact) or 2RLS (low-contact) seals.
Largest Selection of Hybrid Ceramic Bearings UKIf you are looking for a hybrid ceramic hub, bottom bracket, pedal or headset bearings, you have come to the right place. Aire Velo Bearings offer a huge range of hybrid ceramic bearings suitable for a range of applications on bikes. Simply choose the size you need and find out how to install your bearings using one of our helpful how-to videos. Our explanation guides will also help you to determine what size bearing you need. Get in touch with Aire Velo Bearings today if you need help finding the right size or style of bearing that you need. We will gladly help.
Why Choose Aire Velo for Hybrid Ceramic Bearings?At Aire Velo Bearings, it's our priority to make sure that our customers receive hybrid ceramic bearings to only the best quality and at a value for money price. What’s more, is we also aim to offer our customers with the most competitive prices and value for money products. When it comes to hybrid ceramic bearings, the items that we offer have all been extensively tested and we guarantee that they are fit for purpose and created from only durable and reliable materials. This is also to make sure that you receive long-life parts and that they won’t fail, especially in those times when you need them the most. We supply a range of hybrid ceramic bearings in different styles and sizes, all of which are available to purchase online. What’s more is we are confident that we have the bicycle bearings that you require to suit your needs. Below, we have listed a few of the key reasons why we think we should be your first choice for hybrid ceramic bearings:
- A huge range of styles and bearing sizes to choose from.
- Explanation advice and guides, supporting you to find what you need.
- Highly experienced customer service team who can answer all of your bearing related queries.
- Cost-effective and efficient prices mean you get your hands on the hybrid ceramic bearings that you need without spending a small fortune.