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Enduro Bicycle Bearings provide superior performance & value

  • With dual-lip labyrinth seals keep dirt out and grease in, even under extreme conditions.
  • Packed from the factory with the highest quality Rock 'N' Roll grease
  • We stock hundreds of standard sizes in multiple levels of quality and price, in many application specific designs.
  • Sizes and specifications for cycling applications
  • MAX - full compliment bearings for high load applications like suspension pivots.
  • ABEC-5 level precision available for many sizes (recommended for hubs)
  • Ceramic-Hybrid bearings with Silicon Nitride balls, providing superior smoothness and reduced weight.

 

Enduro are a major supplier of bearings to the bicycle industry.

Manufacturers that choose Enduro include: Aireal Australia, Trek, Santa Cruz, Intense, Cane Creek, Velomax, Easton, Kona, Titus, White Industries, E-13, Yeti, Hadley, Zipp, Rocky Mountain, Iron Horse, Topollino, Spinergy, Crank Brothers, White Brothers, Syncros, Ellsworth.

Bearing Information

Blue (or Standard) series
These bearings are made using Grade 10 Chromium Steel Balls, 52100 High Carbon Chromium Alloy Races and Riveted Steel Retainers. Enduro Blue series bearings are ABEC 3 standard with C3 clearance. Depending on the application these bearings use LLU or LLB type seals, although they may be marked 2RS.

MAX
Also known as full-complement bearings, these cartridge bearings do not use retainers and can therefore have more ball bearings than standard. These bearings have a higher load rating and are suited to applications such are suspension pivots. MAX bearings are made using Grade 10 Chromium Steel Balls, 52100 High Carbon Chromium Alloy Races and feature LLU type seals.

ABEC 5
Enduro ABEC 5 bearings are made to meet the higher ABEC 5 standard. Grade 5 Chromium Steel Balls, 52100 High Carbon Chromium Alloy Races and Nylon with Graphite Retainers. Seals are typically SRS and some LLB.

Ceramic Hybrid
Ceramic Hybrid bearings use ceramic balls (normally Silicon Nitride) in steel races. Enduro Ceramic Hybrids use Grade 5 Silicon Nitride Balls, 52100 High Carbon Chromium Alloy Races and Nylon with Graphite Retainers. Seals are typically LLB.


Grade 5 balls: These high precision balls are 5/1,000,000” from exactly round round in sphericity. How round is that? Five times as round as the balls Shimano or Campagnolo use in their top components.

Grade 10 balls: These high precision balls are 10/1,000,000” from exactly round round in sphericity. How round is that? Over twice as round as the balls Shimano or Campagnolo use in their top components.

Grade 25 balls: These high precision balls are 25/1,000,000” from exactly round round in sphericity. This the grade Shimano or Campagnolo use in their top components.

52100 High Carbon Chromium Alloy Races: Vacuum de-gassed process for the purest alloy steel, hardened to R-62 and still tough and durable.

Riveted Steel Retainers: These are best to keep the balls rolling straight down the ball path even under high stress loads.

Nylon with Graphite Retainers: the smoothest running: These retainers are virtually frictionless while providing constant lubrication.

ABEC (pronounced A-Beck) is an acronym for the Annual Bearing Engineers Committee of the Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association. The association sets standards for bearing manufacturers. The higher the ABEC number, the more precisely the bearing is manufactured. ... An ABEC 7 bearing will spin faster (and more quietly) than a ABEC 1 bearing.

ABEC 3: ABEC 3 is a standard to which each bearing must pass many tests in order to meet the scheduled requirements including noise testing at high RPM, extremely tight tolerances for the internal diameter, outer diameter, roundness of ball, trueness of races, and surface finish of all of the above.

ABEC 5: ABEC 5 is a standard to which each bearing must pass many tests as per ABEC 3 but to a much higher standard than ABEC 3, even though only 2 digits difference in name.

C-3: C-3 refers to the internal clearance of a bearing and is the standard clearance in the U.S. This is the play between the ball and the races before the bearing is installed. Our C-3 clearance is a tightersize, but for a 10-18 mm ID bearing, our standard is 11-21 um where most manufacturers use 11-25 um. (0.011-0.025 mm)


2RS literally means Two Rubber Seals and simply means that the bearing has these. There are many types of seals. On most other bearings 2RS means that the seal is made from rubber and has one sealing lip rubbing on any flat part of the inner race. Our seals are either LLU (usually the MAX type bearings) or LLB (better for hubs).

LLU LLU is a medium/high contact type seal. LLU seals have 2 sealing lips on each seal which also fit into a matching groove on the inner race to make a type labrynth seal. The outer sealing lip repels dirt and water while the inner sealing lip retains the grease. When the bearing is first turned, you will notice some grease will come out of the seals. More on that later about “grease” but what this does is fill the chamber between these 2 sealing lips forming a “hydromatic seal” of grease.

LLB LLB is a low contact type seal. LLB seals have 2 sealing lips on each seal which also fit into a matching groove on the inner race to make a type labrynth seal. The outer sealing lip repels dirt and water while the inner sealing lip retains the grease. When the bearing is first turned, you will notice some grease will come out of the seals. More on that later about “grease” but what this does is fill the chamber between these 2 sealing lips forming a “hydromatic seal” of grease.

SRS seals: SRS refers to Snap Ring Seals and are a special seal we use in our ABEC 5 series for the least rolling resistance possible while still providing protection for the bearing. This sealing mechanism is called an axial face seal design. Different from most seals which seal perpendicular to the mating surface, these seal in a parallel conditionwhere the inner flat part of the sealing lip mates up against a machined metal “shelf “ on the inner race of the bearing. Water or foreign matter forces the seal closed when it is pushed on, repelling them back outwards,while under normal conditions, it rolls along with extremely low resistance.

VV Seals: Dual lip non-contact seals.

8/8/2008
Product - Description   Price Ex GST Price Incl GST In Stock
Enduro Spacer for XD-15 24mm BB to GXP   6.25 6.87
Product prices are shown ex GST for overseas customers and for comparative purposes.
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Bottom Brackets  Ceramic Hybrid - Grade 5  Ceramic Hybrid - ZER0  Derailleur Pulleys  Enduro 5 - ABEC 5  Enduro MAX  Enduro Std Bearings  Enduro Tools  Full Ceramic  Headset bearings  Loose Ball  Needle Roller Bearings  Rear Suspension Sets  Spherical Bearings  Stainless Steel  TorqTite  Wheel/Hub Upgrade Sets