June 28, 2022

Bearing It All: Ceramic Bearings

There’s been a lot of buzz in the bike industry about ceramic bearings in the past few years, maybe more buzz than any other new product.

Let’s face it, the allure of going faster with less energy is appealing to almost anyone. On the other hand, you can pay a lot for that free speed, and those on a budget will find themselves weighing whether the speed and efficiency gains are worth the cash layout.

The first thing to ask is where the speed advantage comes from. It comes from reduced rolling resistance, increased durability, increased stiffness and reduced weight. CONTINUE READING AT active.com