Bearings that go on and on and on...
When CeramicSpeed entered the bike industry in 2004, very little was known about the longevity of ceramic bearings. The consensus was that their primary benefit was the reduction in friction. However, it turns out that the lifetime of high-quality ceramic bearings is one of their most significant features.
Road and laboratory tests prove that CeramicSpeed bearings last between three and five times longer than other ceramic bearings on the market. This is due to the choice of raw materials and the precision of our bearings.
The unique quality of the CeramicSpeed Balls plays a crucial role in ensuring the longevity of the products. Every part used in the CeramicSpeed Bearings has been specially selected or developed over the years in order to create a product of the highest possible quality and longevity.
From the very beginning, both low friction and longevity have been central to CeramicSpeed’s philosophy. Without compromising quality, we broke the mould and combined these features into bearings that offer the lowest friction achievable and unmatched longevity.
With the same level of maintenance as a standard bearing, you will often find that CeramicSpeed Bearings achieve a longevity of even more than 5 times compared to what you would experience with a standard bearing.
Your choice, your advantage
One hidden force affects your speed and efficiency on the bike – friction. That’s why, when you’re optimising your bike, it’s worth focusing on every detail, especially the small moving parts that are affected by friction.
CeramicSpeed technology focuses on reducing friction and producing bearings with an unmatched lifetime, meaning that you get to ride faster or save energy. With CeramicSpeed products in your hubs, pulley wheels and bottom bracket, tests show that you’ll save between 6–9 watts, compared to using standard bearings. Those savings increase further with the use of a CeramicSpeed UFO Racing Chain. This will save between 2–5 watts, taking your competitive advantage up to 14 watts.
Upgrading your rear derailleur to the CeramicSpeed Oversized Pulley Wheel System completes the optimisation equation. Thanks to the unique design and componentry, the oversized pulley wheels reduce friction in the derailleur by 40–60% when compared to the high-end pulley wheels usually used in the cycling industry. By reducing friction with every opportunity, the CeramicSpeed technology can round up the watt savings between 10 and 16 watts.