Ceramic-Hybrid: Ceramic Balls with Steel Races
At Enduro, we provide a range of Ceramic -Hybrid bearings with three levels or performance and corrosion resistance. These bearings are all Ceramic-Hybrid bearings with steel races and ceramic balls.
Why not full Ceramic?
Full-ceramic bearings will never corrode, but the nature of the material does not lend itself to the shocks of bicycle use due to its extreme rigidity. That’s why Enduro only sells Ceramic-Hybrid bearings for bicycle applications. A full-ceramic bearing may run without issue for a long time in certain applications, but when they fail, you’re walking home.
XD-15 Ceramic Grade
Want to make your bike faster than any other? Had enough of servicing your ceramic bearings so that they will survive another rainy day race? Would you rather have a bottom bracket outlast your frameset? Then you have arrived at the solution. XD-15 ceramic bearings have it all – hands down the speediest, and longest lasting ceramic bearing available on the market. Nitrogen steel is the secret, precision machined and ground to ABEC-5 tolerances at our facility in Gilroy, California. Voted “Hands down the best bottom bracket we have ever tested” from Bike Radar, you can find out why. These bearings spin with the very least resistance of anything we have developed to date featuring oversized Grade 3 Silicon Nitride balls. On top of this, they will be spinning with the same ease one year or even two years from now, with longer intervals between servicing. No one else in the bicycle industry offers this combination of speed and durability: XD-15 bearings for wheels, bottom brackets, and drive train.
ZERØ Ceramic Grade
Proven time and again in World Cup race conditions, the ZERØ Ceramic bearings are the ultimate race day weapon. Oversized Grade 3 balls roll on races which are ground to a mirror finish after receiving Magnetite and then Cryogenic treatments for hardness and longevity. More durable and with even lower rolling resistance than any 2RS bearings, they come closer to that magic “zero” rolling resistance number. Enduro Bearings uses Silicone seals which are more slippery than rubber seals used by other ceramic bearing suppliers. We get more email and blog feedback on the ZERØ’s than any other bearing, describing the noticed difference in downhill rolling speed. And they win the independent wattage output tests when stacked against the competition. If you want to buy raw speed, ZERØ bearings are it.
Ceramic Hybrid (CH) ABEC-5 Grade
Ceramic bearings are not only here to stay, they are now the standard, period. When carbon fiber was first introduced, there were many riders still on steel bikes in the Tour de France, but now every racing bike is made of carbon fiber. This is the case for ceramic bearings, and the CH bearings are an excellent choice for entry into the technology. ABEC-5 tolerances and LLB seals with Graphite Nylon retainers are premium features that are not available on our competitor’s ceramic hybrid bearings at two or even five times the cost. Oversized Silicon Nitride Grade 5 balls and cryogenic treatment of the ABEC-5 races ensure long lasting, smooth rolling bearings at great value. These are now also available in Angular Contact (A/C) design, for even greater durability and ultimate speed.