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Maintenance-free bicycle bearings

Plastic plain bearings for bicycle components

Robust bike bearings from igus® are a good choice for all applications. They withstand extreme loads, shocks and impacts, reduce the bike's weight and, thanks to the absence of lubrication, are easy to look after and only have to be maintained very rarely. The high wear resistance makes them reliable components, not only on racing bikes but also on much used everyday bicycles.

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Resistant to impacts and shocks
  • Corrosion-free and dirt-resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Long predictable service life
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Selected plastic bearings for bikes

iglidur® G plain bearings

iglidur G combination
  • Smooth running due to low coefficient of friction
  • Reliable, maintenance-free and dirt-resistant
  • Precise and fast switching
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iglidur® J plain bearings

iglidur J combination
  • Resistant to high-frequency shocks and vibrations
  • Resistant to wear with low coefficient of friction
  • No 'stick slip'
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iglidur® J3 plain bearings

J3 combination
  • High impact strength, maintains shape
  • Sensitive feedback from the rear shock
  • Dimensionally stable
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iglidur® H4 plain bearings

iglidur H4 combination
  • Temperature-resistant up to +200°C
  • Corrosion-resistant, no seizing
  • Extreme wear resistance
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iglidur® W300 plain bearings

w300 combination
  • Resistant to dirt
  • High wear resistance & low coefficient of friction
  • Lubrication and maintenance-free
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igubal® spherical bearings

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  • Absorb vibration
  • Angle and tolerance compensation
  • Light and insensitive to dirt
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Use igus® products in bikes

In pedals, seat posts, suspension forks, derailleurs, brakes and much more – igus® bike bearings have been in use for many years for the most varied of components and by diverse frame manufacturers. You can see some possible uses here:

Suspension forks

bike suspension fork
iglidur® J bearings

Disc brake calipers

brake calipers
iglidur® J bearings

Cantilever brakes

Cantilever brakes
iglidur® G bearings

Racing bike brakes

Racing bike brakes
iglidur® G bearings

Fully rear frames

Fully rear frames
iglidur® J3 bearings

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Product brochure Bicycle Industry

Find out how you can reduce weight by 80%, costs by 40% and reduce maintenance by 100% by using igus® products in bicycles. 

iglidur® bike bearings successfully in use in the bicycle industry

Bike riding is environment-friendly, healthy and increasingly popular. The range of different types of bicycle on offer is now very varied: from cargo bikes, which no longer transport goods but take the children to school, to racing bikes for sport or in the city and mountain bikes for the adrenaline kick in down time.
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igus® bike bearings make agile e-cargo bike low-maintenance

The company chike needed suitable components for a new type of spring-loaded tiltable chassis that would make their e-cargo bike just as manoeuvrable in bends as an ordinary bicycle. The igubal® rod end bearings are now used on the tie rods, iglidur® plain bearings on the wishbone and in the tilt lock. In contrast to metallic bearings, they ensure practically maintenance-free, durable operation, are lightweight and cost-effective.
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Constant performance on the trail, resistant to shocks, mud and dust

For their pedal bearings the company Crank Brothers was looking for a solution. Resistance to dirt, a reduction in weight and a long service life were the main aspects. With our plain bearings made of the iglidur® JB material, the company was able to achieve an eight times longer service life and reduce the weight. The new bearings are insensitive to dirt and can be easily cleaned without any loss of performance.
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Various customer projects from the bicycle industry

... other success stories

Plain bearings in the rear frame of a MTB fully, spherical bearings in the steering and in the tiltable chassis of cargo bikes, individual 3D-printed components for brakes: discover more applications from our customers in the bicycle industry in which our motion plastics are used and show off their advantages: low weight, long service life, no lubrication and dirt resistance.
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Sustainable bicycle components made of plastic

After the igus:bike was presented in 2022 - a bicycle that is made from a high proportion of recycled plastic - igus is continuing to push the production of plastic components. In 2023, in addition to a plastic handle bar, frames, wheels, cranks, pedals and other bicycle components made of high-performance plastic were also presented.
The focus is particularly on sustainable production. Bicycle components made of plastic require significantly less energy than their counterparts made of aluminium or carbon, and the CO2footprint is significantly smaller. Even after the end of the product life cycle, recycling is much easier than with competing materials.
Advantages of igus plastic components:
  • Energy-saving manufacturing process
  • 100% recyclable
  • Local supply chains
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Diverse design options

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Durable bearings for damper, fork, rear frame and similar.
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