Bike riding is environment-friendly, healthy and in. The range of different types of bicycle on offer is now very wide: from cargo bikes, which no longer transport goods but take the children to nursery school, to racing bikes for sport or in the city and mountain bikes for the adrenaline kick in leisure time. Robust iglidur plain 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.
Our innovations in 2020 for the bicycle industry
Tech up, Cost down – for example, with iglidur E plain bearings in the chassis or pedals, the vibration-dampening 'endurance runner' with 20 % less wear than iglidur J.
Further information on these and other new products on our 400 m2 trade show stand You can visit it virtually on your own – or with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:
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See for yourself the quality of our plain bearings. The iglidur sample box contains:
In pedals, seat posts, suspension forks, derailleurs, brakes and much more – igus plain 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:
The company chike was looking for suitable components for an innovative, spring-mounted tilt chassis that would make their e-cargo bike just as agile as a normal bicycle. igus provided the perfect solution: igubal rod end bearings are used on the track rods, iglidur plain bearings on the transverse control arms and in the tilt lock. In contrast to metal solutions, motion plastics ensure a virtually maintenance-free continuous operation, are light and cost-effective.
The manufacturer of premium mountain bike components Crankbrothers needed a solution for their pedal bearings. Resistance to dirt, a reduction in weight and a long service life were the main aspects. Thanks to plain bearings made of the material iglidur JB, the company was able to achieve an eight times longer service life compared to the previous solution and reduce the weight. The bearings from igus are insensitive to dirt and can be easily cleaned without compromising on performance.
Special solutions are just as much part of the igus product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.
Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation
In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics, iglidur plain bearings are tested thoroughly and extensively. Focus of the tests are push/pull forces, coefficient of friction, wear as well as abrasion and driving forces at various speeds and bearing loads. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
Do polymer plain bearings on bicycles have to be lubricated? What advantages do they have over their counterparts made of metal? In the igus blog, you can find interesting articles on everything to do with bicycle technology and equipment.
iglidur plain bearings on the mountain bike, cargo bike, recumbent bike and folding bike