Jet wash proof bearings? Cane Creek and SKF launch solid lubricant range

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Jon Woodhouse

Jon is the editor here at off.road.cc. Whether it's big days out on the gravel bike or hurtling down technical singletracks, if it's got two wheels and can be ridden on dirt, then he's into it. He's previously been technical editor at BikeRadar.com, editor at What Mountain Bike Magazine and also web editor at Singletrackworld.co.uk. Yes, he's been around the houses.

5 comments

3 weeks 4 days ago

Nick T wrote:

 

What happened to the ADB grease free bearings

 

Dunno. But this is about keeping the grit out. Did grease-free bearings have something about them that kept the grit out of that grease-free space around the balls?

3 weeks 4 days ago

My bikes get plenty dirty but I've never needed a jet wash.

Manufacturers should also make the effort to not skimp and to seal the bearings well in the first place.

3 weeks 4 days ago

Or just service your bike regularly? 

3 weeks 4 days ago

I asked my dad about these, until last year when he retired he'd worked at SKF for more than 40 years, apparently the point about friction in the hubs is kind of valid, but in percentage terms it's unlikely to be very noticeable, especially vs a set of bearings that are 6 months old+. 

3 weeks 5 days ago

What happened to the ADB grease free bearings