Manoeuvrable cargo bikes, high-performing e-bikes in all qualities, down-country bikes with progressive geometry and low weight that are just as much fun uphill as downhill - these are the current trends in the world of bicycles. If you are intending to save weight regarding bike components, increase their service life and minimise maintenance intervals, our motion plastics are the right choice. Dry-operating iglidur plain bearings made of high-performance polymers are especially lightweight, extremely wear-resistant and characterised by a very low coefficient of friction. They defy shocks and bumps and are more resistant than metallic bearings - especially in extreme environmental conditions. Dirt, temperature, detergents and humidity are no longer challenges. By the elimination of external lubricants, maintenance is also minimised.
Tech up, cost down - with iglidur E plain bearings in chassis or pedals, the vibration-dampening endurance runner with 20% less wear than iglidur J.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations on our overview page and at our 400m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:
Smooth running due to low coefficient of friction
Reliable, maintenance-free and dirt-resistant
Precise and fast switching
Resistant to high-frequency shocks and vibrations
Highly resistant to wear with low coefficient of friction
No 'stick slip'
High impact strength, maintains shape
Sensitive feedback from the rear shock
Dimensional stability of the bearing
Temperature-resistant up to +200°C
Corrosion-resistant, no seizing
Extreme wear resistance
Resistant to dirt
Extremely high wear resistance and low coefficient of friction
Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
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.
See for yourself the quality of our plain bearings. The iglidur sample box contains:
In pedals, seat posts, brakes, brake levers, shocks, suspension forks, derailleurs and many more parts – igus plain bearings are already used in many different parts from the broadest range of manufacturers. Here, you will find several potential uses for polymer plain bearings in mountain bikes.
iglidur® J plain bearings in adjustable seat posts.
iglidur® J3 bearings in oscillating joints.
iglidur® J bearings for use in suspension forks.
iglidur® J3 bearings in pedals.
iglidur® G bearings in derailleurs.
iglidur® W300 bearings in freewheels.
iglidur® J bearings in brake calipers.
iglidur® H4 bearings in disc brakes.
iglidur® G bearings in cantilever brakes.
iglidur® G bearings in brake levers.
iglidur® G bearings in racing bike brakes.
igubal® spherical bearings in tie rods used to regulate cornering tilt.
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.
In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics, iglidur plain bearings are put through their paces. 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 so as to check the use of the products under completely individual conditions.