For the bearing points in the tilt mechanism and on the steering rods, the designers were looking for alternatives to the usual metal bearings. The main requirement: dimensions as small as possible to fit into the slim design and reduce production costs. In addition, the components should be able to withstand the constant loads caused by impacts, the transport weight and the changing weather conditions with wind, sun, snow and frost.
Butchers & Bicycles opted for plain bearings made of wear-resistant iglidur material. The key advantage of the plastic bushings for the designers was that they require far less space than other bearing solutions. They made it possible to reduce production costs by using simple sheet metal frames for the surrounding structure. Tolerances, the design and the production methods fit together so perfectly. The avoidance of external lubricants brings an added bonus for bike owners, who don't have to worry about regular bearing maintenance.
Rear frame, fork, seat post and so on – places on the mountain bike where iglidur plain bearings are used