The Kogel Advantage
Wheel bearings are among the fastest rotating parts on a bicycle. They are also under constant load and there are six of them, which means twelve seals. For all these reasons it is worth upgrading from the stock bearings that came in your wheel set.
Kogel ceramic bearing balls are smoother and rounder than any steel bearing because of its material properties. Silicon Nitride can be polished much smoother than steel. Also, it does not compress as much as steel, leaving the contact points with the bearing races very small and not squashed like a tennis ball under load. Compressing any material under load and trying to roll it will cause unnecessary drag.
With 2 bearings in the front, 2 in the rear and 2 in the freehub, it is worth considering what you want from your seals. The Kogel Bearings road seals are built to create the lowest friction we can get out of a sealed bearing. The cross seals are built to have the best protection against the elements. Pick whichever best suits your riding style.
Our hassle free service will allow us to collect your wheels at a time and place of your choosing. Once your wheels arrive at our Tynedale workshop, we’ll remove and replace the existing bearings with Kogel Ceramic and return your wheels to you within 3 working days.
As different hub types require different bearings and quantities, we need you to fill out an email informing us of the type of wheel you have and we’ll let you know how many bearings you’ll need to order.
Please box your wheels securely as we cannot be responsible for any damage caused by insufficient protection when being sent back to us.