The patented self-aligning bearing system behind the Official IGSA Downhill Speed World Record – 80.83 mph by Mischo Erban!
New-and-improved construction with broader flanges, tighter assembly tolerances, and dust-resistant ball retainers!
Already in a class by itself, black ceramic balls send the self-aligning Tekton design to a whole new realm of fast. Compared to even the finest steel bearing balls, ceramic balls have several remarkable advantages that justify their higher cost. They’re significantly lighter and lower in friction, so they accelerate faster and roll further at a higher speed, even with little or no lubricant. They’re so hard and strong that they crush dirt, debris, and even rust, which keeps the steel raceways clean and polished. They dissipate heat better, so bearings (and wheels) run cooler. They’re also rustproof, so they last longer even when ridden in wet conditions.
TRUE: Broader flanges mean self-alignment that’s better than ever. No other system keeps your bearings this straight.
TIGHT: Refined construction allows for tighter assembly tolerances, which means less torsional play.
SWEET: Precision-machined, color-anodized flange “cap” is press-fit to the bearing body. Simply gorgeous.
SWIFT: Truer, tighter bearings means wheels that roll faster, corner with more grip and control, and slide with minimal chatter!
Seismic® Tekton bearings feature wide, flat contact surfaces at the ends of integral half-spacers. Now larger and color-anodized, the broad flanges square up, co-align and self-stabilize inside your wheels – correcting more than ever for flaws in bearing seat levelness and spacing / axle diameter and straightness. Self-straightening: Prevents bearings from sitting or rocking out of alignment better than any other system. Self-supporting: Protects bearings from internal stresses that accelerate wear.
Tighter assembly tolerances mean less torsional play within the bearing body, while the patented Tekton self-alignment system minimizes torsional play in relation to the axle. The two features combine for faster and more precise roll; more consistent wheel contact and grip while cornering; more predictable slide release and hookup; and longer wheel and bearing life.
Now assembled with advanced dust-resistant ball retainers to keep your bearings cleaner for longer – without the added friction of a second seal. Other features include: top-grade P4 steel balls, black outer casings, removable rubber-coated steel seals with printed graphic, and high-end Japanese Kyodo grease. Construction meets or exceeds all requirements for ABEC-7 rating.
The inner race is stepped underneath the seal to resist contamination. On the side opposite the flange, the inner race extends 0.5mm to form a thin integrated washer. No bearing spacers, axle washers, or World Record budgets required!
NOTE: The broad Tekton flanges may not fit hub-less streetboard wheels with old-style, oversized bearing supports, which sometimes leave the wheel’s central hole smaller than the flange (15mm in diameter). Use Tekton LITE bearings for wheels of this type.