NORGLIDE® Composite Bushings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings for the Bicycle Market
110 million bicycles (bikes) are produced each year and this is set to increase in the coming years.
|The use of NORGLIDE®, NORSLIDE® and RENCOL® products for bicycles produce the following benefits:
- low friction liner, reduces "stick slip"
- aluminum backing for super light weight
- corrosion resistant materials
- "sizable" ID for optimal fit
- customer sizes and shapes
- relaxed tolerances
- reduction of noise and vibration
- simplified assembly
- consistent assembly forces
- fast prototyping
- engineering/technical support
Visit these Biking web sites. . .
» An interview with Norco's Engineering Manager, P.J. Hunton Read about Norco's continued plans for NORGLIDE® composite bearings in suspension frame pivots and more.
» www.CyclingNews.com NORGLIDE® bearings are used in the headset assembly of Trek's new top-end 6 Series Madone SSL.
» www.Sicklines.com NORGLIDE® bushings used in Cane Creek Double Barrel for the new Intense 951 FRO mountain bike.
Innovative Solutions for the Bicycle Market
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A NORGLIDE® composite bushing provides a lightweight, low friction replacement to sealed rolling element bearings.
Use a NORGLIDE® composite bushing to provide a low friction, low clearance upgrade for your lever pivots.
Use NORGLIDE® composite bushings to provide a low friction, low "stick slip" solution in front suspensions. NORGLIDE® features aluminum backing for lightweight and mates well with aluminum and or magnesium castings.
Utilize NORGLIDE® composite bushings to provide a lightweight, low friction replacement for axle-shaft rolling element bearings and plastic bushings.
NORGLIDE® composite bushings offer a low friction, lightweight solution with excellent corrosion resistance in front derailleur pivots.
Use a NORGLIDE® composite bushing to replace plain and plastic bearings. NORGLIDE® will provide a lightweight low friction, corrosion resistant solution in derailleur applications.
NORGLIDE® composite bushings will provide a low friction, lightweight, corrosion resistant solution in your brake pivots. Utilize a low friction cylinder, flange or washer with an interference fit for the perfect feel.
NORGLIDE® bushings are a corrosion resistant and low friction alternative to any current eyelet bushings and with different load-carrying options available.
- Suspension Seat Post
- Bottom Bracket
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Design and Development
We have extensive in house design, test and R&D capabilities, and using our international technical centres for local customer support, we are able to rapidly develop NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings to meet individual customer requirements around the world. This enables us to offer the following benefits:
- Customised solutions to solve your design engineering problems
- In house design and development department allows for rapid prototyping
- Comprehensive testing equipment allowing for early stage validation of designs in customer components
- Pedal test equipment -- testing performed to European Standard CEN 14781
- Headset test equipment
NORGLIDE® bearings are an excellent replacement substitute for ball bearings, needle bearings, traditional plastic and steel bearings.
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» For more details or information on how we can help you with product solutions in bicycle applications, please visit Sales and Support for regional contact information, or Contact Us directly with your enquiry.