Saint-Gobain works closely with Bike manufacturers to adapt designs and develop and test prototypes to enable a perfect fit and efficient assembly.
Whether developing commuter bikes, or designing a mountain bike to tackle the most demanding of terrain, we work engineer-to-engineer to develop custom designed NORGLIDE® Bearing and RENCOL® Tolerance Ring components that meet or exceed performance objectives.
All bikes come under heavy stress through daily use. Perfect fit is essential to maintain performance, in place, over lifetime. We can build in the ideal tolerance compensation for your components and ensure a smooth, reliable and consistent performance from mating parts.
Simple and efficient assembly of components saves time and money during manufacturing. We’re focused on developing components that streamline the manufacturing process, often with the elimination of other components. Our components are developed for easy removal to aid user and professional maintenance of different systems on each bicycle. Each component is rigorously prototyped through the development process, ensuring that they provide a perfect fit, every time, during assembly.