Saint-Gobain works with Bike manufacturers to develop reliable solutions, that perform over many years like on the first use.
The challenge for bicycle manufacturers is to develop a new generation of lightweight bikes. Low friction within bearings is essential for a comfortable, confident ride but traditional bearings, for instance, rolling-element bearings, deliver this low friction at a high weight cost.
Plastic bearings are much lighter but require grease and tend to uncontrolled friction like stick-slip. With NORGLIDE® Bearings we provide our customers the perfect match combining lightweight and constant low friction.