Noise can be unpleasant and irritating for the end user, giving an unwelcome distraction as they ride through busy traffic or take on trails. Traditional bearings which become loose can lead to annoying noise and excessive free-play, both of which can impair a ride and reduce confidence in a bike and a brand. Over-tightening can lead to unfavourable loads on the system, however. NORGLIDE® Bearings can deliver noise-free performance through the use of advanced materials, eliminating unnecessary noise and delivering an excellent ride over life.
Vibration can be a major issue for components within cycle systems, and the rider too. Vibration can reduce consumer confidence in a bike and brand, and distract cyclists during their ride. Furthermore, vibration can increase wear on components, leading to damage in an application over time.
By using an optimised NORGLIDE® Bearing, vibrations are reduced and the end-user can enjoy their bike for a longer time. The product also provides a higher quality impression. This is one reason why NORGLIDE® has a strong brand reputation inside the bicycle market.