CeramicSpeed Wheel Kit AX-Lightness
Boost your performance and benefit from the lowest friction when riding your AX-Lightness wheels fitted with CeramicSpeed high quality hub bearings. With a proven lifetime, which is 3-5 times longer than standard wheel bearings on the market, your CeramicSpeed Wheel Kit will help you ride faster or save more energy when riding. Choose the coated version for further improved performance benefits, even lower friction and prolonged lifetime.
Thanks to our continuous R&D program, we have developed a special coating in cooperation with a European coating specialist. Applied to the steel races of the bearing, through an advanced process that ensures an even, smooth and homogeneous surface, the coating formula improves even further the high quality of the CeramicSpeed bearings.
Once coated, the bearing races deliver a hardness level matched only by the CeramicSpeed balls, providing an extremely low friction coefficient between the two materials. The result is thus even less friction in our coated bearings than in our standard bearings.
The coating is a metallic layer, which is 75% harder than the hardened steel races. The coating is applied in a very thin and even layer of 3 microns (0,003 mm) on the entire surface of the bearing race. Both the inside and the outside are treated to achieve optimal results. As we use a metallic coating on top of the hardened steel, it can be difficult to see that a bearing is actually coated. However, if you take a closer look at a coated bearing, you will notice that the surface has a different shine than a standard CeramicSpeed bearing.
The coating has several properties that improve the lifetime of our bearings. The increased hardness of the races combined with the super smooth and round CeramicSpeed balls, means virtually no wear on the bearing.
The coating layer is applied completely closed and homogenous. The formula used for the coating is extremely resistant to corrosion. This means that even if the bearing is contaminated with degreaser, water or mud, the risk of bearing failure due to corrosion is negligible.
How to achieve the optimal performance
The coated bearings are more resistant to lack of lubrication when it comes to wear and damage on the bearing nonetheless, this does not mean that the need for maintenance is completely eliminated. Just as we do with our standard bearings, we recommend to always lubricate them with our special grease to achieve optimal performance in terms of low friction and long lifetime. For all training and racing applications we recommend the use of CeramicSpeed Blue all-round grease. If you want to achieve the lowest possible friction, we recommend you to use our TT grease. Please be aware that compared to the standard Blue all-round grease, the TT grease has a shortened lifetime and therefore, it requires more frequent application.
Handmade in Denmark
Like all other CeramicSpeed bearings, our coated products are handmade in Denmark. This means all bearings are built by hand and inspected manually at each step in the production process. Building a coated bearing adds a number of extra steps to the process. The CeramicSpeed balls and steel races are matched within microns after which, each set of races is coated. The races are kept together in pairs through the entire process and after coating, each set needs to pass the quality control before they go into production.
CeramicSpeed coated bearings are available for pulley wheels, bottom brackets, wheel bearings and the Oversized Pulley Wheel System.
Delivery is £4.25 to the UK mainland, except for bikes & e-bikes which we will advise cost based on your address.
Delivery will usually be within 3-5 working days. We may occasionally need to order stock in before dispatching it to you, in this case delivery will take 5-10 working days.
If you would like delivery outside of the UK then please contact us on 01787 379406 so we can provide you with a shipping price.
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We are happy to accept goods back and provide a full product refund on the following basis:
- You contact us within 14 days of receipt via phone (01787 379406) or email (email@example.com)
- The goods are returned to us within 28 days of receipt.
- The goods are in perfect, re-sellable condition including all packaging.
- The buyer will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us.
- Delivery costs are non-refundable.
We would advise you use a tracked delivery service as we cannot be held liable for loss of an item on its way back to us. Please note that postage costs are non-refundable.
We inspect all items before they are dispatched from us, damaged or defected items are not knowingly sold. If your item is faulty, we will provide a full refund or exchange on the following basis:
- You notify us as soon you identify the issue by phone (01787 379406) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Depending on the size of the item you are returning, we will either arrange a collection or ask you to return the product to us. Once we inspect the item we will process your refund (including delivery costs) or arrange an exchange if preferred.