HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
rjcook450

wheel bearings

4 posts in this topic

... any one ...have any insight into how good they are?

The price is one indication. If you can look at one of the bearings, the country of origin and brand name would be another. I've heard the kits from one of the popular aftermarket bearing kit suppliers were Chinese, but I don't know for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok, thanks. the price did catch my eye, just a few dollars more than the price of one oem bearing and you get the hole front bearing kit, probably not the best quality, ill order oem bearings and seals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For wheel bearings, quality of the bearing really doesn't matter. Every single wheel bearing failure I have ever seen or heard of was due to water and/or dirt getting into the bearing, which is a maintenance issue. No matter where the bearing is made or how well it is made, it will fail if not taken care of properly.

Personally, I have had great success with VXB bearings in mx wheels. I'm sure they are chinese, as they are about 1/4 the cost of OEM wheel bearings. I like to replace the OEM open bearings with sealed bearings for extra resistance against water and dirt. I bought some used wheels that had bad bearings a while back, replaced them with cheap VXB bearings, packed the seals with grease every time I take the wheels off and the bearings are still good after 3 seasons in mud and sand.

For most bearings I would suggest not cheaping out, but an MX wheel really doesn't need a high quality bearing like other applications.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0