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    What brand pivot bearings?

    Time to change out the bearings in my Slope Style again. I have been using Enduro Max but I am wondering if anyone has had better luck w/ another brand. Phil Wood maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murd
    Time to change out the bearings in my Slope Style again. I have been using Enduro Max but I am wondering if anyone has had better luck w/ another brand. Phil Wood maybe?
    I doubt the brand makes a difference, usually its the type of bearing and the quality, not the manufacturer. Many bike manufacturers use bearings that are ill suited to their low-rotation high load situations. Usually the best is a tapered/roller type bearing, followed by needle bearings (altho consideration has to be given to torsion loads, which needle bearings do not handle and small needle bearings are impractical) then various high-end/precision bushings, then various full-cage cartridge bearings and lastly loose ball bearings. Either a manufacturer dumps a lot of $$ into a bearing/bushing system that is well suited to the application, or they use relatively cheap bearings do not require high frame tolerances and that are inexpensive to replace. Its really the type of bearing that makes a huge difference, and enduro bearings are about the best you are going to find as far as that type is concerned.
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    Enduro is about the only option right now for a full range of full complement (max) bearings.
    Owner of www.shockcraft.co.nz, Mech Engineer, Tuner, Manitou, Motorex, Vorsprung EPTC, SKF, Enduro
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    Thanks, I'll stick w/ Enduro.

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