Kogel's Ball Bearing Adventures

The lowest friction from ceramic bearings

The lowest friction from ceramic bearings

 Or: why we are not obsessed with building the lightest running bearings Reading any post about bearings in the cycling...

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Problems with ceramic bearings, part 2

Problems with ceramic bearings, part 2

In part one of this article, we covered the cost and lifespan of ceramic bearings. Part 2 will look at...

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Problems with ceramic bearings, part 1

Problems with ceramic bearings, part 1

Ever since we started Kogel Bearings, I have had the feeling we were fighting an uphill battle. Selling a high...

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Full ceramic bearings for bicycles

Full ceramic bearings for bicycles

With the exception of one product, the entire line of Kogel Bearings runs on hybrid ceramic bearings. Hybrid means that...

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T47: the good, the bad and the availability.

T47: the good, the bad and the availability.

Last year at NAHBS, a new bottom bracket standard was introduced. Dubbed T47, the parameters were set through a collaboration...

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Four benefits of ceramic bearings for bicycles

Four benefits of ceramic bearings for bicycles

Let's face it: ceramic bearings are not for everyone. Some people still believe the durability of ceramic bearings is bad,...

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An interview with Ard Kessels on brand building and running a decentralized business

An interview with Ard Kessels on brand building and running a decentralized business

This article was published in the Mann Group newsletter of March 13, 2017 and published parallel on their website. Retailer Turned...

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Removing bottom brackets like a boss

Removing bottom brackets like a boss

Since our post on Installing bottom brackets like a boss, it only seems fair that we write up instruction on...

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