Kogel's Ball Bearing Adventures

Understanding bottom bracket issues. And why the standards are here to stay.

Understanding bottom bracket issues. And why the standards are here to stay.

The good old bottom bracket, the silent work horse, hidden deep down inside the bicycle. Well, silent is referring to...

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How to install PressFit bottom brackets for home mechanics

How to install PressFit bottom brackets for home mechanics

Pressing bottom brackets in frames can be a daunting task. It is not necessarily difficult, but if things go south,...

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The best bottom bracket tools for installation

The best bottom bracket tools for installation

Installing bottom brackets can be challenging, some press tools are great, others cause the cups to go in crooked or...

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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 two

Problems with ceramic bearings, part two

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 one

Problems with ceramic bearings, part one

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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