Ceramic bearings

warrior4life Posts: 925
edited December 2009 in Road buying advice
Has anybody replaced their existing wheel bearings with ceramic ones and if so does it make a noticable difference?

I'm seriously thinking of changing but i want to make sure its worth the £60-£90 it will cost. 8)


  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Not done it myself - but I've read that it really doesnt make that much difference.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Only when you'd upgraded absolutely everything else - removing the rubber seals from your existing bearings will proably be as effective. There are some ridiculous numbers quoted for power saving which don't have a shred of real world evidence.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    i think the durability is the main difference but youd probably wear the rims down before it is a problem.