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Bearing question??

Old 12-28-2009, 11:41 AM
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I am about to order some bearings from avid and would like to know what is the biggest difference or which is better between the rubber bearings and the Revolution bearings?

Can anyone give me some input on this?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:25 PM
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Rubber = two rubber shields, one on each side
Rev's = One rubber, yellow and one metal shield.

Rubber shield bearings ( both sides) offer the best in dirt/mud protection, but will limit the bearing's ability to roll.
Metal shields aren't as durable as rubber, but will spin better, generally speaking.
Yellow Rev's offer the best of both worlds. Install the metal shield to the inside, where it won't be exposed to dirt, grit, water, grime, etc.
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+1 on what he said, you can also look at boca's they have different ones, the best part of rubber shield you can maintain them easily say after 3 or 4 races providing you did not hose down your bug.

Open, degrease, regrease, repack but if the ones you bought are cheap, then dont bother throw them out after 2 races much more efficient that way.

My boca's yellow seal lasted me a complete season that a total of 10 hours running non stop race and at least 3 hours worth of practise just general maintenance and regreasing and repacking and gtg.

Otherwise cheap ones and throw out...
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Default I like the full rubber seals

Mainly because the yellow seal is thinner than the black rubber seal and the black seals will last longer, the yellow seals don't seal very well, but are smooth too. If you run on clay the yellow ones, if you run in dirt then black....
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