Bearings are not a product that many people think about on a daily basis. Unless you’re someone who works on things like motors, you wouldn’t have any reason to think about them. But for those who need bearings, they are always on the look-out for bearings that are long-lasting and help their motors run more efficiently. If they are also affordable, that’s a bonus!
In recent years, ceramic hybrid bearings have become the bearings of choice for those concerned with longevity and efficiency. Ceramic bearings produce less friction and heat and have a 25% higher speed rating than steel ball bearings since the ceramic balls are lighter.
Ceramic Hybrid Bearings for Kart and Motorcycle Racing
One company that knows a thing or two about ceramic hybrid ball bearings is CBR Bearings, located in Southern California. CBR is a specialty bearing company that has been in business for more than 25 years. They got their start producing bearings for kart racing and motorcycle racing, and have since ventured into producing ceramic hybrid bearings for industrial electric motors.
Their clientele is largely in the United States, but recently, their bearings have been attracting the attention of kart and motorcycle racers in Australia. Like American racers, those in Australia are looking for things that will make their motors more efficient and improve their racing times. The problem is, ceramic hybrid bearings can be prohibitively expensive Down Under. This is generally due to the shipping methods used by many of the large bearing manufacturers producing ceramic hybrid ball bearings.
A Less Expensive Way to Ship Ceramic Bearings to Australia
CBR saw an opportunity to provide ceramic bearings to a population that was not being served well by the large bearing manufacturers and began researching other, less expensive shipping methods to Australia. They found that by using USPS flat-rate envelopes, they could keep shipping costs down significantly for their Australian customers.
Charlie Rowlett, owner of CBR Bearing says, “We got our start producing bearings for kart and motorcycle racers more than 25 years ago, and we’re still here to support racers looking for an edge over their competition. We’re glad that racers in Australia have started to find our products and are excited that we provide them with the bearings they need at affordable prices.”
CBR’s ceramic hybrid bearings are considered a performance upgrade for karts, as well as 2-stroke and 4-stroke motorcycle engines. They have demonstrated a 5% performance gain over traditional steel bearings. For racers looking to shave seconds off their racing times, ceramic bearings could be just the thing they need!