Claws hub components are manufactured in our California factory to precise tolerances, eliminating slop and side-load on the sealed cartridge bearings.
NTN's deep groove radial, angular contact ball and cartridge bearings are electric motor quality and are industry leaders for their performance.
Hope hubs use cartridge bearings, which means that if the balls rust they won't damage the hub whilst they're at it. Winner Hope Bulb.
The cartridge bearing itself is generally not serviceable or adjustable; instead the entire cartridge bearing is replaced in case of wear or failure.
In March 2014, UWC and Timken (USA) announced that they planned to launch a joint venture for manufacturing cartridge bearings for freight cars in 2015.
In an integrated headset, cartridge bearings interface directly with the surface on the inside of the head tube, on non-integrated headsets the bearings (in a cartridge or not) interface with "cups" pressed into the head tube.
Built using our new Easton BI-OVAL RAD tubing and utilising a completely re-designed linkage that uses low maintenance cartridge bearings at each pivot location, it won't be hard to see the benefits of a bike ready to tackle it all.