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Maintenance-free plastic plain bearings for bicycle components

igus has been offering products for the bicycle industry for over 30 years. Our bearings, rod ends, gears and guide rails prove themselves every day on many bicycles and e-bikes. Whether on rear derailleurs of racing bikes and gravel bikes, on dropper posts, brake levers, suspension forks or shock absorbers of MTBs and on handle bars, flaps and control bearings of cargo bikes - more and more bicycle component manufacturers rely on the know-how of igus.
Advantages of igus plastic bearings:
  • Corrosion-free
  • Lubrication and maintenance-free
  • Insensitive to dirt and wear-resistant
  • Resistant to impacts and shocks
  • High, predictable service life
  • Lightweight and cost-effective

Application examples for our plain bearings:

Mountain bike in the mud

Mountain bikes

Durable bearings for damper, fork, rear frame and similar.
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Cargo bike on dirt road

Cargo bikes

Robust bearings for handle bars, box flaps, bike stands and more
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Further areas of application

Further areas of application

Durable components for other bike types, bicycle accessories and other means of transport
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Successfully used in the bicycle industry

chike cargo bike with iglidur plain bearings and igubal rod end bearings

A nimble cargo e-bike with low maintenance thanks to igus plastic bearings

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Crankbrothers bicycle pedals with iglidur plain bearings

Maximum trail performance in mud, dirt and bumps

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Various customer projects from the bicycle industry

... more bicycle success stories

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Experience products virtually - on your own or personally guided

Trade show stand for the bicycle industry

Have you missed the Eurobike, but would like to learn more about our products? Visit our virtual trade show stand - easily online and without any obligation. Either alone or arrange a virtual tour of our trade show stand.

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Virtual trade show stand for the bicycle industry


Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation
In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics, iglidur plain bearings are tested thoroughly and extensively. Focus of the tests are push/pull forces, coefficient of friction, wear as well as abrasion and driving forces at various speeds and bearing loads. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.

Do plastic bearings in bicycles have to be lubricated? What advantages do they have over their counterparts made of metal? In the igus blog, you can find interesting articles on everything to do with bicycle technology and equipment.
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More information

Bicycle technology product brochure

Important information about our products and services

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Bushings vs. bearings - what's the difference? GMBN Tech clarifies.
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Sustainable bicycle components made of plastic

After the igus:bike was presented in 2022 - a bicycle that is made from a high proportion of recycled plastic - igus is continuing to push the production of plastic components. In 2023, in addition to a plastic handle bar, frames, wheels, cranks, pedals and other bicycle components made of high-performance plastic were also presented.
The focus is particularly on sustainable production. Bicycle components made of plastic require significantly less energy than their counterparts made of aluminium or carbon, and the CO2footprint is significantly smaller. Even after the end of the product life cycle, recycling is much easier than with competing materials.
Advantages of igus plastic components:
  • Energy-saving manufacturing process
  • 100% recyclable
  • Local supply chains
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Diverse design options

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH