Bicycle Mechanics - Campagnolo Ceramic Bearings
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07-08-08, 08:48 PM
Has anyone up graded their Campagnolo Hubs with the Campagnolo ceramic bearings. I have a Nucleon wheel set that needs new bearings. Do you know who is making the bearings for Campagnolo? I know about the high cost but would like to hear from those who might have tried them.
07-09-08, 03:14 AM
I've tried them a couple years ago. Did tonnes of riding and testing. There's a weekly 8-mile TT here every Monday night. I got my times consistently within +/- 5 seconds each week. With the ceramic bearings? Nothing I could measure. So I'd say that the benefits of ceramic bearings are less than 5-seconds in a 20-minute time-trial... less than 0.4%.
You'd get more speed from practicing riding with a horizontal and flat back, and don't stick those elbows out! ;)
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