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    No Philly Flyers avatar?! theeric's Avatar
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    bearings vs bushings

    any insight on the differences between bearings and bushings on fully suspended mountain bikes?
    Pros/cons of each?

    thanks!

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    Given the same conditions, bearings will last longer.

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    Has anyone converted their suspension from bushings to bearings?

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    I have witnessed a conversion of a '99 FSR from bushings to bearings. MUCH quieter, much less slop in the rear end. Bearings will almost always last longer and give better performance than bushings in a FS frame.
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