is for 8 bearings, enough for 1 skateboard.
- Integrated bearing spacer and speed rings (Most trucks come
with speed rings, be sure to remove those when using Zealous Bearings).
at Zealous got the idea to make bearings a long time ago. We were tired
of losing speedrings and lining up spacers whenever we changed wheels and
understand why we couldn't find a good bearing that stayed clean even with
the more expensive ones. When we started the project, we wanted to keep
it American made, but almost every company we contacted referred us to China...
As skeptical as we were it seemed like the only option and so we decided
to look into it. We contacted what seemed like endless amounts of companies
before we found one that could deliver a product that had the tolerances
we wanted at a price we and other skaters would be happy with.
with the standard low viscosity sewing-machine oil that everyone else uses,
during the production of our first samples we set out to find
a lubricant that would set these bearings apart. With some work we came
in contact with Dave at a lubricant company called Archoil. Dave was
about our project. He immediately sent over some samples which we forwarded
on to our factory in China.
Waiting for the
initial samples was brutal, but well worth the wait. We put the bearings
with our new lube through every
kind of riding and
could. Rain, salt, dirt, sand... you name it, we rode it. 4 months
later those first sample bearings are still rocking. No cleaning, no re-lubing,
no maintenance at all during those four months and they are just as
as the day we received them. Needless to say these bearings, and this
particular lubricant far surpassed our expectations. After talking
with Dave about
our findings, we worked out an exclusive agreement for this Nano-Ceramic
The nitty gritty technical specs:
- 8mm inner holes
that actually fit axles like they were made for skateboarding, because
they were. (so for those of us who
have precision axles make sure
you keep your axles lubed because these can be a tight fit)
- .409" built
in spacers to make sure that there is never binding or warping
of the bearing when you're axle nuts are completely tightened down,
and you'll never have to back them off for the bearing to free-spin.
built in speedrings so that the bearings sheilds are never in contact
with the hanger face or axle nut.
- Green rubber
seals to keep dirt and debris on the outside of the bearing.
- Lubed with
Archoil Nanoceramic Grease
- - The unique
feature of our lubricant is how the nanoceramic compound fills in deformations
or asperities in the bearing
either by manufacturing or from
bits of debris scratching the surface. These deformations
cause friction and heat around them which hardens the nano-ceramic
compound to that
This micro coating is 5 times the hardness of the host
alloy and has a molecular bond with the host metal, filling in
all the asperities
- - The coefficient
of friction is the lowest in the field of Tribology at 0.003% creating
a near frictionless surface.
the nanoceramic compound
eliminates all asperities.
- Extremely low
water washout making it better than any other lube for rain riding.
on the inside of the bearing is eliminated.
What more can
we say? These bearings are awesome and we are completely confident you will