Are SKF Bearings worth the extra?
Cheapo bearings will do the job for a time, but the sealing is usually inferior and the bearing races themselves tend to corrode a lot more easily
Just what i needed, cheers.
What i’ve found is cheapo are going for circa 3.50 a go, whilst branded (skf or other) are anything from 9 to 12 pound a pop, when your buying 6 of them this makes all the difference.
The cheapo ones i’m replacing are notchy as fook rather than have play in them.Posted 4 years agolastyMember
Its the bearing dealer whose making the money.Posted 4 years ago
We use dozens per month at work and have a contract with bearing services – they work out about £3-6 each. If I have to buy a one off we don’t stock at work you can treble the cost ..
SKF are consistently good, cheaper ones vary in quality and tolerances so you pays your money … etc.schnorSubscriber
My last batch of INA bearings (£8.50 * 8 + ? * 4) didn’t last any longer than the £1.50 ones from ebay TBH. I’ve found regreasing the cheap ones every spring / autumn has worked much better because in the 18 months or so none need replacing yet.
As njee20 says, pivot bearings only rotate a small amount anyway, maybe if they rotated competely I’d see more benefit from better bearings. Dunno.
YMMV though.Posted 4 years agomick_rSubscriber
For pivot bearings I seem to remember that the Marin “lifetime warranty” ones used more balls / full complement fill (?) rather than fewer balls spaced in a cage.
Anyone got any experience of the Enduro ones? http://endurobearings.com/products/suspension-kits/
And SKF / INA etc are not the best for every type of bearing – for spherical bearings / rod ends, the best (by far) in terms of durability and backlash are made by Fluro of Germany or Heim Uniball.Posted 4 years ago
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