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TPS is proud to announce our newest product - SBG-32™ High Performance Grease. TPS is known for its high quality ceramic bearings and bottom brackets and many top US domestic teams are using TPS products including the 2013 SCOTT Pro Mountainbike Team. TPS’s latest product innovation is a specially formulated extremely low friction grease. After years of selling bearings, customers (including bicycle shops) wanted to rebuild their ceramic bearings instead of throwing them out. TPS started researching greases and has come up with a winner.
SBG-32™ is specially formulated grease derived from the aerospace industry. It is specifically designed for high speed bearings requiring low rolling resistance. Using a grease with a thick viscosity only slows the bearing down which requires the cyclist to pedal a little harder. One tester recently said “Just adding this grease [SBG-32™] gets you as much performance advantage as replacing steel balls with ceramic balls in your bearings! Doing both, there is virtually no rolling resistance!”
SBG-32™ is perfect for bearings. is perfect for cables and housing and is perfect for nuts, bolts, screws and fasteners.
SBG-32™ comes in two sizes, 2 oz., which is typically purchased by consumers, and 10 oz. which is usually purchased by shop mechanics.
We also provide Ceramic Bearings for the Bicycle and Motorcycle industries,
- Heat treated bearing steel bearings with Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) ceramic balls,
- Heat treated stainless steel bearings with Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) ceramic balls,
- Heat treated bearing steel races/rings with steel balls,
- Specialty - Fully sealed Full Ceramic Si3N4 bearings (races/rings, balls).
Advancements: Ceramics have advanced over the past several years. What didn't work before, works fantastic now. In the past, ceramics, such as Aluminum Oxide balls were used in bottom brackets and wheel bearings with no success. Aluminum Oxide Balls were too hard and brittle and bearings were unsealed. Road dirt and grit would get into the bearings, balls would crack and these bearings would fail.
Today, Silicon Nitride ceramic is used. Si3N4 is robust and non-brittle. Bearings are now fully sealed and customers have put tens of thousands of miles on their bottom brackets and wheels with great success using TPS ceramic bearings.
Click here! to see what Kris Withington, Cervelo Pro Team Mechanic has to say about Pro Teams running Ceramic Bearings!
For more bearing information, including a chart that shows watts saved, please click --> 'Bearing Info', or, if you have any other question about an application or a ceramic, please email or call and we will help answer your questions.