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NTN bearings


NTN make the finest bearings in the world. 

We buy direct from NTN - SNR europe to ensure we receive the good stuff.

NTN bearings are made to tight tolerances. What listed here is grade 0. However given NTN's tight tolleres that really means grade 4. So if the bearing seats are properly machined the fit should be the same each time. 

NTN bearings come with different seal options. 

LLU is contacting seals. Above 60rpm air pressure increase in the bearing forces the seal out so the seal drag falls away. Thats 5 mph on a 700c wheel with a road tyre. Due to the extra drag these are not best suited to BB bearings unless your minium cadence is 90 rpm. Spin down tests are junk so dont worry that the LLU seals show poor performance on this test. Spinning down to 100 rpm there's almost no difference between LLB and LLU bearings the differences start to show below 100 rpm and really show below 60 rpm when the LLB seal regains full contact. On the up side water does not get past these easily so bearing life is long.

LLB is non contacting seals. Bearing life is shorter than with LLU seals but there is less seal drag. This is the type of seal commonly used in most bicycle hubs and bottom brackets. NTN LLB seal though is heavy touch which means in your hand it feels like it has more drag. That drag gone at 10 rpm but it does mean immerse an NTN bearing with LLB seals in water and a comparible bearing with similar light touch seals and there's less water ingress. I.e you can wash your bike with less water ingress.

 Sizes stocked

6000 LLB and LLU 26x10x8mm

6001 LLB and LLU 28x12x8mm

6001C3 LLB and LLU 28x12x8mm

6901 LLB and LLU 24x12mmx6mm

6902 LLB and LLU 28x15x7mm

6802 LLB and LLU 24x15x5mm

6803 LLB and LLU  26x17x5mm

6903 LLB and LLU 30x17x7mm

6805 LLB 37x25x7mm (used in Campagnolo power torque BB's and some other HTII BB with replaceable bearings) 37x25x7mm

6806 LLB (BB30 bearings) 42x30x7mm



COVID 19 update. Overseas shipping is now with a courier only. UPS or Parcel force.

U.K policy

Orders placed in the afternoon normally get sent the next workday where possible. Orders placed before noon are often sent the same day but this is not guaranteed.

Same day disptach is not guaranteed due to volume of mail order. In general we are not operating with big delays in dispatch if any.

  • Standard shipping is with DHL. Cost is £6.00 . Fully tracked with hour delivery slots. 
  • Some U.K addresses excluded from he DPD service Royal Mail is used (1st class tracked). Checkout is not sophisicated enough to know all the excluded postcodes. The areas are Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man Scottlish Highlands and islands (Scottish Highlands - AB31-38, AB40-56, FK17-21, IV1-40, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-38, PH4-41,  PH49-50
    Scottish Islands - HS IV41-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3)
  • Northen Island - Ropyal mail 1 st class signed for is used.
    • Rims are sent by courier only- cost £10. UPS is used. A phone number and email address must be supplied to allow me to book in. This service can also be picked for smaller items that you want delivered by UPS.
    • Wheels shipping cost is £20 (cost of courier + cost of the box) next day. To NI, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and that is a two day service.


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