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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for the
bicycle industry

40% lower costs, 80% less weight and 100% less maintenance

Manoeuvrable cargo bikes, high-performing e-bikes in all qualities, down-country bikes with progressive geometry and low weight that are just as much fun uphill as downhill - these are the current trends in the world of bicycles. If you are intending to save weight regarding bike components, increase their service life and minimise maintenance intervals, our motion plastics are the right choice. Dry-operating iglidur plain bearings made of high-performance polymers are especially lightweight, extremely wear-resistant and characterised by a very low coefficient of friction. They defy shocks and bumps and are more resistant than metallic bearings - especially in extreme environmental conditions. Dirt, temperature, detergents and humidity are no longer challenges. By the elimination of external lubricants, maintenance is also minimised.

Advantages of igus polymer plain bearings:

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Resistant to impacts and shocks
  • Corrosion-free and dirt-resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Cost-effective
  • Wear-resistant
  • High predictable service life

New products in 2020

4 highlights in a 3-minute video

Innovations for the bicycle industry

Tech up, cost down - with iglidur E plain bearings in chassis or pedals, the vibration-dampening endurance runner with 20% less wear than iglidur J.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations on our overview page and at our 400m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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Selected motion plastics for bicycles

iglidur G

iglidur G plain bearings

Smooth running due to low coefficient of friction

Reliable, maintenance-free and dirt-resistant

Precise and fast switching

iglidur J

iglidur J plain bearings

Resistant to high-frequency shocks and vibrations

Highly resistant to wear with low coefficient of friction

No 'stick slip'

iglidur J3

iglidur J3 plain bearings

High impact strength, maintains shape

Sensitive feedback from the rear shock

Dimensional stability of the bearing

iglidur H4

iglidur H4 plain bearings

Temperature-resistant up to +200°C

Corrosion-resistant, no seizing

Extreme wear resistance

iglidur W300

iglidur W300 plain bearings

Resistant to dirt

Extremely high wear resistance and low coefficient of friction

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

igubal spherical bearings

igubal spherical bearings

Absorb vibration

Angle and tolerance compensation

Light, lubrication-free and therefore insensitive to dirt

Your component made to your design in the desired quantity and material

Special solutions are just as much part of the igus product range as standard parts. Our experts match the choice of the manufacturing process and the component material precisely to your needs. The right material for your purposes is selected from a wide range of wear-resistant and maintenance-free high-performance polymers.

Request a free plain bearings sample box

See for yourself the quality of our plain bearings. The iglidur sample box contains:

  • 39 plain bearings of the most important iglidur materials 
  • Templates for finding the perfect material for your application
  • iglidur bearing technology catalogue with information about our plain bearings

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Dry-operating plastic bearing for road and mountain bikes

Potential application areas

In pedals, seat posts, brakes, brake levers, shocks, suspension forks, derailleurs and many more parts – igus plain bearings are already used in many different parts from the broadest range of manufacturers. Here, you will find several potential uses for polymer plain bearings in mountain bikes.

Seat posts

Seat posts

iglidur® J plain bearings in adjustable seat posts.

Oscillating joint

Oscillating joint

iglidur® J3 bearings in oscillating joints.

Suspension fork

Suspension fork

iglidur® J bearings for use in suspension forks.



iglidur® J3 bearings in pedals.



iglidur® G bearings in derailleurs.



iglidur® W300 bearings in freewheels.

Brake callipers

Brake callipers

iglidur® J bearings in brake calipers.

Disc brake

Disc brake

iglidur® H4 bearings in disc brakes.

Cantilever brake

Cantilever brake

iglidur® G bearings in cantilever brakes.

Brake handles

Brake handles

iglidur® G bearings in brake levers.

Racing bike brake

Racing bike brake

iglidur® G bearings in racing bike brakes.

Tie rod

Tie rod

igubal® spherical bearings in tie rods used to regulate cornering tilt.

Successfully in use in the bicycle industry

chike cargo bike with iglidur plain bearings and igubal rod end bearings

igus bearings make agile e-cargo bike low-maintenance

The company chike was looking for suitable components for an innovative, spring-mounted tilt chassis that would make their e-cargo bike just as agile as a normal bicycle. igus provided the perfect solution: igubal rod end bearings are used on the track rods, iglidur plain bearings on the transverse control arms and in the tilt lock. In contrast to metal solutions, motion plastics ensure a virtually maintenance-free continuous operation, are light and cost-effective.

Crankbrothers bicycle pedals with iglidur plain bearings

Constant performance on the trail, resistant to shocks, mud and dust

The manufacturer of premium mountain bike components Crankbrothers needed a solution for their pedal bearings. Resistance to dirt, a reduction in weight and a long service life were the main aspects. Thanks to plain bearings made of the material iglidur JB, the company was able to achieve an eight times longer service life compared to the previous solution and reduce the weight. The bearings from igus are insensitive to dirt and can be easily cleaned without compromising on performance.

Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation

In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics, iglidur plain bearings are put through their paces. Focus of the tests are push/pull forces, coefficient of friction, wear as well as abrasion and driving forces at various speeds and bearing loads. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests so as to check the use of the products under completely individual conditions.

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