398 LLU MAX-EE - MAX-Design, Double Row, Extended-Race, ABEC-3, radial suspension bearing - 8mm x 19mm x 10/11mm
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398 LLU MAX-EE - MAX-Design, Double Row, Extended-Race, ABEC-3, radial suspension bearing - 8mm x 19mm x 10/13mm -
Enduro bearings pioneered MAX type bearings over 20 years ago for bicycles to address the challenges associated with mountain bike pivots. MAX bearings provide 35-40% more load capacity than standard radial bearings by employing a special design where the maximum number of balls (full-complement) are inserted into the bearing, via a custom ground slot in the races. The race grooves are also deeper on these bearings to provide increased lateral support to counteract the twisting and multi-directional forces associated with mountain bike pivots. This MAX-type, double-Row, ABEC-3 bearing features deep-groove design races, with Grade 10 balls and full-contact, double-lip, labyrinth (LLU) seals for maximum protection against the elements, while keeping the 90% fill of Almagard extra high pressure grease inside. The double-row design greatly reduces flex in the suspension linkage while doubling the bearing contact area and the double-extended inner race eliminates the need for extra spacers to connect suspension linkages.
This bearing was used as a suspension pivot bearing by Turner Bikes in the past.
The Enduro line of bearings are available in high-carbon chromium steel, 440C stainless steel, ceramic-hybrid and XD-15 with ceramic or stainless balls. Our bearings are always engineered with deepest groove races possible to accommodate the largest balls and feature dual-lip seals that ride in a micro-groove creating a full labyrinth to provide superior protection against the elements.
Static load - 713lbf / 3.17kN
Weight - 7.5g