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Polymer Rear Hub Bushings: Wear Resistant Self-Lubricating Bushings for the Bicycle Industry


There are a variety of places where you can find composite bushings in a bicycle, including the headset, pedals, brake lever, front and back derailleurs, and the rear suspension, just to name a few.  In this article, we are going to look at the bushings used in rear hubs.


Many people wrongly assume that a polymer rear hub bushing, instead of a metal one, is a cheap substitution made by hub manufacturers.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  Let’s talk about how to select a proper material for a rear hub polymer bushing that will far outshine its metallic counterparts.

Here are some other great articles on polymer bushiings from the Advanced EMC Technologies Blog:

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