Seismic Tekton Ceramic Bearings
|Make||Seismic Skate Inc.|
|# of Balls||7|
|Ball Material||Black trisilicon tetranitride (Si3N4)|
|Seal||Removable rubber-coated steel seals|
|Integrated Spacers||Integrated, flanged half-spacers|
|Ball Retainers||DuPont engineering-grade Nylon|
|Lubrication||High-end Japanese Kyodo grease|
|Graphics||Printed graphics on seal|
|Special Features||Self-aligning design. Integrated Axle Washers.|
|Introductory Price||$90.00 (Set of 8)|
|Patent||United States Patent 9,149,713|
|Release Date||May 2012|
|Misc||The bearing behind the Official Downhill Speed World Record – 80.83 mph by Mischo Erban!|
Now with tighter assembly tolerances!
Already in a class by itself, black ceramic balls send the self-aligning Tekton design to a whole new realm of fast.
Compared to even the finest steel bearing balls, ceramic balls have several remarkable advantages that justify their higher cost. They’re significantly lighter and lower in friction, so they accelerate faster and roll further at a higher speed, even with little or no lubricant. They’re so hard and strong that they crush dirt, debris, and even rust, which keeps the steel raceways clean and polished. They dissipate heat better, so bearings (and wheels) run cooler. They’re also rustproof, so they last longer even when ridden in wet conditions.
Seismic® Tekton bearings feature wide, flat contact surfaces at the ends of integrated, custom-machined half-spacers. The broad flanges square up, co-align and self-stabilize inside your wheels – correcting for flaws in bearing seat levelness, bearing seat spacing, axle diameter and axle straightness.
The Tektons literally block themselves from sitting or rocking out of alignment, so they stay straighter than any other bearing system ever. Your wheels roll faster with better control, while the bearings last longer and stay quieter.
Other features include: top-quality black trisilicon tetranitride (Si3N4) balls, nylon retainers, black outer casing, removable rubber-coated steel seals with printed graphic, and high-end Japanese Kyodo grease. Construction meets or exceeds requirements for ABEC-7 rating.
The inner race is stepped underneath the seal to resist contamination, and it’s stepped between the bearing and the flange to save weight. On the side opposite the flange, the inner race extends 0.5mm to form a thin integrated washer. No bearing spacers or Axle Washers.
Patented design integrates wide, flat contact surfaces on ends of custom-machined half-spacers. Broad flanges square up, co-align, and self-stabilize inside wheels. Corrects for flaws in bearing seat levelness and spacing / axle diameter and straightness.
Self-straightening: Prevents bearings from sitting or rocking out of alignment better than any other system.
Self-supporting: Protects bearings from internal stresses.
Packed with premium “high RPM” light grease, formulated by one of the world’s most renowned lubricant suppliers.
Inner race specially contoured underneath seal to resist contamination, and stepped between bearing and flange to save weight. Extends 0.5mm on side opposite flange to form thin integrated washer.
Retainers made of Dupont engineering-grade Nylon for superior durability.
Degree of play engineered for balanced performance and wear across all skating disciplines. Not too much, not too little.
Advanced Ball Specifications
Balls rated P4, the highest grade available. Superior concentricity, surface smoothness, speed and durability.
6-Ball Tektons constructed with fewer, larger, stronger balls. Less total ball-raceway surface contact, less friction, quicker acceleration.
Ceramic Tektons feature lightweight, rustproof trisilicon tetranitride (Si3N4) balls. Lighter, tougher balls mean less friction, quicker acceleration, more speed! Harder than steel, black ceramic crushes debris, keeps raceways clean. Runs cooler, too.