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In the world of cycling, many riders seek out ways to improve the performance of their equipment. One area of particular interest is the use of ceramic bearings in wheelsets. Ceramic bearings are said to provide better performance than traditional steel bearings, but is this really true? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at ceramic bearings and explore the evidence behind their claimed benefits.

Why do we meet around HandMade?


Handmade bike wheels are a popular choice among cyclists who are looking for high-quality, customized wheels. Handmade wheels are created by expert wheel builders who carefully select each component to create a wheelset that is tailored to the rider’s needs and preferences. While handmade wheels can be more expensive than factory-built wheels, they offer a number of benefits that can make them worth the investment.


One of the main advantages of handmade bike wheels is that they are customized to the rider’s individual needs. Handmade wheel builders take into account the rider’s weight, riding style, and intended use for the wheels when selecting components like the rims, hubs, spokes, and nipples. This customization allows the rider to achieve a wheelset that is optimized for their specific needs, resulting in a smoother, more efficient ride.


Handmade wheels are also often built with higher quality components than factory-built wheels. Handmade wheel builders can select components from a wide variety of manufacturers, choosing the best parts to create a high-performance wheelset. This can result in a wheelset that is more durable, more responsive, and better suited to the rider’s needs than a mass-produced wheelset.


In addition to their performance advantages, handmade bike wheels can also be aesthetically pleasing. Handmade wheel builders can select components in a range of colors and styles, allowing the rider to create a unique look for their bike.


There are some potential downsides to handmade bike wheels, however. They can be more expensive than factory-built wheels, and they may take longer to produce, as each wheel is built to order. Additionally, not all wheel builders have the same level of expertise, so it is important to do research and choose a reputable builder with a proven track record of producing high-quality wheels.


In conclusion, handmade bike wheels offer a number of advantages over factory-built wheels. They are customized to the rider’s individual needs, built with high-quality components, and can be aesthetically pleasing. While they may be more expensive and take longer to produce than factory-built wheels, for serious cyclists who are looking for the ultimate in performance and customization, handmade wheels can be an excellent choice.

What are Ceramic Bearings in wheelsets ?


Ceramic bearings are a type of bearing that use ceramic balls instead of steel or stainless steel balls. The balls in a bearing are the part that allows it to rotate smoothly, so the use of ceramic instead of steel provide several benefits.


Firstly, ceramic balls are typically lighter than steel balls, which can reduce the overall weight of the bearing. This can provide benefits in terms of acceleration and climbing performance, as well as making the bike easier to handle.


Secondly, ceramic balls are said to be harder and smoother than steel balls, which can reduce friction and improve the efficiency of the bearing. This can provide benefits in terms of speed, endurance, and durability, as well as reducing the need for maintenance and repairs.


Overall, the use of ceramic bearings is believed to provide a number of performance benefits, but is this really the case? Let’s take a closer look at the evidence.


When it comes to handmade bike wheels, ceramic bearings can provide an additional level of performance and customization. Expert wheel builders can select and install ceramic bearings in a range of wheel components, including the hub, freehub, and bottom bracket. This allows the rider to achieve a smoother, more efficient ride, and can also help to extend the life of the components.


Performance Benefits of Ceramic Bearings:


There have been several studies and tests carried out to determine the performance benefits of ceramic bearings in wheelsets. Here are some of the most significant findings:


    Reduced Friction: One of the most significant claimed benefits of ceramic bearings is their ability to reduce friction. Several tests have shown that ceramic bearings can provide up to 20% less friction than steel bearings, which can result in a small but noticeable improvement in speed and endurance.


    Improved Durability: Ceramic bearings are said to be more durable than steel bearings, due to their harder and smoother surface. This means they are less likely to wear out or develop faults over time, which c̶a̶n̶ provide benefits in terms of reliability and maintenance.


    Better Performance in Wet Conditions: Ceramic bearings ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶i̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶  perform better in wet conditions than steel bearings, due to their ability to repel water and resist corrosion. This c̶a̶n̶ provide benefits in terms of safety and reliability, especially in races or events where weather conditions are unpredictable.


    Lighter Weight: Ceramic bearings are typically lighter than steel bearings, which c̶a̶n̶ provide benefits in terms of acceleration and climbing performance, as well as making the bike easier to handle.

In conclusion, the use of ceramic bearings in wheelsets does offer several performance benefits, including reduced friction, improved durability, better performance in wet conditions, and lighter weight. Their installation requires special attention.


Whether or not ceramic bearings are worth the investment will depend on the individual needs and preferences of the cyclist. 

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Frame Builder Rocket Titanium meet quality

Winning Match

When the pursuit and search for perfection are the main source of motivation for a bike builder; this translates into exceptional quality work and the obtaining of a product of excellence, a true work of art on two wheels.

This is the leitmotif of this talented Austrian bicycle manufacturer who, beyond wanting to think outside the box, of the usual marketing standards and produce a piece intended for the greatest number and distribute it in abundance so that many athletes have the same gear; wants to be resolutely, on the contrary; focused on the athlete himself and making each bike unique and adapted to its recipient.

It is indeed the identity and the essence of the Rocket titanium Bikes® brand which pushed to its climax makes the individualization of “tailor-made” and efficiency the key word and the sine qua non condition to the manufacture of its bicycles. Efficiency attributing certain effectiveness and economy; a logic of optimal performance through the choice of products and precious materials used.

In his own words; “It was time to move on.” Moving on from a necessary era where there are too many logos and stickers, making bikes impersonal, too stereotyped, ready to use and not corresponding to the specificities and needs of the athlete due to his characteristics.

From now on ; synonymous with individual bicycles, tailor-made and handmade with the most noble and precious of materials, titanium; this bicycle dealer wants to sell and produce a piece that guarantees performance.
What can we say when CyclingCeramic®, recognized in high-level cycling by equipping many professional cycling teams, focused on the same prerogatives of quality and finesse, making his work a priority in the search for performance via the innovation and modernity of these blends; meets and joins the expertise and the will of the first protagonist.

Specialist; world’s leading supplier and manufacturer of ceramic bearings; the metropolitan structure wants to make full use of the material to minimize friction and other friction limiting pure performance. Thereby ; bottom brackets, derailleur cages, rollers, chains, ceramic wheel bearings are designed, produced and offered with this obsessive idea of ​​being the fastest in the race without extra effort.

Having the same internal logics by shaping their parts by hand and locally in France and Austria with precise machining methods and noble materials such as carbon, aluminum and titanium; the two companies oriented by the same vision and the same values; mutually seek the same excellence.

Henry Ford claimed that “coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success”; so let’s not doubt their work together when they offer us an exceptional bike.

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Specific derailleur pulleys for MTB/Gravel

If you are a fan of cycling off the beaten track, you know how hard the transmission can be put to the test with dust, mud and all the dirt that can become embedded in the chain, on the sprockets and on the derailleur pulleys. To ensure fluidity and power transfer whatever the conditions, we have developed specific derailleur pulleys for MTB and Gravel.

Our new aluminum MTB/Gravel pulleys have 14 teeth, which reduces the chain bend when passing through the derailleur cage compared to traditional 12-tooth pulleys. This is not the only specificity of our MTB/Gravel rollers, since on each of them, 13 teeth are narrow, and one tooth is wider than on classic models.

The narrower teeth provide better contact between the chain and the pulley, for optimized power transfer. This also limits the risk of derailment caused by the presence of dirt on the transmission. The wider tooth allows it to clean the chain links of all dust.

With a rotational speed of 800 rpm, the derailleur rollers are heavily stressed when pedalling. Smoother and longer lasting bearings provide a significant short-term and longer-term benefit. Like all CyclingCeramic derailleur pulleys, our MTB/Gravel pulleys are mounted with ceramic balls and long-lasting grease, and are assembled in our workshops in France.

We are happy to launch our first component for MTB and Gravel, with specific narrow tooths.

The MTB/Gravel derailleur pulleys are compatible with 11 and 12 speed drivetrains, and Shimano and Sram derailleurs. They are of course also compatible with road use. And to give the most beautiful final touch to your bike, you have the choice between four anodizing colors (black, red, blue, gold).

CyclingCeramic ODC 11/12 gear derailleur cage for Campagnolo

Campagnolo fan ? Boost your performances with the new oversized CyclingCeramic cage for Campagnolo 11 and 12 speed EPS or mechanical derailleurs.

A derailleur cage with oversized pulleys and ceramic bearings offers a real performance advantage, with a 98% reduction in transmission friction when compared to a standard mounting system, no matter what the derailleur model.

Pulleys with a larger diameter make the chain movement through the derailleur cage seamless. By using the ideal chain length, the oversized derailleur cage provides fluidity and precision to the whole transmission.

With a rotational speed of 800 revolutions per minute, the pulleys are subject to high stress. Short and long term, more fluid and sustainable bearings offer a real advantage. With the CyclingCeramic oversized derailleur cage, you can gain up to one minute in a 20 km time trial.

Our 7075 alloy pulleys are machined in France. Then, as is the case for all our CyclingCeramic products, they are assembled with our bearings in our workshop. We use Grade 3 ceramic balls, in order to guarantee the best quality and the best performance possible.


We are delighted to present you our new oversized derailleur cage compatible with the Campagnolo groupsets

With our experience in accessories designed to optimise the performance of your bicycle, we have now come up with an oversized cage adapted for your Camagnolo derailleur – whether it be 11 or 12 speed, and whether it be electronic (EPS) or mechanic transmission. Our oversized derailleur cage for the Capagnolo 12 speed mechanic derailleur is the only one on the market. This new version adds to our already existing range for Shimano or Sram 11 and 12 speed.

Easy mounting, performance, precision, and durability ensured: the oversized CyclingCeramic derailleur cage for Campagnolo is the finishing touch for uncompromising performance.

The wait is over. The SRAM RIVAL Derailleur Cage available now.

SRAM lovers? We heard you.

Newly designed, the SRAM RIVAL compatible oversized derailleur cage is now available.

At CYCLINGCERAMIC, we don’t release a new product unless it’s better than what’s already on the market. Our new SRAM RIVAL ODC is much easier to install and more reliable on the long term. Additionally, it’s stronger – the new design allows for a better smoothness of the drivetrain. And finally…it still offers much better performance than a standard bearing system.


We are delighted to present you our new oversized derailleur cage compatible with the SRAM RIVAL groupsets ⤵️

The Oversized Pulley Wheel Cage is the ultimate advantage in the quest for performance. All of our components have been developed and made in France in order to offer you the highest finishing touches, lifespan and performance.
A decreased friction by 98% and optimal lengthening of your chain with result in up to 1 minute gain in a 20km time trial.

Want to learn more about CYCLINGCERAMIC and Ceramic Bearings improve your overall bike performance? Check this out!

New Website

Our new website – finally – is live!

You know that clunky old bike at the back of your garage with the deflated tires and rusty chain? Well, that was our old website… which, we admit, was slightly embarrassing for self-proclaimed advocates of #freespeed. But we’ve been working hard to bring you a platform as efficient as our friction-free ceramic bearings, and here it is!

So, what’s new?

  • Cleaner, smoother, faster (remind you of anything?)
  • Easier to navigate so you know exactly where to go to get the info you need.
  • A classy e-shop so you can easily filter, view and select the upgrade compatible with your bike.
  • A news section where you will find all kinds of information about new products (they’re coming!), our athletes and community, bearing maintenance (because yes it’s necessary!)… and more.

Better service for you: our contact form is accessible from many different locations on the website, please shoot us any questions you can’t find answers to (do us a favour and check our footer’s pages first!)

Excellence, innovation and simplicity do not stop at our products. We want you to have the same digital experience as the one you enjoy when you’re flying down that glorious stretch of tarmac, oversized derailleur cage and bottom bracket purring as you slice through the wind.

Happy surfing!

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