In every form of racing that requires any sort of equipment, the top competitors are very close to being at the same level of performance. That means the little details can add up to make a pretty big difference. Ceramic bearings have made their way and established themselves as a pretty valid item not only because they potentially perform better, but because they also can last longer than standard steel bearings in the right circumstances. Matt Speer at VCRC Bike has made a name for himself by being highly focused on the details of the products he makes, not to mention being a stickler for details.
VCRC (originally Velo Carbon Racing Componets) was started by Matt Speer back in 2002 out of his garage simply to fund his racing and travel by selling a few products locally. Things seemed to take off better than expected and he became one of the early manufactures to bring ceramic bearings to the bicycle. They also produce carbon stems, (his first product), seat posts, and bottle cages.
VCRC Bike’s new “threaded” Press Fit bottom bracket was designed to prevent creaking by creating an additional secure point of contact with the left and right BB cups making sure they are not only more secure, but most importantly, perfectly aligned. This helps increase the bottom bracket’s bond to the frame to eliminate potential wear and seal harming movement as well as solve any slight misalignment in the frame’s BB shell. All VCRC bottom brackets come with their “made in house” ceramic bearings which are available as is with their standard seal and VCRC Speed Cream, or with an upgraded seal for added protection (CROSS IS COMING!), or even their VCRC “Racing Cream” super fast lubricant. Retail on the press fit bottom bracket is $150
Click below to see how else VCRC can speed things up plus some of their nicely done components…
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