igus has been offering products for the bicycle industry for over 30 years. Our bearings, rod ends, gears and guide rails prove themselves every day on many bicycles and e-bikes. Whether on rear derailleurs of racing bikes and gravel bikes, on dropper posts, brake levers, suspension forks or shock absorbers of MTBs and on handle bars, flaps and control bearings of cargo bikes - more and more bicycle component manufacturers rely on the know-how of igus.
Durable components for other bike types, bicycle accessories and other means of transport
After the igus:bike was presented in 2022 - a bicycle that is made from a high proportion of recycled plastic - igus is continuing to push the production of plastic components. In 2023, in addition to a plastic handle bar, frames, wheels, cranks, pedals and other bicycle components made of high-performance plastic were also presented.
The focus is particularly on sustainable production. Bicycle components made of plastic require significantly less energy than their counterparts made of aluminium or carbon, and the CO2footprint is significantly smaller. Even after the end of the product life cycle, recycling is much easier than with competing materials.
Would you like to know more about our new plastic bicycle components? Just ask our bike component experts!
Hold them in your hands before purchase and get to know them! Order the sample box with our top products for bicycles. It contains plain bearings made of various iglidur materials, a gear, an igubal rod end and a drylin N linear rail.
A solid plastic bike that does not rust. No maintenance, no lubricants. With the support of igus, MTRL is building the urban bike of tomorrow: robust, durable and sustainably produced from recycled plastic waste. There are now answers to questions about the igus:bike project 👉 in the FAQs .
Learn more on the igus:bike website
Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation
In the industry's largest test laboratory for plastics, iglidur plain bearings are tested thoroughly and extensively. Focus of the tests are push/pull forces, coefficient of friction, wear as well as abrasion and driving forces at various speeds and bearing loads. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
Do plastic bearings in bicycles have to be lubricated? What advantages do they have over their counterparts made of metal? In the igus blog, you can find interesting articles on everything to do with bicycle technology and equipment.
Mountain bike, recumbent bike, cargo bike, folding bike - lubrication-free and easily mounted with our motion plastics