2022 November 1st Week Epen News Recommendation - Built-in Bearing Extraction Bolts for easy mainte

  • While at the Philly Bike Expo, Ignite Components had an early sample (not quite a prototype) of their new Bottom Bracket. We’ve covered Ignite’s wi


While at the Philly Bike Expo, Ignite Components had an early sample (not quite a prototype) of their new Bottom Bracket. We’ve covered Ignite’s wild cranks in the past, and this new bottom bracket design seems to be the same caliber of quality. But this isn’t just a bottom bracket. It’s a bottom bracket with a bearing extractor tool built right in.


The bottom bracket will come with two M4 screws that you can use to service the bearings. Once the bottom bracket is removed from the frame, you remove the small set-style screws.


After the small set-style screws are removed, you inset the longer m4 screws to start turning them and pushing the bearing out. I didn’t sample it, as these were not quite production-level samples, but it looks easy enough.


While they probably aren’t used as much as they should be, Enduro Bearings offers tools to remove and install bottom bracket bearings rather than throwing away the whole thing and starting over when the bearing wears out. This accomplishes the same thing, but in one complete package.


Another feature of the Ignite Bottom Bracket is the outer hex shape of the cup. No special installation tool is needed. If you wanted to, you could use a big adjustable wrench or, an old threaded 44mm headset wrench. But, Ignite says if you don’t have either of those wrenches, the bottom bracket kit will come with a proprietary tool that will allow you to install the bearings into the cups using a good ol’ hammer that won’t damage the cups or the bearings. And, this same tool can also be used to install the loaded cups into the frame’s bottom bracket shell by encompassing the whole bottom bracket (including the hex), allowing you to use a 3/8″ socket wrench to thread it into the BB shell and torque it down.


They didn’t give me an expected time of availability or retail price as of this post. But stay tuned as I’m sure we’ll know when it comes about.




More About Us:

Jiashan Epen Bearing Co.Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of plain bearings and wear plates, and has grown rapidly to a point where now all types of plain bearings can be supplied. Standard catalogue sizes, special sizes and designs can be produced at competitive prices and to a high quality standard.



2022 new week Epen product Recommendation:

E90 Bushing: 

E90 bronze wrapped bushings are made of entirely bronze CuSn8. Because of material properties, the working surface rolled with diamond Indentations (standard Indentations) or stamped oil grooves according to detailed application. And it also has good performance of anti-corrosion caused by chemical and environments. During the operation, the grease & oil will be released from the indentations, which allow for long-term lubrication. Compare with machined bronze bearings, E90 can offer some advantages including thin wall, lower weight, cheaper cost, high load etc. It is suitable for high load, lower speed application like construction, transport, and agriculture machinery.





If you’re interested, there are various products here:



Contact Us:

Tel: +86-573-8482 4388

Fax: +86-573-8482 4386

Mail us: epen@cnepen.cn

Website: www.cnepen.com