Bearing kit includes:
- 8 x 608ZZ Abec-3 Oil Lubricated (Racing) or 6900ZZ Abec-1 Grease Lubricated (Standard) Bearings
- 4 x Spacers
- 4 x Thin Pattern Lock Nuts
- 1 x Other Planet Rectangular Metal Can
Our standard are maintenance-free sealed bearings are precision ground with double metal shields for longer life. The shields prevent dirt and debris from contacting the roller balls without touching the balls themselves as rubber shields can. They are designed for long lasting performance and are lubricated with low temperature grease to provide maintenance free lubrication. This grease melts quickly as they heat during use for low friction lubrication but set up again when they cool. This prevents it from slowly draining from the bearing as oil will. A grease lubricated bearing will spin a little more slowly in your living room but as soon as you start riding, the grease that is sealed inside will heat up and become lightning fast. Since our bearings are sealed they’ll last longer, keep the dirt out, and keep the grease in so you can spend more time riding and less time fooling around with your equipment.
Other Planet offers two levels of bearings. All feature precision ground balls and races with metal shields on both sides for longer life. The shields prevent dirt and debris from contaminating the roller balls without touching the balls themselves as rubber shields do. Our standard Abec 1 bearings are designed for long lasting performance and are lubricated with low temperature grease to provide maintenance free lubrication. Other Planet also offers higher precision Abec 3 bearings with oil lubricant. All bearings are competitively priced so to encourage frequent replacement. We believe that a new standard bearing will outperform any used and cleaned bearing. At the very least, change them when you change your wheels.
Other Planet Skate always recommends using properly sized spacers on your trucks. A spacer prevents the wheel core from being crushed and deformed when the axle nut is tightened. Proper sizing is important. A spacer that is too short from end-to-end is like having no spacer at all in that the wheel core can still be deformed. A spacer that is too long can allow the wheel to move side to side on the bearings. Both of these conditions can cause an unstable ride and can be dangerous.
Other Planet 8mm spacers are precision machined out of steel and then black oxide coated to resist corrosion. Our 10mm spacers are precision machined from 6060-T6 extruded aluminum tubing. Both are machined to precise tolerances to prevent squeezing of the wheel hub without being too long.
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