Black Inc + Ceramicspeed Hub
CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings. From the start, as the first company to introduce ceramic bearing to the cycling industry, the company has grown rapidly, now consisting of 2 specialised sales channels, focusing on cycling and industrial applications. They have more than 15 years’ experience in bearings applications, and have developed close relationships with our component suppliers over the years – each of whom is the very best in their field. CeramicSpeed bearings are based directly on the technology developed as part of NASA’s space program in the 1990s.
Today, CeramicSpeed produces hybrid bearings, using top grade Silicon Nitride ceramic balls, which surpass traditional steel bearings in every way. With continuous product development ceramic ball technology has now entered everyday usage, both within industrial applications and cycling. The results is high quality, well documented performance, with CeramicSpeed at the forefront of the field.
All our bearings are assembled by hand in Denmark.
At the center of every Black Inc wheel assembled with Black Inc + CeramicSpeed hubs are CeramicSpeed’s premium quality ceramic bearings.
They are the first upgrades all Professional Cycling Teams make either through sponsorship or by purchase. Upgrading all the rotating parts on the bikes is like free speed that can be immediately felt.
Black Inc is one of the first companies in partnering with the best ceramic bearing maker in the cycling industry and designed all of our hub shells and axle tolerances around their tight tolerances to ensure many seasons of high level performance that is maintenance free.
Unlike other wheel brands that offer “upgrades” and switch their stock bearings for ceramic ones, on all of our Black Inc + CeramicSpeed hubs these are standard. We design all of our hubs from the ground up so that all the tolerances match perfectly only with CeramicSpeed’s handmade bearings.