CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings.
At the heart of every Black Inc wheel are CeramicSpeed’s premium quality ceramic bearings.
Upgrading all the rotating parts on the bikes is like speed you can feel. Black Inc was 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 our hubs from the ground up so to match the high tolerances of CeramicSpeed’s handmade 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.