Bushings Vs Bearings | What’s The Difference, And Why Does It Matter?

Published on September 3rd 2023


You’ve almost certainly heard the terms “bushings” and “bearings”, but do you know the difference? Do you know which one is better suited for your bike or your components? And did you know that not every bushing or bearing is born equal?! In this video, Anna Cipullo explains everything you need to know about bushings and bearings when it comes to mountain bikes. In assosiation with Igus https://gmbn.eu/Igus ⏱️ Timestamps 👇 00:00 - Intro 00:57 - Where do you find bushings & bearings? 02:19 - Design 03:17 - Purpose 04:02 - Maintenance 05:35 - Which is better? 09:38 - Are all bushings & bearings born equal? Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ 👉 https://gmbn.eu/mtb23 NEW GMBN XC Kit! 👉 https://gmbn.eu/XCKit Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 https://upload.gmbn.com/tech Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing 👉 https://gmbn.eu/GMBNracing Watch #shorts on GMBN 👉 https://gmbn.eu/GMBNshorts Sign-up to our newsletter 👉 https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Where are you riding today? 💭 Let us know 👇 Watch more on GMBN Tech... 📹 Loudenvielle EDR World Cup Enduro Bikes 👉 youtu.be/vbAegM-aGic 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gmbn.tech/editorschoice 📹 Watch our weekly show 👉 https://gmbn.tech/GMBNTechShow 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound #gmbntech #gmbn #mtb #mountainbiking 📸 Photos - © UCI Mountain Bike World Series / Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Sprint Cycling Agency The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Orbea Bikes: https://gmbn.eu/Orbea Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool Smith Helmets & Eyewear: https://gmbn.eu/Smith Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa Spank: https://gmbn.eu/Spank Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Peaty's Products: https://gmbn.eu/Peatys Wahoo: https://gmbn.eu/WahooTraining Worx Power Tools: https://gmbn.eu/Worx CamelBak: https://gmbn.eu/CamelBak Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Racing - https://gmbn.eu/GMBNracing Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntrainin