Bronson G3 Bearings

In Stock Now!In stock with supplier! Estimated despatch in 4-6 working days as we need to order it for you.

Product available at supplier: We'll order this in for you, and dispatch within 4-6 working days.

If you have ordered anything else, we will hold your order until your pre-ordered stuff comes in, and ship the whole lot together. Don't worry, we'll keep you updated throughout the whole process!

In Stock, Ready for Dispatch!

Choose your shipping option at checkout:

  • Express Next working day (Not weekends or bank holidays), requires signature
  • Economy 2-5 Working Days, may require signature
  • More Shipping Info Here.

Skate now, Pay Later with Klarna! Spread the cost over 3 installments or pay nothing for 30 days. Click here for more info!
Available for collection instore today! Just select "Pick Up From Bristol Shop" when you check out. Click here for directions and opening times!
Helpful staff, great range of boards. Lots of parking out front

Bronson G3 Bearings

Bronson G3 Bearings are Bronson's "3rd Generation" bearings (the 2nd Generation "G2 Bearing" is available here).

Bronson are an up-and-comer in the skateboarding world, and has evolved their bearings in the last few years to the point where they are a legitimate contender to the once unchallengable Bones Bearings.

Like Bones, Bronson bearings are designed from the ground up specifically for skateboarding, and as such, don't feature an ABEC rating. Here's why ABEC ratings aren't relevant to skateboarding if you've not already read it...

Instead, Bronson G3 bearings have a number of features that set them apart from other bearings out there:

  • "Balls Out" Technology - Unlike Bones Bearings, Bronson G3's feature bearing shields on both sides. However, one of the shields on each bearing has a black pinstripe around it, which needs to face outwards when you install the bearing. This is to do with the cage orientation within the bearing - if you run them the right way round, the cage has no chance of contacting the outer bearing shield if something strikes the outside of the bearing. Quite a nice feature that we've not seen on other bearings.
  • Deep Groove Raceways - Like Bones Swiss Bearings, Bronson G3's feature a deeper groove in the races that the balls sit in. This make the bearing quite a lot better at dealing with side-loads. If you've ever blown out a bearing, you'll appreciate this.
  • "Frictionless Shields" - This is the big reason to get G3's - unlike Bones, Bronson use Labyrinth shields on both sides of their bearings, although the give is a funky marketing name. Labyrinth shields are by far the most effective way of keeping dirt and moisture out of skate bearings, with a tiny roll-speed penalty. So if you don't like cleaning your bearings, Bronson G3's are a better choice than Bones.

Then there's a few other features that are probably just marketing gumpf but you can believe them if you want:

  • "Micro Groove" raceway surfaces - Apparently the races have a series of grooves tracking around them, which "increase spin by eliminating the standing wave of lubricant just in front of the rolling ball." We don't know about you, but we hate that standing wave of lubricant in our bearings... yeah whatever, Bronson.
  • Max impact Cage design - This is a fancy way of saying that they use a GF-Reinforced Nylon Cage like every other bearing brand out there.
  • High Speed Ceramic Oil - According to Bronson, "Oil is blended with nano-ceramic compounds for anti-wear protection for longer lasting bearings and improved speed." In other words, they use something a bit like sewing machine oil in their bearings, like every other bearing brand. In reality it's just the same as any other lubricant like Bones Speed Cream or Sabre Bearing Lube.
  • Factory Fresh Quality - Yes, Bronson G3 bearings are supposedly packaged in "nitrogen filled shrink-wrap" to keep them fresh until you stick them in your wheels. How this affects the longevity or performance of your bearings after this is beyond us... assuming it's even true!
  • Laser Etching on the outer race - but unlike the Bones Super Reds you can't see it once your bearings are in your wheels? Doh...

Most skate bearing brands out there commit the sin of over-egging the marketing pudding to some extent, and you should really forgive Bronson of this with regards to these bearings. The Bronson G3's are a great skate bearing, and a worthy alternative to Bones Reds, Bones Super Reds or even Bones Swiss.

A definite plus point to these is that they come in a swanky metal tin, with bearing spacers and even speed rings - so everything you need. All together a super-strong offering from Bronson and should definitely be on your short-list if you are looking for some fresh bearings.


Bronson G3 Bearings 

Number of balls


Ball Material

Chrome Steel

Race Material

Chrome Steel

Cage Material


ABEC  Rating


Shield Material

Rubber Labyrinth (RU)

Number of Shields


Includes Spacers


Made in


Useful Extra Info

Bronson G3 Bearings Reviews

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 1 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Anthony W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Excellent ,quickest delivery of anything I've bought this Xmas !!

Bronson G3 Bearings: Cheaper Elsewhere?

We'll price match any price from a UK-based retailer, on or offline!

Just fill out the form below and we'll get back to you.

10% off: With hundreds of product descriptions and thousands of product details on our site, typos can occasionally slip through the net. We're only human! If you can find one - or an incorrect product detail - let us know and we'll send you a code for 10% off.

Thanks for helping keep Vandem shipshape.

Tap to get in touch:

WhatsApp Us

Skype Us

Call Us

Live Chat

Email Us