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Have a few Lush Longboards (Kilima's) in the family so when I heard my young nephew was looking to get into skateboarding it was an easy decision on which brand to go for. Vandem Longboard Shop have good stock, were great in changing out the bushings to softer ones, good communication by email and the delivery went really fast. Really recommend these guys. Buying quality can cost a bit more than cheaper boards that can be found elsewhere online but its worth it in so many ways! Board bought; LUSH FUEL MINI CRUISER :-) Thanks!
Zealous Bearings - BuiltIn
For a few years now Zealous have been something of a "go to" option for the longboard scene. They offer a great high end bearing at a budget price, keeping you rolling at top speed without having to break the bank.
The builtin spacer feature means you can ditch your separate spacers. No need to do the jiggly wheel thing to line up your spacers making your wheel swaps faster on the uplift bus.
Zealous bearings feature a standard "2RS" rubber shielding arrangement, like Bones Bearings and many other popular brands. They are shielded on both sides so if you destroy a shield whilst cleaning them, you've got a spare if you need it.
Like a lot of bearing brands, Zealous can't resist a bit of extra meaningless marketing:
- Precision 8mm axle holes - like every other 608 skate bearing, ever
- .409" built in spacers (that's 10mm for us metric folk) - like all the other built-in bearings in our shop. How the US got to the moon using the Imperial system we will never know...
- 1mm built in speedrings - again, just like all the other built-in bearings we stock. That's not to say that this isn't a good thing - we don't like loosing speed rings either!
Lubed with Archoil Nanoceramic Grease - seriously???? It's just light bearing lube like everyone else uses...
"-The unique feature of our lubricant is how the nanoceramic compound fills in deformations or asperities in the bearing. These deformations cause friction and heat around them which hardens the nano-ceramic compound to that specific area. This micro coating is 5 times the hardness of the host alloy and has a molecular bond with the host metal, filling in all the asperities and eliminating friction over time.
-The coefficient of friction is the lowest in the field of Tribology at 0.003% creating a near frictionless surface. Mainly because the nanoceramic compound eliminates all asperities.
-Extremely low water washout
-Corrosion on the inside of the bearing is nearly eliminated."
Whether you believe all the stuff about NanoCeramic wotsits is up to you - despite all the extra marketing hype, we really recommend Zealous bearings, they are used by skaters all over the world and represent seriously good value.
If you want pretty much the same thing with better sealing and easier cleaning, check out the Sabre Built In Race Bearings.
If you want to splash some cash, check out the Zealous Ceramic Bearings for only a few quid more!
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Zealous Bearings - BuiltIn Reviews
Great bearings and the description on your website 100% sold it for me. Thank you!
Until someone invents a bearing that lasts forever with no Maintenance these are the next best thing. Zealous bearings run smooth and are lovely and quiet. Basically as good as longboard bearings get. Affordable enough to have a couple sets so if it’s a rainy day and you can’t skate, stick in a new set and clean the current ones (that way you’re always ready to roll). No speed rings or spacers to ping under stuff either which is a great bonus too .
The service was nice and swift from these guys. I've only used the bearings just on a quick test ride on fitting them so can't really give a full review but they seem nice so far.
Top of the pop bearings
They do exactly what I need them to do. Quite and smooth.
Long board bearings for a pram
Online purchase, no hassle, came quick, delivery cost was less than postage. Cheers
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