Maintenance free igus plain bearings for trikes

iglidur G plain bearings from igus were selected by
the developers of the Azub Ti-Fly, a new recumbent bike to ensure a safe,
long-lasting and lightweight front suspension. Also known as trikes, recumbents
assure maximum safety, even at low speeds.

For the front suspension of their new trike model, Azub
Ti-Fly, Czech company Azub Bike was looking for wear-resistant plain bearings
that could withstand dirt, dust and water. They chose iglidur G bearings from
igus for their small size as well as lightweight, lubrication-free and maintenance-free
properties. The iglidur bearings are available from Treotham Automation.

Thanks to their low entry position and anti-tilt
feature, trikes are a popular mode of transport today with their users ranging
from people with physical limitations to seniors and young adventurers. Trikes
offer more advantages compared to a normal bike. For instance, riding while
seated is more physically relaxing and safe even at slow speeds, and additional
accessories support easy operation.

Azub Bike’s new trike, Ti-Fly delivers high-quality
workmanship, stable steering and a new eye-catching design of the rear fork
with a 157mm wide hub. The lightweight front suspension made of titanium ensures
high stability even on uneven ground and during vibrations. For the suspension,
the designers opted for the lubrication-free plain bearings from igus.

Aleš Zemánek, Managing Director of Azub Bike, said
that the iglidur G plain bearings used in the application were exactly the
right solution. Thanks to the incorporated solid lubricants, the all-round
bearings are lubrication-free and thus maintenance-free. Dust and dirt cannot
harm the cost-effective bearings. Being corrosion-free, the iglidur materials help
the trikes withstand wind and weather. Their high wear resistance ensures a
long service life, which can also be determined in advance online with the
service life calculator.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website or call 1300 65 75 64.

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