Bearing Press for Bicycles (drifts only)
Regular price £12.00
Bearing press tool for mountain bike and road bike hubs, wheels, bottom bracket and MTB frame pivots
*** Buy one, get one 30% off any mix of pullers and presses (applies to individual tools only, not kits) ***
Designed to install the sealed cartridge bearings that are found on many brands of bicycle hub, bottom bracket and full suspension MTB bike frames. Each tool consists of a pair of spacers (sometimes called drifts) machined to match the bearing’s inside and outside diameters, and a threaded rod to pull the spacers together.
- Designed in the UK
- Most sizes available, small and large
- Bearings are installed straight, kind to frame
Each can be purchased with either T-bar handles or simple nuts. Both of these options include the spacer and threaded rod. The T-bar handles make the tool super-easy to use, while the nuts are a functional and cheaper option and are used with normal spanners.
A 'spacer only' option is offered for buyers who have already purchased the kit with the T-bar handles or the nuts before, and only need the spacers/drifts to fit a different bearing size.
The tool is shaped to press only the outer race of the bearing, meaning that no stress is placed across the bearings, prolonging bearing life and protecting the frame or hub.
Unlike some other bearing press designs, this design closely fits the inside diameter of the bearing to ensure that the tool remains accurately centred and the bearings are pressed in straight.
How To Use
The press tool is simple to use.
Two spacers are supplied which accurately match the size of the bearing. The shape of the spacer ensures that it accurately centres on the bearing, and that pressure is applied to the outer race only.
Tightening the nuts or handles draws the spacers together, pressing the bearing into place. For best results install one bearing at a time.
Note that each tool is specific to one bearing size. It is designed to match the internal and external diameters and can’t be used on bearings with different sizes.
See also our bearing pullers, which are available in all of the same sizes and kits as our bearing presses
We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day
Orders within the UK will be shipped by Royal Mail First Class
International orders are welcomed and will be shipped by Royal Mail International Standard (Airmail). Delivery times vary but are typically 2-3 days within Europe and 5-10 days worldwide
Our tools can be selected either by the bearing size or by the bearing's standard reference code.
Standard references take the form of a three or four digit number, such as 688, or 6902 for example. These codes are often moulded onto the bearing's seal. You might see something like 6902-2RS on the seal. The first digits are the standard reference. The second part (2RS in this case) refers to the seal type and doesn't matter for tool selection.
Alternatively, tools can be selected by their inside (ID) and outside (OD) diameters and width.
Note that each tool is specific to one bearing size and can’t be used on bearings with different dimensions.
If you need any help then please feel free to email us.