Bearing Press (with T-bar Handles)
Regular price $26.89
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 and full suspension MTB bike frames. Each tool consists of a pair of drifts (sometimes called spacers or bushings) precision machined to match the bearings inside and outside diameters, and a threaded rod to press the drifts together.
- T-bar press includes a free pair of extension spacers
- Each press drift is engraved with it's size for easy identification
- Precision engineered from 316L stainless steel and 6082-T6 aluminium
- Designed & manufactured in the UK
The T-bar handles make the tool super-easy to use, and come with a pair of extensions for added versatility, while the nuts are a functional and cheaper option and are used with normal spanners.
A 'drifts 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 drifts to fit a bearing size.
The threaded portion of the threaded rod supplied with this press is 144mm long with additional 8mm of non-threaded length at each end to lead the handles/nuts on and off.
All of our presses are designed around an 8mm threaded rod.
Unlike some other bearing press designs, our design closely fits the inside and outside diameters of the bearing to ensure that the tool remains accurately centred and the bearings are pressed in straight.
Our drifts are carefully machined to maintain exact alignment between the inner and outer races of the bearing, meaning that no stress is placed across the bearings, prolonging bearing life and protecting the frame or hub.
How To Use
The press tool is simple to use.
Here's a quick demo:
Two drifts are supplied which accurately match the size of the bearing.
Tightening the nuts or handles draws the drifts together, pressing the bearing into place. For best results install one bearing at a time.
See our Manuals page to download the more detailed instruction sheets which come withour press orders, now available in several languages.
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.
Presses For Hubs
Some hubs use an 'over-axle' design, whereby there is an axle protruding through the centre of the bearings that cannot be removed until after the bearings are removed. In this case you are better with our over-axle press which, as the name suggests, allows the bearing to be pressed in over an axle.
Our 30% 'second item discount' can be used for a mix of over-axle presses, normal presses and pullers. The same T-bar handles or nuts can be used for all our presses (in this case it is best to purchase the over-axle press with the handles/nuts and the 'normal' presses as 'drifts only', as the over-axle press comes with a longer threaded rod)
We offer a comprehensive range of bearing pullers, available in all of the same sizes and kits as our bearing presses. They can even remove blind and back-to-back bearings. We offer 30% off every second item bought from our single tools menus, including mixes of pullers and presses.
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.