Bearing Press Kit for Vitus Bikes
Regular price £49.00
Bearing press tool kit for Vitus MTB frame pivots - Sommet, Escarpe, etc
Each press kit is tailor made with all of the drift sizes required to install the rear suspension pivot bearings on the selected Vitus frame (one, two, three or more different sizes will be included depending on the frame).
The kit will include all the necessary pairs of press drifts, machined to match each bearing's inside and outside diameters, and a threaded rod to press the drifts together.
- New precision-engineered stainless steel threaded rod
- Designed in the UK
- Bearings are installed straight, kind to frame
Each press kit an be purchased with either T-bar handles or simple nuts. Both of these options include a pair of drifts and one of our new precision-engineered stainless steel threaded rods.
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.
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.
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. The shape of the drifts ensures that it accurately centres on the bearing, and that pressure is applied to the outer race.
- Tightening the nuts or handles draws the spacers 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.
See also our bearing pullers, which are available in all of the same sizes and kits as our bearing presses
We offer several options to customise your press to suit your specific needs, including:
- Extensions to allow the handles to stand clear of any obstructions or to allow you to press a bearing deep into a recess
- Thrust bearings to make the tightening of the press super smooth!
Shipping & Taxes
We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day
Orders within the UK will be shipped by Royal Mail RM24 (First Class)
International orders are welcomed and will be shipped by Royal Mail International Standard (Airmail). Please refer to our Shipping & Taxes page for more info.
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.