Shielded Bearings vs. Sealed Bearings

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Skateboard Parts Tips and other Skate Board topics.

What is the difference between shielded and sealed bearings?

Shielded Bearings vs. Sealed Bearings

Lots of people get confused over the difference between sealed bearings and shielded bearings. All skateboard bearings have shields on at least one side. Some are double-shielded. Sealed bearings have a shield made of metal and a coating over them. The seal protects the bearings from dirt, moisture and road salt. While shielded bearings have the benefit of producing no friction, there is a tiny amount of open space where dirt and moisture can enter. The choice is yours.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Skate Board Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Tammi Reynolds