In 1998, Jacob Csizmadia broke the world record for 24hr inline skating – using skates equipped with ceramic ball bearings. Two years later, he introduced ceramic bearings to professional cycling. A winning mentality is how it all started, and it’s this guiding principle that continues to drive us forward.
In 2001, Jacob went on tour with Team CSC where ceramic bearings were used at the Tour de France for the very first time.
After this success, CeramicSpeed was founded, and we started producing hybrid bearings in Holstebro, Denmark, for both sports and industrial applications
Using technology developed as part of NASA’s space program in the 1990s, our hybrid bearings are made with top-grade silicon nitride ceramic balls, making them 58% lighter and 30-50% faster than traditional steel bearings. The production of each ball takes from 50 to 70 days, but the result is worth the wait.