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CeramicSpeed bearings

Our company

CeramicSpeed is one of the world’s leading suppliers of ceramic bearings. From our start, as the first ones to introduce ceramic bearings to the cycling industry. The company has grown rapidly, focusing on cycling and industrial applications. We have more than 15 years’ experience in bearings applications, and have developed close relationships with our component suppliers over the years – each of whom is the very best in their field.

CeramicSpeed bearings are based directly on the technology developed as part of NASA’s space program in the 1990s. Today, CeramicSpeed produces hybrid bearings, using top grade Silicon Nitride ceramic balls, which surpass traditional steel bearings in every possible way. With continuous product development, ceramic ball technology has now entered everyday usage, both within industrial applications and cycling. The results of our efforts are easily seen in the high quality products we develop, documented performance, and place CeramicSpeed at the forefront of the business.

In 2015, CeramicSpeed took over the UltraFast Optimization Chains, a subsidiary of the independent lab Friction Facts. These ultrafast chains are meant to enrich the CeramicSpeed product offer for the sports world, and improve the biking experience with yet another innovative product, successfully continuing to save watts.

All our bearings are handmade and the chains optimised by hand in Denmark.

Read more about our sport and industrial divisions.

The founder


CeramicSpeed’s founder, Jacob Csizmadia, experienced the advantages of ceramic bearings at first hand in 1998 when he broke the 24 hour in-line skating world record. In 1997 the world record was 402 km (also held by Jacob). A new record of 470km was set later in 1997, and in 1998 Jacob broke the record once more, when the magic 500 km barrier was crossed, skating 505 km in 24 hours. This achievement was largely due to the change he made himself, going from steel to ceramic ball bearings.

In 2000, Jacob was responsible for another world first - introducing ceramic bearings to professional cycling. Apart from being the brain behind all CeramicSpeed product development and technologies, Jacob also personally supervises upgrades of bicycles for professional teams and individual racing enthusiasts, to ensure unsurpassed quality and performance.

As Jacob says, “It is not about being in the race - it's about winning the race! And CeramicSpeed bearings give you a better chance than your competitors.”

Do you need to get in contact with an employee from CeramicSpeed, you can do it here