Aprobado por Wookie: prueba de durabilidad de los rodamientos Kogel

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posted by Ard Kessels
marzo 15, 2015

¿Cómo sobrevivieron los rodamientos Kogel el invierno?

Con las temperaturas subiendo y la temporada de CX muy por detrás de nosotros, es hora de reflexionar sobre la prueba de Chandler Snyder, que puso a nuestros paréntesis en una dura temporada de Chicago CX.

Esta es una versión editada del artículo completo presentado aqu en The Embrocation Cycling Journal .

Seeing what a season of riding can take out of both riders, and their bikes, can also take it out of the mechanic…that’s me.

At this point in the year I usually see things at their worst. People get lazy towards the end of the season with a lot of “it’ll get me through” mentality running around.

Bearings are usually seized and pretty much only worth an obligatory social media post to show “how hard CX is”, before they are tossed in the garbage and replaced with the exact same thing…garbage.

The picture of the left is of a generic bottom bracket after three muddy rides. The PF30-24 on the right is "box fresh" and ready for action.

Kogel Bearings ha llegado al final de la temporada en excelentes condiciones. Los 3 jinetes que los llevaron de ida y vuelta por todo el país durante una temporada han influido con sus pensamientos e impresiones.

Would I recommend Kogel Bearings? Yes. What about them do you like more than other brands on the market? I wouldn’t say there’s a “more” to such a generalized question. There are pros and cons to everything.

From a price standpoint, Kogel is pretty affordable for what you are getting. Comparing Warranties to other brands is something to think about.

Kogel is 2 years,  1 “few questions asked”, and 1 more after a bearing service, whereas others ranges from 4-6 years depending on the product you buy. These are usually “against manufacturer’s defects only”, which at times can be difficult to actually prove.

También puedo decir que los comentarios de los pilotos que no realizaron pruebas han sido abrumadoramente positivos. El interés generado a partir de los primeros 2 artículos hicieron que algunas personas se interesen , y tuve la suerte de haber sido llamado localmente para instalarlos.

Chandler nos guió a través de una dura prueba y salieron en perfecto estado. Estamos oficialmente aprobados por Wookie ahora.

Mechanically speaking with all the press fit craziness going on in The Industry today, Kogel makes great sense.

Not having to use Loctite and retaining compounds was nothing short of “smarter not harder” put into practice. Simple application of a waterproof grease before pressing in was all that was needed.  

One of the largest draws to Kogel for myself is the range of bottom brackets for all the various frame options on the market today. Only a couple other manufacturers offer a complete range of No-adapter-needed bottom brackets.

Currently Kogel is doing a great job of responding to customer feedback and inquires. Should Ard Kessels and the operation grow any larger, I’m thinking he’ll need to add some inside reps to keep that high level of responsiveness going.

Even clients mentioned how accessible Kessels was, and quickly emails, phone calls were returned. That’s a rare thing in this day and age of “Hurry up and wait”. I’ll keep an eye on that as the Kogel grows.

Debo decir que estoy bastante impresionado con los resultados que he visto de Kogel Bearings. Vale la pena la relación precio / rendimiento en comparación con otras marcas. Los recomendaría a todos mis clientes que buscan experimentar la verdadera calidad y rendimiento de la cerámica. En otras palabras, están #WookieApproved.

Puedes seguir a Kogel Bearings en Facebook , Gorjeo y Instagram ,    Espero ver qué depara el futuro para ellos, así como seguir el Equipo de United Health Care como llevarlos a través del circuito de la carretera esta temporada. Como siempre puedes seguir a Wookie en   Facebook , Tumblr , Instagram y Gorjeo