GGB maintenance-free bearings provide durable, environmentally friendly, grease-free operation able to withstand high loads, speeds and temperatures. Our high performance self-lubricating plain bearings offer exceptional performance in wet, dirty environments, making them ideal for use in a wide variety of recreational equipment applications.

From all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), bicycles, snowmobiles and mountain bike suspensions, to fishing equipment, ski bindings, recreational water craft, golf carts and many more, GGB has the experience and proven expertise in advanced materials to provide each customer with the ideal bearing solution for tomorrows’ new challenges.

Superior Performance from Catamarans to Golf Caddies

animation ggb two wheeler dpd

Reaching exhilarating speeds, catamarans are the sports cars of the sailing world, and the most popular is the Hobie Cat 16. Hobie dealer Sport Mohr retrofits the boats for use in regattas, choosing GGB’s EP™ injection-molded, engineered plastics bearings to reduce play and abrasion in the bolted joints of the boats’ dual tiller/rudder systems. GGB bearings provide superior wear resistance and low friction with excellent dimensional stability, high compressive strength and low thermal expansion.

TiTec Golf, has produced the first electric golf caddy made entirely of titanium using GGB’s DP4 maintenance-free plain bearings in the drive wheels.

Requiring no additional fixation measures the bearings will not migrate out of their housings, also offering a generous amount of play, making them easy to install and assuring the wheels turn quietly.

Exceptional Benefits, Significant Advantages

GGB’s high-performance, self-lubricating bearings offer customers great advantages in many applications thanks to a longer bearing life, high wear resistance and low friction over a wide range of load, speed, and temperature conditions in addition to reducing costs and a lower environmental impact:


GGB maintenance-free plain bearings for recreational equipment

Improved performance and service life

  • Superior wear resistance and high shock load capacity provide extended bearing service life and improved reliability. Excellent low friction properties reduce power losses for improved equipment performance.


  • GGB bearings are self-lubricating, making them ideal for applications requiring long bearing life in operating conditions with inadequate or no lubrication.

Lower system cost

  • GGB bearings reduce shaft costs by eliminating the need for hardening and machining grease paths. Their compact, one-piece construction provides significant space and weight savings and simplifies assembly.


  • GGB’s greaseless, lead-free bearings comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations such as the RoHS directive, restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Custom bearing Solutions for Scores of Applications

Our customers benefit from the many advantages of the low friction properties found in our polymer and metal-polymer plain bearings. GGB provides bearing solutions to a multitude of recreational applications including cableways, motorcycles, quads, ski lifts, anti-theft systems and many more:

  • Boat Hoist Pulleys
    GGB high performance bearings for recreational equipment
  • Electric Fishing Reels
  • Elliptical Trainers for Cross-Country Skiing
  • Articulated Touring Ski Bindings
  • Drive Wheels in Electric Golf Caddies
  • Golf Cart Front Suspensions
  • Brake Systems and Bridge Supports for Mountain Gondolas
  • Pleasure Craft Hatches and Rudders
  • Multi-Gym Weight Stations
  • Zip Line Pulleys
  • Snowmobile Shock Absorbers
  • Hang Glider Simulators
  • ATV Towing Hitch Systems
  • Skateboard Bushings
  • Cycling Equipment: Shock Absorbers, Rear Suspension Arms, Pedals, Wheel Hub, Brake Levers, Motorbike Starters, and accessories

GGB bearing experts are available to provide solutions to meet each application’s specific needs with a vast range of standard or custom bearings. GGB bearings offer good wear and friction performance over a wide range of load, speed and temperature conditions and the self-lubricating material is resistant to wear, chemicals, cavitation, flow erosion and fatigue.

Download our Brochure for Sports and Recreation

Download our Brochure for Bike Applications

High Performance Bearings for Recreational

Ask for
a quote


Explore our customer reviews

See now


Get in touch
with our experts

Contact Us


The Bearing Bulletin

Sign Up Now

Case Studies

GBB EP solid-polymer bearings are mounted on hobie cat 16, the legendary catamaran

Catamaran Dual Tiller/Rudder

First introduced in 1972, the most popular catamaran for both beginner and veteran sailors is the legendary Hobie Cat 16, the perfect craft for leisure...


ggb bearings for ski lift applications