Si3N4 ceramic balls(ultra high grade), stainless steel outer cages. Silicon Nitride is a super hard material ideally suited to bearings. The balls are rounder, harder, and DON'T RUST! Fits all Ambassadeur 2500 & 2600 series casting reels with bearing part #10262. These bearings are incredibly fast and are our NEW STYLE bearings with one side unshielded! This is to facilitate easier cleaning. Just turn the open side towards the inside of the reel or spool and it's still protected. They come shipped bone dry with no oil in them. If you find them to be too fast, you can add a small drop of your favorite bearing oil to slow them a bit. Heavier oil will slow the bearing even more if desired. Ball bearings are rated in a classification system know as ABEC....Annular Bearing Engineering Committee. Bearings in the ABEC system are all called 'precision bearings' and rated from 1 to 9, 9 being the highest precision. The numbers jump from 1 to 3 to 5 to 7 to 9. A 'standard' bearing is an ABEC 1, a super expensive bearing is an ABEC 9.
Abu's come stock with an ABEC 3 bearing in them.
Kit contains 2 bearings and will fit any Abu 2500C, 2500CIAR, 2500C i, 2600C, 2600CIAR series reel.
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