If you've ever worked on a project that required disassembly, then you know how frustrating it can be. You have to remove the pieces from their original locations and then put them back together in a way that makes sense for your project. If you're not careful or do not understand how things fit together, this process may take hours—or even days! So what do you do when this happens?

Bearings vs. Bushings

When it comes to bearings, they're more expensive and less precise than bushings. Bearings are also more durable, but they don't have the same level of precision as a bearing. Bushings are much easier on your wallet because they tend to cost less money overall and require less maintenance over time because there aren't any moving parts involved in their design (unlike ball bearings). More about bearings vs. bushings please check here


A bushing is a cylindrical or conical element that supports rotating or reciprocating parts. They can be made of metal, plastic, rubber and other materials. Bushings are used in a wide range of applications including automotive suspension systems to power transmission systems.

How to remove a bearing?

To remove a bearing, you will need to:

  • Remove the bearing cap. This is usually located on the outer side of your hub and can be easily removed by hand or with a small screwdriver. Be careful when removing this cap; if you are not careful, it could break off and delay your replacement process even more!
  • Remove the old bearing from its seat in your hub/rear axle assembly by pulling out on one end of it with pliers or some other similar tool. If possible, try not to touch any moving parts while doing so; otherwise, you may damage them beyond repair (not that anything really needed fixing...).
  • Inspect both sides of both pieces for damage before putting them back together again (if necessary). If there's any significant damage here then replace both pieces immediately before continuing further down this page because otherwise then chances are pretty good that there'll be yet another problem later down line which would require more expensive repairs than just replacing everything twice over again costs combined total cost.

When you engage in a project like this, you're going to have to disassemble/reassemble it.

This means that you need to know how to remove the bearing and then install it back into place. You should also be able to figure out which direction the other parts went in when they were removed, so that when they are put back together again, everything will fit together properly and function as intended.

It might seem like an intimidating task at first, but if someone taught me how long ago and what I needed before starting this process (which was probably around my sophomore year), then I would have been able not only completed my project but also felt confident enough about myself as well!


If you are looking at buying a new bike, you need to know what is better for your needs. There is no one right answer; it all depends on the type of riding you do and the terrain where your bike will be used. If you already have a bike that has bearings as well as bushings, then it's probably not worth spending money on new parts when there are cheaper alternatives available out there.