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Bearings for Fishing Reels
MMB Bearings is fully equipped to help you find the best fish reel bearing for your specific need! We have partnered with NMB Bearings to provide you with the best reel bearing options.
At MMB Bearings, we aim to reduce rolling resistance and friction with bearings for fishing reels. For ball bearings, we offer Stainless Steel balls -- the dominant ball bearing type found in fishing reels today. When choosing a ball bearing, one can lean on the standards of the Annular Bearing Engineering Committee (ABEC). Ball bearings are manufactured with different tolerances; the Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association (AFBMA) classifies these bearings into five different tolerances (ABEC 1,3,5,7,9). The higher the ABEC class, the closer the tolerances are on the inner and outer rings.
The majority of bearings used in fishing reels are metric dimensions. The industry standard ABEC tolerances for metric miniature bearings is ABEC 1 and ABEC 3. ABEC 5 and ABEC 7 are also available but they require larger minimum quantities and longer lead times to produce.