Hawk Racing Makes Some of the Highest Quality Bottom Brackets

Are Hawk Racing Bottom Brackets as Good as They Say?

We get the same question all the time, are your BB's really going to improve my ride?

The short and simple answer is, YES!

But, a lot of stuff goes into a Hawk Racing BB to help make it one of the highest quality stainless steal bottom brackets on the market. If you upgrade your stock BB to a Hawk BB today, you'll experience significant friction loss, higher quality, and a lower cost all thanks to our patented Folmer Technology.

Friction Loss

When your cycling, no matter the category, friction is your biggest enemy. Anything you do to reduce friction on your bike is going to give you an edge on the competition. Which is why you should equip your bike with a Stainless Steal Hawk Racing Bottom Bracket today!

There was an independent study conducted by a company called friction facts that compared the friction loss of different bottom brackets across the market.

When it came to stainless steal BBs Hawk Racing came out on top with a friction loss of 0.32 watts. Hawk's stainless steal bearing were beat out by 3 other companies with Ceramic BBs.

And the best part?

There was only a .03 difference in watts lost between the best ceramic bearing and a Hawk Racing Stainless Steal Bearing.

Don't believe us?

We posted the all the results of the Friction Facts study, that way you can check it out and make a decision for yourself.

Higher Quality for Lower Cost

If the friction loss study wasn't enough to prove the quality of our bottom brackets then check out the video below. You'd be hard pressed to find a BB that spins as smoothly and for as long as a Hawk BB.

Remember earlier when the friction study proved that Hawk Racing Stainless BBs are just as good as their ceramic counter parts?

Well those ceramic bearings can sometimes cost upwards of $250. We just want to make sure you never spend that much on brittle ceramic bearings again.

Folmer Technology

Our patented Folmer Technology is Hawk Racing's secret ingredient. We can't tell you much about it without giving away our trade secrets.

But we will say this...

Sven Folmer, the founder of Hawk Racing, was an expert in aviation and used his knowledge of this subject to help create the #1 stainless steal bottom bracket on the market.

Where Can I Get a Hawk Racing Bottom Bracket?

So, you like what you've heard so far and want to equip your bike with our components?

That means its time for you to check with your local bike shop to see if they stock our products, and get them to stock them if they don't.

If your local shop refuses to stock our components then you can always visit our site to see all the Hawk Racing Bottom Brackets we have for sale.

Brandon Scales: Hawk Racing Sponsored Rider Interview

We've been looking for a way for people to stay up to date on all the latest Hawk Racing news, and we think a blog should do the trick. We aren't quite sure what we will be posting or how often quite yet but you can expect things like Hawk Racing news, information on our products, installation guides, and maybe even some sponsored rider interviews.

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to sit down and with Brandon Scales, 30 year old sponsored rider from Torrance, CA. He's been riding for Hawk Racing for a while now and he takes incredibly beautiful shots of the landscapes he explores while out on his bike (which is of course equipped with Hawk Racing components).

If your into cycling and beautiful scenery you should definitely give him a follow on Instagram: @shutuplegzzz.

The Brandon Scales Interview

Who are your Sponsors?
Hawk Racing components, Pearl Izumi cycling apparel, And NOW helmets.

Do you remember your first bike?
I definitely remember my first bike. It was a little cheapo bmx ,black, as all my bikes are have been and will ever be. I made it super custom and had the 80s gear to match. I'll attach a photo to this email.

How old were you and what was it?
I was probably 4, that would have been late 80s.

What does your inner voice tell you when the ride gets tough?
My inner voice is a lunatic. I try not to listen to him. He ends up getting me into trouble. Especially on the mountain bike. He usually says things like, “ come on, just do it.” Or , “you can totally afford that.”

If someone was your age and wanted to start riding, what advice would you give?
Better late than never. Be sure to keep fun in mind.

Do you have an ultimate bike goal?
To have the most fun, and find my true self.

Best bike memory so far?
The ones I'll have tomorrow.

What is your favourite place to ride?
I'll ride anywhere, I haven't driven or owned a car in years. I love every aspect of cycling. You tell me where to be and what time, and that's a ride I'll show up for.

Which riders proved inspirational in your early days or now?
My friends. Through out my entire life, haveing fun and pushing boundries with my friends has helped me to grow And continues to inspire me.

Where do you see your bike taking you to this coming year?
To new places, to new memories, to new friends and new versions of myself. Im So excited.

What is riding about to you?
It's about a lot. It's a way of life for me honestly. A way to help our planet, to keep myself healthy, a mode of transportation as well as pleasure.

What is your favorite thing about Hawk Racing Components?
There's a lot I like about Hawk. The first is the amazing quality and care of their world famous bearings. The second is the small family style vibe with with they successfully run their company.