The 5x11x4 Avid Clutch Bearing is designed to withstand
all of the torture you throw at them. We decided to stop trying to find a
happy medium of a single bearing to cover both clutches and wheels.
Clutch temperatures easily reach three (3) times more than that of a
wheel bearing. In order to make this bearing more suitable for high
temps and insane loads, several things had to be adjusted. First, the
balls are 20% larger than our standard $1 bearing. Second, the depth of
the grooves is much deeper so that there is a massive increase in the
surface area for the larger balls. Third, the grooves are polished more
than our standard bearing for a smoother surface which ensures the balls
have the least amount of friction when experiencing those high loads.
Lastly, the metal ribbon cage is replaced with nylon like our Aura and
Engine Bearings which are 9-time IFMAR World Champions. This removes the
metal to metal drag during high heat expansion.