HSC Ceramics

About us

​​High Speed Cycling (HSC) Ceramics embarked on its journey in the 1990s, experimenting with producing superior ceramic bearings at an affordable price to provide enjoyment to all.

Since then, HSC Ceramics has been supplying top-of-the-line ceramic bearings, bottom brackets, and jockey wheels for the cycling industry for over 2 decades.

Our ceramic components are crafted to exacting standards of precision and excellence and assembled by experienced mechanics in Melbourne. Each ceramic bearing undergoes a rigorous inspection by hand before being shipped to customers.

Renowned for our high-quality products and outstanding services, we have gained popularity among professional athletes, triathlon coaches, Olympians, amateurs, and recreational cyclists worldwide.

With our belief “ceramic bearings are for everyone” in mind, we also started to support a number of teams, schools and projects as well as athletes via product sponsorship.

At present, we remain committed to supporting Australian athletes and local communities, by making high-quality ceramic bearings accessible to everyone who wants to enjoy them.

Our Journey

   
HSC Ceramics

1998 - 2002

We conducted experiments on using silicon nitride ceramic material for cycling bearings.

 
 

2003

HSC Ceramics brand was launched.

 
 

2004

The first generation of external ceramic bottom brackets was developed.

HSC Ceramics
HSC Ceramics

2009

Provided support to a Melbourne-based independent hub and carbon wheel maker for developing innovative zero-lag hubs.

 
 

2012

Sponsored Kiyomi Niwata, triple Olympian (Sydney, Athens, Beijing).

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HSC Ceramics

2013

Supported Victoria high school's HPV competitions.

 
 


2014

The Australia International Ceramic brand (AITA Ceramic) was launched.

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HSC Ceramics

2015

Sponsored Australian Paralympian, Sam Mcintosh.

 
 


2016

Supported the Australian Paralympian team in the Rio Paralympic Games

 
 


2017

Supported Ecofet Brazil in building prototypes of ultra-efficient cars using ethanol and won the 2018 and 2019 Shell Eco-Marathon Brasil champions.

HSC Ceramics
HSC Ceramics

2017

Supported Australian Billy Cart Champion, Mitchell, 5 years old.

 
 


2018

Joined the Monash University Human Power development project to develop human-powered vehicles (HPV) and achieved a speed of 87.4 km/h.

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HSC Ceramics


2019

Launched a team and youngster sponsorship program to support Australian local cycling teams and young peloton cyclists.

 

2020

Became an official distributor of SUWADA (Since 1926) Japan.

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2021

Supplied ceramic bearings to the Australian Paralympians, resulting in 2 gold and 1 bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

 
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2023

We proudly continue to support Australian professional athletes and Paralympians by sponsoring outstanding individuals like Matt Lewis and Samuel Rizzo