Guides: Buying Replacement Fidget Spinner Bearings
Where can I buy replacement bearings for my fidget spinner? We get asked this question a lot on Spinnermint. Maybe you're current bearing is warped or broken in some manner. Maybe you just want to upgrade your bearing. Luckily, with the rise of the fidget spinner industry, 608 and r188 bearings are becoming more commonplace as demand rises. Makes sense. It still takes a little bit of hunting around to find bearings meant for fidget spinners though as most applications up until now have used lubricated bearings which is something as fidgeters that we want to avoid. And while it's fairly easy to clean and remove the lubricant from your bearing, there's always that feeling with a pre-lubed bearing that you're not getting the best spin possible out of it.
Not sure which type of bearing you want? Check out our primer on the different types of fidget spinner bearings.
Below is a list of some common sized bearings for fidget spinners along with links to where you can purchase them.
Replacement 608 bearings
Yellow Jacket 608 Steel Bearings
Same story wih the Yellow Jackets. this is a pack of 8 steel bearings and they come pre-lubed. Just clean them per our guide, and they'll definitely be adequate though not record setting.
Yellow Jacket 608 Hybrid Ceramic Bearings
More Yellow Jackets. 2 Ultra-Fast Si3N4 hybrid ceramic bearings.
608ZZ Shielded Hybrid Ceramic Bearing
Hybrid ceramic bearings with double shields to help keep the dirt out. These come in packs of 2 from Spin Idol.
WRM 608 Full Ceramic Bearing
Full Zirconium oxide ( ZrO2) ceramic ball bearing (nylon cage). These are being promoted specifically for fidget spinners on Amazon.
TOYOOSKY 608 Full Ceramic Bearings
Zirconium Ceramics with 7 balls marketed specifically for fidget spinners.
Ortech Ceramics 608 Hybrid Ceramic Bearing
Ortech has every possible bearing you can imagine and they are all highly configurable in terms of material, cage, ABEC rating, lube and anything else bearing related. They are pricey though.
Ortech Ceramics 608 Full Ceramic Bearing
Quite honestly, I think this is more bearing than you need for a fidget spinner, but if you're a perfectionist, and looking for the best 608 bearing, this might be it.
Replacement R188 Bearings
Spin Idol R188 Hybrid Ceramic Bearing
This is a pack of (2) Si3N4 high speed hybrid ceramic bearings from Spin Idol. Hybrid ceramic bearings offer the highest potential spin time while still being quiet while in use. A great choice.
Acer Racing R188 Hybrid Ceramic Bearing
Acer is a reputable bearing company. Diamond polished ceramic nitride pro series balls. Open design. No lube and no seals. This is the best r188 bearing in my opinion for maximum spin time.
Nfinite Spin R188 Hybrid Ceramic Bearing
3 pack of hybrid ceramic bearings with Si3N4 balls, nylon cage and stainless races.
Tinuos INC R188 Hybrid Ceramic Bearings
Popular 10 ball style hybrid ceramic bearings from Tinuos INC for under $10.
Fidget HQ 10 ball r188 Bearings
Price: $2.50 - $3.50
They have a stainless steel ($2.50) and ceramic hybrid ($3.50).
Ortech R188 Full Ceramic
The full ceramic version. Zirconia bearing starts at $51.20 and the Silicon Nitride goes for an extra $15.36
Terrapin X Type C Bearing
Price: $6.50 - $20
The Yo-yo world calls them type C, the fidget world r188. This bearing will sleep a yoyo for over 3.5 minutes when simply rolled off your hand. What can it do in a fidget spinner? $6.50 for stainless, $20 for full ceramic.
RevSpin Ceramic Hybrid Bearing Si3N4
Price: $14.99 - $19.99
Stainless steel races and silicon nitride Si3N4 bearing balls with a stainless steel cage. 8 or 10 balls.
Replacement 606 Bearings
Jecnovo Hybrid Ceramic Bearing
Don't know much about this bearing or comapny. They're clearly marketing this as a fidget spinner bearing. It's a hybrid ceramic 606 pack of 2 bearings.
606 Full Ceramic Silicon Nitride Bearing
Just a genric 606 full ceramic Si3N4 silicon nitride ball bearing.
Ortech 606 Hybrid Ceramic
And the high end bearings from Ortech in 606. Starting at $33.
Ortech 606 Full Ceramic
The full ceramic 606 starts at $54.75.
In addition to all of the above, Boca Bearings is marketing bearings specifically for fidget spinners. All the standard models are there.