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Clamping Bearing Blocks (6 choices)

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In recent years, the "West Coast Drive" (WCD) has exploded in popularity among FIRST ® Robotics Competition teams. With their cantilevered wheels and direct-driven axles, teams using this iconic drivetrain style have risen to the top of the competition with remarkable success; however, the precision machining capabilities necessary can cause reluctance among some teams.

VEXpro and West Coast Products (WCP) have teamed up to solve this problem. The VersaBlock V2 easily bolts on to the outside of the pre-drilled VersaChassis tubing - no precision machining needed to achieve a precision aligned drivetrain. The VersaBlock V2 also allows for an 96 tooth, 20 DP gear spacing. This makes it easy for you to create gear reductions without needing complex machining operations. As an added bonus, you can use the VersaBlock V2 with the Plastic Clamping Gearbox to create simple and modular CIM and Mini CIM gearboxes inline with 1” x 2” tubing.

For users who prefer the traditional “milled slot” approach, the 2-piece WCP Side Bearing Block provides a lightweight and compact solution. The 1-piece WCP Gearbox Bearing Block is a similar version, intended to be used directly with WCP WCD-configured gearboxes.

When paired with the WCP Cam to ensure proper tensioning, all teams now have access to a complete, high-performance, "West Coast"-style Drive.

The VersaBlock Mini is a smaller version of the VersaBlock V2 Kit. The VersaBlock Mini uses ⅞” OD bearings, and clamps around a 1” x 1” VersaChassis tube. You can also use the VersaBlock Mini in tandem with our 1" x 1" plastic VersaFrame tubing. This means that if you’re an FTC team, you can use these to make your drivetrains even smaller and lighter!

Grouped product items
Product Name SKU Qty
VersaBlock Mini Kit
$5.99
217-5852
VersaBlock Kit
$24.99
217-3432
VersaBlock v2 Kit
$29.99
217-6111
WCP Side Bearing Block Kit
$24.99
217-3436
WCP Gearbox Bearing Block
$19.99
217-3634
Plastic Clamping Bearing Block
$7.99
217-4155

VersaBlock Kit (217-3432):
(2) VersaBlock Halves
(2) #10-32 Bolts


VersaBlock v2 Kit (217-6111):
(2) VersaBlock v2 Halves
(2) #10-32 Bolts


VersaBlock Mini Kit (217-5852):
(2) VersaBlock Mini Halves
(4) #8-32 x 1.500" Socket Head Cap Screws
(4) #8-32 Nyloc Nut


WCP Side Bearing Block Kit (217-3436):
(1) WCP Side Bearing Block Front
(1) WCP Side Bearing Block Back
(2) #10-32 x 1.375" Flat Head Cap Screw


WCP Gearbox Bearing Block (217-3634):
(1) WCP Gearbox Bearing Block


Plastic Clamping Bearing Block (217-4155):
(2) Plastic Bearing Block Half
(3) #10-32 Jam Nut
(3) #10-32 X 1.375" Socket Head Bolt

VersaBlock Kit - 6061 T-6 Aluminum
VersaBlock v2 Kit - 6061 T-6 Aluminum
WCP Bearing Blocks - 6061 T-6 Aluminum
VersaBlock Mini - Glass Filled Nylon
Plastic Clamping Bearing Block - Glass Filled Nylon

Bearing Blocks - Black Anodized
WCP Cam - Black Oxide

217-5852(VersaBlock Mini Kit) - 0.13 lb
217-3432 (VersaBlock Kit) - 0.22 lb
217-6111 (VersaBlock v2 Kit) - 0.19 lb
217-3436 (WCP Side Bearing Block Kit) - 0.14 lb
217-3634 (WCP Gearbox Bearing Block) - 0.13 lb
217-4155 (Plastic Clamping Bearing Block) - 0.15 lb

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