Both Timkem and SKF are high quality bearings, and I have used both for many applications over the years, and I don't mind spending the extra money to get a bearing I don't have to worry about and know how their going to work and last.
Bearings from places like All Balls are not made by them, and are just branded with their name, and I read a few posts on different forums of failures of bearings from All Balls. So even though I have never used them I would probably always be worrying about them after I installed them.
I do know from personal experience that Timkem tapered roller bearings if properly installed on the steering stem, properly lubed, adjusted and maintained will be trouble free for many, many years.
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