How To’s

Profile’s Tech Tip #12: What is a Profile No Boss Crank?

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When we initially brought the Spline Drive sprocket design into Profile and Madera’s inventory, we had to back track a little to make an aesthetically pleasing counter part: Profile’s No Boss Cranks. What is the difference? Profile’s Standard 19mm RHD Cranks have a spider boss on the right arm. Profile’s […]

March 24, 2017

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Profile Tech Tip #11: What drives you?

The differences between the Profile Mini and Elite Driver Mechanisms. In 1996, Profile engineered the first bmx specific cassette hub. This concept was to both allow for easier cog replacement (and later, complete driver: 9, 10, and 11t) as well as complete driver rebuilds. It is much easier to replace […]

March 17, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #10: Headset, Fork, and Stem Installation.

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Below crank Installation, headset, fork and stem installation seems to be the second most tedious process of putting a new bike together. Instead of running through a pictorial “How to”, we got Gus Lanzilotta on the floor to run you through a proper install. At Profile, we use Deco FuForks […]

March 10, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #9: Crank Installation.

Profile’s Tech Tip #9: Crank Installation.

Crank Installation. Everyone has to do it at some point. We could have made a bullet pointed list of how to’s, but thought it’d be best to have our tech wizard, Gus Lanzillotta, step in and show you in person. Check out these two video versions below, and make sure […]

March 3, 2017

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Profile Tech Tip #8: Stem Installation


In the era of 9 and 10 inch tall bars and the leverage they create against your stem, proper stem cap on bar installation has never been more imperative. The three most important tips: 1. Make sure your bolts are greased (to create optimum and even thread bite, and to […]

February 24, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #7: How many teeth do you need?

How many teeth do you need? On a sprocket that is. In 2003, Profile engineered a cassette driver that allowed you to drop from our lowest cog (12 tooth) down to a one-piece, 9 tooth. In doing so, the standard 36-13, sprocket/cog gear ratio dropped quickly to a 25/9. And […]

February 17, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #6: On Guard!

Which Profile or Madera hub guard will work for you? We here at Profile/Madera make quite a few hub guards. Basically, we’ve tried to create an option that works for everyone riding our hubs. Some riders would rather have plastic (to avoid the potential snagging that can occur when using […]

February 10, 2017

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Overhauling Profile/Madera Front Hubs

The following instructions will work on Profile Mini, Totem, and Elite front hubs, as well as Madera V2 Front Hubs. The Profile True 3/8 Track Front Hub uses a different aluminum center axle and cone spacers, but the instructions will still work. Of course, It’s preferred that you use an […]

July 18, 2012

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