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Profile’s Tech Tip #39: How to use a Profile Crank Tool.

Another FAQ, but better to describe with photos. In this process, we’re using it to install a 19mm spline drive gear onto Profile 19mm No Boss Cranks. We hope this helps?   To install your cranks and spline drive gear or spider, first start with your bottom bracket tube spacer […]

October 19, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #37: Classic 19mm vs. 22mm Column Cranks

Depending on what style of riding you’re doing, the debate can get heated as to which Profile Crank set will work better for you on the freestyle end of things. Below, I will list some facts and offer what I’ve seen work over time and what works for which of […]

October 5, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #33: Profile Ratchet Rings.

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We’ve been getting questions lately regarding the ratchet rings inside our cassette hubs. The most common misconception is that the ring is part of the hub shell. In fact, it’s actually a separate piece that we hand thread in with a special ratchet ring tool when building the hub. The […]

August 24, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #32: What is in my rear Elite MTB Hub?

Elite MTB Exploded Drawing

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries for diagrams of our Rear Elite MTB hubs. Although we recommend taking your hub to your local bike shop (they will have correct hub bearing presses), if you don’t have easy access, above is the exploded internals of our hub. Pictured above is […]

August 18, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #31: Spline Drive Differential (Race)

4-bolt and 5-bolt Spline Drive Spiders in 19mm. Comes with pressed in spline drive insert.

When it comes to choosing a spline drive sprocket for your race rig, Profile Racing offers four options. While we’re getting into that, let us give you an additional brief history of our spline driven, race gears. The first race specific spline drive sprocket Profile produced was the Elite, 19mm […]

August 11, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #30: Spline Drive Differential (Freestyle)

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When it comes to choosing a spline drive sprocket for your street, park, dirt, or flat rig, Profile Racing offers three options based almost solely on aesthetics. While we’re getting into that, let us give you an additional brief history of our spline driven, freestyle gears. The first spline drive […]

August 4, 2017

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