How To’s

Profile’s Tech Tip #41: Hub guards, the WHOLE range.

Madera and Profile come from the same factory and share some of the same components. Both companies’ hubs should be used with and have special hub guards available. These guards are specifically designed for our hubs and do a great job of protecting your investment as well as making riding […]

November 17, 2017

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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.

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?

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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