1999 was another heavy year for Profile’s freestyle production. But before we get into a stacked list, on the race side, the Profile Hurricane saw the light of day.
Using aesthetic elements of the Ripsaw 2 as well as the Flywheel, Profile added its 7th solid sprocket to our inventory (We will cover both the Whippit and the Ripsaw 2 in near future news posts).
The Hurricane was available in sizes 39t through 46t, in both high polished and black.
On the freestyle bmx end, Profile made a slight modification to its SS cranks to fill a niche for bmx trails. Specifically, BIG trails.
We felt the 19mm spindle was durable enough for the terrain, however, the rigidity of the SS crank arm would suite the abuse of larger landings.
So, taking the 19mm spindle bosses, and retrofitting them into the SS arms, the DJ crank was born.
DJ = Dirt Jumper
The DJ’s would be the third crank in our inventory that was covered under Profile’s Limited Lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.
Since 1983, Profile had not made a pedal for its component line. Sixteen years later it took the plunge, and our machine shop went all out.
The inception of the Iconic, Profile Gas Pedal hit our shelves in 1999. Featuring a very time consuming (regarding machine time), tiered platform design, the Gas Pedal body was made to be near indestructible.
It featured a 4130 chromo/heat treated spindle, removable steel pins, a 4 sealed bearing/cone design, and a simple hex bolt fastener.
The original Gas Pedals saw a solid three years of production before they became too cost ineffective to produce.
1986/1987 was the last production year of Profile’s Pro-styler frame. Jumping 12 years into the future to 1999, we hired a full time welder (Dave Robichaux) to handle our ramping up of frame/fork production. With both Standard, FBM and SandM making incredibly heavy, indestructible frame/fork kits, Robichaux propelled us back into a short lived, three year period of frame production.
The SS frame was his freestyle baby.
Taking elements from our race frames (chain and seat stay bridges, seat stay tubing, bottom bracket, head and top tube) and combining them with a huge, oversized downtube, thicker chain stays, and incredibly large/thick drop-outs, production went full speed ahead, belting out a half dozen frames a day.
The SS frame came in one top tube length (20.5) with an extremely long rear end.
Available in red and black only.
Production stopped in 2001…a tragic ending that we will cover more in depth in an episode of From the Dungeon.
With the SS Frame and Fork, Profile, for a very short time, made complimentary pegs. Although they were just pegs, the detail work that went into these was pretty incredible.
CNC machined from steel, the SS pegs were engraved with our mid-school “Wing P” logo.
To add to their aesthetic, we chose chrome as a finish.