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December 13, 2018

Profile Racing’s Legacy: Week 44, 2013 and 2014.

As we roll into Profile Racing’s more contemporary history, we’ll start with our push on the MTB side of things (Keep an eye out for one of our last episodes of From the Dungeon where we cover Profile’s initiation into the MTB scene).

In 2013, we took the general shape of contemporary MTB stems, and threw in our own twist of Aesthetic, reminiscent of the Madera Unity and Madera Mast Stem.

The Helm stem features a contoured shape that wraps around the steer tube, and milled striations on both the sides of the stem body and cap.

This is/was our only “Moto-Clamp” style stem.

Available in 31.8 and 35mm bar clamp diameters, 40, 50, and 60mm lengths, as well as a variety of colors.

All other specs are here:

https://www.profileracing.com/product/helm-mtb-stem/

One of our only components still available in Aqua.

2013 saw the return of our late 90’s, SS 7/8 cranks but in a newer, 22mm No Boss version.

Using similar tooling, similar tubing and slightly different Spindle bosses, the Profile Column Cranks and accompanying Galaxy Sprocket, rose from the smoke of our machine shop.

The Column Cranks offered a lifetime warranty (just like the SS cranks that preceded them), 5 sizes and color options in both Chrome and Black.

As the 22mm Elite Cranks filled the race niche, the Column’s do so for the freestyle bmx and MTD downhill side of things.

Chrome Column Cranks finished right here in the USA.

And the Galaxy Sprocket…

22mm. 7075 Aluminum, spline driven, and available in Red, Polished, Black, matte Black, Blue and Gold.

Made to work perfectly with the Profile Column Cranks.

“This is quite possibly my most favorite sprocket that has been produced in our machine shop. Simple, the contours make it punch, and it just looks dialed on your rig.” -Matt Coplon


And in normal fashion, after having a highly productive year for Profile products in our machine shop, we came in strong with Madera in 2014.

Thanks to Madera’s Tom Villarreal for coming up with the star pattern that would soon become Madera’s “Celestial” colorway.

Probably the longest running “Limited edition” colorway between both Profile and Madera, Celestial would run through, and finish up in 2019, covering 5 years strong.

Celestial components included Madera V-2 Rear Hubs, Pilot Front Hubs, Helm Spline Drive Sprockets, and Mast Stems.

Thanks to Tom V. for his inspiration and support.

Accompanying the Madera V-2 rear Hubs, Pilot Front Hubs and Madera Mast stems, the Madera Signet Guards would be another well accepted item produced by Profile’s sister Brand.

Although it might be one of the least expensive guards on the market, the Signet Guard is made here in our factory, in the USA.

And Like the Profile Sabre that will follow it (see 2015), the Signet Guard takes the Universal, 8 petaled sprocket insert that can adapt it to either 19mm spline or bolt-on, 22mm spline or bolt-on, or 24mm bolt-on

Available in 25t and 28t, it was also, for a very short time, available in 27t as well.

 

December 13, 2018