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Down to the Basics: Milling.

Over the next couple weeks, we’re going to go over the seven, basic machine processes that go into making our parts; Turning, Hobbing, Milling, Tapping, Boring, Parting, and Broaching. Although there are numerous post-production steps that go into finishing a Profile Racing part, this is where it starts. Up sixth: […]

September 25, 2020

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Down to the basics: Hobbing

Over the next couple weeks, we’re going to go over the six, basic machine processes that go into making our parts; Turning, Hobbing, Milling, Tapping, Boring and Broaching. Although there are numerous post-production steps that go into finishing a Profile Racing part, this is where it starts. Up Second: Hobbing […]

August 28, 2020

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Profile Racing’s Legacy: Week 38, 2006.

2006 brought two things to the table for Profile: The Blade: our first, truly 3-dimensional sprocket. The Outlet DVD: Our second (and last) full production DVD. Let’s start with the Blade. As opposed to all of the Profile sprockets that came before it, the Blade was machined on BOTH sides […]

October 5, 2018

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Profile Racing’s Legacy: Week 29, 1997.

It is 1997. Profile Racing contributes, unknowingly, one of the most iconic crank variations representing Mid School Bmx Freestyle. But before we get into that, let’s talk about our first official freestyle sprocket to accompany those cranks. As detailed through machining as the Imperial (but proving to be a little […]

August 2, 2018

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Profile Racing’s Legacy: Week 27, 1995.

1995 was the beginning of the uptick in the bmx industry as a whole. Feeling the bounce back, Profile Racing, after retiring from frame production in 1987/1988, decided to make a come back. Taking some of the Aesthetics of the Iconic, Champ Pro Frame (by using the signature “cross” downtube/toptube […]

July 19, 2018

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From the Dungeon Episode #4: History of the Iconic Horseshoe Pedal.

In celebration of Profile Racing’s 50th anniversary, owner and founder, Jim Alley, invites us into the company’s original Florida location where some sections of this dark and dusty industrial cave have been sealed off since 2004. Over time, this building (appropriately named “The Dungeon” by employees) has become a time […]

July 2, 2018

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Profile Racing’s Legacy: Week 24, 1992.

Part One: In mid 1990, Richard Long (the business partner in GT Bikes) was planning a trip to South Florida. While on the trip, he asked Jim Alley if he’d be willing to meet up to discuss a possible business venture. At the time, GT had their 3-piece cranks manufactured […]

June 27, 2018

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We are taking precautions to protect our employees and follow CDC and state guidelines. In the meantime, our machine shop is still running, we're here to assist you and we'll be shipping product to help support bike shops during this difficult time.