Thanks to Our Bmx for this comprehensive video on the production of our Stems. Made in our factory in the US: Corey Alley takes you through the journey here. Thanks for the support.
We went digging in the Dungeon yesterday to conjure some of the known (and not-so-known) predecessors of the Profile cassette hubs that fill our shelves in 2020. Let’s start here:
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: […]
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 […]
Episode #8: Our MTB Roots. A True Time Capsule. On episode #8 of From the Dungeon, Jim Alley pays homage to Dave Robichaux and his contributions within our frame fabrication and history within the MTB community (circa 1999 to 2001). In memory of Dave Robichaux.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]