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Profile’s Tech Tip #12: What is a Profile No Boss Crank?

When we initially brought the Spline Drive sprocket design into Profile and Madera’s inventory, we had to back track a little to make an aesthetically pleasing counter part: Profile’s No Boss Cranks. What is the difference? Profile’s Standard 19mm RHD Cranks have a spider boss on the right arm. Profile’s […]

March 24, 2017

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Profile Tech Tip #11: What drives you?

The differences between the Profile Mini and Elite Driver Mechanisms. In 1996, Profile engineered the first bmx specific cassette hub. This concept was to both allow for easier cog replacement (and later, complete driver: 9, 10, and 11t) as well as complete driver rebuilds. It is much easier to replace […]

March 17, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #9: Crank Installation.

Crank Installation. Everyone has to do it at some point. We could have made a bullet pointed list of how to’s, but thought it’d be best to have our tech wizard, Gus Lanzillotta, step in and show you in person. Check out these two video versions below, and make sure […]

March 3, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #4: Push versus Acoustic?

This is a question we get quite a bit: Which Profile stem will work better for me, the top load, Mulville Push or the front load, Acoustic? With the constant fluctuation of frame head tube angles and fork rake dimensions, it’s sometimes difficult to gauge what style stem will work. […]

January 27, 2017

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Tech Tip #3: What is going overboard?

  The Pros and Cons of the Outboard vs Inboard Euro Bottom Bracket. This is a questions we get quite a bit: Which is better, the Inboard or Outboard BB? Well, as you will find below, there are Pros and Cons to each. We asked two experts to give their […]

January 20, 2017

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