Tech Tips

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 #7: How many teeth do you need?

How many teeth do you need? On a sprocket that is. In 2003, Profile engineered a cassette driver that allowed you to drop from our lowest cog (12 tooth) down to a one-piece, 9 tooth. In doing so, the standard 36-13, sprocket/cog gear ratio dropped quickly to a 25/9. And […]

February 17, 2017

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Profile’s Tech Tip #6: On Guard!

Which Profile or Madera hub guard will work for you? We here at Profile/Madera make quite a few hub guards. Basically, we’ve tried to create an option that works for everyone riding our hubs. Some riders would rather have plastic (to avoid the potential snagging that can occur when using […]

February 10, 2017

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Tech Tip #2: Crank it Down

Historically, and for years, bmx racing hovered around the physics of a 44/16 gear ratio powered by a set of 180mm length cranks. And it seems that, through the evolution of bmx freestyle, we’ve either accepted that we don’t need that much torque, have adjusted for lower frames and different […]

January 13, 2017

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Tech Tip #1: Cut me some slack!

We here at Profile Racing make a ton of components. With that being said, we get a ton of tech questions about those parts. So for 2017, we’re starting a tech series to answer any questions you might have. If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see […]

January 6, 2017

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