The idea that trends in BMX will always come full circle couldn’t be more true in this case. With 4 pegged bikes becoming much the norm these days, and kids learning to Smith 180 before they can Tire Tap, more riders are choosing to run a Sprocket Guard to aid them on crookeds, crankarm grinds and other chain threatening tricks. Profile have taken note of this and have re-released a small batch of their Imperial Sprockets with a Bolt on Sprocket Guard in a combo pack. This is only a small run and is only available through their Webstore in 25t Black or Polished.
I think it’s kinda cool that the level of street riding has got to, has forced riders to run much stronger and hardwearing parts, some of which were used almost 15 years ago. Who knows maybe we will see the return of 48 spoke wheels, 44t sprockets and Primo Haemorrhoid seats next…
Mark Muliville’s signature Push Stem from Profile Racing is now available in 58 and 63mm lengths for the giants out there. If you’re feeling cramped up front and want some more reach, this might be a cheaper alternative than buying a longer Frame. These are only available in Black for now, and can be bought from your local Profile Stockist or from their webstore today.
Damn Kurt really has been busy whilst I’ve been away. Head over to The Union to check out this sick new Mark Mulville colourway from Profile due out later this year.
I first noticed these at Interbike last year, and 6 months later Profile Racing‘s much anticipated 22mm Cranks are now available. Made in the USA, these use a super hollow 22mm 48 spline Spindle and beefier arms to create a stiffer, stronger and still very light crankset. If the standard 19mm Profile’s just aint cutting it, then these bombproof Cranks are worth investing in. Also available is Profile’s very own 22mm Splined Sprocket to work with the new larger spindle size. No words on Crank Arm lengths and sizes for the Sprocket, but expect a full release from Profile later this week.
EDIT- According to Profile this is a “soft release” with only 60 sets being available. They’re getting things sorted with shops that pre-booked the cranks now but there should be some hitting mail orders. Full production will be later this year, so if you really want a set now, be sure to hit up Profile and find who has the first batch.
As seen on The Union.
Profile Racing has some love for Flatland. They’ve just released their new flatland cranks which feature nano drive for those tiny gear ratios. These cranks come in 160mm only, right or left hand drive compatible, use a 19mm, 48 spline GDH chromoly or titanium spindle, come with hollow 6mm GDH bolts and come in black at the moment with chrome and some limited edition colors to follow.
These are going for $162.95 so hit up your local shop, favorite mail-order or pick them up direct from the Profile Online Store!
Profile Racing have a limited run of Rasta color way for their Mini hubs back in stock! They’ve got 110 sets available with most being right side drive and a few left side drive. These hubs come with 14mm and 3/8″ axle options, micro drive or race cogs and comes with yellow hub cones and green volcano cones. Have your local shop hit up Profile Racing to get you a set ordered up ASAP because these will go FAST.
Spotted over on The Union
Profile Racing is releasing a limited number of Hubs wrapped in the S&M shield print. These will be available soon in RHD or LHD Mini Hubs, 3/8 front, 3/8 or 14mm rear, and sold in sets only. 100 sets to be made for now, but id imagine they will also do small quantities of the Elite Hubs and maybe a few other options too.
I know a lot of die hard S&M fans will be stoked on these. Hit up S&M for more info.
So Profile just whipped up this photo on their Twitter of a prototype 22mm Spline drive Sprocket. To be honest with Profile being one of the early adopters of the spline drive system, and the prototype 22mm cranks they displayed at Interbike I kinda saw this coming. With the growing amount of 22mm 48 spline Cranks coming out, a spline drive sprocket will combine to make a real simple, stiff and strong drivetrain. No word on a release date yet, but expect to hear more from the dudes at Profile soon…