Profile Racing, Inc. started in early 1968 when the firm was established as a racecar chassis shop in Flemington, New Jersey by Jim Alley. Profile Racing moved its operations to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1971. Then, in 1978 Jim’s son, Corey, and daughter, Justine had their first taste of BMX racing at a small track in St. Petersburg. The entire Alley family was immediately hooked on this sport. With Jim’s keen eye for innovation and competitiveness, a new venture into the bicycle industry was born. It was an easy transition for Profile Racing to make. Having its background in auto racing, chromemoly fabrication and lightweight, aluminum alloy components, Profile Racing was a natural for the BMX bicycle industry.
While BMX racing was in its early stages it was hungry for durable, lightweight components. 1979 was the year Profile Racing produced its first 3-piece chromoly tubular crank set with the 48-spline axle. Little did Profile Racing know that this crankset and its components would become the “standard” for the BMX bicycle industry and continue to be the “standard” over a quarter of a century later.
The longevity of Profile Racing in this industry can be attributed to its innovative product development, its contribution and support to the sport, and the true dedication of its very talented employees. Still, to this day, Profile Racing products are 100% made in the United States of America.
From everyone at Profile Racing, we would sincerely like to thank you for your interest in Profile Racing. We hope you get as much enjoyment from Profile Racing components and products as we do designing and manufacturing them.
Profile Racing sent over this Cruisin' Carolina edit.
"Jeff Klugiewicz and Grant Castelluzzo flew to meet up with Zach Rogers in his hometown of Charlotte, NC for 5 days of shredding in the South. Dillon and Shane Leeper made the drive down from Richmond VA and the crew was assembled. It was surprisingly cold for the South in spring but the whole crew pushed through it and enjoyed all of the amazing spots that Charlotte and the surrounding area had to offer. A huge thanks to Zach Rogers and Pill Jones for the amazing hospitality and for the incredible spot tour of one of the fastest growing cities in the United States."
There is something about taking a road trip on black school bus with FBM and Profile Racing that is the BMX American dream. You never know what you will find, who you will meet or what you will do. What is guaranteed is fun and a smile on your face the entire time.
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