|early years||Profile Racing, Inc. can be traced back to early 1968 when the firm was established as a race car chassis shop in Flemington, New Jersey by Jim Alley. In a short period of time Profile Racing's innovative race cars began to dominate the half mile dirt ovals and quarter mile drag strips in the Northeastern United States.
In 1970, with Profile Racing leading the pack in winning chassis design and component innovation, it seemed only natural to take the oval track racing industry one step further and introduce the first power steering gear and power steering pump to this industry. It was met with a lot of skepticism, but with the new technology of wide tires and chassis design rapidly progressing, Profile Racing power steering was soon a standard option on just about every oval track race car. This new innovation spread rapidly throughout the United States and Canada. Today, Profile Racing still continues with its steering division, supplying most of the fastest race car divisions racing today which include Outlaw Sprint Cars, Super Modifieds, Off-Road Race Trucks, Rock Climbers, Monster Trucks, Off Shore Race Boats, Road Race Cars, Street Rods, Late Models and Nascar.
In 1977 Profile Racing made a decision to move its operations to St. Petersburg, Florida where car racing was pretty much year round.
|1978||Profile Racing, Inc. began manufacturing high-end BMX bicycle parts.
In 1978 Jim's son, Corey and daughter, Justine had their first taste of BMX racing at a small track in St. Petersburg. Our entire family was immediately hooked on this great 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, chromoly fabrication and light weight aluminum alloy components we were a "shoe-in" for the bicycle racing industry.
|1979||While BMX racing was in its early stages, it was hungry for more durable, light weight components. Profile Racing stepped up to the plate and in 1979 produced its first 3-piece chromoly tubular crank set with the 48 spline axle. Little did Profile Racing know that this item would become the "standard" for the bicycle racing industry and continue to be the "standard" almost a quarter of a century later.|
|1980||In 1980 Profile Racing produced its first light-weight chromoly frame set with a large diameter down tube. By giving riders an extra edge over their competition it became an instant success and is still alive in bicycle fabrication today. Throughout the 1980's Profile Racing continued its rapid growth. With the addition of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining centers and lathes Profile Racing was given the edge over the growing competition in the bicycle racing industry. Our focus was on manufacturing the highest quality state-of-the-art products available.|
|1982||After sponsoring many BMX teams in the early 1980's, Profile Racing made the decision in 1982 to put together a Factory Team. This team would consist of some of the finest and most competitive nationally ranked riders in the country. With the addition of our touring truck and 40 foot trailer, Profile Racing started its U.S. tour. This was our traveling billboard, our test bench for prototype product, and our eyes and ears for ideas for new product.|
|1983||3 Piece Profile Chrome-Moly crankset. Designed and built exclusively for BMX racing.|
Freestyle BMX UK august 1986: Profile aren't really big in freestyle just yet. They only have one `styler, and THAT comes in frame and fork. Racing's mainly their game. Bad deal. But having said that, the reputation their BMX'ers have for qualness beyond belief tends to mean you give a second look to whatever they pruduce. In other words, you don't give 'em the pass. And boy, lookin' at these handlebars we're glad we didn't, you know. They're bitchen! 4130 chrome-moly, American engineered, trick welds, great colours, laddered crossbraces so you have a choice of where to put your feet on surfers and such like. They're the business. And only £24 puts 'em on your bike. (You will have to save up about eight times that much if you want the frame, though.) For further details contact, HotWheels BMX, 1145 Christchurch Road, Boscombe East, Bournemouth, Dorset.
|1987 - 1991|
|1992||The first Profile chainwheel, the Ripsaw, was introduced.|
|1993||The initial stamping of our cranks with the Profile Racing logo.|
|1994||The second Profile sprocket, the Trifan, was introduced|
|1995||The third Profile sprocket, the Whippit, was introduced and production of Profile's first freewheel hubsets.|
|1996||Beginning phases of design work for the first BMX cassette hub.|
|1997||Profile's cassette hubs are introduced in both race versions and 14mm. Cogs available in 12 to 18 teeth.|
|1998||The fourth Profile sprocket is introduced, the Imperial. Jeff Harrington is hired as Freestyle team manager and inside sales. The first Profile SS freestyle frame is manufactured. The first set of Profile steel pegs are made.|
|1999||Profile cranks, Imperials, and cassette hubs are now available in black.
Left-side drive bike.
|2000||Profile begins the construction of the new building / machine shop. Ty Stuyvesant and Aaron Bostrom join the Profile team.|
|2001||Profile's fifth sprocket, the Hurricane, is introduced.|
|2002||Begin testing of the Hidden Internal Piston stem. Profile Europe begins its distribution in the UK. Jeff Harrington moves to NY to begin work with FBM. Matt Coplon takes over management of the freestyle team. Mark Mulville and Kevin Porter join the Profile team.|
|2003||H.I.P stem is patented and released. Our machines are moved into the new machine shop. Profile's Inferno sprocket is released. The Profile team goes on its first roadtrip to Pennsylvania. Anthony Cico and Chad Moore join the Profile team. Country Bikes becomes Profile German distributor.|
|2004||Widowmaker chainwheel is released. Gold is introduced as a new product colour. Kevin Porter signature sprocket is released. Profile Team goes on Props Mega Tour 3.|
|2005||The Blade, Imperial 7075, and Kevin Porter 7075 are released. Conall Keenan joins the Profile team. The sales and administrative departments move into the new building.|
|2006||Madera product is introduced through Profile. Pink, aqua, and copper are introduced as new colours. Clear coat race cranks introduced.|
|Aaron Bostrom 2000 - ....|
Anthony Cico 2003 - ....
Jeff Harrington 1998 - ....
Chad Moore 2003 - ....
Mark Mulville 2002 - ....
Kevin Porter 2002 - ....
Ty Stuyvesant 2000 - ....