Ever since I’ve started riding 10 or so years ago, there has been a brand in BMX that I remember hearing people swear by time and time again. That brand would be Profile Racing. The U.S based brand out of Florida that produces the classic hubs and cranks that have stood the test of time from riders all around the world. I’ve had two sets of these Mini hubs sitting on my desk the past few days and just looking closely at them, it’s no wonder why they have become so popular over the years. I figured it would be pretty cool to take a closer look at these hubs and give you guys a little more insight as to what makes these hubs so special. Let’s take a look…
Profile posted up their newest print ad featuring Jared Eberwein doing a perfect 360 turndown and their spline drive sprockets.
“Chad DeGroot riding some spots in Gainesville, Daytona, Orlando FL area, and his backyard pool. Doing some front wheel boogie is what he does. Check out his color way, Coffee, what more do you need to know.” – Profile
Matt Coplon is one of my favorite dudes that I’ve had the chance to work with on projects over the last few years. He’s always psyched and in a positive, motivated mood and helpful beyond belief. When I was thinking of the industry series, he was one of the first names that came to mind for hardest working people in BMX. Matt is an all around champ for Profile and Madera, handles all of the U.S distribution and team for Country Bikes and even finds time to work with The Skatepark of Tampa on all sorts of projects. Talk about hustle. This interview gives you some insight into his job and how he manages all of these things without losing his mind. Take a peek and then leave some love in the comments…
Name: Joseph Matthew Coplon
Jon Wells is a legend in BMX. If you ever have the chance to meet him, you will understand (depending if he’s Jonathan or Jon). The only man to brawl at the Belmar, and a constant road tripping machine could describe him well. During the day, Jonathan handles Sun Ringle, and at night Jon brings out the best stanky leg. On the recent trip to Toronto, I shot some photos of his bike and forced him to stop working so hard and answer some questions. Check out Jon’s new Tree along with a few random photos I shot of Jon this past year or so.
Name: Jon Wells (off work) Jonathan Wells (at work)
S&M and Profile got together with the Athlete Recovery Fund to help raise money for Mike Saavedra’s recent surgery. This raffle has been going for a little while now, and actually ends in a week. Basically, for every $5 you put in, you get a chance to win this bike. It’s a gamble, but winning that bike would be sick. You can get in on this raffle here.