Before any ISIS users start trying to convince me to use ISIS, I have my own very good reasons for still considering Profile a very realistic and attractive option. I would like ISIS, but Profile would be more satisfying in some ways. I love the feel of the 145mms which I’ve always used.
Is anyone still using them on their unis?
Did Profile actually did update/upgrade their uni hubs since their initial release? I heard whispers that at some point their axle/hubshell keyway interface was improved to prevent slop/creaking. Is this true?
GDH super-hollowed axle that Profile has these days for their BMX axles? Anyone know of any uni riders running a Profile hub with the GDH axle? I’m thinking of getting one like this myself.
Post some pics of your Profile build if you’re still running one!
Weight in grams of the standard Profile uni hub? Rumoured to be 900+g!
I’m most concerned about question 2, if anyone knows?
I dont know why but I always wanted to ride Profile cranks… I think they look cool Building an old school uni(like the one Sponge is going to built) would be awesome, like your old uni before you killed your DX32 in LIFE
Nice. It is a little on the heavy side, but hey, a set of 137mm Moments and a Cr-Mo hub weighs nearabouts the same.
If I end up getting a Profile hub again, it’ll be an upgraded one with the GDH spindle. A little lighter, but the main advantage is that I can use the bigger allen key on the new bolt size= more torque.
EDIT: I do find it amusing how every unicyclist labels Profile as ‘old tech’. In BMX, it’s origin, it’s still considered modern and arguably still the choice brand for cranks and some hubs.
You can always upgrade Profiles to a titanium spindle and Mini Magnutanium cranks like Danni did, making it lighter than any Moment setup. A few measly grams doesn’t matter too much in any case. I just love the feel of 145mm Profiles.
Well, weight-wise, at least it’s now clear that there really isn’t that much of a difference between your standard crmo Profile set and standard crmo Moment set. So the Profile naysayers don’t have much of an excuse to claim ‘Profile is toooo heavy and old’.
I’ve been riding profiles on my Trials uni for the last few years and I love them. They’ve never seemed two heavy to me, and they are pretty much bomb proof in my mind, giving a level of confidence I don’t feel on more “modern” set-ups. I also like that they’re tubular and have some q-factor. Straight cranks always feel weird to me and q-factor gives a bigger surface area for crank climbs and such. Also, to hugo’s question, last I heard uni’s weren’t covered by the warrantee, as grinding the spider off voids it.
Today I slightly bent a pair on my profile/sundouble-wide wheelset with KH frame (previously owned by zack baldwin)
Other than bending after a few years of use they feels solid, but still light enough with the KH frame. The Sun/Gazz combo is great for roling hops and the tire folds over less than on the ol’ alex.
Have another set on a DX-32, Bent them a bit, but they dident twist, just bent straight down. So I moved the crank a spline or two back and it looks like nothing happend
Having just broken my schlumph hub, the profiles feel lighter and stronger (duh ) daring for even bigger lines, plus they bend not snap(from my experience) and since ive got an extra set lying around im doubly assured!
Might put up some pics if I can get them from my buddy’s camera.
I think Profile did a modification to the hub/keyway design or build, but this was in the first 1-2 years of the product being on the market. After that, the only changes I’m aware of are colors, but I’m not an expert. My Profile hub is from 2002. I still ride it regularly (well, when I get the chance).
I can sum up my Profile crankset in three words: “Creak! Creak! Creak!” You can’t sneak up on anybody with those! They make a good bio-feedback system to help you develop even power delivery when climbing though…
That said, my Wilder has never let me down. The idea was to have a crankset I would never need to buy again, and so far so good. I did buy different cranks though, and have gone from 170 to 145 to 160 and back to 145. That’s a little short for no brakes (at least in NZ). With all those crank changes, the creak on the right side has never been stopped for more than a week or two. Next time I’ll opt for something quieter.
On my first Profile hub that was handed down to me by Joe Hodges, that had horrid creak and was just plain irritating to ride. But then again, Joe totally trashed that hub and the flanges were scratched/scarred/gashed horribly.
My second Profile hub was the one that Zack Baldwin rode in Defect, that one was a sweeeet hub. No creak ever, and I loved the wheel to bits… except for the DX32 rim which just felt horrid.
Anyone care to post pics of their setup? Would be great to see some of these again, I’m a little tired of seeing just KH Moments all the time !