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2000 Profile Racer XL

Profile Racing Inc.

United States

2000

2000 Profile Racer XL

  • Profile "Racer" Frame Versions...
  • 2000 Profile Racer XL
  • 2001 Profile Chromoly BMX Racer
  • 2004 Profile BMX Racer
  • Overview...
  • Intended for BMX racing
  • Introduced in 2000
  • Available in two sizes - Pro (20" TT) and ProXL (21" TT)
  • Only available for one year in these sizes
  • Designed and manufactured by Profile Racing in Florida
  • Replaced by the 2001 Profile Chromoly BMX Racer frames (which had longer front triangles)
  • Features...
  • Pro-geometry
  • Aircraft grade 4130 chromoly tubing
  • Profile's own made in-house 2-1/4" O.D. down tube - custom-made by Profile Racing in St. Petersburg, FL
  • Oversized and double butted - for strength and weight savings
  • Heavy duty head tube and bottom bracket shell - machine turned for added strength
  • Large 1-1/4" seat tube - to accept a real 28.6mm seat post
  • V-brake mounts
  • Precision heliarc jig welded
  • Handcrafted in the USA by Profile Racing
  • Details...
  • Model year: 2000
  • Company: Profile Racing
  • Part name: Racer XL
  • Category: frame
  • Sizes: Pro and ProXL
  • Material: 4130 chromoly
  • Welding: tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding
  • Colors: red, black
  • Head tube style: oversized (1-1/8")
  • Bottom bracket style: American (for press-in American sized bearing cups)
  • Brake post style: V-brakes
  • Dropout slot height: 3/8" (?) tall (for hubs with 3/8" and 10mm axles)
  • Specs...
  • Weight:
  • Head tube size: 1-1/8" (for forks with 1-1/8" steerer tubes and 1-1/8" threadless press-in A-headset style cups)
  • Top tube:
  • - Style: straight gauge (?)
    - Outside diameter:
  • Down tube:
  • - Style: double butted
    - Outside diameter: 2.25" OD
  • Seat tube:
  • - Outside diameter: 1-1/4"
    - Inside diameter: 28.6mm
  • Dropouts:
  • - Thickness:
    - Slot length:
  • Geometry...
  • Top tube length (TT): 20" (Pro) or 21" (Pro XL)
  • Chain stay length (CS): 15" (to center of dropout)
  • Head tube angle (HA): 74 degrees
  • Seat tube angle (SA):
  • Bottom bracket height (BB): 11.75"
  • Other...
  • MSRP:
  • Sold at Dan's Comp (frame only): $299.99 USD (early 2000)
  • Assembled and welded under the leadership of Dave Robichaux (RIP - 1/13/1955 to 11/30/2001)
  • - Profile hired Dave as a full-time welder in 1999 to handle the ramping up Profile's frame and fork production
    - Robichaux propelled Profile back into a short-lived three year period of frame production
  • Sold as a frame only or with a matching chromoly Profile race fork (the forks were also made by Profile in Florida)
  • Used by:
  • Decal set: https://bmxmuseum.com/reference/3863
  • Made in U.S.A. (St. Petersburg, Florida)

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Submitted by pharv85 (View all 705 posts)

  • Posted 2022-01-17 1:55am
  • Updated 2022-03-05 12:05pm
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  • Comments

    Were these frames actually made in-house at Profile Racing's production building in St. Petersburg, FL?  According to Profile's Legacy Week 31, which covered new products for the 1999 year, Dave Robichaux was hired by Profile to be their full-time welder and to to handle Profile's ramping up of frame and fork production.  According to that page, which was aired on 8/16/2018 and written by team Profile, Robichaux propelled Profile back into a short lived, three year period of frame production (i.e., 1999, 2000, and 2001).  During this time, Profile was belting out half a dozen frames per day, but were these only SS frames, or did Profile also make the Racer frames in Florida?

    From Profile's Legacy Week 33, it makes it clear that Dave Robichaux and team were making Profile's "3rd generation of race frames" (behind the 1980's Champ Pro and 1990's X-File) in 2001.  Unfortunately, Dave tragically lost his life in a paragliding accident during the winter of 2002 (maybe January or February 2002?), so to honor his time, input, and sweat equity, Profile Racing ended their in-house frame and fork manufacturing after Dave passed.  However, by looking at Profile's 2005 catalog, you can tell that the Racer had slightly been re-designed (with a different head tube).

    According to Steve Garn at Brew Bikes, he also produced these frame and fork sets, so the question is when did Brew start producing Profile "Racer" frames (starting in early 2002?) and did Brew originally supply Profile with frame parts (i.e., the Brew styled chain stays) and then assume full production after Dave Robichaux's passing?  Also, when did Brew stop frame production, how many Profile Racer frames did Brew Make, and when did they star using the re-designed (sleeker) headtubes that are found of the 2004 Profile BMX Racer frames?