On Thursday 05 January during race week for the 2017 USA Cyclo-Cross National Championships, we held an open house and plant tour at our Cedar Street factory in East Hartford, Connecticut.
We welcomed friends of Horst Spikes™ and other members of the cyclocross community who were in town for Cross Nats across the Connecticut River in Hartford.
The epic mud, ice, and snow that impacted races from Tuesday through Sunday were perfect conditions for our Cross Spikes™. Our visitors got to see first-hand how we use aerospace manufacturing technology to make our cyclocross toe spikes.
They had a chance to see a variety of processes including CNC turning, CNC milling, part marking, assembly, thread rolling, and centerless grinding. They even got to see us roll thread and part mark a special run of Ice & Snow Spikes. Some riders raced those same spikes the next day!
We were proud to be part of this amazing cyclocross event in our hometown.