Horst Spikes Open House & Plant Tour

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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We were proud to be part of this amazing cyclocross event in our hometown.

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Photo Credits: Alan Grant, Digital Creations
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