Twenty6 Products, LLC, of Belgrade, Montana, has an international reputation for producing rugged, take-no-prisoners, high-end mountain-bike components that are designed, engineered, and CNC-machined to win – with style! Twenty6’s superb finish, quality, and character are instantly recognizable in graceful two finger handbrake levers and seat-post clamps, elegant stems and bar ends, and classy no-slip, no-maintenance pedals – in at least 12 incredible colors.
Tyler Jarosz, the brains behind Twenty6 Products, does it all. From concept to anodizing, every Twenty6 product carries his fingerprints. He machines his designs on two Haas VF-2 CNC vertical machining centers and a Haas SL-10 CNC lathe – which he also programs. And he personally tests his creations on his own track, just outside his shop, several times a day.
When he needed a lathe, but was unable to purchase one, the ingenious Tyler designed and made all the tooling to do the job on his mill. “I used my mill as a lathe, and also used it to rotary broach; it worked out great,” he said. “The G-code was a little tricky, but by doing the work on my mill, I was able to make enough to purchase my SL-10 lathe, and production from the lathe helped me purchase my second Haas VF-2. I use them for heavy production, and they hold up great!”
“The most difficult product to machine is the pedal,” he continues. “That’s because of the many tool paths and contouring.” The Twenty6 Prerunner pedal is wide, with intricate structural features, and a slightly concave surface for grip. Aluminum traction pins screw into the pedal, ensuring a reliable, nonslip contact with footgear. Pedal axles are available in Ti-6Q2 titanium or 4140 chromoly steel.
Source: Free Ride