There are precious few companies who hand-make their hubs in-house these days. Most people can point to the likes of Hope and Chris King, who are rightly known for their commitment to high quality parts and shunning the easy path of Far-Eastern manufacturing. Yet after that the list of names tends to dwindle. There is one name that is all too-often left off those lists, at least it is outside Germany. That name is Acros.
Based just outside Stuttgart, Acros have been making hubs, bottom brackets and headsets since 1999. They adhere to the German approach of product over marketing, turning out exquisite kit without fanfare or hype. Like both Hope and Chris King, they too make everything there in-house and their focus is on making finely crafted, reliable kit that will stand the test of time - after all, what else could you possibly sell in Germany? We stopped by their headquarters and manufacturing facility to take a look inside this hidden gem of a company.