White Industries was founded back in 1978 when owner and president, Doug White, had aspirations to develop, manufacture, and market bicycle products of his own design. Even though the first products Doug made for the cycling industry were not machined components as they are today, he came to his new business with a solid machining foundation apprenticing and then working up to master machinist at United Airlines. While working as a machinist taught Doug the necessary skills working with metals, the corner stone of White Industries today, his years working in the cycling industry both in bicycle shops and building frames gave him a passion for creating the infamous White Industries components. With the entrepreneurial and creative spirit that has lead this company for the last 35 years, Doug took his company from sewing Peggers, elastic leg bands designed to keep chain grease off ones pants, to making the Limbo Spider in 1989 allowing riders the ability to alter gear ratios to an ultra low 18-23 tooth configuration which was revolutionary in the day, then in 1992 introducing a 260 gram cassette hub, the lightest cassette hub the industry had ever seen. Since that time Doug has led the industry with innovations such as the ENO eccentric hub and the sealed cartridge bearing freewheel for the single speed market, the LMDS spring-less rear derailleur, a fixed gear spline interface, and quick release pedal/crank system. The ingenuity and elegant design solutions have for years and continue to keep White Industries set apart and known for quality, precision machining, originality and innovation. We are now one of the few US manufactures remaining in the cycling industry. From the inception of design to the completion of machining and assembly of the component, all aspects of manufacturing are done in house. It is with pride we say that our components are made in the USA.