Ian Colquhoun runs Ignite Components from his home base of Allamuchy in mountainous north west central New Jersey, less than an hour’s drive from New York City but seemingly a world away. The area offers an extensive network of trails for Colquhoun to conduct some product testing on. “The Allamuchy area has hundreds of miles of the best singletrack in the Mid-Atlantic region. You can ride out of the shop into complete awesomeness,” he says.
Colquhoun started Ignite after a 25+ year career in engineering, as a mechanical engineering professor and as a designer of parts for motorsports racing. This academic and practical background combines with Colquhoun’s love of cycling – he’s been racing since 1995 – to create a life he’s suitably proud of.
“What’s my favorite part of my job? All of it. Waking with a dream, spending a few days modeling it and making prototypes for test riding by the weekend,” he says.
Topping the Ignite lineup are the Inferno cranks, born out of a desire to have a bombproof crank that also mixes timeless looks with a contemporary, modern aesthetic.The mirror-smooth flat front face blends seamlessly into the “bastard-cut circular hand-file” body of the Inferno. With as many micro-surfaces as these possess, you’re equally as likely to capture the attention of motorists on the road as the couple sitting at the cafe table.
The Inferno cranks also come in a wide variety of anodized finish colors.They are being machined/anodized currently and will ship in time for the 2021 holidays.
The Catalyst cranks, like the Infernos, use the finest cold forged aluminum and the latest cutting-edge CAD/CAM and machining technology. These cranks are engineered to last, and generative design; rigorous ISO and trail torture testing ensures they’ll be on your bike for years to come.
Adding to the appeal of these bombproof and lightweight components is the fact that all Ignite products are material sourced, tested, and manufactured 100% in the USA.
More information: www.ignitecomponents.com