Paul Component Engineering

For the last 25 years Paul Component Engineering has been steadily evolving. These days plying their trade out of their converted 1926 Texaco warehouse in Chico California. Things have grown a lot since their start in Paul's garage in 1989. 

In comparison with the big guys in the industry Paul's is a small boutique manufacturer who turns out stylish bicycle components for the high end parts junkie. 

They're  located in Butte County, home to some beautiful and challenging off road cycling country where many of their components saw extensive testing. 

Though Paul makes a variety of lovely bike parts, my interest lies in their hubs. For the single speed purist they gave us a rear hub called the W.O.R.D. This odd acronym stands for "Wacky One Speed Rear Device".  It's designed with wide spaced flanges which builds up a super strong dishless wheel. Made from 6061 alloy and sporting spoke hole counts of 28,32 and 36, the W.O.R.D will answer your single speed needs with aplomb. 

Nowadays the single speed phenom has crept into the world of cyclocross which has a separate category for the multi speed challenged.  Paul's special hub might be the perfect option. Cognoscenti Cycles is now carrying the entire line of Paul's hubs, so If you are a single speed purist they may be ideal for your next set of wheels. Give us a call for a quote.

                                                             Paul Component Engineering's W.O.R.D rear single speed hub in black anodised finish.

                                                            Paul Component Engineering's W.O.R.D rear single speed hub in black anodised finish.

 

 

 

Corey Mihailiuk

Cognoscenti Cycles, 508 Palmerston Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M6G 2P3