(From Kore Official website)
KORE started out in the bicycle industry in the late '80s as a contract manufacturer of bicycle parts in California. It now has many years of experience in providing top-end bike components to keep you comfortable and confident on the trail, whilst riding the latest reliable technology.
Many people remember KORE’s first product as the Thrashguard but in fact while the Thrashguard was in development Bob Morales was making licence plate holders which he would fix to peoples cars and trucks at national US mountain bike events, the light hearted but KORE image of the company had begun! In 1993, production of Thrashguards and seatposts had reached the point where it became feasible to incorporate and open an office in Southern California. KORE's offerings grew to include the first suspension-oriented lightweight skewers and a lightweight stem. By 1995 the offerings had grown to include two product levels: Elite which were American made products, and the Lite series, an assortment of components made in Taiwan. As Taiwan manufacturing prowess became more sophisticated, KORE moved more items there until today where 100% of KORE products are produced in what has become simply the best place to make bicycle components in the world. Below is a rundown of our 20+ years in the bicycle business.