About AMain Performance Hobbies!

Back in May 2004, Kendall and Kelly Bennett embarked on a mission to build the greatest RC hobby store on the planet, pairing the widest selection of RC Planes, RC Helicopters and RC Cars, and in the world, with industry leading service and support.

In July 2014 with the launch of the bicycle division, A Main Hobbies was renamed as AMain Performance Hobbies. The mission of AMain Performance Hobbies is to continue to be the destination for all your RC hobby needs. Whether you’re new to the hobby or an extreme pilot, basher or hard core racer, you can rest assured our team of passionate experts and professionals will check, double-check and triple-check your order, and provide the best before- and after-sale support in the industry.

What does AMain mean?

Definition - adverb

  1. With all one’s might

  2. At full speed; with great haste

Synonyms: assiduously, determinedly, diligently, doggedly, industriously, intently, mightily, purposefully, resolutely

Company Information

AMain Performance Hobbies is part of the AMain.com Performance Sports & Hobbies multi channel retailer. We have operated out of the Chico, California area since 2004. In that time, both consumers and suppliers have recognized us as being a trusted retailer and business partner.

Kendall and Kelly


In May, 2004, Kendall and Kelly Bennett started A Main Hobbies (as it was known then) out of their 2-car garage in sunny Chico, California. Kendall, with his passion for RC hobbies, having a software engineering degree and experience running a successful software development company, decided to start the company of his dreams. Kelly, coming from an extensive customer service and human resources background, pitched in with helping customers by phone and filled orders, while Kendall worked his wizardry with the website. 

The company grew quickly; mostly from word of mouth of RC racers on forums. AMain gained its quality reputation by maintaining a broad selection of inventory, delivering excellent customer service, providing expedited shipping at reasonable rates, and giving back to the RC community by sponsoring races and charitable events. 

The business has had to move to 3 different locations in its first ten years of business so it could continue to grow and succeed. We are now located in a 60,000 square foot building which houses our distribution center and offices. We have an RC track: Silver Dollar RC Raceway, which is an outdoor state-of-the-art RC raceway located at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA, that hosted the 2013 IFMAR Worlds race event.  We also run two successful retail stores in town: AMain Performance Hobbies which sells RC hobby products and Cyclesport which is a leading retailer of cycling products.

Check out this RC Car Action article to read more about the history of AMain, as told by co-founders Kendall and Kelly Bennett.

(Clockwise from top left) AMain.com distribution center; Cyclesport retail store; AMain Performane Hobbies retail store
(Top) Silver Dollar R/C Raceway
(Bottom) Outback Raceway

Our awesome staff embodies the company’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our Vision

Share the Fun!

Our Mission

We are committed to sharing the fun, camaraderie and joy of performance sports and hobbies with our customers.

Our Core Values

  • Inspire Trust
  • Be Committed
  • Embrace Change
  • Be Accountable
  • Strive for Excellence

Building relationships with our people, and our customers, is the secret ingredient to AMain Performance Sports & Hobbies’s success!