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Vans US Open 2014:
Hawk, Young and Dugan! Posted by Francis on Monday, August 4th, 2014

Our dudes absolutely killed it at Vans US Open. Gary Young took home first place in the overall contest, Chase Hawk got second while also winning the best line award, and Tom Dugan swooped up highest air. Watch the video from Ride BMX for all the highlights.

Back to School 2014 Softgoods:
Available Now Posted by Francis on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Our Back to School 2014 lineup of softgoods are available now. Hit up your local bike shops, favorite mail orders or our online store if you want to look good!

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Top Left: Aaron Ross in our Galaxy Slugger.
Top Right: Matt Houck in our Monogram Raglan.
Bottom Left: Matt Houck in our Monogram Tee.
Bottom Right: Aaron Ross in our Interlock Tee.

Ride to Glory 2014 Posted by Francis on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Odyssey (and, well, everybody else) kicked off Ride to Glory today at Rom Skatepark. Pretty typical day 0 for us… the US guys flew in, the UK guys met up, and we all chilled. Heavy crew: Sean Sexton, Broc Raiford, Mike Taylor, Lloyd Wright and Matt Nordstrom are all here to ride and fire out challenges with reckless abandon. With Broc winning the flat rail challenge, we’re well on our way to complete and total challenge domination. – Walter Pieringer

Make sure to hit up the Ride UK Website for all the updates. Day 2 is a wrap and the crew is hitting up Bristol tomorrow.

ODSY VISION:
Odyssey Chicago Posted by Francis on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Chicago: known for wind, hotdogs, pizza, Michael Jordan, the Bean, and apparently really good spots. All of that except the wind sounded good to us, so to Chicago we headed with Aaron Ross, Tom Dugan, Grant Germain, Matt Nordstrom, and Jared Swafford. We posted up in a fancy loft and hit the streets every day for a week, and this is what we came up with. Chicago is awesome.

Video by Walter Pieringer.

Chase Hawk:
Print Ad / Wallpaper Posted by Francis on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

If you know what’s good for ya, save and set this as your wallpaper.

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TEXAS TOAST JAM:
SAVE THE DATE Posted by Nuno on Monday, June 30th, 2014

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The 4th annual Texas Toast Jam is coming! We assume that you like a good time, so be sure to save the date and make your way down to Austin. We’ve got some sweet stuff in the works and a bunch of rad sponsors on board.

Bookmark TEXASTOASTJAM.COM for info and events as they get locked down, along with some archive videos for you guys to watch. We will disclose the location closer to the event as well.

If you are interested in supporting TOAST or getting involved, please email toast@odysseybmx.com.

Chase Hawk X Games Interview Posted by Walter on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Our very own Chase Hawk just took home the gold medal in the X Games park contest, and we’re stoked. Keep reading to get a little insight from Chase now that he’s Austin’s newest X Games champion.

So Chase, you just won the X Games, how do you feel?

Um, I feel great.  These last few months have been kind of revolving around this past weekend.  I feel like I take it serious every year, being a part of X Games, because it’s such an amazing opportunity getting to be able to do it and be a part of it.  This year with it being in my home town made it a little bit more special for me I guess.  I wouldn’t say it made me want to do any better, but I guess you could say I put a little more pressure on myself to try and take it seriously and do the best that I could.  Yeah, I did exactly that and kind of went into it with somewhat of a game plan, stuck to it, and it ended up working out.

Did you do anything to prepare?

Just really tried to be conscious of my health.  Spending a lot of time with a personal trainer and really trying to rehab certain areas of my body that take a beating on a regular basis.  I really wanted to come into it feeling as strong as I possibly could mentally and physically, and I feel like I just kinda found my spot within the first couple of days of practice.  I felt really comfortable about where I was at and what I was doing; kind of went into it with a certain level of confidence, and it stayed there throughout the week.  That definitely helped.

So no long hours in the foam pit?

[Laughter] No, no long hours in the foam pit.  I just tried to stay true to the way I would normally ride a bowl like that, and it was kind of easy to go into it with that kind of vibe with it being in my home town; I really wanted to treat it like it was a normal session anywhere else that I’d be having with any of my other friends in Austin, and essentially that’s what it kind of was.  I had a blast the whole week, and it was awesome.

Are you nervous about having to defend your title next year?

No, not at all.  Any one of those guys is fully capable of taking down that top spot.  It’s definitely going to be awesome going into it next year having won this one, but it’s going to make me want to take the same strategy and work even harder next year trying to defend it.  I can’t wait, and I really hope this event stays in this city for as long as it can.  Austin really supports it, and overall it was a positive vibe throughout the weekend. I think everybody was really stoked on every event.  I’ve never ridden in front of a crowd that big or that loud, and to have it be local too is the cherry on top.

Can I ask how much money you won?

I think it was $50,000 for first.

Holy shit, that’s crazy. 

Yeah.

So what now, you going to Disney Land?

[Laughter] No, but I do want to take some kind of trip without the bike, just kind of get away for a week and enjoy it with my fiancé.  Get away from everything and go to the beach or something.  That’ll probably be first on the list.

Awesome.  Thanks Chase!

Congrats Gary, Chase and Broc! Posted by Francis on Monday, June 9th, 2014

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Shout out to Gary, Chase and Broc for making us proud at X Games 2015. They all made finals and Chase even took home a Gold Medal!

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Jacob Cable:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Jacob’s bike looks clean and slick! Click around the flipbook to check it out.

FRAME: Kink Issue III
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Kink Solace
STEM: Kink Bold TL
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Kink
SEAT: Kink
SEATPOST: Kink Stealth Pivotal
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk 2.4″ (F) / 2.2″ (R)
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
GUARDS: Antigram
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
SPROCKET: Odyssey Hawk C-512
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, RHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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Travis Hughes:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Click around to check out Travis’ dialed ride!

FRAME: Kink Issue III
FORK: Odyssey R25
BARS: Kink Human
STEM: Kink Hittle
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Kink
SEAT: Kink Stealth
SEATPOST: Kink Pivotal
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk, 2.4″ Front & 2.2″ Rear
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Front (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Rear Hub laced to Aerospace rim)
HUB GUARDS: Antigram
CHAIN: Mission
SPROCKET: Kink Minus One
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, LHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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