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[RE-UP] Stampy Fork Test Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

 

In case you missed it, here is our most recent Stampy fork test video.

As part of our mission to make the best BMX forks possible, we continue to refine the 41-Thermal® process at all stages of manufacturing. Each step in the process is held under strict scrutiny, and we continue to examine the strength and fatigue testing methods used to evaluate our designs.

In the previous round of Stampy fork tests we blew the industry standard EN tests for bicycle forks out of the water, and yet we still couldn’t break our own fork. In fact, we had to give up after running the fork for 2,000,000 cycles and with the machine operating at its ultimate limit.

So, in order to push the tests and our forks even harder we created an updated rig design that would let us supply much more force than the last time around. With this test we doubled up the cylinders that are applying the load and ramped the force up by 25%, going from 4000 Newtons to 5000 Newtons. That’s just over half a ton! (1124 lbf per cycle). Even so, at half a million cycles we started to wonder how long our forks were going to last, and since our competitor’s forks had already been taken to failure, we decided to ramp up the load on our forks to 6000 Newtons (1349 lbf), 50% higher than the previous tests, and after over 650,000 cycles, we were finally able to break them.

It is important to note that the 41-Thermal forks not only outperformed every other model that we tested by a huge margin, but that they did so while being lighter than most of the other forks too. This is direct evidence that proper design, engineering and manufacturing are much more important factors than simply always making the part heavier in hopes of making it stronger….

Go HERE for more info.

March Madness 2015 Posted by Nuno on Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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Full Factory Distribution is having a warehouse sale and jam on March 7th. So if you like saving money on kick ass bike parts and want to ride our ramps, come through.

Helmets are a must. No helmet no ride.

[RE-UP] Terry & Aaron The Sequel Posted by Nuno on Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Seeing as Terry is moving on from the house featured in this video, we figured it would be a good time for a RE-UP. Be sure to check out this fun video if you’ve never seen it before.

VANS X ODYSSEY Shoe Release Posted by Nuno on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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Our anniversary “85 Til Infinity” Vans pack will be out soon. Come celebrate on March 7th. Be there!

[RE-UP] Broc Raiford Welcome Video Posted by Nuno on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Here’s a quick re-up of Broc’s welcome to the team video from 2012. Broc has been killing it for a long time!

Meet Dugan, Sexton, Young, Cable and Hughes at 3Ride Bmx Shop Vancouver Posted by Nuno on Saturday, September 6th, 2014

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If you’re near Vancouver in Canada, get yourself to 3Ride Bmx Shop on the 11th of September (Thursday) to meet Tom Dugan, Sean Sexton, Gary Young, Jacob Cable and Travis Hughes.

Please note, this is the Vancouver 3Ride location.

Be there!

Grant Germain in Southern California Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

New Grant Germain action from the streets of Southern California. Filmed/Edited by Francis Castro.

Enjoy!

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!

Let’s Roast Shop Stop Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Are you in the Chicago area? Ride BMX? Wanna meet Aaron Ross, Gary Young, Tom Dugan, Jared Swafford and Grant Germain? Then stop by Let’s Roast Cycles this Friday!

See you there.

Attention Dealers! Posted by Nuno on Monday, March 17th, 2014

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If you’re a US dealer looking to stock Odyssey product, please contact QBP, J&B or Full Factory. They’ve got you covered. If you’re an existing dealer, continue to hit them up as well.