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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.

Chase Hawk Bag:
Hawks Nest Posted by Francis on Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Chase Hawk’s signature HAWKS NEST travel bike bag is available now. Watch this handy video to see how it works.

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FEATURES

  • Easy load opening
  • Interior tool pouch
  • Bike specific handle locations
  • Re-inforced and riveted handles
  • Heavy duty and grippy wheels
  • Multiple tie downs and straps
  • Minimal details for lightweight and stealth looks
  • Interior divider for clean / dirty sections as well as for hiding the bike

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Galaxy Twisted PC Pedals and Monogram Saddles: Available Now Posted by Francis on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Monogram Saddles (Tripod or Pivotal)

Here’s our Galaxy series saddles which are based on the popular Principal seat shape and size. Available in three Galaxy sublimated seat options, all of which are out of this world.

Galaxy Twisted PC Pedal

Twisted PC Pedal

One of the most successful and popular pedals, and for good reason with its extremely simple, lightweight, inexpensive and famously durable plastic-bodied design. Now available in Galaxy colors!

  • 9/16″ or 1/2″ pedal threads
  • High-strength plastic composite

Stampy Fork Test Posted by Francis on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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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.

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Highway and BOSS bars:
Available Now Posted by Francis on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Introducing the Highway and BOSS bar. The Highway bar is the biggest bar we make and the BOSS bar is an update to Aaron Ross’ signature handlebar. Both feature traditional 7/8” crossbar tubing for superior strength and durability on taller bars.

Both are available in Black or Chrome.

Highway Bar

  • 9.5″ rise
  • 29” width
  • 12° backsweep
  • 1° upsweep
  • Multi-Butted
  • 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly

Aaron Ross’ BOSS Bar

  • 9.125″ rise
  • 29” width
  • 12° backsweep
  • 2° upsweep
  • Multi-Butted
  • 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly

[RE-UP] Linear Slic Kable Test Video Posted by Nuno on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Click HERE to learn more about the history of our cables and the test above. To see an infographic which illustrates and compares all varieties, click here.

Odyssey @ Interbike (via Vital BMX) Posted by Francis on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

We brought some great stuff to Interbike this year. Hit play to get the sneak peek!

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.

[RE UP] Key Chain Q&A Posted by Nuno on Friday, June 20th, 2014

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Back in January of 2013, John Paul came to OTX Design to ask our head product designer some questions about our Key Chain. Click HERE to check that out, its a good read.

Key Chain:
Available Now Posted by Nuno on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Odyssey Key Chain

The first shipment of the highly anticipated Key Chains have arrived in our Southern California warehouse. They have gone through QC and will be shipping to dealers soon. This post has all the info you need to know about the Key Chain, including installation videos.

The Key Chain has been designed and engineered from the ground up and we know that you guys have been waiting a long time for these to arrive, so we appreciate your patience.

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