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[RE-UP] Stampy Fork Test

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.

Terry Adams:
Bike Check

Fat Tony just put a video bike check with our boy Terry. There are solid clips in here so make sure to hit play!

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Adam Banton:
Video Bike Check

Never affected by the trendiest setups in BMX, Adam’s bike are always the epitome of freestyle. From FUNt brakes to a fistful of post, here’s his latest bike check from Eastern Bikes.

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Dirt Ron:
Bike Check

FRAME: Bonedeth Dead Aliiv, 20.6″
FORK: Odyssey F25 Freestyle
BARS: Bonedeth Deadman
STEM: Odyssey Lincoln
HEADSET: Odyssey High Polish
GRIPS: Bonedeth Burning Rubber
BRAKES: Odyssey Evo II
BRAKE LEVER (R): Odyssey Monolever, Small
BRAKE CABLE (R): Odyssey Quik Slic Cable
BRAKE LEVER (F): Odyssey Monolever, Medium
BRAKE CABLE (F): Odyssey Slic Linear
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolts, 175mm
PEDALS: JCPC
SPROCKET: Bonedeth Speed Freak, 30t
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
RIMS: Odyssey Hazard Lite
HUB (F): Odyssey Vandero 2
HUB (R): Odyssey V3 Cassette
TIRES: Odyssey Aitken, Plyte
SEAT: Bonedeth Vibrator, Leopard Monster Fur
SEATPOST: Generic
SEATCLAMP: Integrated

Bonedeth Bars and Odyssey Lincoln stem
Odyssey F25 Freestyle forks and Evo II brakes
Bonedeth grips and Odyssey Monolevers
Odyssey Evo II brakes, Bluebird chain and Bonedeth sprocket
Odyssey Thunderbolt cranks and JCPC pedals
Odyssey Aitken tires and Hazard Lite rims
Odyssey V3 Cassette hub

Come click around to check out Dirt Ron’s current ride!

Adam Banton:
Bike Check

Ride BMX caught up with Adam Banton during our Palm Springs trip and got the full scoop on Adam’s current bike. Click on the photo to see more close-ups, a Q&A and a solid view of the shirt he’s wearing.

R-Series Forks. Tested. Proven.

Our R Series forks (R32/R25/F25) are available now:

  • R32 offset (traditional) or R25 offset (steep)
  • Freestyle (F25) version with R25 offset and U-brake bosses
  • Fully redesigned.
  • Laboratory tested and team proven.
  • New, custom, seamless, tapered, butted and specially formed leg tube shaping for improved grind and guard clearance.
  • All-new steerer tube design improves fatigue strength and includes a built-in, integrated, lower headset seat race.
  • New, optimized, 4mm dropout shape for grind and peg clearance.
  • Updated 7075-T6 pre-load bolt, US Pat. No. 7,591,474
  • Proven 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly
  • Legendary lifetime replacement warranty
  • 3/8” axle slots only
  • Starting at 1lb 15.2oz (885 grams)

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R32, R25 & F25 Forks on ESPN

ESPN has a spotlight on our new line of forks. Click HERE to view it.