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Monolever turns 10!

The Odyssey Monolever turns 10 years old this week. The short, medium and trigger shapes (and the M2 bracket) were designed over three 14 hour days to meet a deadline in June 2003. The short handle was based on an old customized Tech 77 lever that Nuno Oliveira had, and the trigger came from an old ODSY race lever that Jim Cielencki used. Thank you to anyone who has used them over years. We appreciate it.

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.

Beringer Bike Check & Update

FRAME: S&M Dirtbike, 21.25″
FORK: S&M Pitchfork XLT
STEM: S&M Redneck XLT
BARS: S&M Beringer Bar XLT
GRIPS: Beringer w/flanges cut off
BAR ENDS: Home Made
CRANKS: Twombolt, 175mm
SPROCKET: MDS, 28t
PEDALS: JCPC
RIMS: G-Sport Rollcage, 36h
HUB (F): G-Sport Marmoset, 36h
TIRE (F): Aitken, P-Lyte, 2.25″
HUB (R): G-Sport Ratchet, 36h, 9t driver
TIRE (R): Aitken, K-Lyte, 1.9″
BRAKE: Evo 2
GYRO: GTX-R
LEVER: M2, Medium
CHAIN: Shadow
PEGS: JPEG Lighters
SEATPOST: Generic Pivotal
SEAT: Shadow
SEATCLAMP: S&M

MODS: Sharpied the hubs on the lathe downstairs. Grinded my rear dropouts to make it 13.65″ or so. Cut and grinded my inside sprocket guard so it’s only using the three nuts and bolts on the down side of where the sprocket is for left foot forward. Replaced the barrel adjuster nuts on the Gyro cables with the presta valve tube things they use to keep valves through the rims on ten speeds with. Cut my bars a little bit (25.5″ Wide). Shuffled some pedal pins around. I replaced the brake shoe allen heads with old school round head brake shoe nuts cause the allen head things sometimes meet my ankles.

There are still a couple things I want to do to this bike that I’ve been slacking on. I mostly just wanted to get a new bike that wasn’t as shiny as my chrome and gold bike that I was riding for a long time before I crashed this summer and had to take a couple months off. I’ve been having a lot of good times riding this bike in the last couple months… it’s sweet.

This is Matt Beringer’s latest ride. There are still some little mods he wants to do to it here and there but for the most part, this is it. We shot the bike check when we were filming in SLC earlier this month and Matt’s currently on his way to San Francisco to get some more clips. Jimmy Levan will be in attendance as well so Bay Area, watch out!

Follow @odysseybmx and @odysseyvan on Twitter.

Gary Young Bike Check!

Gary Young has a bike check up over at the Sunday site. We noticed some kids happened to spy that he’s not running his own grips right now and that’s mainly because he’s in the process of updating his signature grip so he’s trying out some other ones to see what changes he wants. Also, the Gary Young bar will also be getting a fresh update soon so keep an eye out for that as well!

Check out the pics above and then play Pong when you’re done!
Oh and you might as well watch his Tunnel edit again, too.

Our nomad’s new ride

The parts list is below and the Q&A’s in our Daily Word!

FRAME: Eastern Reaper, 21″
FORK: Director
HEADSET: Odyssey Short Stack
STEM: Elementary V3
BAR: Aaron Ross Spacebars
GRIP: Adam Banton 2, Prototype
BAR-ENDS: Par Ends
BRAKE: Evo II
LEVER: M2 Lever
BRAKE PADS: Slim by Four, Clear
GYRO: GTX-R
SPROCKET: Million Dollar Sprocket, 28t
CRANKS: Twombolt, 175mm
PEDALS: JCPC
SEAT CLAMP: Integrated
SEAT POST: A fistful of Pivotal
SEAT: Senior 2, Pivotal
HUB (F): Vandero 2
HUB (R): G-Sport Ratchet, aluminum 3/8″ axle
TIRE (F): Aitken, K-Lyte, 2.25″
TIRE (R): Frequency G, K-Lyte, 1.85″
RIMS: Seven K-A
SPOKES: Odyssey HGS

Adam Banton shot a bunch of pics of his bike recently and sent it over to us. It’s looking rather devilish with the all black and splash of red scheme he has going on. Click around the flipbook above to see what parts he’s running and hit up the Q&A below to learn a little more about his setup and what he’s been getting into lately.

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Matt Beringer bike check

Matt Beringer
Photo by Jeff Z @ RideBMX.com

Ride BMX just dropped a bike check with Matt Beringer. In case you missed his latest ad, you can view it and download the wallpaper here.

Matt Beringer ad
wallpaper

Here’s our latest print ad featuring a Beringer griz air and a handful of parts that he runs.
Photo by Skier J.

Matt Beringer bmx overhaul

Matt Beringer bmx overhaul

Matt Beringer e-mailed us a bike check today along with a couple of photos. With winter coming to an end, it looks like he’s getting his bicycle dialed for the warmer days ahead. Aside from a couple parts here and there, he’s pretty much taken apart his whole bike, for one thorough overhaul. Click the pics to make ’em big.

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Front and rear stoppies

FRAME: Eastern Harvester, 20.75″
FORK: Odyssey Freestyle
BARS: Odyssey Aaron Ross SpaceBar
STEM: Odyssey Elementary V3
HEADSET: Eastern
GRIPS: Odyssey Aaron Ross
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
DETANGLER: Odyssey Gyro, GTX-R
HEADSET: Eastern
CLAMP: Integrated
SEATPOST: Pivotal
SEATS: Odyssey Senior 2, Pivotal
CRANKS: Odyssey Twombolts, 175mm
SPROCKETS: Odyssey MDS, 30t
CHAIN: Eastern
BRAKES: Odyssey Evolver 2
CABLEs: Odyssey M2 upper, G3 Lower AND Slic Kable (front)
BRAKE LEVERS: M2, Med (right) AND Monolever, Med (left)
FRONT TIRE: Aitken, Klyte, 2.25″
REAR TIRE: Frequency G, 1.85″
FRONT HUB: GSport Marmoset, 36h
REAR HUB: GSport Ratchet, 36h
RIMS: Hazard Lites
SPOKES: Odyssey Aftermarket, Stainless
HUB GUARD: GSport G.L.A.N.D.
PEGS: Pleg prototypes
PEDALS: Twisted PC
PHOTOS BY JEFF HALL

Photo Caption #3

Photo Description #3

The last guessing game was a bit of a curve ball with most people guessing Aaron Ross or Terry Adams. If you were to look into a crystal orb (in this case, our Twitter account would be an adequate substitute), you’ll discover they actually belong to Mr. Adam Banton. We sent him a really bright parts kit and he’s done well with them. The black makes the colors pop like crazy and his new bike is looking dope. Check it out above (photos by Jeff Hall).

If you’re interested in stalking Adam, follow him on the Twitter and le Flickr.
The read more teleporter will take you to Adam’s 2003 Odyssey video part.
His Electronical part is on the way.

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AB/ODSY’s Bike in Black

Adam Banton
Photo by Kieth Mulligan (Ride BMX)

Adam Banton has a new bike check over at the Ride website. The photos are embedded after the jump but you can read about the full details of his setup over at RideBMX.com.

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