News Odyssey BB

Show Bike:
Fire Engine Red

Here’s our show bike featuring all of our new Fire Engine Red parts including our new Burlington Sprocket, a new version of Adam Banton’s grips and a prototype seatpost that can be used with Pivotal or Railed seats.

FRAME: Sunday Model D
FORK: Director
HEADSET: Odyssey Short Stack
STEM: Classic Front Load
BAR: Gary Young bar
BAR-ENDS: Par Ends
GRIP: Adam Banton grip 2
HUB (F): G-Sport Marmoset w/Volcano Bolts
HUB (R): Ratchet Hub w/Volcano Bolts
TIRES: Aitken, Red Tanwalls
RIMS: Seven KA
SPROCKET: Burlington
PEDALS: Trailmix
SEAT CLAMP: Mr. Clampy Too
SEAT POST: Prototype, Compatible with Railed and Pivotal Seats
SEAT: Senior 2, Pivotal
BRAKE: Evo 2
BRAKE PADS: Slim by Fours, Clear
CABLE: Linear Slic Kable, Gold Mesh
LEVER: Monolever, Medium

We have a couple show bikes lingering around our booth and one of them is completely decked out in the Fire Engine Red parts kit we posted a couple days ago. Aside from having the full kit, this bike also has our prototype seat post, which works for both pivotal and railed seats.

(Tall) Bike Check

Want to know what it took to build our tall bike? Here’s the parts list.

GRIPS: Griswald
HANDLEBAR: Four:four Bar
STEM: Elementary
HEADSET: Odyssey Short Stack, x4
FORK: Sunday 24.1 (custom steerer tube length)
FRAME (TOP): Sunday Model D
FRAME (MIDDLE): Sunday Model D
FRAME (BOTTOM): Sunday Model C
TIRE (FRONT): Aitken, 24×2.25″
RIM (FRONT): Hazard Lite, 24″
HUB (FRONT): G-Sport Marmoset
TIRE (TOP): Frequency G, 1.75″
RIM (TOP): G-Sport Rollcage
HUB (TOP): G-Sport Ratchet
TIRE (BOTTOM): Path, 24×2.1″
RIM (BOTTOM): Hazard Lite, 24″
HUB (BOTTOM): G-Sport Ratchet, 9t
CRANKS: Twombolt, 180mm
CRANKS (OTHER): Old 41 Thermal Cranks, x4
SPROCKET (1): Vermont, 27t
SPROCKET (2): Vermont, 28t
SPROCKET (3): Vermont, 23t
SPROCKET (4): Vermont, 30t
SPROCKET (5): Vermont, 25t
BRAKE LEVER: Mono Lever, Medium
CABLE: Linear Slic Kable
BRAKE: Evo 2 Brake
SEAT: Aaron Ross Tear Away Denim (Veteran)

You may have seen some photos of this tall bike floating around the internet these past few days and we decided to put together a little bike check featuring all of the parts we ended up using to make it happen. The hardest part to make this bike a reality was having a solid steering mechanism (we ended up having to use 4 headsets) and getting the right sprocket size combos to get the chain tension right through out the whole drive-terrain. The end result is a ridiculously tall bike with a lot of parts and a top wheel that rolls backwards when the bike is rolling forwards.

A huge thanks goes out to Rob at CM Speed for doing the welding for us!

neon splat blast

Kyle Hart
Kyle Hart Bike Check. Photos by Ryan Fudger.

Kyle Hart has a bike check up at The product list is a little wacky but that paint job he’s rockin’ is looking good.

Kyle’s of the 3-peg persuasion and out of curiosity, how many pegs are you guys running these days? Leave your peg count in the comments.

MJ all Day

FRAME: The Take, Time 2
BARS: Odyssey, Lumberjacks
GRIPS: ODI, Longnecks
STEM: Odyssey, Classic Front Loader
HEADSET: Odyssey, Integrated low-stack height
FORK: Odyssey, Dirt Classic
TIRE (F): Odyssey, Path Klyte 2.1
RIM (F): G-Sport, Ribcage 36h
HUB (F): G-Sport, Marmoset
TIRE (R): Odyssey, Path Plyte 2.1
RIM (R): G-Sport, Ribcage 36h
HUB (R): G-Sport, Ratchet 9t
SPOKES: Odyssey
CRANKS: Odyssey, Twombolts 170mm
PEDALS: Odyssey, JC PC White
SPROCKET: Odyssey, Vermont 25t
CHAIN: Shadow, V2
SEAT: United, Pivotal
SEATPOST: Animal, Pivotal
SEAT CLAMP: Odyssey, Mr. Clampy 2
PEGS: FBM, Last Forever!
HUB GUARD: Mutiny, V2
BRAKES: Vans Omar Hassans!


Alex Bermudez of Give D! sent us some saucy pics of his latest rig recently. Word on the streets is he has an Odyssey edit coming up for us soon, so you can watch him stunt it up ala motion picture. In the mean time, here are some stills of him from a ditch in sunny San Diego.

All photos taken by Josh Hayes.
MJ all day and Billy Mays forever…

Hoang Tran Bike Check

Hoang Tran
Hoang Tran bike check by Ryan Fudger @

Ride BMX has a bike check up for Hoang Tran. You can check out the photos after the Read More link or click the photo above for full details and a video of Hoang almost puking during a food challenge.

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Gary Young Bike Check

FRAME: MacNeil, Gary Young
BARS: Odyssey, Gary Young
GRIPS: Odyssey, Gary Young
STEM: Odyssey Classic Front Loader
HEADSET: Odyssey Integrated, low-stack height
FORK: Odyssey Director
TIRE (F): Odyssey Path, Tanwall and Red, 2.1″
RIM (F): G-Sport Ribcage, 36h
HUB (F): G-Sport Marmoset
TIRE (R): Odyssey Path, Tanwall and Red, 2.1″
RIM (R): G-Sport Ribcage, 36h
HUB (R): G-Sport Ratchet, 9t
SPOKES: Odyssey
CRANKS: Odyssey Twombolts, 175mm
SPROCKET: Prototype, 28t
SEAT: MacNeil Pivotal
SEAT CLAMP: Integrated
LEVER: Odyssey Modulever, medium
GYRO: GTX-R, Aluminum
BRAKE: Odyssey Evo II

The orange is gone and flat black is back. He’s still rocking some flair though with the red tanwalls we introduced earlier this year and some blue G-Sports rims. Click around the flipbook above to check out what Gary’s riding at the X-Games!

Dirt Ron’s Clean Bike

FRAME: The Take Ivy, 20.75″
BARS: Odyssey Four:four Bars
STEM: Odyssey Classic Front Loader
HEADSET: Odyssey Integrated, low-stack height, white
FORK: Odyssey Freestyle Fork, Classic, 990 mounts
TIRE (F): Odyssey Aitken, Plyte, 2.25″
RIM (F): G-Sport Ribcage, chrome, 36
HUB (F): G-Sport Marmoset, 36
TIRE (R): Odyssey Aitken, Plyte, 2.25″
RIM (R): Odyssey Hazard Lite, 36
HUB (R): Odyssey Cassette 3, 36
SPOKES: Odyssey
CRANKS: Odyssey Twombolts, 175mm
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PCs, clear
SPROCKET: Odyssey MDS, 30t
SEAT: Odyssey Senior 2, railed
SEATPOST: Odyssey Intac
SEAT CLAMP: Odyssey Mr. Clampy
LEVER: Odyssey Monolever, medium
BRAKE: Odyssey Evo II

Dirt Ron put together a clean looking bike a while ago and recently sent us some pics (courtesy of Justin Kosman). A fan of the candy bar and spontaneous happenings, Ron’s a great dude who knows how to have fun on a bike. To go along with his bike check, there’s a brief Q&A with Mr. Pitcher after the read more link.

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Hoang and KC

Bike Checks!

Hoang Tran and KC Badger both have bike checks up on the internet. You can check out Hoang’s setup at and KC’s at

Triple Gold G’s

Presenting Ben Ward’s personal ride:

FRAME: Sunday! 2nd Wave, Black Magic
FORK: Director S2, Black Magic
BAR: Four/ Four, Black Magic
STEM: Elementary V3, Titanium Bolt
GRIPS: Griswald Gum (sample)
GRIP DONUTS: Black Lizard Skins
BARENDS: Parends
HEADSET: Odyssey Integrated Short-Stack, Black
CRANKS: Twombolts, 175, RHD, Black Magic
BB: Odyssey Mid 22mm, Black
CHAIN: KMC Kool Chain Lite, Gold
TIRE (F): Tanwall Frequency G, 1.85″
RIM (F): G-Sport Rib Cage, Hard Anodized Gold
HUB (F): Marmoset with Titanium Hardware, Gold
PEGS (F): G-Sport Plegs w/ 7075 Aluminum Hardware (sample)
RIM (R): G-Sport Rib Cage, Hard Anodized Gold
HUB (R): Ratchet with 9T Prototype and 3/8 Axle Titanium Hardware
TIRE (R): Tanwall Frequency G, 1.85″
PEG (R): Jpeg Lighter
SEAT POST: Pivotal Blank, 1 fist rule
SEAT: Senior 2 Pivotal, Mexican Blanket, Trail Blazers/ Oregon Ducks Colors

The JC/PC Pedals are half white, half black. I run the pins on the white side flush for pedal grinds. I also run a white half on that side so I always know what side is the grind side.

As for the bars, they are exactly Lumberjacks, with 4 deg. of up sweep, making them 8.6″ tall. Your hands are in the same position, your wrists thank you for the up sweep.

The Weight for all of those wondering: 22.8 lbs.

As one of the main dudes behind our R&D, you can bet that Ben’s bike is dialed (and blinging gold). A complete parts list can be found in the flipbook above and a couple things to note are the new Four:four bars and the gold rims, spokes, nipples and hubs he’s running are now available.

Aaron Ross grip and bike check

A couple bits of Aaron related news. There’s a bike check up over at and as always, you can count on it being one of the most colorful bikes in BMX. Ocean Blue and Fluorescent Pink in full effect.

His signature grip is also available in white now. If you want to treat your palms to some luxurious softness, these grips are the way to go.