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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.

Tom Dugan:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

If you build a bike exactly like this, you may or may not gain some Duganisms, which may or may not include; blasting higher than everyone else and closing doors via flying ninja kicks.

Frame: Fit Tom Dugan
Fork: Odyssey R32
Handlebar: Fit Tom Dugan 8.75
Stem: Odyssey DGN Top Load, prototype
Headset: Odyssey Pro
Grips: Odyssey Tom Dugan
Seat: Odyssey Tom Dugan Feather, prototype
Seatpost: Integrated
Seatclamp: Integrated
Crank: Odyssey Thunderbolt, 175mm
Sprocket: Odyssey Fang, 30t
Pedals: Odyssey Tom Dugan, prototype
Chain: Odyssey Key Chain, Hollow Pin
Tires: Odyssey Tom Dugan
Front Wheel: Odyssey A+ Front Complete
Rear Wheel: Odyssey A+ Rear Complete

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Jacob Cable:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Jacob’s bike looks clean and slick! Click around the flipbook to check it out.

FRAME: Kink Issue III
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Kink Solace
STEM: Kink Bold TL
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Kink
SEAT: Kink
SEATPOST: Kink Stealth Pivotal
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk 2.4″ (F) / 2.2″ (R)
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
GUARDS: Antigram
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
SPROCKET: Odyssey Hawk C-512
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, RHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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Chase Hawk:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

FRAME: Cult Hawk V2, Trans Green
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Cult Hawk
STEM: Odyssey TDFL
GRIPS: Cult
HEADSET: Odyssey
SEAT: Odyssey Chase Hawk Signature, Tripod
SEATPOST: Odyssey Tripod
FRONT TIRE: Odyssey Hawk Signature, P-Lyte, 2.4″
REAR TIRE: Odyssey Hawk Signature, P-Lyte, 2.2″
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Complete (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Complete (Antigram Rear Hub laced to Aerospace Rim)
REAR HUB GUARD: Odyssey Antigram
CHAIN: Cult
SPROCKET: Odyssey Chase Hawk C-512
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, 180mm, LHD
PEDALS: Cult

Broc Raiford:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

To be a dialed rider like Broc, you’re going to need a dialed whip. Click around to find out what he’s rolling on these days.

FRAME: Volume Vessel (prototype)
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Volume Bourbon St.
STEM: Odyssey Sean Sexton “SXTN” Topload, Bronze
GRIPS: Odyssey Cufflinks
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Volume
SEAT: Volume Broc
SEATPOST: Volume
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk, 2.4″
FRONT HUB: Odyssey Quartet
FRONT RIM: Odyssey Seven K-A
FRONT HUB GUARD: Odyssey Quartet Guard
REAR HUB: Odyssey Antigram, 9T Driver
REAR RIM: Odyssey Seven K-A
REAR HUB GUARD: Odyssey Antigram Guard / Prototype G-Sport Drive Side Guard
CHAIN: Odyssey Key Chain
SPROCKET: Odyssey Hawk C-512, 28T
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, 175mm, LHD
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC, Aloha
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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Sean Sexton now Full Odyssey Posted by Walter on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

I’m pleased to announce that Sean Sexton is now a full-Odyssey rider.

Sean has been on Odyssey flow since 2006 and Odyssey pro since 2010, but we’ve been “sharing” him with our friends at Cinema Wheel Co. Sean is awesome and naturally we want to do more with him, so we decided to step it up and make him full-Odyssey, so now he’s on our wheels, too. Well, if you want to get technical, Odyssey doesn’t make a freecoaster at the moment, so he’s mostly on our wheels. But, even more good news, we’ve been working on a new freecoaster design for the past six months, and Sean will be on a prototype very shortly. More details soon!

– Walter Pieringer, Odyssey TM

FRAME: Kink Issue
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Kink Solace
STEM: Signature Odyssey Sean Sexton “SXTN” Topload
GRIPS: Odyssey Cufflinks
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Odyssey Integrated
TIRE (F): Odyssey Chase Hawk, 2.4″
TIRE (R): Odyssey Chase Hawk, 2.2″
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram hub laced to Aerospace rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey Aerospace rim laced to Federal coaster
CHAIN: Shadow
SPROCKET: Odyssey Burlington
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC
SEAT: Kink Sexton 2
SEATPOST: Kink Pivotal
PEGS: Cult

Mat Houck:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Want to know what Mat’s riding these days? Click around the flipbook to find out.

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Grant Germain:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Click around to find out what Grant’s rolling on these days.

Bike and portrait photos by Walter Pieringer.
Action photos by Jon Nemecek.

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