FRAME: Fit Signature Dugan
FORK: Odyssey R32
HANDLEBAR: Fit Signature Dugan
STEM: Odyssey DGN Top Load
HEADSET: Odyssey PRO Headset
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan Feather Grip
SEAT: Odyssey Tom Dugan Tripod
SEAT POST: Odyssey Tripod
SEAT CLAMP: Integrated
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolts, LHD, 175mm
CHAINWHEEL: Odyssey Tom Dugan Fang, 30-T
PEDALS: Odyssey Grandstand (Tom Dugan)
CHAIN: Odyssey Keychain, Hollow Pin
TIRES: Odyssey Tom Dugan
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Complete Front Wheel
(Aerospace Rim with Antigram Front Hub)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Complete Rear Wheel
(Aerospace Rim with Antigram Cassette Hub)
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.
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
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
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
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)
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
SPROCKET: Odyssey Hawk C-512
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, RHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2
Here’s a new bike check with Aaron Ross courtesy of Sunday Bikes. You can get a look at the prototype Odyssey coaster that Aaron has been running as of late.
FRAME: Cult Hawk V2, Trans Green
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Cult Hawk
STEM: Odyssey TDFL
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
SPROCKET: Odyssey Chase Hawk C-512
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, 180mm, LHD
Want to know what Mat’s riding these days? Click around the flipbook to find out.
Vital BMX has a sweet new video up of Gary flowing a bowl like nobody’s business and giving us a quick run down of his new bike.