Those guys at Empire don’t play around. Hit play to watch Aaron spin donuts in a Lambo and watch Tom Dugan spin a 360 over one.
Tom Dugan’s Grandstand pedals are all about feel. When we set out to design a new pedal we knew what we wanted and we didn’t want to compromise. Slim pedals feel great because they put your foot closer to the axle which makes it more stable and easier to grip (imagine bolting a block of wood to the top of your pedal and having to balance on that). Dual concave gives a great feeling for your foot and helps keep you centered on the pedal. It lets you push the bike in any direction like the concave of a skateboard. Ergonomics dictate that the pedal should be big enough that your foot sits in the middle of the concave, so the pedal needs to be wide enough for that too. And of course we wanted a strong axle. And we wanted it to be affordable.
We could have done what most companies do and pick an off the shelf pedal design and make some minor changes to the body shape, but this would have meant big compromises. Most slim pedals either compromise on axle diameter to save space, or they fake being thin by incorporating a big bulge for the bearings that ruins the concave and reduces the pressure on the pins and so compromises grip.
So instead we had to start from scratch and design our own unique new bearing and axle system that would keep a big 14mm axle but allow for a thin body.
After a lot of work we have successfully created a wide platform with a perfect dual concave that feels exceptional as soon as you set foot on it. Your foot hits the pins and then settles down into the concave with an even pressure all round. This attention to detail pays off and all of our pro riders have been after them since the first samples came in.
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Watch this quick video to learn more about Tom Dugan’s signature stem. Available now!
Using our popular SXTN stem as a springboard, we updated Tom Dugan’s signature stem with a classic top load design. The DGN stem has 51mm of reach and a 28mm rise.
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)
Oh yeaaaah. This part is sick. Tom Dugan in Holy Fit.
Click below for some split sections with Mike AItken, Matt Nordstrom and Jared Swafford.
Check out some of teh action that went down at the recent Odyssey Ride Night at RASP skatepark.
Video by John Bechtold
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We had such a good time on our last QBP trip we decided to do another. This time around we loaded Tom Dugan, Jacob Cable, Travis Hughes, and Justin Spriet into the Sprinter and cruised SoCal spots for a week. As you might expect with Southern California, the weather was awesome and the spots were plentiful, and with conditions like that of course everybody killed it. Also Jacob Cable did what must certainly be one of the best nose manuals ever done, so hit play and enjoy. Huge thanks to QBP for making this one possible!