These have been in the works for a while now, but they are finally available. They have an Aitken approved circular pattern with a medium feel, and they come with Par Ends. You can get them in black or gum and from anywhere that Odyssey is sold.
So apparently tonight is bike check night. The next one up is from none other than Tom Dugan. Head over to the Odyssey site to see what Tom is using to get high these days.
Back at the end of last summer The Merged spotted that Odyssey was working on some signature grips for Mike Aitken. It's looking like they are almost ready hit the market as this picture and a bit of info just surfaced. They're going to have a medium feel, be available in black and gum, and will have the installation instructions molded right into the flange. While I personally am a fan of the mushroom style grip, these do look like they would be pretty comfy.
Mike Aitken's Hellbent gloves are now available in a full length version. These things just scream Smokey and the Bandit to me, and that's not a bad thing. Hop over to Odyssey to check them out in the distressed and oxblood colors.
I used to swear by gloves when I was younger. Like to the point where I couldn't really ride without them. At some point I lost one of my gloves while on a trip to California. The remaining glove wasn't white and covered with rhinestones so going for a Michael Jackson look was out. Pretty much from that day on I never wore gloves riding again. While you definitely wouldn't find me 360ing off of any roofs with these I certainly would dig in them. The touch screen friendly mesh has me extra excited though I would probably wear it off pretty quickly. They're available now from shops, mail orders, and Odyssey's online store.
KC mixes a bit of fly fishing in with his riding in this new one from Odyssey. Quite a departure from your normal everyday web edit!
I had a kid email me the other day asking why you would want brakes at the trails. It was a legitimate question and his reasoning behind it made sense so I resisted the urge to reply back with some smart assed dickarty. I certainly appreciate a good set of stoppers and I think its safe to say that the majority of people who come to this site do as well. Kurt over at The Union just posted up a review of Odyssey's new Springfield Brake. Not much has changed in the last two decades as far as brake design goes but Odyssey definitely thought a bit out of the box with these. Head over to The Union and check them out.
Forks are something I don't fuck around with ever since having a pair shear off. I've also had a crank arm fall off just from me pedaling down the street due to poor heat treating. That said I've had quite a few Odyssey products over the years including forks that have had their 41 Thermal process and have ZERO problems with them. It's been almost 15 years since Odyssey released their first forks utilizing their proprietary heat treatment process, and over the last decade and a half they have continued to refine and improve not just their products but the 41 Thermal process as well. Head over to The Merged for a great interview with Odyssey’s Product Design Manager Chris Cotsonas that delves into the history of 41 Thermal and the forks utilizing it.