I knew exactly what this week’s flashback post was going to be as soon as the Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ “Jackie Blue” came on while I was driving home!
“Holy shit, these things don’t have bearings!” Those were my exact words when I took apart one of my Odyssey Grandstand pedals to try and figure out why it was loose. Now, I don’t mean that I rode the things so hard that the bearings disintegrated and there was nothing left. What I’m saying is that these things really don’t have bearings, not in the traditional sense at least. More on that later, first let me bring those of you who aren’t familiar with Odyssey’s newest pedal up to speed. The Grandstands are Tom Dugan’s signature pedal that feature a…
Odyssey’s long awaited Tom Dugan signature Grandstand pedals are finally available! More specifically the alloy versions of them (the plastic ones have been out for a little while now). I saw the first prototype of these a little over three years ago at Interbike and immediately knew that I’d be replacing my venerable Trailmix pedals with them as soon as they became available. I didn’t think it would be three plus years from then, but Odyssey likes to do their due diligence as far as product testing and perfecting goes. The Grandstand pedals feature a wide 105mm dual concave design…
I heard something about the Odyssey team being in Rochester, NY last month but figured they were just there hitting the streets. This video from John Bechtold proves otherwise! Looks like they did make it out into the woods, and they were even joined by Mr. Doyle.
I’ve been using a golf travel bag to fly with my bike for the past 15 years. I roll with the cheapo ones that you can find at Sports Authority, but if you want to be baller you can go with one of Odyssey‘s new “Hawks Nest” bags. It’s modeled after traditional golf travel bags, but they snuck in a few cool features to make it even more suited for traveling with a bike. Here we have Chase Hawks demonstrating some of those features while also showing you how to best go about putting your bike in it.
If you haven’t made it to Texas Toast yet and are in need of some more convincing whether or not to go next year then you really should press play on this. Odyssey put together this 21 minute long documentary on Toast and it’s incredible! It totally captures the vibe of the event, and if you’re one of the unfortunate few who haven’t been to a Texas Toast yet you’ll now understand why your social feeds blow up with Toast related stuff every year.
And still to this day nobody has owned the Science Jump like Mikey did in his section from Odyssey’s “Electronical.”
I spotted this spy pic over on The Merged of Tom Dugan’s signature Tripod seat that Odyssey has in the works. Loving the old school motorcycle influence that this thing has! No word yet on when it will be out, but I’ll keep you posted as I find out more.
Texas Toast is just a little over two months away and the festivities are starting to get locked in. On top of the usual Texas Toast madness there will be an art show put on by Bell Helmets, Markit will be premiering their Zero video, and Ride’s NORA Cup Awards have made the move from Vegas to Austin. All I can say is that it’s going to be one hell of a weekend! Check out this nifty event guide for more info!
Wouldn’t you like to come home and wipe your feet on this after a long day at the trails? I know I would and it would probably stop some of the dirt from making it’s way into my house. I could probably build a set with all the dirt I’ve emptied out of my vacuum over the past few years. QBMX teamed up with Odyssey to give these mats to their top 25 dealers. Lucky for us they made a few extra and are now giving them away. To win one all you have to do is post on qbpbmx.com from now…