Through The Lens – Odyssey/Jim Bauer

There’s a pretty in-depth interview with Jim Bauer up on The Union. Definitely a worth a read if your interested in the product side of BMX.

“All 41 Thermal products we make have a lifetime guarantee. Lots of companies claim lifetime warranties, but you have to read the fine print. They offer it against defects or manufacturing mistakes, not for what they deem correct. So basically you will have to fight with them to get anything replaced, and usually lose. We pride ourselves on making the best stuff out there, which is why we can offer a guarantee against ever breaking while riding, regardless of the situation. Beyond modifying a part beyond reason, using a hammer to beat a product to death or other ridiculous claims, we will replace your 41 thermal products. It’s as simple as that. We have been doing it since 1999, and will not stop.”

Gary Young’s Soundwave Bike Check

Gary Young’s new Soundwave bike is straight up built for BMX shredding! It starts out with Sunday’s strongest frame then throw in a bunch of new Odyssey BMX parts and you get one very strong bike. This bike resembles his Gary Young EX bike which is available now at your local bike shop or favorite mail order. Check below for a complete parts list.

FRAME: Sunday Soundwave 21″
FORK: Odyssey R32
BARS: Odyssey GY3, Gary Young Sig.
STEM: Odyssey Lincoln
HEADSET: Odyssey Sealed
GRIPS: Sunday Yell Grips – Midnight Blue
BAR ENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
BRAKE LEVER: Odyssey Monolever, Medium
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Quik Slic Linear Kable
BRAKE: Odyssey Evo II
FRONT TIRE: Odyssey Aitken, K-Lyte, 2.25″
REAR TIRE: Odyssey Path, K-Lyte, 2.1″
RIMS: Odyssey Aerospace, 36h
FRONT HUB: Odyssey Vandero 2
REAR HUB: Odyssey Antigram, 9t
HUB GUARD: Odyssey Antigram Guard
SPROCKET: Odyssey Burlington, 28t
REAR PEG: Odyssey Rifle, Aluminum
FRONT PEGS: Odyssey Rifle, Steel
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, 175mm
SEAT: Odyssey Principal, Gary Young Sig.
SEAT POST: Sunday Toothy Post
SEAT CLAMP: Sunday Slim

Odyssey Socket Drive

Odyssey’s Socket Drive interface system has been in use on their Flatware cranks since their inception, and it was only a matter of time before the system was adapted into their Thunderbolt cranks. The time has come.

In a nutshell, the Socket Drive™ system is a 9 sided interface which eliminates the need for a sprocket bolt. The sprocket itself is machined so there is no need for a sprocket insert of any kind. The two work great together. The interface is solid and reliable, so we are now offer the Killington sprocket to match.

Thunderbolt cranks with Socket Drive™

  • 175mm only
  • RHD only
  • Black only

Killington sprocket with Socket Drive™

  • 25t or 28t
  • 7075 aluminum
  • Black only

Thunderbolt and Killington sold separately. Hit up your local bike shops or favorite mail-orders to upgrade your drive train today.


Jersey Taylor’s Drivetrain

Jersey's Drivetrain
UK Odyssey/GSport rider Mike ‘Jersey’ Taylor has four pegs and a super short 12.8″ (slammed) back end on his signature frame. 170mm Thunderbolt cranks help prevent heel clipping, and the 27t sprocket is Mike’s ideal combination of stiff gearing and rail clearance. For more info on that Key Chain sample go here.

Mike Taylor – March 2011 from GSport BMX on Vimeo.