Have you ever wondered how BMX grips are made? If you have rode BMX for a while, you have likely switched out your grips and noticed the difference between different BMX grips from the colors, size, and design to the finer details like the rubber durometer (how hard or soft the grip is) and tackiness that can be controlled by different rubber compounds. Although a BMX grip is a simple part of a bike, there’s actually a lot that goes into the process and it’s actually pretty interesting seeing how BMX grips are made.
Here’s a video where ODI Grips‘ brand manager Colby Young gives an in-depth look at just how they do it at ODI from the different kinds of rubber to the molds and packaging. This video literally shows every step from start to finish. ODI make their grips right here in the United States and it’s safe to say they have the grip making process completely dialed in. Not only that, but ODI use 100% of the rubber they use between all of the different styles of grips they make to the packaging and more which is pretty interesting to see and hear about alone. If you’re a BMX product nerd, you’re going to love this one. Hit play and check out how BMX grips are made!
“On a very warm day a couple months ago, I took a very informative tour of the monolithic operation that is the ODI Grip factory. They literally churn out grips 24 hours a day, five days a week. Unreal. So please sit back and get ready to absorb some info with ODI rider Mike “Hucker” Clark and ODI Brand Manager Colby Young. And yes, you can win that grip package (I believe they have a few of them)…just enter a photo of your favorite place to ride and hashtag #odisummerspot” – Our BMX
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