Next stop at Frostbike 2017… ODI Grips!
After checking out the Odyssey Frostbike 2017 booth, we moved on over to the ODI Grips booth where we got a look at two of their new items that will be available soon. First up, a Sneak Peek look at the new Mike “Hucker” Clark signature grip that is in the works. This grip is unique because it uses two durometers of rubber, allowing to mix and match colors. For example, here’s a look at the black with neon green. The outside features a rad design with waves, a Palm tree and “Hucker” made from a softer rubber material that is nice on the hands. Under that, the green layer, is a harder rubber that helps keep the grip locked down to the bars better, reducing slipping and twisting.
Here’s a look at the inside of the grip giving you a look at the harder durometer rubber.
“Hucker” carved into the grip with a palm tree logo. It’s pretty rad what you can do with this dual layer style grip.
Here’s a better look at the waves and sun on the outside of the grip.
We couldn’t give you a look at another prototype sample color that uses some different colors and mixes the bar ends we’re going to show you below, but we know there will be a certain type of rider that will be really stoked on it. But you will have to wait to see that one… Until then…
…. Here we have a look at the new Hybrid bar end that ODI will be releasing in the near future as well. These bar ends also have an aluminum cap that helps to prevent the cap head from breaking off. These are similar to the BSD grips that also use a similar design. You can find rounded edges and then on the bottom there’s a ridge that lets your bars slide in, so the aluminum cap overlaps the bars a bit to help protect the plastic plug better. These will be available in a number of colors. One again, we couldn’t show you the color that will be available with another combo of the grips above, but you’re free to let us know if you have any guesses below…
That wrapped up the new items at the ODI Grips booth. They had a TON of grips on display for all the different aspects of bicycles from BMX to MTB and more, but we’ve all seen the classic Longnecks, Roughnecks and Cult X Vans grip they make, so we figured it would be better to focus on these two items.
We’ll have more from Frostbike popping up today, so keep checking back!