The Frostbike 2017 tour begins…
This past weekend was the annual Frostbike show at QBP in Bloomington, Minnesota. This show is a smaller version of Interbike that works exclusively with the brands they carry and invites the shops that QBP work with. This is a great opportunity for brands to meet the shops and vice versa. It’s also an opportunity for brands to display their current products and even a few products that will be available in the near future.
Our first stop of the day was at the Odyssey table to take a look at what Nuno had on display. As expected, Odyssey brought in a few new items that you might not have seen just yet, along with a number of parts that are available worldwide now. Let’s take a look.
Up top we have a look at the new three piece cranks that Odyssey will be releasing in March. These cranks are more traditional than their Thunderbolt cranks that have been out since 2011 and utilize a 2-piece system. These were brought in as an option for people who prefer the standard 3-piece style with 48-splines so you can run regular or Spline drive sprockets. More details on these will be available soon.
The Antigram hub has been available since 2014 and has been rolling smooth since. If you’re looking for a front hub that’ll hold up, these might just be worth looking into!
The Clutch Freecoaster that utilizes Odyssey’s unique internals and an adjustable slack that allow you to externally adjust through the metal slider. If you want to learn about this hub, you should definitely check out our Insight on the Clutch hub.
The Fang Sprocket for those of you who don’t need a guard on your sprocket.
If you prefer a full guard to protect your sprockets while grinding, Odyssey also have their La Guardia sprocket as well.
Here’s a look at Odyssey’s Graduate peg that came out last year. This plastic peg should help keep you grinding if you prefer plastic over metal.
Here’s a new one for you! The new Roloway hub from G-Sport. I believe Nuno said this one will be available in March, so we’ll make sure to get you full specs and details as soon as it is available.
Keep those bars spinning smooth with the Odyssey headset.
Need to keep your bike from rolling away when you aren’t looking? The Slugger U-Lock should help out with that.
Don’t need a full on U-Lock, but you would like to have a basic cable style lock for when you hit up the gas station for some snacks? The Kable Lock might be what you need.
Can’t go wrong with Odyssey’s fork thanks to their 41-Thermal heat-treating. Here’s a close up of the R25 Fork that has been available for a few years now.
Here’s one we were excited to get a look at in person. The brand new Travel Tool that will be dropping in March. Similar to the DK Random Wrench or Shadow Conspiracy Multi-Tool, but with Odyssey’s own take on in. You can get all the details on this BMX Tool right here.
Here’s another Sneak Peek for your viewing pleasure. After years of rocking the Twisted PC pedal without any changes beyond the endless color options, they have decided to create a second version (Don’t worry, the Twisted PC will still be available) with the Twisted PC Pro pedal. This pedal utilizes the same look and features as the classic, but features a larger, slimmer body similar to the Dugan Pedal we saw above. I believe this will be available in March, but I could be wrong. Either way, we’ll let you know as soon as these BMX pedals become available.
The Uniguard from G-Sport that slips over the dropout versus inside the dropout on the hub shell like other hub guards. Slide your wheel on, then this guard, then your peg and you’re good to go. No messing with hub hardware or anything.
Ready for another sneak peek? The new and improved Vandero Pro hub. It takes the classic Vandero hub with a few tweaks like drive and non-drive side hub guards that come stock. Can’t go wrong with that option if you’re into grinding. Available in March. We’ll keep you posted!
That wraps things up for the Odyssey table at Frostbike 2017. This is just the start, you can check out more below!