Odyssey was started in 1985 so to say that they have a history in BMX is quite the understatement. They have created multiple innovative products, they have won design awards, they have continued to make products that have helped BMX progress to the level it is at today. Not only that but they have also put together an amazing team both pro and flow and they continue to set trends while the average company tries to keep up. Odyssey as a whole seems to be doing something right these days and it’s a company that has the respect of its fellow peers. They give back to BMX in the form of quality, trust-worthy parts and help support riding by putting on one of the best contests to date otherwise known as the Texas Toast Jam. I recently got the chance to head down to the main offices/warehouse in Norwalk, California and spend the afternoon hanging with Jim Bauer. Grab a drink, get comfortable and find out why Odyssey is one of the leading companies in all of BMX.
Jim Bauer is one dude who I have an insane amount of respect for from his riding to how he handles all his roles at Odyssey to just the way he carries himself as a whole. This video that Quintin Co. gives you a look at what he’s all about and I think you might get where I’m coming from after seeing this.
“Introducing a new monthly series for Quintin, Story Time is a look behind our brand and our friends brands as well as everyone that makes up the Quintin Family. Jim is the Art director at Odyssey BMX, as well as being a rider, family man and car guy. Meet a man behind the scenes of BMX, with many talents, Jim Bauer is our featured person on the first episode of a series we call Story Time.”
Chase Hawk, Tom Dugan, Jim Bauer, Clint Reynolds and James Nutter all get in a few runs through the dirt setup for the Texas Toast Jam that’s going down this weekend. This is looking to be one of the best events of the year.
Filmed and edited by Veesh