It looks like Taj Mihelich has finally got his new Fairdale 26 bike all dialed in for everyone to get their hands on. Hit this link to learn all about this bike if you’re looking to get yourself another set of wheels that are a little bit bigger. I want one!
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.
I’m slowly dying inside knowing that I’ll be stuck at work and not in Austin, Texas for the Texas Toast Jam…
“Several years ago, following an ongoing back injury, Taj Mihelich turned his focus from riding BMX as a pro to working for Odyssey BMX. Aside from spearheading a new project known as Faridale Bicycles out of Odyssey, one of Taj’s responsibilities was event planning. Odyssey, and Taj, wanted to channel the spirit of past BMX jams that were homegrown, progressive and outside the boundaries of the established norms, such as the Backyard and Metro Jams. Texas Toast was born. Last year, Texas Toast came to Austin and pitted pro riders against obstacle courses, custom-made rideable obstacles from a variety of brands, and contests in dirt and “park.” It was, for many a return to a simpler time in BMX, and this coming weekend, Texas Toast returns for its second year.
In the above video, Mihelich goes behind the scenes of the planning and discusses what to expect as 98% of the worldwide BMX scene descends on Austin, Texas. Video by Charlie Crumlish.” – ESPN BMX
Taj Mihelich breaks down his top 25 best BMX riders right now over on the Complex website. Take a peek!
Taj Mihelich breaks down his top 50 greatest BMX logos of all time over on Complex. I sure some of the older crew might like this one quite a bit.
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“Back in the mid-90s Mat Hoffman’s Bicycle Street contests were the shit, with street, vert, and flatland all being represented with both pro (stuntmen) and am (stuntboy) titles. The finals were held in Daytona Beach, FL in the fall of 1995.
Featuring Mat Hoffman, Dennis McCoy, John Parker, Josh Heino, Taj Mihelich, Chad DeGroot, Joe Rich, Rooftop, Rick Moliterno, Jay Miron, Michael Steingraeber, Kevin Robinson, Dave Osato, Stuart King, Eben Krackau, Rob Sigaty, Sandy Carson, Jon Taylor, Mike Ocoboc, Trevor Meyer, Chuck D, Rob Nolli, Jimmy Walker, Jason Brown, Todd Lyons, John Englebert, and other top riders of the day. Stew Johnson and Mark Losey even get clips!
This was shot in Hi8 cameras 16 years ago so the video might look a little sketchy.
Bracket | “Green Apples”
Alligator Gun | “Sinker”
The Misfits | “We Are 138″” – Props