Odyssey BMX

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Odyssey BMX is a bicycle parts company based in Cerritos California specialising in BMX. Founded in 1985,[1] one of its first products was the Gyro detangler, which is still in production today.[2] The term “Gyro” is a registered trademark owned by Odyssey. The product line currently includes almost all parts necessary to build a BMX except frames and inner tubes.

In 2005 the company won a design distinction award from ID magazine for the Elementary stem[3] which gained a US patent[4] and challenged the prevalent stem design of the time which used 6 bolts and replaced them with a single bolt controlling an internal expander. The Elementary stem was a collaboration with George French of G-Sport and in the course of this project odyssey BMX absorbed G-Sport [5][6]

In 2009 Odyssey launched the Ratchet hub under the G-Sport brand[7]

In 2005 and 2009 The Odyssey Catalogue was featured in Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual[8]

Aaron Ross has a signature grip which has gained wider interest[9]

The company has 5 US distributors and a further 44 worldwide [10]

The current team[11] includes Aaron Ross[12] and Taj Mihelich.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "* ODYSSEY BMX COMPANY @ 23MAG BMX". 23mag.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary Ri-Rz". Sheldonbrown.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ "I.D. - 2005 Annual Design Review Equipment Design Distinction". Id-mag.com. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.google.co.uk/patents?id=uS8UAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false
  5. ^ "George French Interview | BMX Union 2010". Bmxunion.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Odyssey BMX of US acquires G-Sport of Sheffield | Bicycle business | News by BikeBiz". Bikebiz.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  7. ^ "BMX - Noble Piece Prize #3: Odyssey/G-Sport - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Daily Word " Blog Archive " Download our 2010 Catalog". Odyssey BMX. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Odyssey Keyboard Grips Combine Love Of Biking, Efficient Text Input". Gizmodo.com. 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  10. ^ "Contact Us". Odyssey BMX. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  11. ^ "Team". Odyssey BMX. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  12. ^ "Aaron Ross / BMX / Team / etnies - Action Sports Footwear and Apparel". Etnies.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  13. ^ "The Storied Path of Taj - ESPN". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 

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