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G-Sport Rollcage

The new G-Sport Rollcage rim is shipping now. What’s a Rollcage? It’s a more affordable version of the Ribcage. How’d we get a lower price? Well, the Rollcage uses standard 6061-T6 aluminum instead of the Ribcage’s proprietary grade, and the Rollcage also goes without the Ribcage’s outermost reinforcing ribs for the spoke nipples – a feature that requires greater precision when it comes to drilling the spoke holes.

The Rollcage makes use of the Ribcage’s proven cross-lacing for improved durability and stronger wheel builds, and also incorporates a similar cross-sectional design that has been narrowed down to 34mm’s. Additionally, this section-shape utilizes thick 2.1mm sidewalls for impact resistance. You’ll be able to tell the Rollcage “by eye” because it has a groove that runs along the center of the rim.

The Rollcage is available now in hard-anodized black or chrome, 36 or 48-H, with a weight of approximately 455g. The rim’s ERD is 390.

We’ve had test riders on the Rollcage rim exclusively for over a year now, and it has proven itself time and again. We’re confident that you’ll appreciate it as much as we have.

G-Sport Ratchet:
Available Now!

There isn’t a “cassette” of cogs here, just a rock solid one-piece driver. Every component has been designed from the ground up to be as smooth and solid as possible. The pawls and ratchet ring are oversize, and because the driver and hub both run on the famously stiff 20mm G-Sport axle, everything will always be held in strict alignment.

» 3 oversize pawls running in low-drag pivot cavities.
» 3 independent long-travel springs.
» Spring and pawl retention system ensures optimum alignment of pawls and drive ring, and keeps the hardware securely in place during routine maintenance.
» Oversize ratchet ring with square tooth profile for easy left/right drive switching.
» 20mm, hollow, helicoiled axles in steel (14mm bolts) or aluminum (3/8” bolts). All bolts feature a 17mm hex-head and 6mm Allen slot.
» 10 tooth chromoly drivers with a unique needle-roller and plain-location bearing arrangement for unsurpassed durability.
» 2 oversized cartridge bearings in the hub shell.
» Threadless, press-on axle collars.
» All hubs work LHD or RHD “out of the box” without special parts or complicated modifications.
Lifetime warranty on steel axles.
» 1lb 3.9oz

Just a quick bit of news; G-Sport Ratchet Hubs are in stock now and will begin shipping to US distributors tomorrow. We have the 36-hole, 10-T version in black, gold, white and high-polished.

To download a comprehensive technical rundown and instruction manual for the hub, click HERE.
Thank you for being patient, and we apologize for the delays!

Twombolt info and instructions

Twombolt Instruction Manual
Download the Full Manual (PDF – 762kb)

Our update to the Wombolt crankset is on its way to shops and distributors. Twombolts (Two+Wombolt) are available now in fluorescent red, white and black. We have RHD-175 at the moment, with LHD and other sizes following soon.

The new features for the crank are as follows:
Updated mating arm lug for improved fit and increased durability.
All-new cluster design that optimizes the arm’s interface, simplifies assembly, and makes use of a durable AND replaceable elastic retainer band.
Greatly improved overall function and performance proven both in the lab and during extensive long-term riding.
2 lbs. 2.5 oz. / 978g (with Mid BB). 1 lb. 13.5 oz. / 836g (without BB).

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The Contribution Video contest is calling for entries now. Categories include Best Trick, Best Video Part and Best Group Entry – so start filming.

There are lots of Odyssey prizes, and all of the proceeds go to BMX-related charities and causes.

Keep reading for the official press release and details.

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We’re very pleased to announce that Terry Adams will join Chase Gouin as we build a new Odyssey flatland team and begin to develop a yet-to-be-named flat specific product line together in the coming year.

For the official press release, please click below.

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IMG is the new G-Sport distributor in the UK. For more information please click here.


Our new distributor in the UK is IMG. For the full info and press release, please keep reading…

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The Wombolt received its first patent from the United States Patent Office in September. The design has been assigned office number 7,267,030.

Additional news on this will follow at a later date…


As you may have guessed, things are hectic around here because we’re preparing for Interbike next week.

A new shipment is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday, and we’ll post some info on the contents after it gets here.

Somebody asked about photos of the copper Lumberjack Bars: