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Gary Young
QBMX Poster

The folks at QBP/QBMX have an exclusive 27×18” Gary Young poster available to dealers for FREE with orders. Hit them up asap (Part # MA0086).

The 316 House

This was filmed over a three month period in Austin, Texas at the 316 (Kansas) House. It includes three of the people that live there, Tom Dugan, Jared Swafford, and Mat Houck plus two that don’t, Aaron Ross and Jabari Winters. This is just a small example of the things you would see while over there. As you can probably guess, their neighbors don’t really like them. Enjoy.

Filmed and edited by Devon Hutchins.

New Jeff Z Site!

Our friend Jeff Zielinski has launched a new site, be sure to check it out. We’ve worked with Jeff for many years and he has accumulated a great body of work.

Above is a classic of Mr Aitken.

*ONLINE STORE EXCLUSIVE* Round & Round shirts

We have 2 brand new Odyssey Round & Round shirts available right now (seen above).

These are only available on our online store, and there are not very many of each.

Go HERE for the Black version.

Go HERE for the Heather Red version.


Odyssey Brake Pad Breakdown

The photo above shows our current stock of Slim by Four brake pad offerings. There have been lots of inquiries about the pads, so read on for more info.

Most of the mail that we get asks the same question; “Which pad is best for me?” So, with that said, please continue reading for a breakdown on each pad.

Black – Normal Compound. Best overall pad for most riders. Can also be found on our Evo 2 Brakes.

Red – Medium Compound. More “grip”, with less “feather” than black pads.

Clear – Soft Compound. Most “grip” due to the extra-soft rubber durometer that is used. Ideal for our powder coated rims.

Gum – Soft Compound. Performs similar to clear.

The Slim by Four has a custom designed inner frame and a fully symmetrical BMX-specific shape designed for braking while rolling in forward and reverse.

Please note that the soft clear pads may still wear through the finish on powder coated rims over time, but they will not leave the “black streaks” that can result from using ordinary pads.

For those finicky riders constantly in search of dialed brakes, choosing the correct pad for your set-up can make all the difference.

Hit up your local shop or mailorder for some Slim By Four’s.


Odyssey BMX is proud to announce that we will now be available through Full Factory Distribution in the states.

In addition to Seattle Bike Supply, Quality Bicycle Products, Custom Cycle and J&B, Full Factory will be available to further assist dealers with Odyssey, G-Sport and Flatware product lines.

Please visit Full Factory for more info.


Mike Aitken, Trista, Baby Owen and Rob-O stopped by Odyssey today to say what’s up. We all tremendously enjoyed seeing Mike, and it’s great to see him up and about. We chatted for a bit before they had to take care of other stuff, and it was all good.

The above iPhotos are courtesy of Ben Ward and Myself.


I hit up the annual Frostbike show at QBP this weekend, which I love going to.

It seemed like a quick trip, but as always, a bunch of cool riders and shop people from all over the states came by to show some love and talk BMX. It was good to hear everyone’s feedback on a bunch of different stuff, as well as overdose on energy bar samples. So, THANKS to everyone who came through.

I shot a handful of pics throughout the weekend with the iPhone, and uploaded them to our Flickr page as I went. You can check those out HERE.

Until next year….


Spotted this bike with the new Tanwall tires over on bikeguide. Looking good!!!

Standard and Foldable Tanwalls are available now.


Matt Beringer has a rad feature on Ride BMX where he gives you the story behind some photos.

Matt’s got a great part in the new S&M video, and that clip in the 50/50 video where over shoots his shed makes me laugh.

Matt rules!!