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AB/ODSY’s Bike in Black

Adam Banton
Photo by Kieth Mulligan (Ride BMX)

Adam Banton has a new bike check over at the Ride website. The photos are embedded after the jump but you can read about the full details of his setup over at

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Ben Ward Bike Check

Ben Ward

Ben Ward

frame-Sunday Shaved Next Wave (galvanized looking)
fork-Odyssey Director Built in Race (black)
bars-Odyssey Lum4erjacks (black)
headset-Integrated w/ Sunday Topcap
stem-Odyssey Elementary V2.7
front wheels-Vandero 2, GSport Rib Cage
tire-Aitken Plyte 2.25
pegs-GSport Plegs
seat-Odyssey Veteran Black Denim
post-Odyssey Intac
grips-Odyssey JC
bar ends-Odyssey Parends
rear wheels-GSport Ratchet, GSport Ribcage, GSport Nipples
driver-10T GSport Ratchet
hubguard– GSport Gland MKIII
rear tire-Path Plyte 1.95
cranks-Odyssey Wombolt 175mm
sprocket-27T MDS
chain-KMC Pintle

Weight: 24lbs.

Modifications-Bars 27” wide, Forks trimmed up just perfect for Elementary
Stem Flushness, Stem Slammed, Seat Post Chopped, Pedals have flush pins on
grind side. Hubs, Stem, Bottom Bracket have been hand stripped and
polished. Chrome Wombolt crank is custom.


It’s finally here. The answer to ALL your hopes and dreams. The new smaller, lighter GLAND with bigger cable-tie-holes and BOBBLES!

Because GLANDs fix to, (and rotate with) the wheel they can use the very spokes they protect to help support them. This also means that they dont effect the dropout spacing or put any load on your hub axle. And because they are plastic they slide faster and are lighter too.

The BOBBLES! help to take some of the load off the cable-ties and keep the GLAND central, whilst still allowing the guard to fit virtually any hub, with any lacing pattern, front or rear.

And at just $11 they are probably the cheapest as well.

These have actually been available in Australia and some other countries for a while, but they are now in the Odyssey warehouse ready to ship to distributors, so North Americans should be able to satisfy their needs within a few weeks, and the rest of the world wont be far behind…



Head over to the G-Sport site for info on the new Gland MKIII. Smaller, lighter, more affordable and with lots of little details that improve on the already proven MK II version. Shipping to distributors and shops now.

GLAND 3 Preview

Wham! Just two days since the last entry and here we are back with more!

We showed these babies off at Interbike so it seemed a good time to let everyone get a quick preview of the new GLAND3.

Smaller than the old GLAND but with much bigger cable tie slots and “bobbles” on the inside face which keep the GLAND from slipping about on the wheel and so reduce the stress on the cable ties.

This picture gives you some idea how they compare to the old ones for size:-

We are still in final testing but are shooting for a launch early in 2007.
More To Follow.



G-Sport GlandThe first of the G-Sport products will be arriving in a few weeks.
The popular and effective G.L.A.N.D guard will be our first offering of the line.

Those of you who might not be familiar with the G.L.A.N.D., it is a hub guard/spoke protector made from a durable polymer that is guaranteed for life against breaking. The G.L.A.N.D will protect your wheels and smooth your grinds.

The G.L.A.N.D’s will be available by early to mid May in most areas.

Shops who are interested, please contact the folowing distributors:

Seattle bike supply (usa)
Blackout (usa)
Quality bicycle products (usa)
Custom cycle (usa)

Ryder (canada)
Padded cell (England)
BMX international (Australia)
Sport Import (Germany)
Empire cycle supply (S. Africa)
Motocross International (japan)