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Old 03-05-05, 10:08 PM
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Odyessy parts.

How can Odyessy be that good of a company? They make good bars, forks, cranks, hubs, rims, pedals, and so on. Has anyone had any problems with any Odyessy parts? And what is everyone's opinions of Odyessy, do you think that they are a good or bad company?
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Old 03-05-05, 10:26 PM
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They're the only company that makes parts in Taiwan that I trust. They have good designs, they're very easy to deal with, and their warranty department is superb.
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Old 03-05-05, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
They're the only company that makes parts in Taiwan that I trust. They have good designs, they're very easy to deal with, and their warranty department is superb.

Yeah man, I'd agree with you on good designs and they have good quality too. So from your opinion, I'd say that you think they're a good company. Would you say that their parts are worth the money? I mean, you think that they are dependable parts?
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Old 03-05-05, 10:39 PM
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If they weren't dependable parts, I wouldn't be complimenting them. And if their parts were overpriced, I wouldn't buy them.
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everybody in bmx probably trusts odyssey. i've only had one problem with their parts. i cracked a jim c. pedal while doing a pedal grind on a rail
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Old 03-06-05, 01:11 AM
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In the beginning...

In the 80's Odyssey came out with the Gyro and that became their cash cow for years. Until their patent rights expired they were entirely supporting the company on the Gyro. The SST came along and made a Gyro that was slightly better and sold it to a lot of Odyssey's clients.

Odyssey really considered getting out of bmx then - no money.

Then a few guys came along that recognized Odyssey's problems. Chris Constansas being one of the key players in this transition. These guys came into Odyssey and looked at every single part Odyssey made and re-engineered it for quality. What they didn't have time to re-engineer early on, they discontinued immediately. NO Odyssey part was going to be marketed that was sub-par in quality.

The new Gyros were released, the sealed version, the Modulevers, and Evolvers. They got permission and help with London Bikes to make the London Mod which is used by a ton of riders. Then their bars and forks and now their cranks are all being produced with lifetime warranties and a finer grade of chromoly. Hardening, heat treating, specific dirt/street/race/flatland designs are available...

Most of all, they have guys working for them that actually do some riding and surf the web listening to feedback and using that feedback to make next years products better than this years. They are no longer complacent, sitting around milking the cow for all it has. They are breeding new ideas and new technologies and are putting forth products that are simply better than the competition, or on level with other specialized high-end manufacturers.

Very few companies in Odyssey's situation have been able to do what they have done. And, in my opinion, no other company offers such a diverse list of products that are truly exceptional like theirs.
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
everybody in bmx probably trusts odyssey. i've only had one problem with their parts. i cracked a jim c. pedal while doing a pedal grind on a rail

Are those bad pedals? I'm just checking, because I just ordered some and I thought they were good.
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You still ask after that long, generous, informational post?
I don't think many pedals hold up to repeated pedal grinds anyway...
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Originally Posted by MadMan2k
I don't think many pedals hold up to repeated pedal grinds anyway...
Actually, I do lots of pedal grinds, and I run Jim C pedals. I buy a new pair every three or four months, and generally sell the left side pedal (because I only grind on the right, so the left is still in perfect condition).
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they are good parts and the are not too exspensive
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The J.C. pedals work really well for street park and anything dry. I found myself slipping a bit in the mud and rain. They give very good support and very good traction for the size of the pins though!
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Actually, I do lots of pedal grinds, and I run Jim C pedals. I buy a new pair every three or four months, and generally sell the left side pedal (because I only grind on the right, so the left is still in perfect condition).
If the right pedal is all beat up and the other is almost pefect then couldn't you switch the axel/spindel(put the left one in the right and the right in the left) and then you could have the spindel that works with the right crank arm is on the perfect condition left, and then couldn't you run the pedals twice as long with out replacing them? I have no idea if that would work or not but its worth a shot.
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Originally Posted by Ninshadow
The J.C. pedals work really well for street park and anything dry. I found myself slipping a bit in the mud and rain. They give very good support and very good traction for the size of the pins though!
any pedals will slip when wet. i still didn't crack my tenderizer pedals, they're pretty strong. i couldnt ride at all today. yesterday i tried to pedal grind a 10 stair rail, and i got on it, i slid pretty far and then i moved my foot forward and i fell with my back on the rail , then my head on the stairs
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
any pedals will slip when wet. i still didn't crack my tenderizer pedals, they're pretty strong. i couldnt ride at all today. yesterday i tried to pedal grind a 10 stair rail, and i got on it, i slid pretty far and then i moved my foot forward and i fell with my back on the rail , then my head on the stairs

Oooo, sounds painful. Tenderizer, aren't those Primo?
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Yes, Primo makes the Super Tenderizers (and the very similar Primo Pros), which, in my opinion, are complete crap; the pins are too short and impossible to replace and there's not enough concave.
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Originally Posted by bmichaelx
If the right pedal is all beat up and the other is almost pefect then couldn't you switch the axel/spindel(put the left one in the right and the right in the left) and then you could have the spindel that works with the right crank arm is on the perfect condition left, and then couldn't you run the pedals twice as long with out replacing them? I have no idea if that would work or not but its worth a shot.
Hey Beerman would this idea work?(above)
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Yes, it will work; I've only seen it done with sealed Jim Cs and sealed Wellgo MG-1s, though.
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Yes, Primo makes the Super Tenderizers (and the very similar Primo Pros), which, in my opinion, are complete crap; the pins are too short and impossible to replace and there's not enough concave.

i lost most of the grip on the tenderizers, but i still havent cracked them
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