Odyssey is working on a lot of new components for 2001, some of which is already available at a bike shop near you.One of the big things that Odyssey is doing is offering a lifetime warranty on its forks and handlebars. Since this is a pretty big deal we wanted to show you some of the new Odyssey products.
The new Odyssey Milk Bar is made with Odyssey’s new 41-thermal chromoly. This involves a special heat treating process that makes 4130 chromoly even stronger, I’m pretty sure that Odyssey is the only company doing it. Odyssey is so confident in this process that they offer a lifetime warranty on the bars. The two piece Milk Bars, are 25″ wide with a 7.75″ crossbar and a 7.25″ rise. The bars have 6-degrees of back-sweep, 2-degrees of up-sweep, and a .089″ wall thickness. They were designed so the bars can be cut narrow and the brake lever will still fit on the flat of the bar. The 41-thermal Milk Bars are available in black or white at a suggested retail price of $69. You can also get the Milk Bars made of normal 4130 chromoly in chrome at a reduced price.
In addition to offering a lifetime warranty on the Milk Bars, Odyssey offers the same on all its forks. The ones in the photo are the Pro Flatland forks. They’re built with .065 1-1/4″ chromoly tubing. The flatland forks come with 990 mounts, 6mm dropouts, and a built in pre-load system with a hollow alloy bolt that tightens the headset. Odyssey also offers Pro Vert forks with the same tubing plus peg bosses, Pro Dirt forks with the same tubing dimensions, and Pro Race forks with .049″ legs and 4mm dropouts. All the forks are available in black and chrome and retail between $100 and $115. Look for a test on the Pro Dirt forks in an upcoming issue of Ride.
Also new for Odyssey is the Elm Street tire. This new tire features a wrap around tread design and can be inflated to 120psi. The Elm Street tires are designed for all-around use, and are available in 20″ x 1.85″ and 20″ x2.1″ at a suggested retail of $18.