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Electronical Video October 16, 2015


Dig BMX is celebrating 30 years of Odyssey BMX  by posting the Electronical video in full. We use lots of Odyssey BMX parts on our bikes, the Fairdale brand is produced with Odyssey’s help and Taj has a section in the video. Check out some BMX action here. 

Fairdale at QBP’s Frostbike February 27, 2014


Fairdale was just up at QBP’s Frostbike show (a show for bike shops folks to see the new products). Check out the above photo and more of the fun in an awesome photo gallery over at Prolly Is Not Probably’s blog. We showed off this Taj frame and fork built up with a bunch of great Odyssey parts. QBP is now carrying the Taj frame + fork as well as our Skaterack. Actually so is BTI! Complete bikes (and our full range of products) will continue to be available to bike shops through Full Factory.

extra curricular activities (texas toast and urban rhythm) November 25, 2013

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Over the past month I have found myself in a few amazing extra curricular activities that Fairdale fans may not know about. For the last 3 years I have helped put on the Texas Toast Jam and the 3rd edition went down a few weeks ago. Also, last week I helped out with the Redbull Urban Rhythm event as a ramp builder/ designer. Although none of these events were exactly Fairdale related it might be interesting to see some of the other things we get involved with over here at Fairdale.  There’s a really cool documentary about Texas Toast from Odyssey BMX that is worth checking out.


Texas Toast Dirt! May 19, 2011

First photos of dirt being built. This the roll-in , first roller and the lip for the skipper set that leads into the big sets. Stoked!!!

Packaging design April 7, 2010

One of the things I’ve been doing at my new job is helping design packaging for products.  I never went to school for any type of packaging design, industrial design or engineering but for some reason the guys here at Odyssey have decided that they trust me to devise a way to safely transport the fruits of all their hard work around the world to a store near you. They also of course want the packaging to stand out and help sell the product. Oh yeah, and they would prefer to only use recyclable cardboard.

Mr. Clampy

Considering that Odyssey’s seat clamp is named the Mr.Clampy, this guy was a pretty obvious idea for a way to package a seat clamp.

This was my attempt at a countertop seat clamp dispenser. I’m not sure if bike shops really need this kind of thing, but i figured if they did, this pierced up dude would totally do the trick.

Counter top small parts display

People who steal things would really appreciate the ease of being able to pocket lots of small parts from this counter top small part display.

Ok, back to some hardcore actual product packaging (as we seem to have followed a tangent into the world of displays) this elephant brake lever packaging would be a sure hit with that Ong-Bak guy who really digs elephants.

This is my idea for some new seat packaging. I suspect the tree huggers would be all over us for making the packaging so much bigger then it needs to be, but you have to think about how if this was hanging on the wall at a bike shop it would totally block out all of our competitors.

On occasion I am convinced to do some freelance work. Like for this Fly Ruben grip that has turned into a toy for Roscoe. This current grip is 250% longer then a normal grip and designed so you can cut it to whatever length you prefer. But what if (as a designer you gotta always be thinking) you wanted to make a grip several hundred feet long?