Traditionally known for it’s American Made grips for motocross, mountain bikes, and BMX, ODI is now developing a line of handlebar tape. They’re producing two different versions, which will retail for between $24.99 and $29.99.
The more expensive option is the 3 ply, pictured above. It has a base foam layer, an additional layer for strength and durability, then is topped by a perforated material.
The tape will be available in the three colors pictures above, plus black. They’re also considering doing a white. Let them know in the comments what other colors you’re interested in.
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Their dual play handlebar tape retails for $24.99 and uses a slightly less cushy foam than the 3 ply model.
This tape will also be available in a number of colors. Unlike their grips, the road tape will be produced overseas until the volume justifies purchasing new machinery.
ODI has been teasing these Aaron Gwin (AG1) grips for over a year, but the final product is now shipping for $35. The grip is similar in diameter to the venerable rogue, but adds some tech features in the form of slanted ridges which parallel the position of a riders hands and offer increased grip.
Unlike the rogue, this uses a single lock on, with an inmolded aluminum end cap (a technology borrowed from their moto line).
These AG1 is 5mm longer than their traditional 130mm grips, but by replacing the end lock on with usable space, the grip gives riders 7mm of an additional space.
The grips will be available in a number of different colors, including a yellow and orange, which will match Aaron’s new special edition TLD Sprint Kit.