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IB14: ODI branches out into handlebar tape, releases signature edition Aaron Gwin grips

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ODI Road Bar Tape_001

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.

 

ODI Road Bar Tape_000

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.

ODI Road Bar Tape_003

Cue the bar tape wrap job comments….#Ionlyreadbikerumorforthecomments

Their dual play handlebar tape retails for $24.99 and uses a slightly less cushy foam than the 3 ply model.

ODI Road Bar Tape_002

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.

Aaron Gwin ODI Signature Edition Grips 2014_000

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.

Aaron Gwin ODI Signature Edition Grips 2014_002

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.

Aaron Gwin ODI Signature Edition Grips 2014_001

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.

ODI Grips

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lonefrontranger
lonefrontranger
9 years ago

want the 3-ply in orange, pls.

mudrock
mudrock
9 years ago

The perfs will fill with dirt on my crosser, but love the colors. Love the celeste. I like Saris’s snark about the comments – seems to be a sore spot with roadies, but they’re a neurotic crowd anyway.

pmurf
9 years ago

burnt orange, plum, oxblood. I hate the primaries – every other bar tape manufacturer has them. Do something more sophisticated. Also, to each their own, but that green isn’t gelling with me. It’s too….pastel or something.

lawyerknowitalll
lawyerknowitalll
9 years ago

Faux brown leather would be sick. Also a white that doesn’t get dirty so d*mn quickly.

Pedals
Pedals
9 years ago

Black outer layer with a different color visible under the perforations. Cinelli does this with a rainbow-like pattern but it’s a helluva-time actually using their tape.

wheelz
wheelz
9 years ago

White bar tape please.

Nate G
Nate G
9 years ago

White and hot pink!

JS
JS
9 years ago

I want bartape that looks just like duct tape, but feels just like Cinelli cork.

Slow Joe Crow
Slow Joe Crow
9 years ago

I’d like see the bar tape color matched to the Hudz aftermarket brake hoods, and a pink shade that matches Jagwire housing for my wife’s cross bike.

RR
RR
9 years ago

White! with black underlay.

Charlie
Charlie
9 years ago

midnight blue (very dark blue, matte), burnt orange and lawyerknowitall’s faux leather to match my Chromag Trailmaster LTD’s (real) leather

Frippolini
Frippolini
9 years ago

Pink. Turquoise.
How about white with red dots (tour de France inspired polka)?
How about striped (red and pink as a totally aggressive and freakish combination)?
How about black with subtle grey and reflective skulls?
How about bacon-inspired tape (imagine having your handlebar wrapped in bacon), lol?
How about Hello Kitty inspired tape for girls and brave ones (I would go for one, even at twice the price).
How about paint that changes color depending on your body temperature (you work out hard and enjoy the proof of it looking at where your hands have been on the handlebar).
How about “normal black” that changes to e.g. bright orange when wet (good for when it starts raining and visibility is reduced for car drivers around you)?
So many ideas… must be Friday today. 🙂

AT
AT
9 years ago

Definitely a WHITE one.
White + Black dot = classic.

Jack
Jack
9 years ago

Oh… uuhmm… magenta, mauve, eggplant and feldgrau please.

FB
FB
9 years ago

WHITE!!!!!

pablo
pablo
9 years ago

PINK
PINK
PINK
PINK
PINK
PINK
PINK
PINK
THANK YOU

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