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The swan song for 24″ Chase Hawk tires?

18 12 2015

After so much teasing, buildup and finally, the introduction of a 24″ Chase Hawk tire…it seems like its days might be numbered.

In a dramatic sponsorship change, almost on par with Primo dropping the Blue Falcon years ago, Odyssey has dropped Chase Hawk from their team.

Understandably, the internets have been going crazy over the last 48 hours with the news.

With Chase off the team, it probably means his signature products are probably on their way out too.

So, if you’ve been on the fence about picking up a pair, you might want to jump on it sooner rather than later.

Sad news all around…although I think Chase is probably going to have no problem finding himself a new co-sponsor (He’s still reppin’ Cult, naturally.)

Maybe Odyssey will consider a 24″ Duggan tire to replace the Hawk tire?

It’s the least they could do in this situation.

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Tested: Odyssey Chase Hawk Tire 24″

30 07 2015

Since we learned about the introduction of the 24″ Chase Hawk tire from Odyssey, the anticipation surrounding them seemed to be sky high. We endured¬† teaser pictures on the OTX social media accounts, and waited patiently for them to arrive. Thankfully,the 24″ Chase Hawk tires are now out and available.

The question is…do the 24″ Chase Hawk tires live up to the hype?

Buddy Sardenga in Austin, Texas picked up a set to see.

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What did he think?

Let’s find out.

Well, the first thing that I noticed about the tires are how quiet, fast, and grippy they are. I did like the Stolen Joint tires* but l could not run my front brake through the fork, they hit the cable.

*Buddy’s currently riding a chrome Stolen Saint XLT.

I ran [Tioga] Powerblocks for a bit since they came in 2.1 and were very cheap at 17 bucks…but they are very slow on concrete.

The Chase tires are a 2.2¬† [yet still] about the same size as the Powerblocks… but super fast and grip way better.

So, how do they measure up riding street, park and dirt?

The tire is more of a slick for park and street and I was concerned about dirt riding with them.

I guess they did their research on that because I had no issues on the dirt.

Those little groves that come from the side provide very good traction even if things are not very well groomed.

Looks like the 24″ Chase Hawk tires do live up to the hype.¬† I think Buddy’s final thought on the tires sums it up best.

If you ride a 24, check them out for sure.

It appears Odyssey’s got a winner on their hands with the 24″ Chase Hawk tires.





Sneak Peek: 2016 Sunday Model C

10 07 2015

Sunday Bikes just dropped a preview of their 2016 Bikes.

The 24″ Model C is still in the lineup and it looks like they have souped it up a little for the new model year.

The first thing that catches your eye is the frame…a rawed out, clear coat version of their flagship 24″ complete.

Also notable on this complete?

The much buzzed about 24″ Chase Hawk tires.

Yes, my friends they come standard on the 2016 Model C!

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According to Sunday, “updated and detailed bike pages [will be] up soon”…so watch for details on the complete spec breakdown in the next week or so.

Sunday dealers will also have the new lineup in stores in the next couple weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

(Pic credit: Sunday Bikes)





24″ Chase Hawk tires: the tease continues

27 03 2015

Well, it looks like the cheeky folks at Odyssey are continuing to send out little teasers regarding the widely-anticipated 24″ Chase Hawk tire.

Here’s a pic that came out via Snapchat.

24 inch Chase Hawk tires snapchat

However, there is a little more to this particular teaser…

Apparently, there is the potential that the Chase Hawk tires may (underscore “may”) come in colors too!

24 inch Chase Hawk tires snapchat colors

I think my anticipation has gotten kicked up a couple of notches.

I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled for these.





A 24″ Chase Hawk tire on the horizon?

28 01 2015

I’ve seen talk of this in a couple of places (the otxdesign instagram page and BMX Museum) but so far no official word.

Is a 24″ version of Odyssey’s Chase Hawk tire in the pipeline?

If the word on the street is to be believed, it looks like it’s going to happen. In the mean time, I guess we’ll have to sit tight until we hear about a release date.

Pretty stoked to see this added into the assortment of high-end tires available for new school 24s.

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