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What I Ride – Matt Nordstrom

Matt Nordstrom‘s bike is a straight forward build comprised of Fit and Odyssey parts. Speaking of Odyssey parts, here’s your first look at Odyssey’s new updated Pro Twisted pedals and Pro Path tires, as well as a prototype sprocket with guard. Sorry, we couldn’t find an autopilot crankflip button, though.

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Location: Austin, Texas
Sponsors: Fit, Odyssey

What I Ride - Matt Nordstrom

Frame: Fit Savage, 21"
Fork: Odyssey R32
Bars: Fit Vandlebar 9" rise and I cut the width down to 27"
Stem: Odyssey Dugan
Grips: S&M Hoder
Barends: I usually run Odyssey Par Ends but this time I just put on the bar ends that came with the Hoder grips.
Headset: Odyssey
Seatpost: Odyssey Tripod
Seat: Fit Solo Tripod
Pedals:  New Odyssey Twisted Pro
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt, LHD, 170 mm
Sprocket: Odyssey prototype
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird
Front Tire: New Odyssey Path Pro 2.4"
Front Wheel: Gsport Birdcage rim, Gsport Simian hub, two metal Gsport guards.
Rear Tire: New Odyssey Path Pro 2.3"
Rear Wheel: Gsport Birdcage rim, Odyssey Clutch freecoaster, one plastic guard on my non-drive side and a Gsport Uniguard on my drive-side.
Pegs:Odyssey Graduate, 4.5"

Tell us more about the new Odyssey Twisted pedals and Path tires…
They are pro-production prototypes. The new pedal is the Twisted Pro and the tire is the Path Pro. The pedals grip good and they have a big platform.

You have three metal hub guards and one plastic, why the mixed bag?
I would prefer to have all plastic guards because they slide better, but my problem is that I tend to destroy plastic guards, so right now Odyssey is working on some new plastic guards that are more durable, so be on the lookout for some sick new plastic guards coming from Odyssey.

Describe your bike for us… What makes it your ride?
My bars are usually parallel with my forks, I cut the forks so I don’t have to run any headset spacers and it just makes your bike look much cleaner. Also, I run anywhere from 40-50 PSI in either of my tires, I like the lower PSI—it helps with a lot of tech riding and it's great for bump jumps.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
The steepness of my front-end—I don’t like any bike too steep or too mellow. Bar width and height are also what makes my bike feel like mine. I prefer to have my front tire fatter than the back tire and run as much slack as I can on my coaster because nothing is worse than unwanted engagement.

Setup/part wise, what was the last big change you made?
I don’t tend to change much up on my bike. I've been running nearly the same setup since I’ve been on Fit and Odyssey and I love it! The only real changes I've made to my bike in past year is that my bars have gotten a bit taller, I switched my tires up, and I threw on the fourth peg.