Stephen Murray, certified BMX legend, started the Stay Strong brand after his life-changing accident in 2007. The accident, at the Dew Tour in Baltimore, left Stephen paralysed from the neck down. In the last ten years, Stephen has done some amazing things with the Stay Strong brand. He really is an incredible human. You can read the full story in his autobiography, Staying Strong, that came out exactly ten years after the crash. To learn more about Stephen, see our 10 Weeks of Murray series that explores everything from his background and family life to his current lifestyle and the Stay Strong team. Knowing and working with Stephen is something we’re very proud of.
ODI, the famous grip manufacturers, stepped in after Stephen’s crash and helped him create a Stay Strong grip. Not only are these great grips, they also continue to help with Stephen’s high medical bills. It’s a win-win.
Based on the classic Longneck grip, the ODI x Stay Strong grips are made from a high quality rubber compound in the USA. With the legendary reputation of ODI behind the manufacturing, you know these are going to hold up well.
“Over the past 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the best there is to offer in our products. This includes our proprietary compounds which have been extensively researched and tested by top athletes around the world to ensure that they provide the highest level of comfort and longevity possible. This is also the reason that we have chosen to continue producing our products exclusively in the USA in our own facility. While other manufacturers are scurrying to the lowest possible cost producer overseas, we remain dedicated to maintaining the highest possible product quality facilitated by our long term relationships we have developed with our suppliers." –ODI
The rubber compound feels good from the first ride, perfect. With a prominent Stay Strong logo and available in lots of colours (not just yellow) these will look and feel good on any steed.