Odyssey entered into the freecoaster market relatively late, launching the original Odyssey Clutch V1 in the summer of 2015. This hub is a little different to other freecoasters in many ways.
“The Clutch Hub is a traditional clutch-based coaster hub design that eliminates all of the problematic elements on ordinary hubs and only keeps the parts that work.”
Odyssey have got it dialled. Their product design has to be among the best in BMX, they’ve pioneered several technologies and seem to hold more patents in their inventions than many other brands. It’s been said that Odyssey (and their family of GSPORT and Sunday) are at the forefront of BMX product design, and we wouldn’t really argue with that.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Odyssey Clutch hub is the silver band on the hub shell. Style and substance here – that is in fact a cover for one of the Clutch’s clever features. Slide that silver band around and you’ll find an allen key screw that allows you to adjust the amount of slack. This means you don’t have to take the hub apart (or even remove the wheel from the frame) to adjust the slack. Extremely clever design work.