Dig office visit

Dig Magazine stopped by our office to take some photos of the more interesting things we have on display.  Learn some of the inside stories and history of the frames shown in the photo above.  Check it out at this LINK.

Two for one!

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For this Friday, I have a Sunday Friends and a Flashback Friday all in one post!  Steve Cedro sent me photos of his OG Sunday frame from 2006!  This is the original metallic green with the original Spotlight graphics almost fully intact!  When this frame came out, there were so many features that differentiated it from the other company’s frames at the time.  Slowly our features have been adopted by other companies, but Sunday frames are still the only one using Odyssey‘s proven 41 Thermal heat-treating process.  Our hollow dropouts do NOT use investment casting, we use the same proven manufacturing method that riders around the world have enjoyed for the past 4 years.  There is a difference!

Flashback Friday!

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Anyone remember this guy?  Some of you will remember the frame, but probably no one will remember the color.  This is one of the OG Sunday frame prototypes that we received in the fall of 2005.  We had 6 different metallic colors made including purple, blue, yellow, red, green and gray.  When the frame was released in May 2006 only the red, green and gray colors made it to store shelves.  There was even plans to have 2 different rear ends lengths, but BMX had made the change to short rear end lengths by that point.

Sunday frames came out boasting some serious features that hadn’t been done before.  They are the only frames to use Odyssey’s proven 41-Thermal heat-treating process which makes Sunday frames some of the strongest frames out there.

The OG frame was the first to use hollow dropouts as a way to improve strength, but not increase the weight.  Other companies were trying to make their bikes lighter by thinning out the dropouts, but doing that decreases the strength tremendously.  Our dropout width was 8mm, but it was completely hollow in the center except for some support structures that prevented crushing.  The hollow dropout doubled the strength, but still retained the weight of a normal dropout.

There are so many features going on with this frame that aren’t as obvious as hollow dropouts.  It has post-weld machining of the bottom bracket and headtube, so your bearings fit perfectly every time.  The brake mounts are angled to straighten out cable routing thus improving brake performance.  Notice, we eliminate the sandwich on the top tube at the seat tube to keep side to side stiffness at its best.  There’s more frame feature info on the last photo.

Compare the soon to be release Third Wave frame to this OG frame.  Nearly every feature is still there, but yet we’ve improved upon them.  There’s Wave tubing used for the top tube and down tube.  Chain tensioners have been added to the dropout to keep your wheel in place.  The new cable channel and removable mounts improve the looks of their frame, but still has the same quality braking.  Things are just getting better and better.  Look for more Flashback Fridays in the future.

OG Sunday VS Austin church gap!

SOLIDSTEEL Johno & the Church Gap from Clint on Vimeo.

This is really affirming! First, thankfully John Barker is all right and walked away from this. When the Sunday OG frame was designed, we intended it to be a durable frame capable of handling all types of riding. We also intended to be as light as functionally possible without sacrificing strength, quality and durability. I’ve heard at least 4 stories of bikes falling off racks at 70 mph and the frames being completely fine. So along with surviving Mike Hoder’s test riding, we can also add surviving the Austin Chruch Gap because John kept riding this frame for a while after this. I don’t know of very many frames where you can ride away on the dropouts and then still have a frame that you can use the next day.

This is cool!


Brian Banghart was one of the first people to get a Sunday frame when it was first made available in the late spring of 2006.  He pre-booked it right from the Sunday shop and had it shipped directly from Blackout all the way out to Colorado.  Here are some photos of his bike still running today over two and half years since he first put it together.  I think this is good testimony towards the strength and durability of Sunday frames.  Can’t imagine a lot of the frames out there lasting this long.  Check out more photos below to see Brian not taking it easy on this frame.

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