ODI CFT HANDLEBARS MAKE
Riverside, CA, - After
twelve months of working with L & Mc Racing, the ODI Controlled Flex
Technology (CFT) debuted at last weekends Supercross opener aboard several top
Working with the Chaparral Honda team since their inception
to develop the handlebars it was an exciting night to see the newly built 2013
CRF 450 of Andrew Short. Many comments
have filled the web about the old-school design that team owner Larry Brooks
decided to put together for this season.
The ODI CFT bar looked great aboard the bike as Andrew road to a sixth
overall finish in the season opener.
“Comfort is the key element on the new ODI bars,” Andrew
Short commented. “I feel that the flex in the bars is a big advantage. It’s comfortable and at the same time helps
to take out some vibration and impact in the rough sections.”
The BTO Sports / KTM team looked strong heading into
Anaheim. Matt Goerke teamed up with Les
Smith who filled in for the injured Michael Byrne and both riders were looking
good aboard their new KTMs. After
running up front in his heat race, Matt battled with Kevin Windham and Josh
Grant for most of the race to finish a respectable 12th place. Les’s
night was a little more rough as he went down a
few times through the night and did not make the main. Look for both riders to finish even stronger
when they roll into Phoenix this weekend.
Also aboard the new CFT handlebars was the NFab/ Ti
Lube/Yamaha team with riders Chris Blose and Phil Nicoletti. Both riders had a great during qualifying but
fell just outside the top 9 in the heat race.
After a great start in the LCQ, Nicolletti looked solid until being
passed by Josh Hansen in a move that ultimately left Phil on the ground.
“Over all it was a great night for the brand and the
extension of the product line,” Powersports Brand Manager Kevin Stevens
added. “The CFT bars are something
different and we’ve had a lot of great feedback and positive reaction. When we headed into the season, we only
planned to have the L & MC team running the bars and we are pleased
that other teams have chosen to use our
product over others. It’s really a testament to the fact that our
design team has put together something that feels great and is a quality
product that even the top level of racers can rely on.”
ODI Controlled Flex Technology Handlebars are available
through Parts Unlimited. To order,
please check with your local Parts Unlimited dealer. For more information please visit us www.odigrips.com.