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To brake or not to: Odyssey's mint combo

Odyssey's latest limited braking run is full of minty goodness.

Updated: September 8, 2010, 3:59 PM ET
By Brian Tunney

Sometimes I wonder to myself about the paradox of manufacturing brakes in a seemingly brakeless BMX world. Is it wise for component brands to be investing time, energy and capital into the constant refinement of braking technology? Are all those brakes, cables and levers being sold to shops? And if so, are they going to good homes or sitting on shop shelves and collecting dust?

Once upon a time, everyone rode front and rear brakes. That started to change in the early '90s, ...

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