BMX legend Todd Lyons and the SE Bikes crews have been steadily pushing the envelope with their many BMX inspired creations. And their latest creation has actually started it’s own segment “27.5 BMX Mountain Bike” with the new OM Duro!
If I remember correctly The SE OM Duro was originally promoted as more of an enduro style fat bike. It’s more or less a fat ripper with 27.5 sized wheels, not so fat fat tires and gears. But as you’ll see in the video below this bike is much more than that.
The OM Duro was also built in celebration of SE Bikes 40 Year Anniversary and in honor of SE’s founder, Scot Breithaupt. The bike is designed by Todd and it takes the design cues and aesthetics from the legendary OM Flyer BMX bike but he mixed in some cool mountain bike tech upgrades. Some of the features include a Cr-Mo looptail frame, Cr-Mo Landing Gear forks, 27.5×3.0 Trax Fatty tires, SRAM GX 1×10 drivetrain, disc brakes front and rear, and internal cable routing for a dropper seatpost. The bike also comes in a standard and Xl size.
In the video Todd takes the first prototype OM Duro out for some shredding and put it through all types of real-world testing in various California locations. He put in work on this bike at Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear, Sheep Hills, Laguna Canyon, street riding, and all kinds of over spots. This bike can pretty much do anything and for a 38.6 pound bike it very nible. Todd was riding walls, jumping obstacles, bombing hills, jumping huge gaps and more! This bike is built to shred! And for $849 you can’t beat it. You get the best of both the BMX and MTB worlds with this unique bike……. But not for nothing, aren’t dirt jumpers basically BMX/Mountain Bikes? Isn’t this bike more like a fat Bike/BMX-Mountain Bike? I dunno it’s a grey area but one thing is for sure this bike is sick!
Find out more about the OM Duro on SEBIKES.com