My Faction Amero Build

After a lot or reading, forum posts and emails, I finaly got my head around all of the needed components. I looked for high quality that would do the Amero Frame justice.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: April 9, 2014 | Updated: May 2, 2014

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Getting everything together for the build. Here are the components I went with and a little of the reasoning behind the choice. 

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Final Product





Components I Picked


  • Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt 175 RHD (white)
  • Bottom Bracket: - Shadow Conspiricy Corvus 22mm (white)
  • Pedals: Odyssey Twisted (safety orange)
  • Sprocket: - CNC aluminum  (orange)
  • Chain: Odyssey Bluebird (black)


  • Headset: Shadow Conspiricy Corvus (white)
  • Stem: Eclat Boxer (orange)
  • Handlebars: Odyssey Double Spacebar (black)
  • Grips: Cult Vans Waffle (orange)
  • Bar ends: Cult plastic, came with the grips (black)


  • Brake Kit: Odyssey EVO 2 Kit (black)


  • Seat Post: Eclat Torch15 230mm (black)
  • Seat: - Eclat (orange)




Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt 175 RHD (white)

These are quality cranks, strong,  light and with a life time warranty. They have a 22mm spindle, so I need a 22mm Bottom Bracket.

Purchased from 3ride out of Canada. Think if found the last pair or these cranks in white & right hand drive in North America.



Bottom Bracket: Shadow Conspiricy Corvus (white)

For the most part, I think most quality bottom brackets are as good as any. It is the dust covers have different looks and available in different colors.

The Amero frame takes a Spanish Bottom Bracket, so what ever you go with you will need to make sure it is spanish. 

The other variable is the size usually 19mm or 22mm. This will depend on the cranks you go with. The thunderbolts have a 22mm spindle so I needed a 22mm Spanish bottom bracket.



Pedals: Odyssey Twisted (safety orange)

The Odyssey pedals got great reviews and comment. I found a good deal on the twisted pedals and they are orange.  

One cool think I learned is you get red and black end caps. I was expecting just red and was glad to see the black option. Not a big deal but black end caps will better suit my colors.


Sprocket / Chain: Generic / Odyssey Bluebird (orange & black)

Was having a hard time locating a good orange sprocket that fit the Thunderbolt cranks, I opted for a generic one off eBay till I find one that is just right.

For the Chain I went with the Odyssey Bluebird in black. Not that familiar with what makes a great chain, Odyssey is a quality brand so I added one to an order that had free shipping.




Headset: Shadow Conspiricy Corvus (white)

Went with this one because it matched the bottom bracket I selected. If I can have them match then why not.



Stem: Eclat boxer - orange

A little more expensive than other stems.  Super strong and sturdy.



Handlebars: - Odyssey - Double Spacebar - black

This being a first BMX, not 100% sure what size and style of bars I need. I went with one whose diemensions seemed to fit riders or about my size and had positive comments.


Grips & Bar Ends: Cult - Vans Waffle (orange) & bar ends (black)




Brake Kit: Odyssey EVO 2 Kit (black)

Many people told me the Odyssey EVO 2 was the way to go.  I could have gone with different colors and would have had to buy the lever, cable, and brake seperately. Odyssey makes a triple black kit that saved a few dollars. Anything helps...




Seat Post: - Eclat Torch 15 230mm black

Based this one off the height I was after 230mm seemed to be a pretty good all around height. Eclat seems to be a solid manufacturer.



Seat: - Eclat - orange

will post picture when I receive it.


Just a few more years!




I would love to hear what your think.

If you have a 22" BMX send over the components and any images and I will post it up.



Steven Johnson

Steven is a web developer and big coffee enthusiast. He lives in Atlanta, with his wife and two little girls.

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