Sea Otter Video: Kappius KR29 Carbon Rims 2014

Kappius Components launched their new KR29 rim at Sea Otter this year and Kappius President Brady Kappius stopped by the Mtbr booth to show us the goods.

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GT Sanction returns with more travel and bigger wheels

Check out this early release 2015 model from GT called the Sanction. The name may be familiar but this bike is new from the ground up, designed with lots of help from Dan Atherton and meant as a purpose built enduro race bike with 165mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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After Otter: More Sea Otter finds

Don’t call ‘em leftovers, but we had so many things for our Otter Pops daily coverage from the Sea Otter Classic, we had to do a follow-up post. Check out the cool new stuff from Pivot, Felt, Commencal, Shimano and more.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Honey Badger updates and new Juggernaut tire 2014

Roger Hernandez from Kenda talks us through some new releases for 2014 including the Honey Badger tires and the Juggernaut fat tire.

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Sea Otter Video: Evoc Sports bike packs 2014

Evoc Sports Marketing Coordinator Jessica Negele stopped by the Mtbr Sea Otter booth to introduce us to three of the companies’ newest packs including the FR Trail Unlimited and FR Enduro Blackline.

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Video: Geoff Gulevich’s treacherous Red Bull Rampage run

Just how scary is it to do a run in the Red Bull Rampage? Check Geoff Gulevich’s run and find out.

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Four cool, new school mountain bike saddles for enduro, 29er and 27.5 bikes

With the rise of bigger wheels, new geometries and longer travel, saddle manufacturers are responding with models aimed specifically at 29er, 27.5 and enduro targets. Click through to find out what makes these seats different from the ones you’ve been riding for years.

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Sea Otter Video: Haro FL 27.Five Expert 2014

Haro Bikes Brand Manager Philip Tintsman presents the Haro FL 27.Five Expert, a hardtail 27.5 offering for 2014. It comes equipped with a SRAM X7/X5 drivetrain, RockShox 100mm fork, Ritchie cockpit and Prologo saddle and grips.

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Bike Test: Pivot LES 29 Singlespeed review

Bike-maker Pivot has been on a roll of late, and their first hardtail offering is no exception. The Pivot LES 29 is one mean, lean, racing machine whether you go geared or singlespeed.

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Sea Otter Video: WickWerks chainrings 2014

WickWerks Engineer Eldon Goates starts off our conversation by proclaiming WickWerks chainrings to be the “fastest shifting chainrings in the world.” He then talks us through the engineering in support of this claim.

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Six sick socks from Sea Otter – Sock Guy, DeFeet, SOS

Check out these six (actually seven), cool new socks from SockGuy, DeFeet and SOS Socks. Whether you like a high cuff or low cuff, compression fit or standard, these socks offer some great features and styles.

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Video: Check the jaw-dropping trailer for Brandon Semenuk’s forthcoming Rad Company

Just when mountain bike video edits started getting all samey-samey, Red Bull Media House drops this mind-blowing teaser for their forthcoming Brandon Semenuk edit called Rad Company. Even if you’re “over” mountain bike movies, you need to check this out.

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Sea Otter Video: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 2014

Diamondback Marketing Manager John Kennedy steps away from the chaos of Sea Otter to lay out the new 27.5 Mission Pro for us.

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Sea Otter Video: ENVE MSERIES carbon wheels & rims 2014

Jake Pantone from ENVE walks us through the just-launched carbon MSERIES line, that incorporates the high performance capabilities of past designs and updates it with new technologies.

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Sea Otter Video: Camelbak updated Podium bottle 2014

Camelbak’s made some updates to their popular Podium bottle and we caught up with Camelbak Marketing Coordinator Kevin Taylor at Sea Otter to walk us through the changes.

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Video: Kiwi rider Eddie Masters is the Spirit of Enduro

In the short film Spirit of Enduro, New Zealand enduro racer Eddie Masters shows us the secret training regimen of extreme nutrition, tire rolling and course cutting he believes will propel him to the top of the 2014 Enduro World Series podium.

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Sea Otter Video: Durango Bike Company Moonshine 2014

Industry veteran and Durango Bike Company Owner Jeff Estes gives us the rundown on the Durango Moonshine 650b that is hand-built in the U.S.

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Sea Otter Video: Kitsbow Hot Weather kit 2014

Kitsbow Founding Partner Charlie Cronk is here to introduce Kitsbow’s new Hot Weather riding gear including a ventilated jersey, ventilated outer short and ventilated base short.

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Sea Otter Video: Feedback Sports Bicycle Maintenance App 2014

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got multiple bikes in your garage with continually rotating maintenance needs. Feedback Sports President Doug Hudson talks us through all the free app can do.

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First Ride: RockShox RS-1 inverted fork

Though inverted forks have many advantages and are commonplace in the motorcycle world, widespread success has eluded the design in the bike market to date. RockShox hopes to change that with its new RS-1 29er cross-country superfork.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Another Sea Donkey Adventure

He may not know a donkey from a marine mammal, but our resident Angry Singlespeeder knows about something bigger than Sea Otter. And here’s a hint—it ain’t a fatbike.

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Sea Otter Video: New Shimano XTR 11-speed Group 2014

Shimano Europe Product Coordinator Bas Von Dooren takes a few minutes out of his day at Sea Otter to walk us through the features and benefits of the new Shimano XTR group set.

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Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches

Is that a reflector in your pants or are you just happy to see me? See what our resident Angry Singlespeeder thinks of Betabrand’s new Bike to Work Britches.

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Five cool, new bar and stem combos from Sea Otter

More manufacturers follow Easton’s lead on 35mm bar and stem combinations in our round up of cool, new cockpit set-ups seen at Sea Otter.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Index Ink combines creativity, art and mountain bikes at Sea Otter Classic

Index Ink paints giant mural at Sea Otter over the course of four days drawing attention to its lifestyle apparel while sidestepping the clichés.

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