Julbo Aero sunglasses with Zebra Light Red lenses and more


Eyewear company has new sunglasses and goggles with a photochromatic lens tint option aimed at the mountain bike crowd.

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Rocky Mountain debuts redesigned Altitude


The new Rocky Mountain is everything you’d expect from a modern trail bike AND it’s compatible with 26+.

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Yakima Skyrise Rooftop Tent


Yakima has enter the car camping game with the introduction of the Slimshady Awning and Skyrise Tent. Ideal for Yakima fans that have already invested in the Yakima system, the Skyrise Tents are available in small or medium.

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Project 321 rear hub with variable sound


Project 321 recently launched a very ingenious rear freehub design using magnets instead of traditional pawls. The drive system uses six magnetic pawls with 216 points of engagement for an incredibly quick 1.66 degree hub engagement.

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Yakima Dr. Tray hitch rack


With wheel and tire sizes varying so widely these days, Yakima went back to the drawing board to pen what they believe to be the ultimate hitch mounted bike tray rack, the Dr. Tray.

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Bontrager Line Pro Carbon wheelsets


Bontrager has been quietly improving their wheel line from the hub to the rim. This year though, they went big with carbon wheels at a mind-blowing price of $1200 a pair for the All Mountain wheels and $700 a pair for the XC wheels.

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New SRAM Code DH brakes released


Brakes have improved dramatically over the years, but the Code DH brake has largely been unchanged. Now, it gets Guide technology and robust construction to deliver powerful and consistent performance on the longest descents.

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iXS Trail XC helmet sheds weight, increases ventilation


iXS has a new budget-priced trail helmet and two upper body protection options that slip on below your jersey.

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Topeak Ninja bottle cage and much more


Adding to their Ninja product platform of concealed tools introduced last year, Topeak is offering updated versions of the line, plus a new tools, a floor pump, and more.

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Santa Cruz Syndicate moving to 29er V10 DH bike


No, it’s not April 1st. The Santa Cruz Syndicate will be hitting the World Cup this season on V10 29ers.

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Magura HC3 lever blade and MT Trail Sport brakes


Magura’s brakes have incredible power and modulation but their levers were a little long and dated as riders have moved on to shorter, one-finger levers. At Sea Otter, they showed us their latest lever, the HC3 which is a pretty fascinating piece of German engineering.

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Cleary Bikes has impressive line-up for kids


With immense attention to detail, Cleary is creating truly child specific bikes that will fit your grom correctly and provide features that help them learn to ride and rip.

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Video: Specialized Build Your Dream Stumpjumper program


At the high end of the market, folks like having options with their component selections. It adds a personalized touch and optimizes the bike for the riders style and terrain.

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Jared Graves & Jill Kintner win the 2017 Sea Otter Classic Downhill


Big crowds, perfect temperatures and a fast, dry course made for a great downhill race at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. Trail bikes and 29ers were the tools of choice for the top racers with Jill Kintner and Jared Graves coming out on top.

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Video: Cane Creek HELM front fork


Tunability has always been a strong point of Cane Creek and this one is no exception. Sometimes, the options overwhelm the consumer but enthusiasts appreciate these options.

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2018 Cannondale Jekyll


Cannondale has always had a knack for doing things differently with components like the Lefty Fork, DYAD shock and Hollowgram cranks to name a few. But with the new Jekyll, they went with conventional category leader components and many folks are taking notice.

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Are 29ers the future of downhill?


It’s no secret that a number of World Cup Downhill racers have been testing 29” wheels over the past year, but will they be at the start gate this year?

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Spank Industries all in on shot peening


Spank has abandoned their previous polished component aesthetic and adopted shot peening, which they determined to be significantly stronger.

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Find out what Jérome Clementz does in the offseason


Jérome Clementz has launched a new video series dubbed Masterplan. Over four episodes you’ll see his life from inside, the good, the bad, the serious, and the silly.

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Gore Rescue B MTB rain jacket as light as they come


In a nod to gram-counters, Gore’s new Rescue B Jacket uses the lightest three-layer Gore Tex material the manufacturer produces.

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New Ibis Ripley LS trail bike details


In its third generation, Ibis made room for big tires. The big new 29 x 2.6 tires will now fit giving this bike a bigger sweet spot to handle bigger, more aggressive terrain.

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CamelBak M.U.L.E. receives Low Rider treatment


The reboot of the M.U.L.E. LR 15 has CamelBak doubling down on its lumbar concept, with 100 percent of its high-end mountain bike packs now featuring the lower reservoir orientation.

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9Point8 Short Stroke dropper aimed at XC crowd


9Point8 is primed to launch a 75mm Short Stroke dropper post that will weigh just 390 grams.

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Five Ten Freerider Pro shoes and more


Five Ten has hit a few out of the park this last year so we were eager to learn more about the new Freerider Pro and District shoes. Here’s a rundown of key highlights.

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Küat Pivot swing out rack carrier


The Kuat Pivot is perfect for those #vanlifers (or any rider) who has a hitch mounted bike rack and wants easy tailgate access.

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SQlab Ergowave saddle enhances comfort


As rides get longer, our saddle communicates with us about fit problems through pain or even numbness. SQlab addresses these problems with high performance fitted saddles.

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HED Raptor and No Big Deal wheels roll out


HED Cycling has some exciting carbon wheel offerings for both fat and semi-fat tire bikes. And they’re both made in the USA.

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Teravail Kennebec and Cumberland tires debut


Capitalizing on the mid-plus trend, Minneapolis-based Teravail has launched two versatile new tires, a 27.5×2.8 and 29×2.6. Not ignoring the hardliner plus crowd, it’s also unveiling a 3.0 all-arounder.

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Fat Chance updates Yo Eddy, debuts new cross bike


To say that the cycling world was ready for Chris Chance to make a comeback would be an understatement. The reception to his Kickstarter campaign aimed at resurrecting the much-loved Fat Chance brand was exceptional and since then Chance has quickly ramped up production of the Yo Eddy.

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Sombrio shows new kit for young and old


While Sombrio technically wasn’t at Sea Otter, they sent a couple of manikins and accompanying new kit with GT Bicycles to display in the pits. Here’s what we saw.

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ODI Grips offering a slew of bright colors


Nearly 40 years young, ODI is one of the biggest grip manufacturers in the world, offering fun collaborations with iconic brands and riders in an array of colors.

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Specialized Turbo Levo eMTB with trail tool twist


Say what you will about eMTBs, but this is a pretty innovative application of ever-expanding pedal-assist technology.

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Kintner and Ropelato take Sea Otter dual slalom


Santa Cruz pro Mitch Ropelato and Norco’s Jill Kintner take wins at the Sea Otter Classic dual slalom competition.

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Osprey Trail Kit duffel designed to save time


Pack maker Osprey is previewing the Trail Kit, a new wide-mouth duffel aimed at saving you time and simplifying your life.

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Formula CTS makes fine tuning your fork a snap


Tuning your fork has never been so straightforward. With the Compression Tuning System you can fine tune your suspension quickly with accuracy.

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Oakley Crossrange Prizm Trail sunglasses


Positioned at the crossroads of fashion and performance, the new Crossrange Prizm Trail sunglasses feature the look of lifestyle eyewear with the optics, fit, and minimal weight of top shelf eye protection.

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Breadwinner Cycles Goodwater rolls out


Breadwinner Cycles was on hand at Sea Otter, showing off the new Goodwater, a bike the Portland-based custom builder calls its most versatile to date.

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Spot Bikes Mayhem 29er trail bike launched


After the success of the Rollik, Colorado’s Spot follows it up with the 130mm travel Mayhem using the same Living Link system.

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Giant Anthem 29er sneak peek


Here’s an exclusive first look at what the world’s largest bike maker calls its ultimate racing machine – and it’s first 29er offering in several years.

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Schwalbe ADDIX rubber compound primer


Schwalbe uses good rubber. But if there was an opportunity for improvement, durability on rocky terrain was it. Now the German tire maker says it’s addressed that and much more with its new ADDIX rubber.

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POC VPD knee pads and Tectal helmet details


POC highlighted three products for us at Sea Otter, the Tectal All Mountain helmet, the very lightweight and usable VPD knee pad, and a T-shirt style jersey that is much more than that inside.

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BOS Suspension Deville 35 fork ready for primetime


BOS Suspension has released a new Deville 35 fork for the all mountain category. It will initially be available with travel between 150-170mm (fixed) in 27.5 wheel size for the boost 110x15mm standard.

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American Classic Smokin’ Gun wheels unveiled


Aimed at riders using 2.5” or wider tires, new aluminum rim is a “mini plus” design thanks to its 40mm internal width.

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Bosch and Troy Lee Designs launch eMTB race series


BOOGALOO is a NEW Class 1 eMTB race series that will take place at two of California’s premier mountain bike resorts this summer.

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ESI Grips launches limited edition colors


ESI Grips is utilizing social media to find out what their customer base wants and are offering rotating “limited” custom grip color offerings.

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CushCore not content to just prevent flats


Foam tire insert maker CushCore not content just to prevent flats like other inserts. Its goals are better handling and rim protection, as well as improved trail feedback.

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Polygon Square One first look


An 180mm travel quiver-killer sounds nuts, right? That much suspension puts the bike solidly in downhill / freeride territory. But what if it can actually climb like an 120mm trail bike?

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IMBA launches membership drive at Sea Otter Classic


IMBA is on the ground at the Sea Otter Classic, hosting events, fundraising with partners and connecting with members and mountain bikers at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Knight Composites and Project 321 carbon MTB wheelsets


A composites legend and master machinist team up to offer a wide range of custom built MTB wheelsets with ENVE performance at a lower list price.

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New Mallet DH pedals and 160mm Highline post from Crankbrothers


To celebrate turning twenty, Crankbrothers launched a new 160mm version of their dropper and a redesigned Mallet DH pedal.

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