About the author: Emily Neuman

A veteran of the both the bike and hospitality industries contributor Emily Neuman can spin a tale, then mix a drink to go along with it. Though she only found Cycling (hey, some people capitalize god) in the past few years, her quiver of bicycles reflects an enthusiastic gusto for the sport/culture/funness. Road, mountain, cross, commute—it doesn’t matter. Emily on a bike is a rolling smile that emits squeaks of joy and excitement.




Five amazing mountain bike trail features you’ve never seen before

The Forest Trail Alliance creates amazing signature trailscapes, all to raise money to build even more trails. Check out five of their amazing trail features here.

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Sea Otter Video: Spank Oozy Trail 295 wheels & Oozy Trail pedals 2014


Spank Industries Global Brand Manager Mike Dutton details the new Oozy Trail 295 Bead Bite wheelset and Oozy Trail pedal at Sea Otter 2014.

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Sea Otter Video: Eligo Hydration 2014


The Eligo Hydration system provides a hands-free solution to those wishing to switch seamlessly between water and electrolytes.

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Sea Otter Video: Wahoo Fitness TICKR heart rate monitor 2014


The TICKR Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible heart rate monitor strap is designed to work with smart phones and GPS watches.

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Sea Otter Video: Easton Cycling Haven 35 bars & stems 2014


Easton Cycling Product Manager Scott Junker stepped into Mtbr’s Sea Otter booth to give us a preview of the new Haven 35 line.

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Sea Otter Video: Magura eLECT front & rear auto ride system 2014


Magura introduced their eLECT automatic compression system for front forks last year and follows up now by extending this technology to rear shocks.

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Sea Otter Video: Masi CX Comp 2014


Masi’s versatile steel framed cross bike is geared toward daily commuters, gravel racers, cross riders and even the light-duty touring crowd.

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Sea Otter Video: Club Ride fat bike apparel 2014


Club Ride CEO Scott Montgomery gives us an overview of the new garments, designed to keep you looking good in cold conditions.

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Sea Otter Video: Pivot Phoenix DH carbon 2014


A carbon production version of Pivot’s new DH bike was unveiled at Sea Otter this year and we caught up with Pivot Cycles President Chris Cocalis to get the complete rundown.

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Sea Otter Video: Michelin Enduro MTB tires 2014


Michelin Sales Manager Tim Saunders talks through the features and benefits of Michelin’s enduro-specific tire range that includes the Wild Rock’R 2, Wild Grip’R and Wild Mud tires.

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Sea Otter Video: Pactimo cycling apparel 2014


Pactimo, an apparel company out of Denver, CO hits the Sea Otter scene with some unique kits from their Artist Series collection as well as their State Series.

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Sea Otter Video: Rotor Bike Components Rex cranks and QX1 chainring 2014


Rotor’s entire mountain bike line has been redesigned for 2014 with new graphics and shapes, with the goal of lightening up the line and enhancing durability.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Utah high school mountain biking takes off with the help of Scott Sports, Backcountry.com


Fast-growing Utah high school mountain bike league gets boost from Scott Sports and Backcountry.com sponsorships.

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Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center


Fresh Product – Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center.

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