Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Hot News: RockShox launches Bluto fatbike suspension fork

Fatbike riders have been clamoring for a suspension fork and today RockShox delivered introducing Bluto RL, their first plus-sized suspension fork.

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Hot news: RockShox finally reveals new RS-1 inverted fork

We’ve been speculating about RockShox’s new RS-1 for weeks now and today the company confirmed the new fork is an inverted, 29er-specific cross country model.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch Nomad Carbon

It may be April 1, but this is no fool’s joke—Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch wheel version of their vaunted Nomad Carbon all-mountain sled today.

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First Look: Shimano launches hydraulic road, cross brakes for non-electric group

Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road and cross disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers.

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Race Report: Cape Epic stage 1 and Medicenter photo gallery

‏Team Kappius/Sir Richard’s Thomas Dooley gives us a look at the impressive Cape Epic Medicenter as things heat up on the multi-day stage race on the Cape of South Africa.

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Race Report: Cape Epic Prologue

Mtbr follows the trials and tribulations of the Team Kappius/Sir Richard’s Condom duo of Thomas Dooley and Mike Hogan as they do battle in the grand masters division of the Absa Cape Epic.

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Video: How a fi’zi:k saddle is made

Our friends at Global Cycling Network went to the fi’zi:k factory in Italy, for a behind the scenes look on how their saddles are made.

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SRAM family mourns the passing of innovator and engineering leader John Cheever

SRAM innovator and senior engineer John Cheever passed away last Sunday, succumbing to the brain cancer he battled for the past three years.

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Mtbr invites local readers to get their flow on at Demo Dig Days, March 15-16

Find out how you can have fun, build trails and win great schwag all at the same time. Join us for Mtbr’s Demo Dig Days in Soquel Demonstration State Forest, March 15 and 16.

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Video: Steve Peat gets all highlander on his Santa Cruz for Volvo

Former DH world champ Steve Peat slow-shreds some Scottish Highlands in Volvo edit.

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First Look: SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain

SRAM engineers have created an X01 drivetrain that is optimized to take on the demands of downhill racing.

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Rowdy the Clown joins the Red Bull Crashed Ice circus in St. Paul

Rowdy the Clown and Richie Schley get all biker-cross down the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in St. Paul.

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Hart, Craig, and Emmett anchor Giant’s enduro- and downhill-focused roster

Danny Hart, Adam Craig, Kelli Emmett and Carl Decker anchor the enduro- and downhill-focussed 2014 Giant Factory Off-Road Team roster.

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Hot News: Specialized rolls-out mid-sized 27.5-inch/650b tires

Notably absent from the sprint to market with 27.5-inch bikes, Specialized launches 650b tires in what might be a foreshadowing of bigger things to come.

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Compare-O First Look: Fezzari Timp Peak

Fezzari ain’t a Ferrari, but its Timp Peak AM Bike is still pretty damn sexy and light to boot.

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Mtbr/RoadBikeReview Expands Editorial Team, Names Industry Veteran Don Palermini as Editorial Director

The former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director will oversee editorial operations, strategic direction and brand development in the newly created role.

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Video: Enduro World Series with SRAM – Part 1 and 2

Follow SRAM enduro racers as they take on rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 Enduro World Series in Val d’Allos and Les Deux Alpes, France and the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d’Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy.

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Legendary North Shore to Host Stage 1 of BC Bike Race

Stage 1 of the BC Bike Race cross country stage race will take place in North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, race organizers announced this week.

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Pivot Interbike 2013

Chris Cocalis from Pivot goes over the LES 29, LES 27.5 and the new Vault cross bike that was launched in July. Also shown are Pivot’s full suspension line that includes the Mach 6 Carbon, Mach 5.7, Firebird 27.5 and Mach 429.

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Ibis Interbike 2013: Ibis Ripley In-Depth Look

Scot Nicol and engineer Colin Hughes give us some insight on the Ibis Ripley 29er and its unique feature, the dual-eccentric dw-link, that provides the suspension action for the bike.

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How To: Make a Perfect Espresso and Capuccino

The espresso shot is the most perfect expression of coffee. And a great espresso is a cyclist’s friend as it wakes up the mind and the body and gets it ready for the cycling adventure ahead.

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Loaded Precision Interbike 2013

Mike Mulder from Loaded Precision shows us their much anticipated 2014 Carbon product lineup, that includes the Napalm Carbon stem, Xlite Ultra Carbon seatpost, AmXC, Xlite and Napalm Carbon handlebars, and the X-lite and X-lite Ultra Carbon wheelsets.

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