Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Fluid Sports Nutrition’s new Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery drink

Fluid supports mountain biking with sponsorships and new products.

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TOGS adds carbon model to line-up

TOGS brings simple addition to the traditional perpendicular MTB handlebar setup that may well transfer to happier legs on your next climb.

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Kit maker Voler shows off new MTB clothing

American made cycling apparel company Voler has jumped into the mountain bike market with new tops and bottoms that are designed to play in the dirt.

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Jamis rolls out women’s 26+ Eden trail bike

Jamis has debuted 26+ versions of their Dragonfly and Eden models, which the bike maker believes makes perfect sense for women riders.

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Shimano XT Di2

The long-awaited trickle down of Di2 to the XT level is now here. Configurability with a smartphone is now available too with Bluetooth connectivity.

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DVO teases new Garnet dropper post

Boutique suspension manufacturer DVO teases a new hybrid hydraulic and cable actuated Dropper post.

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New suspension products from the Sea Otter pits

Here’s all the new suspension stuff we discovered on our whirlwind tour of the Sea Otter Pits last week.

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New Race Face Next SL G4 Cranks get even lighter

Race Face just released the newest version of its Next SL cranks and you won’t believe how much lighter they are.

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Praxis Works introduces carbon wheels and cranks

Santa Cruz, California-based Praxis has gotten into the wheel game, launching the new C32 carbon wheelset for trail and all mountain use.

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Spot’s first full suspension mountain bike – the Rollik 557

Get ready to romp and frolick with Spot’s all new 140mm travel, carbon framed trail bike with unique, patented carbon leaf spring called the Living Link.

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Haro’s new Shift LT with long travel and electronic drivetrain compatibility

The Shift LT offers 140mm of travel for a more all mountain type of ride. Also, the Shift Plus gets some updates and there is an e-Bike prototype on the horizon.

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RSD Bikes Wildcat 27.5 Plus bike

Toronto-based brand brings affordable full suspension Plus bike to the States later this year. The Wildcat features 120mm of rear travel via a four bar linkage design.

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Rolf Prima adds plus sized carbon and new alloy wheels

At the Sea Otter Classic, Rolf has unveiled two new models. The Alsea+ and Alsea XR+ are the company’s first foray into the burgeoning plus bike market arena. The 40mm internal width tubeless ready, carbon rim features a lightweight paired spoke design. Claimed weight is an impressive 1645 grams.

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13 hot new tools from Sea Otter

The range and diversity of new tools on the market is staggering. While we used to be stoked on a simple multi tool that didn’t fall apart, some brands are elevating tools like the simple pedal wrench into works of art.

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New crop of Topeak tools offer innovative convenience

The bike industry is in a period of rapid innovation — and it’s not limited to just bikes. Companies such as Topeak are getting creative with tool design, coming up with new and unique takes on old standards.

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Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter

It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels

The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Derby rolls out plus-sized carbon rims and more

Derby rims wide rims grew popular via word of mouth on the Mtbr forum. After three years in business, they’re expanding the line to include plus and road models, plus a glossy limited edition rim.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter

From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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Wren Sports delivers advanced fat bike suspension

Don’t tell the guys at Wren Sports that fat bikes are just for sand or snow. They’ve developed an inverted suspension fork made specifically for fatties.

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The coolest e-bike at the Sea Otter Classic

This one-of-a-kind electric bike was inspired by the custom motorcycle scene, but you don’t need to be a motorhead to appreciate this incredible piece of two-wheeled art.

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TLD A1 helmet with MIPS spotted

Are MIPS equipped TLD helmets in the works? Based on this helmet we caught Troy Lee wearing, we think the answer might be yes.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera

New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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Sneak Peek: Kali Lunati – affordable trail helmet

Kali’s new trail helmet features 20 vents, a camera/light mount and a low price point. Also, if you attend the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to check out their trade-in program!

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter

Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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