Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Henty Enduro Backpack – video


The Henty Enduro Backpack provides the benefits of a hip pack with the stability of a backpack.

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Whyte Bikes S-150C RS aggressive trail bike – video


The 2018 Whyte S-150C RS is an aggressive trail bike with the ability to switch between 29er and 27.5+ wheels.

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Vittoria Air-Liner tire insert launched


There’s yet another player getting into the MTB tire insert game. This time it’s Vittoria, which launched the Air-Liner at the Sea Otter Classic.

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FSA K-Force Light WideR 25 carbon wheels launched


FSA (aka Full Speed Ahead) is moving full steam ahead with two new XC-focused mountain bike wheels, plus something unofficial and wider.

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Syncros Silverton SL one-piece carbon wheelset


Check out this one-piece carbon wheelset, where the rim, spokes, and hub shell all come out of one composite mold. Just push in a hub bearing (DT Swiss 190s in this case) and off you go – quickly.

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Blackcomb Helicopter wants to expand your bucket list


Blackcomb Helicopters wants to put you in those rad videos of lucky riders being dropped atop other-worldly peaks with 360-degree views and nothing but downhill craziness ahead.

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Bollé Trackdown enduro helmet launched


Features include Bollé’s Avid Progressive EPS technology to maximize ventilation and save weight. Fit is enhanced with their click-to-fit 360° retention system and full strap to create the perfect fit for most head shapes.

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Mondraker Foxy and Dune Carbon at Sea Otter


Recently launched in the United States, Mondraker is a Spanish brand bringing an impressive arsenal of carbon fiber trail bikes to this side of the Atlantic.

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Zoic Ether shorts get tweaked


Known for attractive price points while retaining high quality, Zoic was showing loads of color options and several upgrades to its best-selling Ether short at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Intense M29 FRO special edition DH race bike


Only 15 of these For Racing Only models will be sold. They are equipped with the same spec as the Intense Factory Racing M29.

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Pole Bicycles Machine 29er is functional work of art


The Machine is a 180mm front/160mm rear travel 29er with a 63.9-degree headtube angle and extremely steep 78-degree seat tube angle. Chainstays can accommodate up to a 3.0 tire.

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7Mesh Cypress jacket features stretchy form-fit


British Columbia-based 7Mesh gave a sneak peek of its Cypress Jacket, a lightweight, breathable shell using multiple fabrics for functionality and fit.

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G-Form Pro Trail MTB glove debuts


The new G-Form Pro Trail glove has articulated back-of-finger padding using proprietary Reactive Protection Technology that is also found in its popular line of body armor.

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Niner to introduce first dedicated 27.5 trail bike


Niner dropped its second big Sea Otter surprise in two days with a prototype 27.5 mid-range trail bike being put through the paces by company pro Kirt Voreis.

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Norco Aurum HSP downhill bike launched


Norco has launched the Aurum HSP, a full composite 200mm travel downhill rig with a high single pivot design available in both 27.5 and 29er wheel sizes.

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MTBguru changes name, expands app


Free social media app aimed at connecting riders with local knowledge and services, is changing its name to JAGZ.

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Niner MCR 9 RDO gravel bike sneak peek


Dubbed the MCR 9 RDO (as in magic carpet ride), the new Niner gravel grinder is a versatile steed that’s happy on pavement, dirt, and everything in between.

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MRP unveils dual-crown fork and coil shock


Colorado-based suspension specialists showing off a new Bartlett double-crown fork and Hazzard coil shock at Sea Otter.

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Sea Otter Classic gears up for 3rd annual eMTB race


Bosch eBike Systems and Haibike are inviting racers to participate in the 2018 Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Jamis Bikes releases new 3VO suspension platform


Jamis Bikes new 3VO design dropping at Sea Otter claims a unique instant center, center of curvature and axle path that is said to eliminate unwanted motion when pedaling.

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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.

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Video: Ellsworth Evolution 29er with 140mm travel


Following on the heels of the Rogue 40 and Rogue 60, Ellsworth has launched the Convert, a mid-travel 29er that was designed in collaboration with Brian Lopes.

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New tools for the home (or pro) mechanic


Do you believe in having the right tool for the job? If so you’ll definitely find something to love in this roundup of new tools.

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Speedplay Syzr and Brass Knuckles pedals


Speedplay is a company with deep engineering roots. So when designing the Syzr pedal, they went all in to eliminate play and design in proper float in a mountain bike pedal.

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10 new protection products to keep you safer on the trail


Here’s a round-up of the latest offerings from POC, Alpinestars, CamelBak, Leatt, Oakley, Julbo, G-Form and more.

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