Sea Otter Classic Coverage

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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First Ride: RockShox RS-1 inverted fork

Though inverted forks have many advantages and are commonplace in the motorcycle world, widespread success has eluded the design in the bike market to date. RockShox hopes to change that with its new RS-1 29er cross-country superfork.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Another Sea Donkey Adventure

He may not know a donkey from a marine mammal, but our resident Angry Singlespeeder knows about something bigger than Sea Otter. And here’s a hint—it ain’t a fatbike.

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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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Five cool, new bar and stem combos from Sea Otter

More manufacturers follow Easton’s lead on 35mm bar and stem combinations in our round up of cool, new cockpit set-ups seen at Sea Otter.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Index Ink combines creativity, art and mountain bikes at Sea Otter Classic

Index Ink paints giant mural at Sea Otter over the course of four days drawing attention to its lifestyle apparel while sidestepping the clichés.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 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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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout

The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Intense Cycles in the middle of all the action

The Mtbr crew checks out the double-decker race it setup of legendary SoCal bike maker Intense Cycles.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Shimano highlights new XTR 11-speed group

We take a peek inside Shimano’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic which is—not surprisingly—all XTR 11-speed, all the time.

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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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Bike Check #1: Nine cool bikes from pre-Sea Otter rides

Sea Otter starts today and we kick off our coverage with a bike check of bikes some of our industry friends are riding this weekend. Keep a sharp eye peeled and you may see some previously unreleased new product.

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Sea Otter Classic Announces Multi-year Partnership with Subaru

The Sea Otter Classic announced today its multi-year partnership with Subaru for the annual springtime event. Subaru’s commitment to partnering with organizations that reflect its owners’ active lifestyles, love of the outdoors, and involvement in the community.

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Get a Great Deal With Sea Otter Lodging Partners

Right now, the Sea Otter Classic lodging partners are offering some great deals for those of you who book early.

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Sea Otter Register Now – 10% Off with EARLYBIRD Coupon Code

The Sea Otter Classic website is OPEN! Register for races, rides, camping and lodging + get Sea Otter gear! Right now, the Sea Otter Classic folks are offering a 10% off registration with the special coupon code: “EARLYBIRD”. The code is good for athlete registration. Lodging, expo, merchandise and festival passes are not eligible. Offer

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Top Five Things To Do – A Guide to the Subaru Sea Otter Classic

The Sea Otter Classic is a cycling festival like no other! It will be held April 10-13 in Monterey, CA. Here are some tips and hints on things to see and do while you are there. Stop by the Mtbr booth and say hi!

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Lezyne Deca Drive LED Light and Shock Digital Drive Floor Pump

The charming Cedric Gracia is here to show us a couple of products with his unmistakable flair. The first is an 800 lumen light for $160. The second product is a rear shock pump in digital and floor pump configuration.

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Brian Mullin’s Walkabout – Sea Otter 2013

This is a short synopsis of my wanderings during the Sea otter 2013 festival, and captures some products that I found interesting…

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Video: Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand

360-degrees of rotation, easy to use, folds up small, works with mountain and road bikes. That’s the $230 Feedback Sports Sprint work stand in a nutshell. Check out this video to learn more.

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