Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Sea Otter: Cross-country race bike round up

With full-suspension, short-travel cross country bikes weighing in lighter than ever, and pedaling with near-hardtail efficiency, we’re seeing pro racers and weekend warriors alike choose the extra squish. Here are some the newest choices coming into the market.

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Sea Otter: MRP shows new AMG chainguide, Wave chainring

Colorado company doing everything in its power to assure your chain stays where it’s supposed to be, even when the trail is at its rowdiest.

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Sea Otter: Haro brings back Shift line of full suspension bikes including the all new Shift Plus

Some prototype bikes from Haro’s 2016 line-up including the Shift S3, Shift R5 and R7 and the Shift Plus running the big 27.5+ tire size.

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Sea Otter: Pacenti PDent makes sub-30mm stems possible

Simple solution to longstanding barrier could allow for stems as short as 12mm, which in turn could alter bike frame design.

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Sea Otter: Specialized shows off S-Build MTB frames

Have your Specialized your way with recently launched semi-custom program for mountain and road bikes.

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Sea Otter: ENVE shows new HDH downhill bar

High end composite component and wheel maker lifts lid on new downhill bar: 810mm wide HDH designed to mix precision steering and ride-tuned damping.

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Sea Otter: Rotor launches axle-based INpower power meter

The company best known for its ovalized chainrings is making a continued push into the power meter market with INpower, an axle-based power measuring device for road and mountain bikes that runs on an easy-to-swap standard AA battery.

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Sea Otter: Coming soon Norco Revolver 27.5 and 29

New full-suspension bike in final stages of development now.

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Sea Otter: Specialized introduces Rumor in 650B

New trail bike gives women their choice of wheel size.

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News: Become a Michelin tire tester at Sea Otter

With a daily giveaway program Michelin will be seeking cycling to join an exclusive club of test riders that includes folks like Jerome Clementz, Pierre-Edouard Ferry, Rémy Absalon.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Enduro Bearings

Corey Caldwell shows us how a full ball bearing upgrade can make your mountain bike work smoother and more efficiently.

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SR Suntour’s New Auron 29 and Aion 27.5 forks

SR Suntour has a new 29er version of their popular Auron fork now available and they also have a forth coming model called the Aion that is a more affordable version of the Auron with very similar features and performance.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Clement XC LVX 29 and FRJ 27.5 mountain bike tires

Kevin Markham takes us through the finer points of Clement’s cross country mountain bike tires.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Orange Seal tubeless sealant

Steven Sweet makes the case for Orange Seal’s innovative tubeless sealant system for mountain, road and fatbike tires.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger knee guards and Flow elbow pads

A run-down of the iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger Knee Guard and the Flow series knee and elbow pads.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Panaracer Driver Pro and Fat B Nimble tires

Jeff Zell shows us Panaracer’s new Driver Pro 27.5-inch, 2.2-inch-wide Driver Pro tire and the new Fat B Nimble fatbike tire.

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After Otter: Final round of Sea Otter gems

Here we bring you a few more gems from the great consumer tradeshow of the US known as Sea Otter. The pro racing events have dwindled but the cool products being introduced and displayed make the event so worthwhile.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Project 321 Hubs and Anodized Cranks

Project 321 made a name for itself with adaptors so you can use Cannondale Lefty forks on other bikes. Now they’re back with their own US-made hubset, as well as a new hub for the Cannondale Lefty SuperMax fork.

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Sea Otter Video: 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29

A sneak peek at the forthcoming 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29. Formerly a marathon/XC bike, Marin is morphing the Rift Zone into a trail bike with more all-around capabilities.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Abus Multiloop 210 and Bordo 6000 Locks

Abus rep Collin Myers shows us the versatile Multiloop 210 cable lock and the Bordo 6000, a compact folding bike lock.

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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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First Look: Rocky Mountain’s 27.5-inch prototype Sherpa fatbike

“Practical” isn’t a word generally associated with fatbikes, but Rocky Mountain’s pragmatic Sherpa prototype may change all that.

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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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Polygon brings the Collosus N9 and T8 to the US direct to consumers

Polygon is bringing two of their mountain bikes into the US with a direct-to-consumer business model. Featured here are the Collosus N9 enduro race bike and the Collosus T8 trail bike.

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