Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Pivot LES cross-country bike first look

Race ready fun bike has been revamped, shedding 50 grams, and gaining Shimano Di2 electronic shifting compatibility and 27.5+ capability.

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Bontrager Drop Line stem, bars, pedals and dropper post

Bontrager’s new Drop Line dropper post is easily serviceable, claimed to perform well in extreme temperatures (for all your fat biking needs), and is infinitely adjustable.

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Maxxis releases new plus-size tires

Recognizing the exploding popularity of plus-size bikes, Maxxis today showed off some of its newest rubber, including 3.0-inch wide versions of its much loved Minion DHF and DHR II tires.

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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 14-17 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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Shimano XT 11-Speed

Shimano trickles down 11-speed to XT but adds the 42-tooth rear cog that riders have been clamoring for. 1×11 and 2×11 will be offered a price similar to last year’s XT Group.

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Polygon Bikes – New Syncline 9 carbon hardtail and Collosus N9 enduro rig

Developed with help from the UR Team, Polygon is bringing the Collosus N9 to America. Also available is a Di2 spec’d carbon hardtail racer rolling on 27.5″ wheels, the Syncline 9.

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Lazer Sport’s new Waymaker Way1 and Way2 eyewear

New casual eyewear options for post ride lounging from Lazer Sport. The Waymaker Way1 and Way2 offer style and simplicity at a bargain price.

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Sea Otter: Club Ride’s new mountain biking apparel and InnerWear line

Club Ride has a new line of chamois from their InnerWear collection that feature padding based on how long you ride. Mens and Womens jerseys and shorts are highlighted also.

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Sea Otter: Mavic updates MTB wheel-tire systems

The men in yellow unveiled a mix of updates and new product, all of it centering around mountain bike wheels and tires.

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Sea Otter: iXS’s new Sever back country shorts and new brand ambassador

New product highlights for 2015 including a new line of shorts. Also, the Gravity Cartel signs Mountain Bike Pro Eric Carter to their team.

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Sea Otter: Bulls Bikes Wild Edge Team 29 endurance race machine

Bulls Bikes brings bikes direct to buyers for the US market. Highlighted here is their top of the line endurance XC model, the Wild Edge Team 29.

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Sea Otter: Suntour’s Axon Werx 20″ brings serious suspension to kid’s bikes

Limited production fork provides 80mm of real travel to junior shredders. Watch this fork being assembled and ridden how it should be ridden…hard.

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Sea Otter: SQlab’s Signature Series Hans Rey saddles and grips

The SQlab 611 Active Ti saddle and 711 MX grip provide the basis for these special edition saddles and grips that provide comfort and control.

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Sea Otter: Xpedo’s new GFX clipless DH and CXR cross-specific pedals

Check out these highlights and new products from Xpedo including the all new GFX and CXR pedals.

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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Lazer and Smith

Today’s brain protectors offer a variety of high-tech functionality, solid styling, and most importantly, protection in case of a crash. Here are four new lids that caught our eye during the Sea Otter Classic.

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Sea Otter: Fezzari rolls out 27+ Cascade Peak

Consumer direct seller believes there’s a sea change underway with the way people buy bikes — and sees new 27+ platform as great entree into sport for new riders.

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Sea Otter: New XC, enduro and fat bike shoes from Lake

Dutch cycling shoe maker Lake unveils an XC racer, an enduro slayer, and two commuter models with high hipster quotient. Here’s the rundown on each of the new kicks.

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Sea Otter: Mongoose Ruddy Expert 27.5+, Argus fat bike and Argus kid’s fat bike

Mongoose continues to expand their big wheeled bikes for 2016. Here is a look at the all new Ruddy, Argus and Argus Kids.

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Sea Otter: ABUS Brooklyn Chain with Titalium Padlock

A new high security covered chain with cool, keyed padlock for your bike’s safety, from German manufacturer ABUS.

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Sea Otter: Crankbrothers launching custom color program

For an extra $25, consumers will soon be able to design personalized Crankbrothers Eggbeater and Candy pedals.

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Sea Otter: Manufacturers putting real resources into kids bikes

Sea Otter Classic reveals growth in pint-sized mountain bikes designed with geometry and components made just for junior.

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Sea Otter: Kappius launches KR-29-XCW wide MTB rim

Kappius pushes into wide rim arena with new hoop that measures a claimed 46mm outer width and 41mm internal.

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Sea Otter: Foes Mutz 27.5 Plus freeride fattie and new Hydro H2 27.5″ DH rig

27.5 Plus wheels and tires continue to gain popularity across all categories. Also, the Hydro returns now rolling on 27.5″ tires.

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Sea Otter: Technical, practical and fashionable apparel

Whether on the road or on the trail, the clothing you choose has got to do more than just look good. That’s why we’re always on the hunt for apparel that goes the extra mile. Here’s some great looking duds spotted at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Sea Otter: Rocky Mountain Sherpa 27.5+ bike debuts

The acts of bike packing and shredding singletrack are usually mutually exclusive. But Rocky Mountain is trying to turn that notion on its head.

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