Sea Otter Classic Coverage

Grammo Introduces 650b and 29er Full Suspension Bikes At Sea Otter

Check out the new carbon 650b bikes and wheels that Grammo was showing off at Sea Otter!

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Sea Otter Quick Test: 27.5ers from Focus, Santa Cruz and Ibis Conversion

The 27.5-inch wheel size has officially arrived, with a host of new bikes being featured at the Sea Otter Classic Expo. We had the chance to take a few out for short test rides. Here are some initial impressions.

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2013 Sea Otter Classic Pro Downhill Photos and Results

Aaron Gwin and Jill Kintner win the 2013 Sea Otter Classic downhill and we’ve got tons of photos from the race!

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2013 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom Photo Gallery

Check out photos of your favorite pro gravity racers in our 2013 Sea Otter Classic pro dual slalom photo gallery.

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Mtbr.com Live Blog: 2013 Sea Otter Classic

Stay up to date with all the important happenings at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic by following the Mtbr.com Live Blog. During this four-day celebration of all things cycling we’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest mountain bike technology being unveiled here.

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Geax Introduces New Enduro Race Tire at Sea Otter

Featuring full block siping, stepped side knobs for added traction and channels for mud purging, the Geax Goma is sure to be an Enduro racer’s favorite.

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Seeking the Creative at Sea Otter

There’s a lot of cool stuff at Sea Otter this year, but there are only two products that truly stand out as completely unique and original.

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Osprey Packs – Fall 2013 Commuter Pack Preview

Osprey Packs has some very interesting products coming this fall including messenger bags, back packs and bags with specific slots for your iPad or tablet computer.

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Sea Otter Classic First Ride: Scott Scale 27.5-Inch Hardtail

For those who think 26-inch bikes are too twitchy and 29-inch bikes are too slow, the Scott Scale 700 Series may be like Goldilocks — just right.

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Niner 2013 Special Edition IMBA Frameset

Niner builds a Special Edition IMBA frameset that will be revealed this week at the Sea Otter Classic. Enter the raffle and you could win this true one-of-a-kind bike!

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Last Chance for Sea Otter Classic Early Bird Registration

Mtbr is a proud sponsor of the Sea Otter Classic. If you are anywhere in California in April, you owe it to yourself to check out this 4 day Cycling Festival! And if you’re up to it, it’s a great place to try your hand at racing, too. Right now, there is special pricing for

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Sea Otter Registration Opens November 1st

Early Bird Discount Good Through December 31, 2012 (11:59 PM Pacific time) Receive $10 off the registration fee for any mountain bike race, road bike race, or recreational ride! Compliments of Sea Otter Classic. Beginning November 1, 2012, follow these steps: Click here, then click on the name of the race or recreational ride that

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Al Budris Joins Sea Otter Classic as Business Development Director

Former president of Sidi America will expand partnerships for largest cycling festival in North America Montery, CA. - July 11, 2012 – Al Budris, former president of Sidi America, has joined the Sea Otter Classic as its Business Development Director. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with everyone at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Crank Brothers Iodine 29 Wheels

Crank Brothers showed their new Iodine 29 Wheels at the Sea Otter Classic. They have been making the XC/Race 29er Cobalt wheels for a while now, but the Iodine 29 is their first All Mountain big hoops. The Iodine comes in two model levels, the Iodine 2 29 and the Iodine 3 29 (no 11

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Kappius Hubs – 240 Points of Engagement

Video Just Added! I first saw Kappius Components tricked out and drilled carbon hubs at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) two months ago in Sacramento. I saw the hubs on a Kent Eriksen creation and they definitely caught my attention. It is easy to pass off these drilled hubs as pet project by

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Bontrager Tires, Saddles, Shoes and Helmets

Bontrager had a very strong presence at the Sea Otter Classic this year and they are definitely making concerted efforts to get the word out about their new tires, saddles, shoes, helmets and other parts and gear. In fact, Bontrager is currently running a contest on Mtbr right now, so check out the Bontrager Swag

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SeaSucker Talon and Bomber Vacuum Cup Mounted Bike Racks

I have to admit, when I first heard about the SeaSucker Bike Rack, I was pretty skeptical. The idea of using suction cups to hold your bike to your car seemed a bit dodgy. My introduction to the company and their rack came from an email I received from someone interested in having Mtbr list

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Shimano 2013 Saint and Zee

New video just added! Saint M820 first impressions from Santa Cruz’s Syndicate, Trek’s World Racing and Team Yeti. Find out what the top racers and their mechanics think about Shimano’s new Saint! Shimano gave a media only shindig for their Saint and ZEE gravity oriented group, before opening the tent door to the general public.

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Banuelos Artcycle – The Arcadian Wooden Bicycle

Every year at the Sea Otter, there are a variety of parts makers, gear creators and bike builders that walk around the expo, hoping to get coverage of their products. Sometimes it’s a guy with a mountain bike with big wheels (Chris Sugai – Niner) or a bike with super wide tires (Greg Matyas –

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MRP Bling Ring Direct Mount Chainring and MICRO G2 SL Chain Guide

MRP had their new Bling Ring direct mount chainrings and updated MICRO G2 SL Chain Guide on display at the Sea Otter Classic. The Bling Ring mounts to SRAM X0, X9 and Truvativ AKA Cranks (replaces the spider and mounts directly to the crank arm via a splined, three-bolt interface). You are no longer limited

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Dainese Rhyolite Vest and Oak Pro Guards

Italian brand Dainese had a booth at Sea Otter displaying some of their latest safety and apparel gear. We first saw the new Oak Pro guards at Interbike, they are now available for purchase at local Dainese dealers. Also on display was the new Rhyolite Vest. It is the latest generation breathable vest, characterized by

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BlackBurn Super Flea and Scorch Lights, Dirt Merchant Fenders

Blackburn had many of their latest parts and accessories on display like their pumps, locks, trainers, racks and bags. Featured here are two of their latest compact LED lights (great for commuting or night riding) and their Dirt Merchant mountain bike fenders. Blackburn products offer an excellent value and they hit key price points. The

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2012 Sea Otter Classic Speed & Flow Pumptrack Competition

It seems like Sea Otter gets better and better every year. This year I shot two new dirt jump events, the FMB dirt jump competition (Sea Otter FMB photo gallery) and the Speed & Style pump track competition. The Speed & Style event isn’t actually new to Sea Otter but it was the first time

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Scott 3 Rox Racing – Team Scale 29 and Spark

Adrian Montgomery from Scott Sports shows us the 2012 Scott 3 Rox Racing Team Bikes – the Scott Scale 29(hardtail) and Spark (full suspension). The Scale 29 features Fox Fork, Shimano drivetrain, Syncros components. The Scale 29 is the high-end carbon fiber race bike. The Spark also features Fox, Shimano and Syncros and like all

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Scott Sports Prototype – Brendan Fairclough’s New DH Rig

Ben Walker from Scott Sports shows us Brendan Fairclough’s prototype Gambler DH with completely redesigned suspension. This bike is still very much under development so there isn’t a lot of specifics that Ben can share, but you can tell from looking at it that it is nothing like the current Gambler. Look for this bike

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