Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter


It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels


The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Derby rolls out plus-sized carbon rims and more


Derby rims wide rims grew popular via word of mouth on the Mtbr forum. After three years in business, they’re expanding the line to include plus and road models, plus a glossy limited edition rim.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter


From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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Wren Sports delivers advanced fat bike suspension


Don’t tell the guys at Wren Sports that fat bikes are just for sand or snow. They’ve developed an inverted suspension fork made specifically for fatties.

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The coolest e-bike at the Sea Otter Classic


This one-of-a-kind electric bike was inspired by the custom motorcycle scene, but you don’t need to be a motorhead to appreciate this incredible piece of two-wheeled art.

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TLD A1 helmet with MIPS spotted


Are MIPS equipped TLD helmets in the works? Based on this helmet we caught Troy Lee wearing, we think the answer might be yes.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera


New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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Sneak Peek: Kali Lunati – affordable trail helmet


Kali’s new trail helmet features 20 vents, a camera/light mount and a low price point. Also, if you attend the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to check out their trade-in program!

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter


Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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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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