Sea Otter Classic Coverage


Sea Otter Video: Easton Cycling Haven 35 bars & stems 2014

Easton Cycling Product Manager Scott Junker stepped into Mtbr’s Sea Otter booth to give us a preview of the new Haven 35 line.

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Sea Otter Video: Magura eLECT front & rear auto ride system 2014

Magura introduced their eLECT automatic compression system for front forks last year and follows up now by extending this technology to rear shocks.

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Sea Otter Video: Masi CX Comp 2014

Masi’s versatile steel framed cross bike is geared toward daily commuters, gravel racers, cross riders and even the light-duty touring crowd.

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Sea Otter Video: Club Ride fat bike apparel 2014

Club Ride CEO Scott Montgomery gives us an overview of the new garments, designed to keep you looking good in cold conditions.

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Four big ideas from little companies at Sea Otter

A cool computer/POV camera mount, an electrolyte-injecting hydration pack, and coconut water without the water are a few of the big ideas from small companies we saw at Sea Otter.

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Sea Otter Video: Pivot Phoenix DH carbon 2014

A carbon production version of Pivot’s new DH bike was unveiled at Sea Otter this year and we caught up with Pivot Cycles President Chris Cocalis to get the complete rundown.

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Sea Otter Video: Michelin Enduro MTB tires 2014

Michelin Sales Manager Tim Saunders talks through the features and benefits of Michelin’s enduro-specific tire range that includes the Wild Rock’R 2, Wild Grip’R and Wild Mud tires.

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Sea Otter Video: Pactimo cycling apparel 2014

Pactimo, an apparel company out of Denver, CO hits the Sea Otter scene with some unique kits from their Artist Series collection as well as their State Series.

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Sea Otter Video: Rotor Bike Components Rex cranks and QX1 chainring 2014

Rotor’s entire mountain bike line has been redesigned for 2014 with new graphics and shapes, with the goal of lightening up the line and enhancing durability.

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Sea Otter Video: Kappius KR29 carbon rims 2014

Kappius Components launched their new KR29 rim at Sea Otter this year and Kappius President Brady Kappius stopped by the Mtbr booth to show us the goods.

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GT Sanction returns with more travel and bigger wheels

Check out this early release 2015 model from GT called the Sanction. The name may be familiar but this bike is new from the ground up, designed with lots of help from Dan Atherton and meant as a purpose built enduro race bike with 165mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels.

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After Otter: More Sea Otter finds

Don’t call ‘em leftovers, but we had so many things for our Otter Pops daily coverage from the Sea Otter Classic, we had to do a follow-up post. Check out the cool new stuff from Pivot, Felt, Commencal, Shimano and more.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Honey Badger updates and new Juggernaut tire 2014

Roger Hernandez from Kenda talks us through some new releases for 2014 including the Honey Badger tires and the Juggernaut fat tire.

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Sea Otter Video: Evoc Sports bike packs 2014

Evoc Sports Marketing Coordinator Jessica Negele stopped by the Mtbr Sea Otter booth to introduce us to three of the companies’ newest packs including the FR Trail Unlimited and FR Enduro Blackline.

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Four cool, new school mountain bike saddles for enduro, 29er and 27.5 bikes

With the rise of bigger wheels, new geometries and longer travel, saddle manufacturers are responding with models aimed specifically at 29er, 27.5 and enduro targets. Click through to find out what makes these seats different from the ones you’ve been riding for years.

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Sea Otter Video: Haro FL 27.Five Expert 2014

Haro Bikes Brand Manager Philip Tintsman presents the Haro FL 27.Five Expert, a hardtail 27.5 offering for 2014. It comes equipped with a SRAM X7/X5 drivetrain, RockShox 100mm fork, Ritchie cockpit and Prologo saddle and grips.

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Sea Otter Video: WickWerks chainrings 2014

WickWerks Engineer Eldon Goates starts off our conversation by proclaiming WickWerks chainrings to be the “fastest shifting chainrings in the world.” He then talks us through the engineering in support of this claim.

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Six sick socks from Sea Otter – Sock Guy, DeFeet, SOS

Check out these six (actually seven), cool new socks from SockGuy, DeFeet and SOS Socks. Whether you like a high cuff or low cuff, compression fit or standard, these socks offer some great features and styles.

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Sea Otter Video: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 2014

Diamondback Marketing Manager John Kennedy steps away from the chaos of Sea Otter to lay out the new 27.5 Mission Pro for us.

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Sea Otter Video: ENVE MSERIES carbon wheels & rims 2014

Jake Pantone from ENVE walks us through the just-launched carbon MSERIES line, that incorporates the high performance capabilities of past designs and updates it with new technologies.

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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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