Sea Otter Classic Coverage

Video: 2014 Norco Sight Carbon 650b/27.5

Norco showed us a fascinating carbon version of their Norco Sight 650b. The Sight is a 140mm travel bike purposely designed for the 650b/27.5 wheel size.

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Magura, Uvex, Vredestein 2014 Product Highlights

Brent Winebarger shows us the Magura 29er 120mm travel fork, new Vredestein Black Panther 27.5/650b and 29er tires, and Uvex SGL 104 sunglasses and the Ultrasonic CC helmet.

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Loaded Precision X-Lite Ultra Wheels, AmXc Ti Stem and AmXc Lock-On Grips

Loaded Precision shows us the X-Lite Ultra XC wheelset that weighs under 1500g, the AmXc trail/enduro stem and the AmXc lock-on grips with its unique rubber compound that’s hydrophobic and oleophobic resistant.

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“Ride More” with Orange Seal’s Tubeless Tire Sealant

Orange Seal aims to make “faster, lighter, eco-friendly and all around better products for the cycling industry.” The tubeless system is there to help make your ride end when you want it to end, and not because of a puncture.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude 650b / 27.5 Trail Bike – A Closer Look

The Rocky Mountain Altitude is all-new for 2013, with 650b / 27.5-inch wheels, 150mm of travel, carbon fiber or aluminum frame options, and adjustable geometry. We took a closer look at it at the annual Sea Otter Classic.

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Video: Bell Super Enduro and All Mountain Helmet

We’ve used the Bell Super for a few rides now and are pleased with its performance. The integrated GoPro mount is neat as it sits low on the helmet near the front.

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Kappius Looking To Kickstart Hub Production

Innovative hub maker Kappius Components has launched an updated version of its unique road and mountain hubs. Now they’re seeking financial backing to begin manufacturing. Find out how you can help.

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Announced: Boombotix Boombot REX Bike Speakers

Mtbr got a look at Boombotix’s new Boombot REX portable bike speakers. This little package packs a punch by reaching volume levels of 90 dB@2ft, making it the loudest portable speaker in its size on the market.

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Answer Products ProTaper SL bars and seatpost, Gentleman’s bars – Sea Otter 2013

Answer is coming out with new full carbon Protaper SL 720mm handlebars (0, .5 and 1″ rise) and SL seatpost. They also had the new Gentleman’s Collection of handlebars with wild scratch resistant graphics.

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Transition Bikes & Anvl Components At Sea Otter

I met up with the guys from Transition Bikes in the media parking area at Sea Otter where they were unloading a beautiful metallic green Carbon Covert bike they’d made for one of their pros. They were also showing off their new project, Anvl Components. Right now they have a bar, stem, saddle, pedals, wheels,

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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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