Sea Otter Classic Coverage


The Angry Singlespeeder: Another Sea Donkey Adventure

He may not know a donkey from a marine mammal, but our resident Angry Singlespeeder knows about something bigger than Sea Otter. And here’s a hint—it ain’t a fatbike.

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Sea Otter Video: New Shimano XTR 11-speed Group 2014

Shimano Europe Product Coordinator Bas Von Dooren takes a few minutes out of his day at Sea Otter to walk us through the features and benefits of the new Shimano XTR group set.

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Five cool, new bar and stem combos from Sea Otter

More manufacturers follow Easton’s lead on 35mm bar and stem combinations in our round up of cool, new cockpit set-ups seen at Sea Otter.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Index Ink combines creativity, art and mountain bikes at Sea Otter Classic

Index Ink paints giant mural at Sea Otter over the course of four days drawing attention to its lifestyle apparel while sidestepping the clichés.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout

The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Intense Cycles in the middle of all the action

The Mtbr crew checks out the double-decker race it setup of legendary SoCal bike maker Intense Cycles.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Shimano highlights new XTR 11-speed group

We take a peek inside Shimano’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic which is—not surprisingly—all XTR 11-speed, all the time.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Hot News: RockShox launches Bluto fatbike suspension fork

Fatbike riders have been clamoring for a suspension fork and today RockShox delivered introducing Bluto RL, their first plus-sized suspension fork.

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Bike Check #1: Nine cool bikes from pre-Sea Otter rides

Sea Otter starts today and we kick off our coverage with a bike check of bikes some of our industry friends are riding this weekend. Keep a sharp eye peeled and you may see some previously unreleased new product.

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Sea Otter Classic Announces Multi-year Partnership with Subaru

The Sea Otter Classic announced today its multi-year partnership with Subaru for the annual springtime event. Subaru’s commitment to partnering with organizations that reflect its owners’ active lifestyles, love of the outdoors, and involvement in the community.

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Get a Great Deal With Sea Otter Lodging Partners

Right now, the Sea Otter Classic lodging partners are offering some great deals for those of you who book early.

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Sea Otter Register Now – 10% Off with EARLYBIRD Coupon Code

The Sea Otter Classic website is OPEN! Register for races, rides, camping and lodging + get Sea Otter gear! Right now, the Sea Otter Classic folks are offering a 10% off registration with the special coupon code: “EARLYBIRD”. The code is good for athlete registration. Lodging, expo, merchandise and festival passes are not eligible. Offer […]

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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 10-13 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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Lezyne Deca Drive LED Light and Shock Digital Drive Floor Pump

The charming Cedric Gracia is here to show us a couple of products with his unmistakable flair. The first is an 800 lumen light for $160. The second product is a rear shock pump in digital and floor pump configuration.

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Brian Mullin’s Walkabout – Sea Otter 2013

This is a short synopsis of my wanderings during the Sea otter 2013 festival, and captures some products that I found interesting…

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Video: Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand

360-degrees of rotation, easy to use, folds up small, works with mountain and road bikes. That’s the $230 Feedback Sports Sprint work stand in a nutshell. Check out this video to learn more.

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Primal Wear Details Helix Kit and its Give Back Program

In our on-going Sea Otter Classic video series, Primal Wear marketing director Tim Baker breaks down the highlights of the Helix jersey and bibs, and explains the company’s charitable Give Back Program.

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The All New Pivot Firebird 27.5

Chris Cocalis from Pivot gives us an inside look at the all new Firebird 27.5 platform which has similar geometry to the popular 26″ Firebird and features the exact same travel, making it a pretty easy conversion.

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Kitsbow Mountain Bike Apparel

Kitsbow is a new player in the mountain bike apparel market and redefining high-end. With a short and liner that costs $480, it deserves a second look.

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Yakima HoldUp and HoldUp +2 Hitch Bike Racks

The new Yakima HoldUp and HoldUp +2 (to carry 4 bikes total) that’s new and improved for 2013. The HoldUp is easy to install, loads in seconds and features a wheel tray strap, integrated SKS cable lock system, a knob to tilt the rack down for rear vehicle access and the integrated bottle opener.

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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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