Sea Otter Classic Coverage

Mtbr Sea Otter Industry Party

This year at the Sea Otter Classic, Mtbr held a beerfest and taco feed for our industry friends. There was pliny a’plenty and a good time was had by all. Challenges were thrown down at the pool table and rumor has it there were some greenbacks changing hands as a result! The tasty margaritas were

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2012 Sea Otter Classic MTB Short Track Results

Professional Men Place Bib Name Age City/State Finish Time Team 1 3 MAX PLAXTON 27 VICTORIA, BC 01 SPECIALIZED RACING 2 4 SAM SCHULTZ 27 MISSOULA, MT 02 SUBARU TREK 3 89 GEOFF KABUSH 35 COURTENAY, CA 03 SCOTT-3ROX RACING 4 6 JEREMY HORGAN-KOBELS 34 BOULDER, CO 04 SUBARU TREK” 5 10 BARRY WICKS 31

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Norco 650b Prototypes – A.R.T. with Gravity Tuning

I got to chat with Norco’s Engineering Manager PJ Hunton about two brand new 650b prototypes. Shown here is the 160mm bike that is NOT the Range 650b. This bike has been completely designed from the ground up as a new model. This is a very early prototype and there are only 5 of these

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Zoic Closeout Apparel Sale at Sea Otter

If you are attending the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to stop by the Zoic booth for some great deals on mountain biking apparel! ZOIC’s best-selling Ether shorts, are now available in plaids with a light-weight, quick-drying fabric. These shorts are packed with features and built to last, delivering performance for all types of riders

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GoPro Adds Aaron Gwin to MTB Team

GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of today’s most engaging content, is proud to be the official wearable HD camera of the Sea Otter Classic

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FOX D.O.S.S. Adjustable Seatpost – Sea Otter 2012

The trick FOX D.O.S.S. or Drop Off Steep Sh*t adjustable seatpost was on display at Sea Otter, and it will be in production in May with a retail price of $439, in comes in 30.9mm and 31.6mm sizes. The DOSS comes in either a 4 or 5-inch model, and has three positions, in what they

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Photos: Intense, Pivot, Titus and more

A few various shots around Sea Otter on Day 1. Intense was showing off the Hard Eddy carbon 29er now with their Intense carbon fork. Mr. Intense himself (aka Jeff Steber) has posted some images of two 27.5 (aka 650B) builds in our Intense forum, be sure to check out those photos here. Although they

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Mavic Crossmax SLR 29, Crossmax ST 29 and Crossride Disc 29 Wheelsets

Mavic held a special media luncheon for the launch of three new 29er wheels: the XC oriented Crossmax SLR 29, the trail oriented Crossmax ST 29 and the budget oriented Crossride 29. The wheels were designed with specific development goals in mind. The Crossmax SLR 29 features thicker spokes versus the 26″ wheeled version of

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Foes FXR, Shaver 29, Hydro and SSV Prototype

I chatted with Brent Foes about a few new bikes he has coming out this year and a few updates to already existing models. The Foes FXR has been completely redesigned for 2013, the popular Shaver now comes in a 29er version and there is a new slopestyle bike that is still in prototype right

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Shimano 2013 Gravity Components – Sea Otter 2012

Shimano has been busy lately, and the bleeding edge technology that came out on their XTR wonder child, has been slowly morphing itself into their other groups. The XT group was the initial candidate, then SLX recently got it for 2013, and now the downhill and freeride oriented Saint receives some tidbits of that engineering

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BMC Global Launch – teamelite TE01 carbon 29

Every year just before the Sea Otter Classic, many bicycle manufacturers launch new bikes and products and lucky media outlets (like us) get to attend these product releases and pass on the information to you. More often than not, we get to ride the new hotness, too! Mtbr attended the Global Launch of a brand

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Protect Cycling’s Future at Fort Ord!

Support Fort Ord National Monument Designation Guarantees Continued Access for All Cyclists – Road & MTB The Fort Ord Public Lands are invaluable part of the landscape of Monterey County. The 15,000 acres of federal lands at Fort Ord are some of the last undeveloped open space on the Monterey Peninsula, and are home to

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Ladies Lounge event with Rebecca Rusch at Sea Otter Classic

Hydrapak: When you first attended Sea Otter what was your impression? Rebecca Rusch: Mass chaos, it’s the only event/place I’ve ever been where you have ALL types of cyclists present. Roadies, DH, XC, recreational and pro, kids, adults– pretty much the whole US cycling community coming together for one crazy, exciting weekend. Also being the

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Ellsworth to Debut New and Enhanced Products at Sea Otter Classic

Updated 2012 Dare, Fresh Enlightenment 29 and a Brand New Carbon Shock Stay

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A Look Back: Highlights from the Sea Otter Classic 2011

As we get ready for this year’s 22nd edition of the Sea Otter Classic (sponsored this year by Volkswagen and presented by SRAM), we would like to take a look back at some highlights from last year. 2012 Shimano XT and XTR The XT gets an 2×10 (40/28 and 38/26) and 3×10 (42-32-24) crankset, Race

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Hurry! Online Registration for Sea Otter Classic Closes April 15!

Hurry! Last chance to register online. Online registration closes Sunday, April 15 at midnight. On-site registration begins Wednesday, April 18 at noon. Click here to register today.

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Lezyne Will be Attending Sea Otter 2012

Lezyne will be at Sea Otter from April 19th-22nd Lezyne will be attending the Sea Otter Classic from April 19th-22nd, so get excited! We will be located in Booth 718, by SRAM’s “MTB RIDE ZONE”. We are right in the heart of it this year and look forward to seeing both new and old faces

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Win Free Entry to Northstar’s VIP Party at Sea Otter

Don’t take your time getting to the Northstar booth (Booth 514) at the Sea Otter Classic! The sooner you get there the better your chance at scoring a FREE Giant and Northstar “Free Radicals Tour” t-shirt. If you get spotted by one of the Northstar staff wearing the t-shirt, you could get access to our

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Sea Otter Classic April 2012 Event News

Event News Register today, online registration closes at midnight April 15! On-site registration begins at noon on April 18 at the registration building. The most economical way to stay and play at the Sea Otter Classic-Reserve your campsite today! Scope out the competition and check your own entry in the Registered Rider Search. Follow top riders

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Sea Otter Classic March 2012 Event News

Event News Register Now to beat the late fees! Prices go up March 26. The most economical way to stay and play at the Sea Otter Classic-Reserve your campsite today! Scope out the competition and check your own entry in the Registered Rider Search. Follow top riders “On the Road to Sea Otter” with uRide.tv Read More

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Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic Celebrates Cycling

Monterey, Calif. April bicycle festival will host events for all ages, genders and types of riders Monterey, Calif. – March 20, 2012 – Next month, more than 50,000 fans, athletes and cycling enthusiasts will attend the 22nd annual Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM to celebrate all types of cycling and the culture that

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. Joins Sea Otter Classic as Title Sponsor

Automotive industry leader expands support for cycling culture Monterey, Calif. – February 22, 2012 – North America’s largest cycling festival has a new partner for 2012, as automaker Volkswagen of America, Inc. joins the Sea Otter Classic as the title sponsor. The event, which takes place April 19-22 at Laguna Seca Recreation Area near Monterey, Calif., is

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Sea Otter Classic January 2012 News

Event News Sea Otter Classic website is open for business Discounted lodging available for Sea Otter participants! 4-day event schedule Festival passes and Sea Otter Classic Merchandise are available now in the online store Festival Guide The Sea Otter Classic is hosting our first-ever women’s camp Directed by Lorri Lee Lown, founder of Velo Girls who’s coached and

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Sea Otter Classic New Year’s Camping Special Offer

2012 Sea Otter Classic Camping-New Year’s Markdown Celebration! Receive $30 off your reservation fee. Compliments of Sea Otter Classic. Most economical way to enjoy Sea Otter Stay on-site near the action Many choices for a camping area Visit with new and old friends or teammates Great family vacation Be a part of North America’s largest

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Sea Otter Classic’s First-Ever Women’s Camp: Register Today!

Sea Otter Classic Women’s Escape Weekend March 2-4, 2012 Monterey, California The Sea Otter Classic is proud to announce its inaugural women’s cycling camp. Our camp is directed by Lorri Lee Lown, founder of Velo Girls. Lorri has coached and directed tours, camps, and clinics throughout Northern California for over a decade. The Sea Otter

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