About the author: Josh Patterson

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998, and has been writing about mountain biking and cyclocross since 2006. He was also at the forefront of the gravel cycling movement, and is a multi-time finisher of Dirty Kanza. These days, Josh spends most of this time riding the rocky trails and exploring the lonely gravel roads around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sea Otter: Josh Patterson’s Top 5 New Products

At this year’s Sea Otter Classic some brands introduced revolutionary new products while others unveiled incremental advancements aimed at improving the ride. Here are five of our favorite products from this year’s show.

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Wacky and Wonderful from Sea Otter 2019

The Sea Otter Classic is always packed with head-turning bikes and accessories. Some bikes are lust worthy; others make you wonder what the designers were smoking.

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What’s New in Gravel Bikes and Components

Take a scroll through this Mtbr Gallery for a look at some of the top gravel gear highlights 2019.

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Clug Clips are the simplest way to store your bicycle

Clug launched on Kickstarter in 2014 with versions for road, hybrid and mountain bikes. The company recently expanded its line with versions for gravel and plus-sized mountain bikes.

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Rotor 1×13 drivetrain fit for any bike

While others were busy developing 12-speed groups, Rotor leapfrogged its competitors, launching the wide-range Rotor 1×13 hydraulically controlled transmission.

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Lazer Impala helmet launched

Helmet manufacturer Lazer has released details of a new addition to its off-road helmet line. The Lazer Impala is the company’s new top-tier helmet for aggressive trail riding. Features include extensive coverage and ample ventilation.

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Niner MCR 9 RDO full suspension gravel bike on way

Following three years of development, the Fort Collins, Colorado-based brand plans to bring the Niner MCR 9 RDO to market before the end of the year.

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Pirelli Scorpion mountain bike tires launched

Famed Italian tire maker is bringing its tech to mountain biking with four different tread patterns designed for cross-country and trail use dubbed Pirelli Scorpion.

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Guerrilla Gravity Smash First Ride Review

The Guerrilla Gravity Smash has been updated with a bump in rear suspension travel from 140 to 145mm, slightly longer chainstays, a slacker front end designed around 160-170mm forks, and a customizable carbon frame.

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Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol First Ride Review

The Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol the Colorado-based bike maker’s short-travel 29er trail bike with progressive geometry, a firm ride and the ability to be a true quiver killer.

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Guerrilla Gravity Revved modular frame platform launched

Guerrilla Gravity Revved frame platform allows riders to buy one front triangle and turn it into any of its four models by swapping seatstays kits and shocks.

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Guerilla Gravity carbon frames unveiled

Guerilla Gravity has gained a following for its US-made aluminum and steel trail and enduro bikes with progressive geometry. Now they are making the switch to carbon.

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