2012 Sea Otter Classic

deity Unveils New Components at 2012 Sea Otter

deity continues to refine and hone their product lineup for 2012/2013. Check inside for the run-down on what they’ve been working on to see what will be available soon from deity. To kick things off, deity has a variety of athletes that they help support and learn from. Cameron Zink is one such athlete and [...]

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2012 Thule Raceway Platform 9003 Bike Rack Trunk Mount

The Thule 9003 Raceway 2 Bike Platform has a lot of neat features to it that many bikers will like.  This trunk mounted bike rack gives bikers the ability to mount their bikes to a platform style rack. Often, trunk mounted racks can lead to damage when transporting bikes or it requires a degree in [...]

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Shimano Prototype Chainguide

Tucked away on a Shimano display bike was a prototype chainguide that they’ve been working on. Check it out inside. At the 2012 Saint M820 launch at Sea Otter Shimano had their new Saint and Zee components on display. Shimano also had a new prototype guide that they’ve been working on. Focusing in on the lower chain [...]

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2013 RockShox : BoXXer, Vivid Air, 650b Revelation, Monarch, SRAM Rise 40 650b

RockShox had a few key updates to show off at Sea Otter this year. They’ve updated their Monarch RT3 shock, updated the graphics on the BoXXer, and introduced a new 650b SRAM Rise 40 wheel size as well as a 650b Revelation fork. Video Overview: Monarch RT3 // Revelation 650b // Rise 40 650b The [...]

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2013 FOX Racing Shox – CTD – Float & Talas 34, 32, 650b, 29er, 26?, DOSS Seat Post

For 2013 FOX has some big updates for a variety of their products.  They’ve included a new 34mm chassis for 26/650b that sits inbetween the 32 and 36 series forks.  In addition to that, they’ve updated their air system to allow for easier usage of full travel. To top things off, they’ve simplified the adjustments to a [...]

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Yeti Cycles 303 WC Carbon – Jared Graves’ Prototype

Companies often use their world cup athletes to test out new prototypes and Yeti Cycles is no different. Check inside for a look at Jared Graves’ prototype 303 World Cup Carbon Fiber bike that he’ll be testing this year. If you’re familiar with Yeti’s 303 WC downhill bike, this prototype is very similar. This bike [...]

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Ibis Cycles, MRP, Industry Nine, by the hive / e.thriteen and more

Inside you can take a look at a colossal Ibis Mojo, and new and interesting parts from e.thirteen/the hive, Industry Nine, and MRP. Ibis had a HUGE Ibis Mojo on display that drew quite a lot of attention. I think they were trying to get that huge Paul Bunyan from Squamish to buy it as [...]

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Feedback Sports Sprint Bicycle Repair Stand

Feedback Sports had a new stand they were displaying at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic.  Check out what this stand has to offer inside. The new Feedback stand pictured below takes a different approach to holding a bike than traditional seat post collar clamping style stands.  The Sprint stand holds a bike horizontally and can spin it [...]

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Video: Shimano Saint M820 Details

Looking to learn more about the 2012 Saint M820 components? Watch two videos inside to learn more details about the new gravity specific Saint M820 components. Saint Overview Video: Shimano’s new Saint M820 crankset utilizes a reinforced steel axle, steel pedal insert, a 4.5mm thick chainring tab, and uses hollow forged dualuminum hardware and caps. [...]

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Troy Lee Designs SE PRO Bike Pants and New D3 Colors

Troy Lee Designs has released a new set of bike specific pants called the SE Pro Bike. In addition to that, they’ve also got some flashy new D3′s in for spring 2012. Check them out inside. The new SE Pro Bike pants are designed with biking in mind. They are quite light and beathable as [...]

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Steve Smith’s Sea Otter Setup – Devinci Dixon

Steve Smith and many other pro athletes often run a shorter travel bike for the Sea Otter Classic downhill. Check out Steve Smith’s Devinci Dixon setup inside. The Dixon is Devinci’s 145mm all mountain bike that Steve Smith chose to run at Sea Otter. Drivetrain duties are handled by SRAM X0 and an e*thirteen chainguide. [...]

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Enve 2012 2013 – DH Wheelset, AM Wheelset (26 & 29), and 650b Wheelset

Enve composites is based out of Ogden, UT where they build some fine carbon fiber products in house.  Made in the USA is becoming rarer and rarer, but Enve makes it happen.  We stopped by their booth for a quick video run down of their mountain bike products and to see first hand how their [...]

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Prototype crankbrothers mallet dh Pedals 2012 2013

Steve Smith, Devinici Global Racing rider, and a few other crankbrothers riders had some new crankbrothers pedals (mallet dh) on their bikes at Sea Otter this year that we noticed.  Check them out inside. Last year crankbrothers released a revised version of their mallet pedals (shown below).  This year we spotted some new mallet dh [...]

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2012 Sea Otter Classic – Santa Cruz Syndicate

SYNDICATE SEA OTTER WEEK IN REVIEW Monterey, CA April 22, 2012 The Santa Cruz Syndicate was just missing Steve Peat for our Sea Otter appearance because Steve was putting on his race, Peaty’s Steel City Downhill, which he handily won. In his place we had the next oldest guy on the circuit, Cedric Gracia, standing [...]

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2012 Nukeproof Mega Enduro Mountain Bike

Lots of people have been leaning towards Enduro style bikes and Nukeproof has one called the Mega that we take a look at inside. In addition to the Mega, Nukeproof also has the Scalp and the Snap for DH and 4x/DJ duties. Video: The Mega is available in two build kits. The Pro and a [...]

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Video: UNITED RIDE ODYSSEY 2012 // Sea Otter Classic

Follow along with United Ride’s Fabien Cousinie and Mick Hannah as they compete in the 2012 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom and Downhill events.

[Video: United Ride @ Sea Otter 2012]

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Video: SRAM X0 Trail brakes, Grip Shift, and Type 2 Clutch Rear Derailleur

SRAM has trickeled out a variety of new components recently and inside we get a quick video run down of some of the highlights from SRAM. X0 Trail brakes, Grip Shift, and their new Clutch rear derailleur system. Video: A variety of new cockpit components have worked their way into the SRAM lineup.  Avid X0 [...]

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Element Case Vapor Pro CNC I-Phone Protection

Element Case makes a variety of accessories for mostly I-devices.  They were at Sea Otter and they were showing off some very nice I-Phone cases that are customized for athletes, teams, and companies a like.  Check them out. Bikers always strive to be a bit different than most people and Element Case is providing another [...]

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Gamut Revises 2012 Chainguides : P20 P30 P38

For 2012, Gamut has revamped their chainguides.  They’ve removed the P40 from their lineup and in its place a P38.  In addition to that change, they’ve also reworked their design quite a bit and it no longer uses a lower roller bearing setup.  Check it all out inside along with a quick video of the [...]

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Specialized Videos – Sea Otter Classic – Dual Slalom , Speed and Style, Downhill

Specialized riders Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan, Brad Benedict, Kirt Voreis, and Martin Soderstrom were all in attendance at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic.  Specialized put together a few videos from the various events their athletes participated in. Check them out inside. Dual Slalom Downhill Speed and Style

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SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

SR Suntour has a new fork they’ve been working on for the gravity and freeride crowd called the Rux.  Learn all about it inside as we get a video rundown and some detailed pictures on their new prototype fork. Listen along with Darren S. as he runs thorough some of the current details of the [...]

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Intense Tracer 27.5 Prototype 650b and Carbine 27.5 2012

Intense has always been able to tinker with thier bikes quickly and they’ve maganged to prototype a new 27.5 Tracer with the 650b wheelset that seemed to be quite the buzz at Sea Otter.  Details and a video inside. Jeff Steber is guy who loves to try new things.  From the onset they’ve been able [...]

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Video: 2013 Shimano Zee M640 Components at Sea Otter

Shimano’s new gruppo, Zee, offers a lot of bang for the proverbial buck.  Taking queues from the new M820 Saint components, Zee has a lot going for it when you compare it against higher end Shimano component.  Matt gives  us a quick run down inside on the new Zee products. At the Sea Otter launch [...]

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Jill Kintner and Kyle Strait Win the 2012 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom

Jill Kintner and Kyle Strait win the 2012 Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom. Jill hits one of the last berms before taking the win. Melissa Buhl took second to Jill Kintner in the dual slalom. American Kyle Strait wins in front of an ecstatic crowd. Troy Brosnan and Kyle Strait fought their way through the [...]

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Easton Introduces Havoc 35 Range – Wider Havoc Carbon and Havoc Aluminum 2012

At Sea Otter Easton has released some new products that we’re excited to see. Wider handlebars from Easton is always a good thing and their focus of wider, stronger, stiffer, lighter is a good thing.  In addition to the new handlebars, they’ve also got a new Havoc 35 direct mount stem. Check out the Easton [...]

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The Sensus Swayze Lock On Grips

Cam Zink had some new Sensus lock-on grips that he was showing off at Sea Otter.  Check it out and his signature CZ38 deity handlebar. They feature a locking clamp on both end like most lock on grips however the outer clamp is protected by the grip as it’s raised up ever so slightly to [...]

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Nuke Proof Rook Slopestyle Bike

Nuke Proof’s Jack Fogelquist had a new prototype slopestyle bike at Sea Otter that he has been testing out.  Check it out inside. The Nuke Proof Rook prototype is a single pivot with a linkage actuated shock. Jack wrapped a piece of rubber with a hose clamp to keep his cranks from rotating when he’s [...]

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Nema Player OGK Helmet – Sea Otter

Nema teamed up with Kabuto to bring a new helmet to riders this year.  Available in three different sizes and a variety of colors the Nema Player is a helmet worth taking a look at. Available in red, black or blue currently.  They’re planning on trying to experiment with other designs and colors in the [...]

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