Sea Otter 2018 coverage continues as we explore some offerings from Yeti, Syncros, Wolftooth, and Scott Sports.
Yeti’s new SB100 was on display at Sea Otter along with the new SB100 BETI. 3.9″ of travel in a 29″ chassis with Yeti Switch infinity suspension.
Switch Infinity suspension that was redesigned for 100mm of travel.
High modulus carbon fiber main frame and swing arm.
Integrated 2-bolt ISCG-05 mounts.
Tapered integrated headtube (41mm/52mm).
Custom downtube protector and chain guards.
Internally molded carbon tubes inside of frame for hassle-free cable routing.
Integrated axle and derailleur hanger system.
Boost rear hub spacing.
Clearance for standard sized water bottle inside mainframe.
Uninterrupted seat tube for compatibility with longer travel seat post droppers
The Syncros brand has been around for some time and they’ve put a lot of work into a new components including one piece Silverton SL wheels and the Hexon (a unique blended carbon bar + stem) for mountain bikers.
The Silverton SL wheels are designed for XC usage but the technology they’ve used is quite interesting to take note of. The wheelset is fully carbon including the spokes. The system is uniquely laid up through numerous molds that has the triangulation of spokes extending to the opposite side of the rims. Internals are DT Swiss.
The 1250g overall weight may not seem that impressive however due to the system they’ve designed most of the weight is centralized around the hub where weight has less of an effect. In addition to that they’re touting increased torsional stiffness and increased lateral stiffness. Read more details at https://www.syncros.com/us/en/silverton-sl
The Revelstoke 1.0 wheelset is a stout wheelset for trail / mountain bikers. Includes UD carbon rim, 36mm rim depth, Syncros hubs, and a 28 spoke count at a $1,700 pricepoint.
Moving on to the Hixon cockpit that blends a carbon stem and handlebar into one lightweight part. The only downside we see is that you won’t be able to rotate the handlebar but Scott says they’ve had no complains with the stock positioning. The UD carbon Hixon Rise setup weighs in at a scant 275g and 800mm wide. Virtual extension of 40mm or 50mm option along with a 1 1/8 mount diameter . Additional Hixon bars are available including the Hixon SL with other width and virtual extensions.
Scott Sports also had their recently redesigned 150mm trail bike, the Genius, on display.
The Genius frame takes design queues from the revamped Spark and features a reinforced shock mount area in their virtual 4 link suspension design.
It can work with 29″ (2.4 & 2.6) or 27.5″ (2.6 & 2.8) tires as well due to the geo chip in the upper shock mount.
Wolftooth continues to pump out impressive products and their newest product offering includes precision headsets. The headsets look gorgeous and look well built to work in all seasons. They utilize Enduro Stainless bearings, are made in the in the USA(MN), o-ring steerer tube seal, dul lip crown race sea, and have a custom-molded upper lip seal to name a few benefits.
Also spotted was their o-ring headset crown race setting tool. If you’ve ever had a crown race setting tool fall off this one won’t due to their design. In addition to that nice feature they also are chamfered to contact the metal and not the seal when installing your crown race.
Wolftooth also makes portable Master Link Combo pliers that do much more as they also are a valve core tool, tire lever, and stem nut. The Pack whip also feels good on the hands and is part of their lightweight pack offerings.
Replacement Wolftooth axles for just about every format we can think of.
If you’re looking for chainrings, chainring spiders, or big cogs that they’re well known for there are plenty offerings that fit all the mtb cranks and more.
Check out more Wolftooth products including the ReMote LA dropper post clamps (Shimano, Sram Matchmaker X, Magura), Bling Kits, ReMote, B-Rad system, and GnarWolf chainguides.