Our 2018 Sea Otter coverage continues with highlights from Deity, Ergon, EVOC, Deity, and Niner.
Deity launched a new signature Brendan Fairclough handlebar called the BF800. Tested, developed, and proven with 2 years testing on the World Cup DH circuit. 800mm wide, two tone bead blast, and a polished ano finish.
Available in 30mm rise (346g) and retails for $86.99
Additional BF800 colors are also available.
Also new is a limited edition TURQ series line of components. These are color matched to Yeti paint. If you have a Yeti these will look sharp!
- Blacklabel 800 handlebar in 25mm rise
- Skyline 787 Handlebar in 15mm rise
- Speedtrap rail saddle
- Waypoint grips
- Knuckleduster grips
The Copperhead stem has been well received and you’ll be seeing this equipped on some OEM bikes in the future as well. The other major highlight for Deity is their clothing lineup launch. Visit www.deitycomponents.com for details on clothing and much more.
Oury has been around since 1968 and are quite popular among bikers. Lizard Skins bought the 50 year company and there is no plan to change Oury but they have updated and modernized the packaging.
The comfortable Oury grip is available in a wide variety of colors and they have lock on and slip-on options. We’ve used them in a few of our builds as well and are happy with the comfort they provide. Try a set out and see for yourself if you’re a fan of a thicker grip. www.ourygrips.com
EVOC is well known for their backpacks and bike carriers. The bike carriers have a few updates including a front wheel that comes off, improved rotor padding, and other refinements. EVOC has a wide range of backpacks that work well for cyclists of all kinds.
New backpacks and hip pouches will be available in September like the Hip Pro Pack 1L/3L and FR Lite Race 10L below.
Hip Pro Pack 3L
The Hip Pro features an air flow contact system to provide good ventilation for uphill and downhill. The pack tips slightly to facilitate this depending on the direction you’re going.
The pack has 2 bottle carriers with extra safety fixation that are easy to reach. The Airo Flex Hipbelt strap also is made from a medical grade material that is stretchable, safe for skin, cuts, etc. There are also a tool /nutrition compartments and a hydration system compartment.
The Hip Pouch 1L has their comfortable Air Pad system along with 2 nutrition compartments, hipbelt pockets, cellphone pocket, and more.
The new EVOC backpack launching in September is the FR Lite Race 10L pack
It features 5cm shorter backpart for better fitting and they’ve reworked it all around.
The 3D airmesh and shoulder straps also see ventilation improvements along with plenty of storage for tools, snacks, and accessories.
The liteshield back protector is backed by their crash protection warranty as well should you need it.
Time had their latest pedals on display at Sea Otter. Time has upped their internal standards to ensure a quality pedal is produced as they’ve adhered and transformed their operation to ISO certification on these new pedals.
The new gravity pedal below is called the Speciale 12. Aimed at enduro / downhill rider these pedals are longer and wider than typical time pedals and are more in line with the competition in this space.
On each Speciale 12 pedal is an engraved ISO number that signifies and catalogs the testing and parts that goes on to ensure the pedal is built to last and perform as it should day in and out. You can see it on the side of the grey pedal below.
The ISO certification is etched on each pedal body and they can track all the parts that go into each pedal by this unique number. With this number they know the specific parts are on each pedal to ensure consistency and quality.
The pin height is adjustable and the spring tension is adjustable as well. The pedal cleat is brass and entry / mud shedding is always a delight on Time pedals. If you’re looking for more pedal float you can also swap the left and right cleats.
MSRP is $350.
Bell’s Fasthouse lineup has been doing very well since their launch. They had the Fasthouse clothing and helmets on display in their booth. If you’re on the fence about getting any of these limited Fasthouse items up we’d suggest you do it quickly while you still can!
Fasthouse clothing – Super DH helmet, and gloves.
Ergon continues to refine and manufactuer new grips for cyclists. They’ve won many awards for their ergonomic grips. Riders on the EWS circuit like Richie Rude have been using their grips as well.
The New GE1 Evo / Factory MTB Enduro grip is an evoltuion of the GE1. They’ve designed this grip to support the correct torso / forarm position during downhill riding along with a new surfacte texture for more grip. Ergon has left and right specific grips as well as alignment marks to ensure you install them to get the most benefit.
The GE1 EVO / Factory comes in GE1 Evo Slim or GE1 Evo depending on how thick your prefer your grips.
The GD1 / Factory is their MTB Gravity grip with a tapered grip. It is desigend to provide more external damping and have a slimmer inner diameter. The G1 is also available in a slim model.
Learn more about the Ergon lineup of grips at http://www.ergon-bike.com
Niner bikes had their new full suspension gravel bike called the magic carpet ride. This is a 3d molded prototype bike on display but shows where they’re going with this bike for 2019.
Stay tuned for more 2018 Sea Otter Classic coverage.