Inside we take a look at products from Spot, Enduro Bearings, Feedback Sports, Spot, Mission Workshop, Dainese, and Douchebags.
Spot had their Rollik 607, a 160mm travel 27.5″ wheel’d bike on display sporting a new carbon linkage along with their living link suspension.
Created by Avid founder Wayne Lumpkin, with expertise from Maverick designer Andy Emanuel, Living Link™ takes an engineering solution used in high-performance motorsports—the leaf spring—and applies it to bicycles. The Living Link™ carbon composite leaf spring eliminates the most maintenance-intensive cartridge bearings and is manufactured with the same precision forming as ballistic military helmets. Yeah, it’s strong enough for whatever mayhem you can throw at it. We tested it to three million flex cycles without failure—comparable to 12 years of daily riding.
If you have an earlier Spot and want an updated upper linkage Spot is offering them for $150. They are lighter and stiffer than the two piece aluminum ones.
Older linkages like the one below can be replaced with the newer carbon link as pictured above.
Check out the geometry chart and read more about the Spot Rollik 607 here.
In addition to the Rollik 607, Spot also had their Mayhem on display. Its avaialbe in a 29er or 27.5+ trim.
Check out more Spot details and see their full range of bikes at spotbrand.com
Enduro Bearings makes quality bearings that are well represented in mountain bikes. They had many bearings, bottom brackets, and tools on display that help keep your bike working the way it should.
The new XD-15 SRAM Eagle ceramic idler pulleys are made from delrin and have an enduro bearing in-between to keep things rolling smoothly. The delrin won’t flex as much and the smooth hole-free design keeps mud and debris away.
Enduro also make a bearing for the SRAM derailleur cable loop.
Some of the newer items from Enduro bearings are their bottom brackets. The PF30 SRAM DUB bottom bracket below has a custom Enduro bearing they’ve designed. Compared to most DUB bottom brackets, the cranks will interface with the custom sized bearing instead of a plastic spacer.
Some of the newer Enduro tools include slide hammer for bearing removal, bearing installation tools, bottom bracket installation tools, and bearing removal tools like the ones pictured below.
Enduro has updated their BB30 tool, the BRT-002. It removes and installs 30mm bearings into your frame or BB cups. The silver collar below slips in-between the bearing to cleanly remove or press in a bearing.
The BRT-002(pictured right above) work with BB30, Press Fit, BBRight, BB386 and BSA30 bottom brackets. With BSA 30 it cannot remove the cups from the frame nor remove the bearings from the cups, but you can install the bearings into the BSA30 cups.
The BRT-003 (pictured left above) works with BB86 and BB92 sized bottom brackets.
The pedal dummy (CT-010) is a pretty baller way to spin your cranks without a pedal. It screws into the pedal hole and they spin on steel bearings internally.
See the full range of Enduro Bearings products at https://www.endurobearingsonline.com
We’ve posted about Douchebags before but they’ve added a metal support to their Savage bike carrier.
The Athertons are using their luggage system as well this year that have a lot of nice features.
If you haven’t checked out the Dainese All Weather Activity (AWA) they’ve got some very nice features for active mountain bikers.
Mission Workshop makes some quality products and they had a new weather proof modular waist pack called the AXIS on display that works as a side pack, fanny pack, and can mount to their backpacks with ease. Read more about the USA made AXIS here and check out the pictures below.
Feedback Sports was showing off thier Chain Keeper device. It is a neat device that plugs into your 12mm or quick release dropout while you have your rear wheel off to clean, travel, or service your bike.
Their new tools have been doing well for them and there are more on the way!
Clif Bar has some new energy granola that is quite tasty. Options include Blueberry Crisp, Cinnamon Almond, White Macadamia Nut, and Coca Almond.
Stay tuned for more 2018 Sea Otter Classic coverage.