Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic

Apparel Nutrition Parts Saddle Sea Otter Classic Shoes

New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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Sea Otter Video: Kenda Kountach Endurance and Kommando X Pro Tires 2014

Sea Otter Classic Tires Video

Kenda Tire Road and Cyclocross Marketing Manager Ben Anderson is on deck with RBR to talk about two new tires from the crew.

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Sea Otter Video: Diamondback Podium Equipe Team Optum Edition 2014

Road Bike Sea Otter Classic Video

Diamondback recently upped their presence in the road cycling world by announcing a partnership with Optum Pro Cycling. Diamondback Road Marketing Manager James Weigand discusses the new team bike.

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Five eye-catching jerseys from Sea Otter

Apparel Sea Otter Classic

Fashionable and functional tops for racing, taking on a charity ride, or simply riding with friends.

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Sea Otter Video: Fezzari Bicycles Road Disc Bike 2014

Disc Road Bike Sea Otter Classic

Fezzari Bicycles Marketing Manager Tyler Cloward offers up a Sea Otter sneak peek at their new road disc bike offering.

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Hot News: Felt all in with disc brakes on cyclocross bikes

Cross Sea Otter Classic

California-based bike maker is joining a growing number of manufactures spec’ing disc brakes (and in some cases thru-axles) on cyclocross bikes.

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Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches

Apparel

Is that a reflector in your pants or are you just happy to see me? See what our resident Angry Singlespeeder thinks of Betabrand’s new Bike to Work Britches.

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How To: Climb faster (video)

How To Video

Want to climb faster? Don’t we all. And while there are certain limiters that cannot be overcome, there are plenty of tricks and tips you can use to improve your uphill riding ability.

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Sea Otter: Redline says goodbye to cantis, hello to thru axles for 2015

Cross Sea Otter Classic

New for this year is the addition of thru axle forks on all of the carbon models. The top-of-the-line carbon Conquest Pro will be equipped with SRAM Force CX1 and full hydraulic disc brakes from SRAM.

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News: Timeline for replacement SRAM hydro brakes remains uncertain

Disc News

SRAM says production of new model year 2015 brakes will commence in late April, and that consumers waiting for recall replacements will be first in line when those new brakes are ready to ship. However, he did not say when that might be.

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How To Video: Lance Armstrong fixes a flat (seriously)

How To Video

Have to say we never saw this coming. Looks like Lance has sunk to new lows — or actually has a sense of humor.

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First Look: Lapierre Pulsium endurance race bike (with suspension)

Road Bike Sea Otter Classic

France’s Lapierre joins the growing number of bike makers producing endurance road models with tangible rear end bump absorption.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 4

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 4 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Freewheeling: Ten things I hate about cycling

Opinion

We love cycling, yes we do. But like just about everything in life, not all is perfect — even in the two-wheeled world.

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Sea Otter: First look at Fezzari’s disc-equipped road bike

Disc Road Bike Sea Otter Classic

Utah-based direct-to-consumer bike seller Fezzari will plunge wheels first into the road disc arena in mid-summer 2014, releasing a disc-equipped full carbon tarmac tamer with thru-axles front and rear.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 3

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 3 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Sea Otter: Meet the drone in the skies above Laguna Seca

Gear Sea Otter Classic

What has a top speed of 60mph, runs on a battery the size of a brick, and can been seen in the skies above this year’s Sea Otter Classic?

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 2 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Video: Inside the Team Sky service course

Video

What’s a service course? Think world headquarters of a pro cycling team and you’re on the right track. Take the tour.

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Hot News: New Verve InfoCrank provides bilateral power measurement

Gear Power Meters Series Sea Otter Classic

Launched this week at Sea Otter, the Verve InfoCrank boast independent left-right power output measurement.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 1

Sea Otter Classic

Welcome to Day 1 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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Hot News: New Garmin Edge 1000 packed with connectivity features

Gear News

Garmin has launched the Edge 1000, a top-of-the-line cycling computer that does everything from tell you where you are and how fast your going to displaying heart rate and power output to synching with your smartphone to display info on incoming phone calls and text messages.

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How To: Tips for better climbing

How To Video

Fitness and training are key. But what else can you do to improve your climbing skills? Find out.

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Video: Peter Sagan and his Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Race Coverage Video

Last year’s runner up at the Tour of Flanders will be looking to go one better on Sunday when Slovakian wunderkind Peter Sagan lines up for the first of the major cobbled classics. Here’s a look at the man and his machine.

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Review: Serfas True 550

Lights

Instead of sticking with the light chassis from last year, Serfas stepped it up with a brand new, more robust chassis this year. The new one seems bigger with more cooling fins. It has air ports in front near the lens that serve to funnel air through the heat sink and cool the light down at speed.

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