First Look: Parlee ESX aero road bike

Aero Road Bike Sea Otter Classic

Well-regarded custom frame builder Parlee set out to create a bike that cheated the wind, but still rode like a traditional road frame. With the ESX, they claim to have succeeded.

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Seven road (and off-road) tires spotted at Sea Otter

Sea Otter Classic Tires

The definition of what road bikes are capable of is rapidly changing, and that means tire changes, too.

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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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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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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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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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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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Masi Bicycles Steel Gran Criterium

Feature Articles Sea Otter Classic

Carbon fiber may be the building material of choice these days, but there’s still a place for steel. Check out the Masi Gran Criterium, a lugged Reynolds 525 steel framed cruiser that has the unique ride quality all its own.

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Pro Bike: Nate English Shows Off His Devinci Leo SL

Road Bike Sea Otter Classic Video

When the Amgen Tour of California rolls away from the start in Escondido on May 12, Nate English and his 5-hour ENERGY presented by Kenda Racing Team will be among the 16 squads battling for bragging rights. Underneath English and his teammates will be the Devinci Leo SL.

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Video: Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand

Gear Sea Otter Classic Video

360-degrees of rotation, easy to use, folds up small, works with mountain and road bikes. That’s the $230 Feedback Sports Sprint work stand in a nutshell. Check out this video to learn more.

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Primal Wear Details Helix Kit and its Give Back Program

Apparel Sea Otter Classic Video

In our on-going Sea Otter Classic video series, Primal Wear marketing director Tim Baker breaks down the highlights of the Helix jersey and bibs, and explains the company’s charitable Give Back Program.

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Sneak Peek: Marin’s New Composite Cross Bikes

Cross Sea Otter Classic Video

Marin is poised to unveil a pair of new carbon fiber cyclocross bikes. Official launch date for the new Cortina models is August 1, 2013, but RoadBikeReview got an advance look, including a full video tour.

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Lake Unveils Cyclocross Specific Shoe

Cross Sea Otter Classic Shoes

This new race-ready footwear has eight screw-in holes, allowing for a ton of adjustability. And while we haven’t tried this new bog-hopper yet, just the concept of a modular cyclocross-specific shoe is intriguing.

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Sea Otter Classic Digi-Card Download

Sea Otter Classic

The beauty of the Sea Otter Classic is that there’s so much to see. The tough part is keeping track of it all. During the four-day celebration of all things cycling we snapped thousands of images, ranging from new products, to amazing athletes, to people simply having fun on two wheels. Here is a sampling of what we saw.

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Kappius Looking To Kickstart Hub Production

Parts Sea Otter Classic Video

Innovative hub maker Kappius Components has launched an updated version of its unique road and mountain hubs. Now they’re seeking financial backing to begin manufacturing. Find out how you can help.

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